Blood Vulture (5e Creature)

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Blood Vulture/Giant Petrel[edit]

Medium beast, unaligned

Armor Class 11
Hit Points 6 (1d8 + 2)
Speed 15ft, 50ft flying.

12 (+1) 13 (+1) 15 (+2) 2 (-4) 10 (+0) 5 (-3)

Skills Perception +2
Damage Resistances poison, cold
Senses passive Perception 12
Challenge 1/8 (25 XP)

Engorgement. If the Blood Vulture makes a Beak attack against a Incapacitated, Dead (but not undead) or Unconscious creature that isn't an construct, elemental, ooze or plant; it gains temporary hit points equal to half the total damage dealt (if the target is dead, the Blood Vulture would roll an attack as if it was attacking an object with an Ac of 5, dealing normal damage on a hit).

Blood frenzy. The Blood Vulture has advantage on attack rolls against a creature that lacks all of it's hit points.


Beak. Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d6 + 1) piercing damage.

Hurl (Recharge 6). Ranged Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, range 10/15 ft., one creature. Hit: 6 (1d12) acid damage, or 6 (1d12) acid damage plus 5 (2d4) poison damage if the blood vulture has any temporary hit points from its Engorgement ability, after which, it looses its temporary hit points, and the creature must make a dc 12 dexterity saving throw or be poisoned for the next minute. While poisoned the creature is blinded. A creature can use their action to make a constitution saving thing against a dc of 12; ending the poisoned condition on a success.

Giant petrel feeding on a seal carcass

While they are commonly called "blood vultures" their more official names are Giant Petrels, scavenging seabirds that feed upon basically anything they can find. Their wingspans can reach up to 6 feet, which is rather impressive for a non-magical animal. Unlike blood hawks, the "Blood" part of their name is a lot more fitting as they often become covered in the red-blood of their prey, ranging from penguins to seal pups. After the death of a large creature, typically Frost giants, white dragons, and sometimes Ramoraz, massive swarms of Blood Vultures gather to rip and tear apart the corpses, leaving nothing but bone. Frost giants have a distinct hatred for Blood vultures, as they will swarm over their fallen comrades. Frost giants call Giant Petrol Jotondod-Maug, Roughly translating to Corpse-eating hellspawn.

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