Owlin in DnD 5E Explained

If you’re a fan of bird folk, you’re in luck, as Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos (SCoC) has brought us a new avian race to preen over. Unlike our unlucky friends the Kenku, the Owlin will have no trouble flying straight to your table, and possibly into your heart.

Started from the Feywild now they’re here

Owlin are distantly related to giant owls that inhabit the Feywild, humanoid with wings that protrude from their back similar to Aarakocra. The appearance of Owlin can vary significantly between individuals, with some being down-right adorable in their petite fluffiness, whilst others embody the wide-winged majesty of a hunting owl in flight.

These aerial adventurers are said to be near silent in flight, allowing them to ably sneak up on their classmates, or descend stealthily upon a midnight snack in the dormitory kitchen. You are the perfect night owl after all.

Hooting from the shadows: Playing an Owlin

Playing an Owlin gives you the following traits:

Ability Scores – You can increase one ability score by 2 and a different score by 1, alternatively you can increase three different ability scores by 1.

Size – Medium or Small

Creature Type – Humanoid

Speed – 30ft.

Age – Owlin live for around a century.

Darkvision – You have darkvision out to a range of 120ft, allowing you to see in dim light as if it were bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light. Whilst relying on your darkvision, you can only see colors as various shades of grey.

Flight – You have a flying speed equal to your walking speed as long as you aren’t wearing medium or heavy armor.

Silent Feathers – You have proficiency in Stealth.

Languages – You can read and write Common and one other language of your choice your DM agrees is appropriate, such as Auran.

We hope you’ve enjoyed hanging out in the barn with the Owlin as much we did. Are you excited to play one in your next game? If you want to learn more about other race options, check out our races section, or if you’re looking to craft better armor for your Owlin, take a look at our guide to crafting magic items. Until next time, keep your feathers preened and your head on a swivel.

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