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According to the Monster Manual,

Monstrosities are monsters in the strictest sense— frightening creatures that are not ordinary, not truly natural, and almost never benign. Some are the results of magical experimentation gone awry (such as owlbears), and others are the product of terrible curses (including minotaurs and yuan-ti). They defy categorization, and in some sense serve as a catch-all category for creatures that don't fit into any other type.


5e Monstrosity Races without an improving, reviewing, or removing template present.

Name Summary Abilities Size Speed
Alleozsa Astral beings that use the refraction of light to shape themselves as visible and recognizable humanoids. Your Constitution score increases by 2, and your Charisma score increases by 1. Alleozsa usually stand around 6 feet tall and are virtually weightless. Your size is Medium. Your base walking speed is 25 feet.
Anutanin A cat-dragon hybrid, capable of quadruped travel, can stand, and eventually even fly Your Dexterity score increases by 2, and your Constitution score increases by 1. Standing at full height anutanin are usually 5 to 7 feet tall. Your size is Medium. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Arachne Creatures with the upper torso of a humanoid and lower torso of a spider. Your Dexterity score increases by 2, and your Wisdom score increases by 1. Arachne can be up to 7-8 feet tall and almost as wide. Your size is Large. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Ardragmon Deformed dragons in armor Your Strength score increases by 2, and your Constitution score increases by 1. Ardragmons vary widely in height and build, from barely 4 feet to well over 8 feet tall. Your size is Medium. Your base walking speed is 35 feet.
Autiscribus Half Sphynx race with a paper aesthetic. Your Wisdom score increases by 2. Autiscribus are often very tall, ranging from 6 to 7 feet, but are unusually thin for their sizes. Your size is Medium. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Avion Avion are very agile half harpy half human creatures usually occurring from a mutation within the egg. Your Dexterity score increases by 2, and your Charisma score increases by 1. Avion normally are around 5 foot tall and weigh around 100 pounds. Your size is Medium. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Baketako A race of intelligent bipedal molluscs that value honor over even life. (In simpler terms, octopus samurai) Your Strength score increases by 2, and your Wisdom score increases by 1. Spread out a Baketako has the diameter of about 10-11 feet. However, standing on their "legs" they can be 5-6 feet tall. Your size is Medium. Your base walking speed is 30 feet and you have a swimming speed of 30 feet.
Bladeling Warlike outsiders from the Infinite Battlefield of Acheron. Your Strength, Dexterity, and Constitution scores each increase by 1. Bladelings tend to be around 5 to 6 feet tall. Your size is Medium. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Blastoise Tough shelled tortoises with cannons and a tendency to fight. Your Strength score increases by 2 and your Constitution score increases by 1. Most blastoise stand around 5 feet tall. Your size is Medium. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Cancer Scavenging crab people. Your Constitution score increases by 1. Cancer are very short. They average around 3 feet tall and weigh only 50 or so pounds. Your size is Small. Your base walking speed is 25 feet. You have a swimming speed of 15 feet.
Centaur, Variant The nomadic horsefolk of the wilds. Your Strength score increases by 2, and either your Dexterity or Constitution score increases by 1 (your choice). Most centaurs stand between 6 and 7 feet tall, and their horse bodies are about 8 feet long. Your size is Large. Your base walking speed is 40 feet.
Cheox The corrupted fauns of necrotic origin. A true abomination to the world, and one that is aggressive to all. Your Strength, Dexterity and Constitution score increase by 1. Cheox vary widely in height and build, from barely 5 feet to well over 6 feet tall. Your size is Medium. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Chimera (5e Class) A monstrous hybrid of lion, human and dragon. Your Strength increases by 2 and your Dexterity increases by 1. Chimeras are as big as a lion, weighing on average 300 lbs. Your size is Large. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Chitine Monstrous, multi-limbed arachnid creatures Your Dexterity score increases by 2 and your Charisma increases by 1. Chitine tend to keep their elven roots in their stature, albeit a bit shorter. Your size is Medium. Your base walking speed is 30 feet, and your base climbing speed is 20 feet.
Dracotaur Dragon centaurs! Your Strength score increases by 2. Dracotaur are taller than most humanoids, but they have lost some size of the centaurs. Your size is Medium. Your base walking speed is 40 feet.
Dragon Ogre A monstrous quadrupedal hyrbid of dragon and ogre. Your Strength score increases by 1 and your Constitution score increases by 2. Dragon ogres begin maturity around 6 foot in height, though can grow to be significantly bigger. Your size is Medium. Your base walking speed is 35 feet.
Drider, Variant Monstrous humanoid spider-like creatures. Your Dexterity score increases by 2 and Charisma score increases by 1. Your size is Medium. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Elftaur An elf centaur. Your Strength, Dexterity and Constitution scores each increase by 1. Your size is Medium. Your base walking speed is 40 feet.
Erradiagos The cowards of the dark Your Intelligence score increases by 2, and your Dexterity score increases by 1. Erradiago stand between 5 and 7 feet tall once they achieve adulthood. Your size is Medium. Your base walking speed is 30 feet. Your climb speed is 30 feet.
Formicid An ant-like people with stark social differences between their sexes Your Constitution and Wisdom scores each increase by 1. Your size is Small. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Half-Basilisk The half-basilisks are a strong race with dripping poison from its claws and teeth. Your Constitution score increases by 2, and your Strength score increases by 1. Half-basilisks stand around 7-8 feet tall and weigh about 300 pounds. Your size is Medium. Your base walking speed is 25 feet.
Haraka The Haraka are a fast snakelike people that have fast metabolisms. Your Dexterity score increases by 2, and your Charisma score increases by 1. The average height of a Haraka is around 5 to 6 feet tall, they are quite a normal size. Your base walking speed is 30 feet. You have a swimming speed of 35 feet.
Harpy Harpies are skilled on the ground and in the air, able to use their talons if unbroken and sing a song to captivate her foe. Your Dexterity score increases by 2. Harpies normally stand at around 5 feet tall and weigh about 100 pounds. Your size is Medium. Your base walking speed is 25 feet.
Hollow Corrupted souls turned monsters that seek the souls of others to devour Your Strength score increases by 1. The average size of a hollow is 8 feet tall. They are Medium-sized creatures. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Hushabi The Hushabi excels in aggressive hunter-like behavior, usually fighting up close and personal, with a great appreciation of a challenge, never underestimate a Hushabi's claws, since it might come back to bite you later. Your Dexterity score increases by 2, and your Charisma score increases by 1. Hushabi's vary in size proportionate to their strength and vitality, with long slim bodies, they are shorter than the average human. Your size is Medium. Your base walking speed is 35 feet.
Hydronian, Variant Hydras endowed with the gift of sentience, but damned to live exiled lives. Your Constitution and Charisma scores each increase by 1. Hydronians often have a body size of 6 feet, with their serpentine heads bring them up to 9 or ten feet and a weight at times over 400 pounds. Your size is Medium. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Hydronian The hydronians are a race of small humanoid hydras that are more afraid of humans than they are of the hydronians. Your Strength score increases by 2, and Intelligence score increases by 1. Usually about 7'5" to 8'5" but can rarely be as tall as 9'1". Your size is Medium. Your base walking speed is 25 feet.
Insectaur Giant praying mantis-like creature that originates from the Abyss. Your Dexterity score increases by 2, and your Constitution score increases by 1. Your size is Medium. Your base walking speed is 35 feet.
January Beings from another world whose every breath spurts forth a cloud of fine dust. Your Constitution score increases by 2. Januaries usually stand around 8 feet tall and are usually 180 to 210 pounds. Your size is Medium. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Lamia Half-human, half-leonine servants of Graz'zt who are as deadly as they are beautiful. Your Strength, Constitution and Charisma scores each increase by 1. Lamias average over 6 feet tall, and are over 8 feet long. Your size is Medium. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Liontaur Lion centaur race. Your Strength and Constitution scores each increase by 1. Liontaur are not too big for their shape, with a rear drawn closer to the front. Your size is Medium. Your base walking speed is 40 feet.
Living Cartoon Charming, cute constructs built out of ink, paper, and magic. Your Charisma score increases by 1, and your Dexterity score increases by 1. Living cartoons typically range between 3'4" and 4'9" in height. Your size class is Small. Your base walking speed is 25 feet.
Magnagrada A bear-sized, extremely durable, pink tank Your Constitution score increases by 2. Ranging from 5'5" to 7' your size is Medium. Your base walking speed is 25 feet. You have a swim speed of 30 feet.
Magnataur This creature has the upper torso, head, and arms of a giant with massive tusks and the body of a great woolly mammoth, similar to a centaur that is a half horse. Your Strength score increases by 2, and your Constitution score increases by 1. Magnataur stand between 7 and 9 feet tall, with their equine bodies reaching about 4 feet at the withers. Your size is Medium. Your base walking speed is 40 feet.
Medusa As deadly as they are ravishing, a serpent-haired medusa suffers an immortal curse brought on by its own vanity. You Dexterity, Constitution and Charisma scores each increase by 1. While a medusa typically stands a bit taller than the average human, they weigh almost as much as a goliath as they move with a haughty grace that rivals elves. Your size is Medium. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Mimic A more intelligent specimen of a well-known species of shapeshifting predators. Your Strength, Constitution, and Wisdom scores each increase by 1. A mimic's true form is amorphous, but can draw itself up to a height of about 5 feet. Your size is Medium. Your base walking speed is 25 feet.
Mitocabra Dwarven goat centaurs that live on high cliffs Your Constitution score increases by 2. You are usually about 4 feet tall and weigh about 175 pounds. Your size is Medium. Your base walking speed is 25 feet.
Nökken Shape shifters made of shadow and born from death. One ability score of your choice increases by 2, and another of your choice increases by 1. Nökken vary widely in height, build, and even creature type. Your size is either Small or Medium. You have the movement speed of your true form, however, it is increased by 5.
Pterafolk The hidden folk of the forests and skies Your Dexterity score increases by 2. Pterafolk are usually taller than lizardfolk and have great wingspans. Your size is Medium. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Reaper You have several innate traits gifted to all reapers by either the gods or their physiology. Your Constitution score increases by 2. A reaper's size depends on its subrace, but they range from 2'9" to 7'5" tall A reaper's base walking speed depends on their subrace.
Scorpikis Barbaric, half-scorpion raiders and scavengers that prowl the less-traveled parts of the desert, aggressively defending their colonies from unwelcome intruders. Your Constitution score increases by 1. Instead of humanoid legs, scorpikis have the bodies of giant scorpions from the waist down. Many scorpikis reach a total height of 7 to 8 feet, and nearly the same in width. Your size is Medium. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Selachinoid Deadly, aquatic hunters and pirates. Your Strength, Dexterity and Intelligence scores each increase by 1. Your size is Medium. Your base walking speed is 25 feet and your swimming speed is also 25 feet.
Skeksis Skeksis are a race of ever decomposing avian-based humanoid monstrosity mix. Your Dexterity score increases by 1, and your Wisdom score increases by 2. Your size is Medium. Your base walking speed is 30 feet. You have a flying speed of 25 feet.
Slyvarian Slyvarians are known as the deep dwellers or the forgotten ones, creatures who live in between the darkest ocean depths and the Underdark. Your Constitution score increases by 2. Slyvarian share the human size range. Your size is Medium. Your base walking speed is 30 feet. You also have a swimming speed of 40 feet.
Songchild Results of an ancient experiment who treat the world with the hate they are given. Your Charisma score increases by 2 and one other score of your choice increases by 1. Songchildren generally range average about five and a half feet tall and weigh about 120 pounds. Your size is Medium. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Symboics Eldritch combinations culminated Your Constitution score increases by 2 and one other ability score of your choice increases by 1. They are rather tall and lean. Your size is Medium. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
The Devoid Soulless humanoids searching for their humanity. Your Wisdom score increases by 2 and your Dexterity score increases by 1. Your size is Medium Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Tlincalli Strong sand dwelling insectoid people with the lower halves of scorpions. Your Strength score increases by 2, and your Constitution score increases by 1. Tlincalli can be from 7 to 9 feet tall. Your size is Medium. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Tressym Familiars that have gained freedom Your Dexterity, Intelligence and Charisma scores each increases by 1. Tressym vary from 1 and a half to 2 feet tall, have a 6-foot wingspan and weigh 20-30 pounds. Your size is Tiny. Your base walking speed is 25 feet.
Umber Hulk Insectoid monstrosities who are mistreated. Your Constitution score increases by 2 and your Strength score increases by 1. Umber hulks are huge, bigger than dragonborns, ranging from 6 feet to 8 feet tall. Your size is Medium. Your base walking speed is 25ft.
Weaver Arachne Smaller arachnid based . Your Dexterity score increases by 2 and your Charisma score increase by 1. Weavers are around half of the size of a normal arachne, so around 3,5 to 4 feet tall and wide. Your size is Medium. Your base walking speed is 35 feet.
Wemic Centaur-like monstrosities with the upper half of a human and the lower half and face of a lion. Your Strength score increases by 2, and your Dexterity score increases by 1. Wemics stand on average between 6 to 7 feet tall and 10 to 12 feet wide. Your size is Medium. Your base walking speed is 40 feet.
Wendigo, Variant Beasts no longer human, after having consumed of forbidden flesh. Your Strength score increases by 2. Wendigos can be up to 9 feet in height and are fairly light despite their diet. Your size is Medium. Your base walking speed is 35 feet.
Wendigo An abhorrent looking creature created from a cursed humanoid, with an affinity for human flesh. Your Strength, Constitution and Intelligence scores each increase by 1. Wendigo stand between 7 and 9 feet tall. Despite this size, they weigh as much as the average human at 140 to 160 pounds. Your size is Medium. Your base walking speed is 30 feet and your climbing speed is also 30 feet.
Wyvernling The cross between immense power and human morals. Your Strength, Constitution, and Wisdom scores each increase by 1. The average height for wyvernlings is around 6 feet tall, but they have been seen standing up to 8 feet tall. Your size is Medium. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Xenomorph The aliens from the "Alien" franchise, adapted to fit within the realms of D&D Your Constitution score increases by 2. Depending on the host, a xenomorph can either be Small or Medium size. Your base walking speed is 35 feet. You have a climbing speed of 20 feet.
Yokai Creatures of a wild variety of spirits Your Wisdom score increases by 2. Yokai can vary in size, but they are never too small to spot usually. Your size is Medium. Your base walking speed is 30 feet. You get additional modes of movement from your subraces.
Yuan-Naga Yuan-naga are half snake, half human hybrids that are given a heinous reputation that they don't quite deserve. Your Constitution score increases by 2. Even though yuan-naga are long because they have to use some of their muscular tail to stand erect, they occupy the same space as most humanoids. Your size is Medium. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Zaello Anthropomorphic eel creatures that dwell in the wastelands. Your Dexterity score increases by 2, and your Constitution score increases by 1. Zaello stand between 4 and 5 feet, tending to shrink as they age. Most of their height appears to be length, as their spine is bent forwards. Your size is Medium. Your walking speed is 25 feet. In addition, you have a swim speed of 25 feet.

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