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At one time implies a single attack. If you use multiattack it is multiple blows, of which you can even move between and therefore the attacks do not occur at one time. They are split up between multiple times over the period of your 6 second turn. The 15 damage indicates that the blow is severe enough to remove the limb. If it was over multiple attacks you ...


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As long as it is internally consistent, then there is no error. When you build a monster, you pick the Proficiency bonus, attacks, defense, etc. Then based on those, the CR is set. According to the DM's guild the CR has nothing to do with the Proficiency Bonus, but rather the average of the offensive and defensive equivalent CRs. The DM's guide has some ...


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No, there's no penalty to attack the attached stirge. If there was, it would describe it. I believe you're missing a few points, in any case: First and foremost: The players have no idea what the stirge's capabilities are. Unless your players have read the Monster Manual, they won't know that the stirge has low AC and hardly any hit points. All they know ...


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Could it have been a variant of the Mimic? (Mimics traditionally look like a chest or similar desirable object.)


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Depending on how old your GM is, this is probably a nod to the Wizardry franchise of PC and online RPGs, which go all the way back to 1981. One of the signature creature types at lower levels was the Creeping Coin Later, Wizardry Online had both Creeping and Killer Coins. To the best of my knowledge, these monsters were never vulnerable to fire, though. ...


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According to the Dungeon Master's Guide (p. 277): When a monster has an action that requires an attack roll, its attack bonus is equal to its proficiency bonus + its Strength or Dexterity modifier. A monster usually applies its Strength modifier to melee attacks, and its Dexterity modifier to ranged attacks, although smaller monsters sometimes use ...


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There actually is a level 10 Solo named The Risen King, in Fortress of the Yuan'ti pg 16, but he's a controller and poison/snake themed, which doesn't fit the Leoric concept very well. Malachi's Butcher, from Dungeon Mag #163 pg 83, brings a different iconic Diablo undead boss to mind, so is also mostly un-helpful here, but he gave me an idea, so let's ...


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Ask your DM. I'm unable to find anything like the monster you describe in any of the 5e books I have available that would likely contain such a creature (Monster Manual, Hoard of the Dragon Queen, Rise of Tiamat, Princes of the Apocalypse) so I wouldn't necessarily call this a standard monster. It's possible that it is in one of the books I don't have ...


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I would start with the Animated Objects section on p.19 of the Monster Manual. If you use the Animated Armour stats and add your fire susceptibility it wouldn't be far wrong.


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The Aarakocra has a Str modifier of +0, and a Dex modifier of +2. As a CR 1/4 monster, it has a proficiency bonus of +2 (see the Proficiency Bonus by CR table, page 8 of the MM). The Talon attack is the following: Talon. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d4 + 2) slashing damage. So based on the calculations ...


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These are, indeed, dracotaurs. They were published in D&D 3.5's Monster Manual 3. An excerpt from it with their description can be found here. They're also present in D&D 4e's MM2 as drakkoths.


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Why not just allow the prince to procreate with those species? The RAW does establish a few cases of inter-species procreation that definitely do work, by providing stats and lore for the offspring thereof (most notably, humans with elves and orcs, and dragons, fiends, and celestials with pretty much anything). What types of fantasy creature can or cannot ...


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Several undead creatures in the Monster Manual are roughly similar to liches. The wight (page 300) is a scary-looking dead person, albeit more focused on melee than spellcasting. The revenant (page 259) has the power to inhabit a new body if its current body is destroyed, and its Vengeful Glare attack resembles the lich's Frightening Gaze. The mummy and ...


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One of the old modules (don't recall the title, but it was before 2nd Ed. came out) had an undead enemy that the party were supposed to think was a lich; in fact, it was just an animated corpse with Magic Mouth to let it sit up in its sarcophagus and shout something (and get the party to waste whatever high-power strikes they might have obtained). You could ...


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There is another example lair, from Mysteries of the Moonsea. It seems beholders have nests, each one a bowl-shaped indentation atop a stone pillar, holds fluffy piles of feathers, fabric, and other soft materials So in the Moonsea, these three sleep on fluffy pillows. Personally, I'm kind of disappointed with how mundane the lairs are in these ...



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