Mind flayer

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Mind Flayer
Mind Flayer Model.png
Level 8












Bg3 content hr.png
Creature Race Icon.png  Race Mind flayer
Creature Type Icon.png  Type Aberration
HP Icon.png  HP 91; 110T
Creature AC Icon.png  AC 13
Creature Speed Icon.png  Movement Speed 9m / 30ft
Creature Size Icon.png  Size Medium
Weight Icon.png  Weight 50kg / 100lbs
Proficiency Icon.png  Proficiency Bonus +3
Initiative Icon.png  Initiative +1
Passive features
Character information
Location Nautiloid, Ravaged Beach (dead), Shattered Sanctum (dead)
Experience on kill 75

Mind flayers or illithids are a non-playable race, and a type of Aberration. The Githyanki word for mind flayer is ghaik. Multiple specific creatures titled Mind Flayer also exist in the game, and are, as their names would suggest, all mind flayers.

About mind flayers[edit | edit source]

Psionic tyrants, slavers, and interdimensional voyagers that feed off the brains of thinking creatures.

Most belong to a hivemind colony devoted to an elder brain, and all work towards achieving the Grand Design - their dream of once more controlling empires that span the multiverse.

Mind flayers are psionic aberrations with a humanoid-like figure and a tentacled head that communicate using telepathy. They feast on the brains of intelligent beings and can enthrall other creatures to their will. Every mind flayer is connected to an Elder Brain, a colossal and powerful psionic brain that commands the mind flayers it is linked to.

Mind flayers reproduce by infecting other creatures with a tadpole, which consumes its host from the inside, transforming them into another mind flayer in a process called ceremorphosis.

Thousands of years ago, Mind flayers were a dominant planar power. Using massive flying vessels called Nautiloids, they traveled to hundreds of worlds, harvesting intelligent humanoids to consume, propagate their race, and use as slave labour. One of their enslaved races, the gith, rose up and destroyed their empire, leaving only small pockets of mind flayers behind.

Mind flayer characters[edit | edit source]

Attacks and abilities[edit | edit source]

Mind Blast.webp

Mind Blast Mind Blast


DC 15  Intelligence saving throw to avoid damage and becoming Stunned.
D8 Psychic.png 4d8 + 4 (8~36) Damage Types Psychic damage
Recharge: Per Round.

Generic Physical.webp

Tentacle Lash Tentacle Lash


Attack roll: +7

DC 15  Intelligence saving throw
D10 Psychic.png 2d10 + 4 (6~24) Damage Types Psychic damage

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