Pixies are mischievous fey creatures. They stand about a foot tall and they’re more likely to play a prank on an unsuspecting adventurer than they are to actually attack. They’re able to turn themselves invisible and only show themselves to others if they actually want to be seen.
- Tiny fey, neutral good
- Armor Class 15
- Hit Points 17 (5d4 + 5)
- Speed 20 ft., fly 60 ft.
- Skills Deception +5, Nature +5, Perception +6, Stealth +9
- Senses Passive Perception 16
- Languages Common, Sylvan
- Challenge Rating 1 (200 XP)
Pixie 5e Special Traits
Magic Resistance. The pixie has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.
Innate Spellcasting. The pixie’s innate spellcasting ability is Charisma (spell save DC13, +5 to hit with spell attacks). It can cast the following spells, requiring only its pixie dust as a component:
At-Will: Druidcraft, Greater Invisibility (self only)
Shortsword. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (1d6 + 5) piercing damage.
Shortbow. Ranged Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, range 80/320 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (1d6 + 5) piercing damage.
Perhaps the best-known and most elusive of all fey creatures, Pixies live in the deepest, most pristine forests, but their insatiable curiosity often leads them far from home.
Most Pixies stand just over 2 feet tall—though they typically fly about the eye level of creatures they’re conversing with in order to maintain eye contact—and weigh about 30 pounds. Pixies talk quickly and easily become overexcited.
Pixies in Encounters
Pixies are typically not going to be major fight encounters. They’re more likely to run away than to attack. They have a high dexterity that should allow them to dodge most hits and they usually show up in packs when they do appear.
When making an encounter with Pixies, most of the time it probably shouldn’t end in combat. They may have information that they’re unwilling to give to players unless they do something for them, or will simply annoy the other party members.
As for a combat encounter, a bunch of Pixies appearing out of thin air and shooting fey-sized bows at a party can be pretty damaging with their high dex modifiers. A low-level party will have some trouble with a group of flying Pixies.
Simple Scenarios for Pixies
- Party items go missing randomly or are rearranged.
- Players hear a voice coming from the bottom of a well.
- The party sees creatures out of the corner of their eyes.