Homonculus: Fullmetal Alchemist Joke

Unfortunately, this version of a homonculus is significantly less interesting or terrifying than what we saw in that series.

Lore: Making a Pet

There really isn’t much to say here. A homonculus is a little animated creature made with clay, ash, mandrake root, and blood. They share a telepathic bond with their master and make for a good scout, spy, or messenger. It doesn’t exactly have some deep history to it.

Not unless you want to come up with some backstory for the main bad guy’s homonculus. But frankly, I feel like that time would be better spent on developing your main bad guy.

Design: What Animal Is This?

I swear to god, this looks like an actual animal with some fantasy flare on it. I just can’t think of the name. Am I imagining things?

I can’t decide if this is cute or gross.

I kinda love it, though! It looks like the little gremlin that would whisper in its master’s ear. I could picture it flying around and cackling and just being annoying. I dunno, that puts a smile on my face!

Plus, I love the idea that a wizard decided to create a pet and they came up with this.

Stats: Challenge of 0

That should tell you all you need to know.

This is an incredibly weak monster. With its AC and HP, you could kill it by swatting it out of the air. But hey! It’s immune to charm and poison! Not that you’ll need either one.

Its offensive capabilities aren’t all that high, either. In fact, it’s rather pitiful. All it can do is 1 measly point of damage. Although, should the target fail a DC 10 CON save, they’ll be poisoned. Fail that save five times and they’ll be poisoned for even longer for 5(1d10) minutes and be rendered unconscious.

Good luck getting to that point.

But hey. At least it has Telepathic Bond. That way, the master will know exactly when you squish their pet against the wall. Congratulations, you cold-hearted bastards. You basically just murdered a wizard’s dog. I hope you’re proud of yourselves.


This is an incredibly forgettable entry. Its lore is all but nonexistant and its stats make it clear that it isn’t meant for fighting. The best thing I have to say is that the design isn’t generic and it’s kinda funny looking.

With all that in mind, let’s put the Homonculus on the Best of the Bestiary!

  1. Beholder
  2. Death Tyrant
  3. Dragon Turtle
  4. Green Dragons
  5. Red Dragons
  6. Blue Dragons
  7. Black Dragons
  8. White Dragons
  9. Silver Dragons
  10. Couatl
  11. Behir
  12. Aboleth
  13. Sea Hag
  14. Bronze Dragons
  15. Brass Dragons
  16. Copper Dragons
  17. Gold Dragons
  18. Chuul
  19. Gibbering Mouther
  20. Chimera
  21. Death Knight
  22. Fomorian
  23. Bone Devil
  24. Dracolich
  25. Faerie Dragon
  26. Hobgoblins
  27. Night Hag
  28. Green Hag
  29. Ankheg
  30. Storm Giant
  31. Hill Giant
  32. Empyrean
  33. Efreeti
  34. Grimlock
  35. Dao
  36. Cloud Giant
  37. Drow (all four of ’em)
  38. Shadow Demon
  39. Marilith
  40. Drider
  41. Aarackockra
  42. Azer
  43. Demilich
  44. Spectator
  45. Marid
  46. Harpy
  47. Half-Dragon
  48. Cambion
  49. Fire Giant
  50. Animated Armor
  51. Banshee
  52. Basilisk
  53. Yochlol
  54. Bulette
  55. Cloaker
  56. Darkmantle
  57. Doppelganger
  58. Ghoul and Ghast
  59. Ettin
  60. Pit Fiend
  61. Erinyes
  62. Chain Devil
  63. Bearded Devil
  64. Barbed Devil
  65. Spined Devil
  66. Ice Devil
  67. Djinni
  68. Nalfeshnee
  69. Glabrezu
  70. Chasme
  71. Grell
  72. Barlgura
  73. Horned Devil
  74. Balor
  75. Shadow Dragon
  76. Vrock
  77. Dretch
  78. Gnolls (all three)
  79. Goristro
  80. Hezrou
  81. Manes
  82. Frost Giant
  83. Duergar
  84. Quasit
  85. Dryad
  86. Flumph
  87. Goblin
  88. Githyanki
  89. Planetar
  90. Imp
  91. Clay Golem
  92. Flameskull
  93. Displacer Beast
  94. Carrion Crawler
  95. Githzerai
  96. Grick
  97. Rug of Smothering
  98. Bugbear Chief
  99. Bugbear
  100. Flesh Golem
  101. Vine Blight
  102. Twig Blight
  103. Needle Blight
  104. Bullywug
  105. Hellhound
  106. Ettercap
  107. Gas Spore
  108. Cockatrice
  109. Lemure
  110. Homonculus <——————–
  111. Solar
  112. Deva
  113. Gorgon
  114. Hippogriff
  115. Griffon
  116. Cyclops
  117. Centaur
  118. Ghost
  119. Fire Elemental
  120. Water Elemental
  121. Air Elemental
  122. Stone Giant
  123. Deep Gnome
  124. Dinosaurs (All six of them)
  125. Iron Golem
  126. Stone Golem
  127. Earth Elemental
  128. Galeb Duhr
  129. Helmed Horror
  130. Flying Sword
  131. Crawling Claw
  132. Violet Fungus
  133. Shrieker
  134. Gargoyle

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