Swarm of Killer Bees – new DnD monster

Swarm of Killer Bees monster for Dungeons and Dragons

Not the bees! Does your D&D Druid character want to use a Conjure Animals spell to summon swarms of killer bees? Here are the stats!

Swarm of Killer Bees

Medium swarm of Tiny beasts, Unaligned

Armor Class 10 (natural armor)

Hit Points 27 (5d8 + 5)

Speed 5 ft., fly 35 ft.

3 (-4)12 (+1)12 (+1)2 (-4)10 (+0)1 (-5)

Damage Resistances Bludgeoning, Piercing, Slashing

Condition Immunities Charmed, Frightened, Grappled, Paralyzed, Petrified, Prone, Restrained, Stunned

Senses Blindsight 10 ft., Darkvision 30 ft, Passive Perception 9


Challenge 1/2 (100 XP)

Proficiency Bonus +2

Swarm. The swarm can occupy another creature’s space and vice versa, and the swarm can move through any opening large enough for a Tiny insect. The swarm can’t regain hit points or gain temporary hit points.


Stings. Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 0 ft., one target in the swarm’s space. Hit: 10 (4d4) piercing damage, or 5 (2d4) piercing damage if the swarm has half of its hit points or fewer. The target must make a DC 10 Constitution saving throw, taking 4 (1d8) poison damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.

Engulf. If the swarm has more than half its hit points and ends its turn in another creature’s space, that creature must make a DC 10 Strength saving throw. On a failed save, the creature is restrained by the swarm. At the end of each of its turns, a restrained creature can repeat the saving throw, freeing itself on a success.

Swarm of Killer Bees card 1
Swarm of Killer Bees card 2 – stats
Swarm of Killer Bees card 3 – actions

A single bee is relatively harmless. But so-called “killer” bees are highly aggressive. These stinging insects have been known to attack humans without provocation. A single bee sting can cause severe allergic reactions and even death. 

In Dungeons & Dragons, killer bees can also engulf and restrain creatures. This makes them dangerous to low-level characters. They also make powerful allies to characters who use the Conjure Animals spell to summon four beasts of challenge rating 1/2 or lower.

See our new Killer Bee Bomb magic item for another fun way to use these bees in your Dungeons & Dragons game.

Let us know if you use these killer bees in your D&D game!

Swarm of Killer Bees VTT token

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