In the Dungeons & Dragons game, an arrowhawk resembles a bird, perhaps most closely a raptor or vulture, only it has no legs, and 4 wings, which when spread, form an X shape. It is 5 feet long with a 7-foot wingspan during the start of its life, but gets bigger constantly, ending at 20 feet long and 30 feet wingspan. It has a sharp beak, long tail, and 2 tongues. Its feathers are tan, and a dark, greenish blue. It can see in the dark, is immune to acid, electricity and poison, and can shoot lightning from its tail.
In the game, the arrowhawk (despite its intelligence), is fairly similar in habits to normal predatory birds. It is extremely territorial, and always hungry. They attack either for food, or to drive away rivals. Its primary attack is to shoot a ray of electricity from its tail. It can also bite, but prefers not to get close to opponents. The arrowhawk, due to its 4 wings, can alter its posture and speed to fly at maximum speed in any direction.