Fantastic Beasts and How to Slay Them: Bowtruckle

A bonus post for this week. I was planning to convert one Fantastic Beast into a D&D monster every week, but the Bowtruckle was an easy construction. A cute creature that has a great deal of charm in the movies, but its essentially a magical stick insect with slightly sharped claws:


Apart from making it stealthy in trees, I added the Sleight of Hand skill. A nod to Newt’s friends ability to pick locks. As with the Billywig, this little beast could potentially be summoned by a Conjure Animals spell.

I would also rule that this little guy could be summoned as a wizard’s familiar, but that’s just me.

Thank You For Reading

This is the shortest, simplest stat block I’ve written. Did I do the Bowtruckle justice? Or have a missed some incredibly power it holds?

Written by Rufus Scott.

Author: Rufus Scott

I am a long term Gamer, a full-time History Teacher and a part-time geek. I enjoy writing about the positive aspects of gaming, especially when it comes to education. My posts are sometimes nostalgic, occasionally irrelevant, largely meant to provoke further discussion. I'll sometimes punctuate these whimsical ramblings with a random comment on gaming and/or teaching.

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