Derro (5e)

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Derro (pointer) [1] [2] [3]
Small Humanoid (Dwarves, Derro), Chaotic Evil
Armor Class: 13 (leather armor)
Hit Points: 13
Speed: 30 ft.
Skills: Stealth
Senses: darkvision 120 ft., passive Perception 7
Languages: Dwarvish, Undercommon
Habitat: Mountain, Underdark
Challenge: 1/4 (50 xp)Proficiency Bonus (PB): +2


Insanity. [4]

Magic Resistance. [5] The derro has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.

Sunlight Sensitivity. [5] While in sunlight, the derro has disadvantage on attack rolls, as well as on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on sight. 


Hooked Shortspear. [4] Melee Weapon Attack

Hooked Spear. [6] Melee Weapon Attack

Light Repeating Crossbow. [4] Ranged Weapon Attack

Light Crossbow. [6] Ranged Weapon Attack

Unofficial Description: Derro are small humanoids that are vaguely Dwarf-like.

List of Derro[edit]

(2 official and unofficial Derro)

Name Type Subtype Size HP CR (XP) Alignment Habitat Source
Derro Humanoid Derro, Dwarf Small 13 1/4 (50) Chaotic Evil Mountain, Underdark OotA, MToF, MotM, Varied
Derro Savant Humanoid Derro, Dwarf Small 36 3 (700) Chaotic Evil Underdark OotA, MToF, MotM, Varied

Sources and Notes[edit]

  1. Chrstopher Perkms, Adam Lee, Steve Kenson, Richard Whitters (2015). Out of the Abyss. (5e) Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 978-0786965816. p. 224. Licensed: © Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, et. al (7 May 2018). Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes. (5e) Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0786966246. p. 158. Licensed: © Wizards of the Coast (used under 'fair use' clause).
  3. Jeremy Crawford (17 May 2022). Monsters of the Multiverse. (5e) Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0786967870. p. 91. Licensed: © Wizards of the Coast (used under 'fair use' clause).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Note: OotA variant only.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Trait matches the trait of the same name in the 5th ed. SRD. - Wizards RPG Team (6 May 2015). SRD-OGL v5.1. (5e) Wizards of the Coast. Licensed: OGL & CC-BY.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Note: MToF/MotM variant only.


  • The Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes varies from the Out of the Abyss version:
    • The Insanity trait with an Oddity table.
    • The strength is also less modifying damage of melee attacks.
    • The derro uses slightly different weapons.

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Facts about "Derro (5e)"
AlignmentChaotic Evil +
AuthorVaried +, OotA +, MToF + and MotM +
CRval0.25 +
Canontrue +
Challenge Rating1/4 +
Creature NameDerro +
Experience Points50 +
FeaturesInsanity +, Magic Resistance +, Sunlight Sensitivity +, Hooked Shortspear +, Hooked Spear +, Light Repeating Crossbow + and Light Crossbow +
HabitatMountain + and Underdark +
Hit Points13 +
NameDerro +
PublicationVaried +, OotA +, MToF + and MotM +
SizeSmall +
SortTextDerro AAA OotA +
SubtypeDwarf + and Derro +
SummaryDerro are small humanoids that are vaguely Dwarf-like. +
TypeHumanoid +