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Glass Beetle

Additional Information

Uses, Products & Exploitation

Drow and some other Underdark species have domesticated Glass Beetles as pets to keep small pests away as well as as a food source. Both adult beetles and their eggs are edible, and more affordable than some other beasts.
Average Height
25 cm
Average Length
40 cm
Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
Most recognizable feature of Glass Beetle is their shell, that is see-through. Most commonly this shell is in shades of blue and green, but other variations are possible. It reflects light beautifully and protects the beetle from harm.

Glass Beetle

Small beast, unaligned
Armor Class 15 (Natural Armor)
Hit Points 4 ( 1d6+1 )
Speed 25ft Fly: 25ft

8 -1
10 0
14 +2
1 -5
7 -2
3 -4

Senses Blindsight 30 Ft., passive Perception 8

Limited flight. Glass Beetles aren't particularly good fliers. they must land on something solid at end of their each turn, and they cannot end their turn in air without falling on the ground.


Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +1 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: (1d6 - 1) slashing damage.


Beetle used by drow to kill pests (similar how people in surface use cats) and sometimes also eaten. Because of their beautiful shells they make nice looking pets.



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