Inspired Specter | Monster

It’s that time of the year for spooky stuff. I used this one in a session a couple weeks back to great effect. Having the Specter first act invisibly will put the players on edge. I combined the design principles of LevelUp 5e’s Monstrous Menagerie, the Legendary Bestiary, and Matt Colville to create the Inspired Specter.

A monster stat block for a specter in Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition.
Made with RPGBots Monsterizer


The specter will always start combat while invisible first throwing objects or even trying to throw the PCs themselves. It will become visible when it first uses its life drain attack. The specter will use its legendary actions to move around the battlefield and focus it’s hatred on those doing the most damage to it.

Sources of Inspiration

Matt Colville’s Action-Oriented Monsters –

Legendary Bestiary: Legendary Actions for Low-Level Monsters –

LevelUp 5e Monstrous Menagerie –

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