Are there any flying creatures in the official rulebooks that have truesight?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Out of curiosity, why do you ask? \$\endgroup\$ – GreySage Jan 16 '19 at 17:46
  • \$\begingroup\$ I wanted a flying creature with truesight to be a random encounter for a downtime activity but I couldn't find anywhere to search for creatures with truesite. I had completly forgotten about DNDB though. \$\endgroup\$ – GPPK Jan 16 '19 at 18:52
  • \$\begingroup\$ Some fantastic answers on my very low effort question, I couldnt really think of how to make the question more fully fledged and useful though. \$\endgroup\$ – GPPK Jan 16 '19 at 18:53
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    \$\begingroup\$ Not every question needs to be universally applied, have an upvote. \$\endgroup\$ – GreySage Jan 16 '19 at 19:08

32 creatures with truesight and fly speeds

There are 32 creatures with truesight and fly speeds across all officially published material, according to D&D Beyond's monster listing. Their monster listing has options to filter by a number of things, including special senses and types of movement speeds.

This includes:

  • 9 creatures listed in the SRD (those that are also republished in the Monster Manual or other books are excluded from the following counts)
  • the avatar of death from the deck of many things (DMG, p. 164); the deck of many things is actually in the SRD, but for some reason D&D Beyond doesn't show the avatar of death's statblock as being in the SRD as well (although it is)
  • 6 creatures in the Monster Manual
  • the Storm Giant Quintessent (Volo's Guide to Monsters)
  • 5 creatures in Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes
  • 6 creatures/statblocks in the Guildmasters' Guide to Ravnica
  • Tiamat (Rise of Tiamat)
  • Fraz-Urb’luu and Orcus (Out of the Abyss)
  • the atropal (Tomb of Annihilation)
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    \$\begingroup\$ This is really useful, and importantly, highlights the use of the DnDB search functionality. I really must remember to remember about it and us it more. As you came to the same answer as everyone else, and were the quickest I have accepted. Thanks! \$\endgroup\$ – GPPK Jan 17 '19 at 7:57
  • \$\begingroup\$ @GPPK: Glad to help! :) \$\endgroup\$ – V2Blast Jan 17 '19 at 9:10
  • \$\begingroup\$ I think there's a lot more now. \$\endgroup\$ – Thomas Markov Feb 4 at 20:38
  • \$\begingroup\$ @ThomasMarkov: I think it's up to 44 now, per DDB? (Though it's possible some are specific/named variants of existing statblocks.) \$\endgroup\$ – V2Blast Feb 4 at 23:12
  • \$\begingroup\$ That sounds right, I didn’t actually count page 3 XD \$\endgroup\$ – Thomas Markov Feb 4 at 23:13

Yes, there are official flying creatures with truesight

Using this D&DBeyond search criteria, there are 32 creatures with flight and truesight.

Just those available in the basic rules, there's the Androsphinx, Balor, Couatl, Erinyes, Gynosphinx, Nalfeshnee, Pit Fiend, Planetar and Solar.


Yes, there are 32 creatures in officially published sourcebooks.

Name Type CR Source
Monodrone Construct 1/8 Monster Manual
Quadrone Construct 1 Monster Manual
Berbalang Aberration 2 Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes
Couatl Celestial 4 Monster Manual
Battleforce Angel Celestial 5 Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica
Gynosphinx Monstrosity 11 Monster Manual
Arcanaloth Fiend 12 Monster Manual
Erinyes Fiend 12 Monster Manual
Firemane Angel Celestial 12 Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica
Atropal Undead 13 Tomb of Annihilation
Nalfeshnee Fiend 13 Monster Manual
Ultroloth Fiend 13 Monster Manual
Deathpact Angel Celestial 14 Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica
Planetar Celestial 16 Monster Manual
Storm Giant Quntessent Giant 16 Volo's Guide to Monsters
Androsphinx Monstrosity 17 Monster Manual
Demilich Undead 18 Monster Manual
Sibriex Fiend 18 Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes
Balor Fiend 19 Monster Manual
Pit Fiend Fiend 20 Monster Manual
Acererak Demilich Undead 21 Monster Manual
Hutijin Fiend 21 Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes
Isperia Monstrosity 21 Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica
Solar Celestial 21 Monster Manual
Geryon Fiend 22 Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes
Aurelia Celestial 23 Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica
Empyrean Celestial 23 Monster Manual
Fraz-Urb'luu Fiend 23 Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes
Out of the Abyss
Rakdos Fiend 24 Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica
Orcus Fiend 26 Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes
Out of the Abyss
Tiamat Fiend 30 The Rise of Tiamat
Avatar of Death Undead ?? Dungeon Master's Guide

There are plenty of flying monsters who have truesight.

The lowest CR is 0 Avatar of Death, followed by 1/8 Monodrone, 1 Quadrone, and 2 Berbalang.

The highest is CR 30 Tiamat.


There are quite a few

D&D Beyond is a great resource for searches like this. I've linked a search for creatures with fly speed and truesight


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