Questions tagged [monsters]

This tag covers questions relating to either monstrous antagonists specifically, or all enemies of the player characters generally; which usage is correct varies depending on the traditions of specific games. Use as appropriate for the game in question.

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What monster attacks have “Miss” outcomes?

I was looking at the piercer and noticed that it's attack not only has a Hit outcome, but a Miss line as well that is both fun and fits the attack. As far as I can tell, the piercer is the only ...
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How do incorporeal creatures attack interact with their environment

I found some posts for 3.5e but there's not much information on incorporeal creatures attacking corporeal ones in the rules as far as I can find. It's pretty clear in the universal monster rules how ...
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Passive check and Gelatinous Cube Transparent traits

Since Gelatinous Cubes have the transparent trait, do you need to do an action perception check to spot it or you could use your passive perception? Transparent trait: Even when the cube is in ...
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Do creatures of the same type go on the same turn? [duplicate]

According to the Basic Rules: Initiative determines the order of turns during combat. When combat starts, every participant makes a Dexterity check to determine their place in the initiative ...
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What creatures have the regeneration ability?

I am searching throughout all the different books to find the creatures with the regeneration ability. I am not particularly interested in special regeneration (Such as a hydras head regrowth or a ...
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Can a Beholder include itself in its Antimagic Cone?

The beholder emits an Antimagic Cone: The beholder's central eye creates an area of antimagic, as in the antimagic field spell, in a 150-foot cone. At the start of each of its turns, the ...
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How are swarms considered in terms of number of creatures?

There is, in Adventurers League Dnd, a monster statblock with the following ability : At the start of his turn, every living creature within 100 feet must succeed on a DC 15 Constitution saving ...
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How can a Unicorn establish a foreign location as its own lair, when it's already the lair of a Lich?

The party's Cleric and Wizard have worked together to summon and bind a Unicorn to their side for a year and a day. Now they get to enjoy an intelligent mount with legendary actions, teleportation, ...
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What is the lowest CR creature that has Legendary Actions?

What is the lowest CR creature that has Legendary Actions? I'm open to answers referencing creatures from any officially published WotC resources, including named NPCs in published adventures or DDAL ...
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Can a kraken fling a creature grappled in its mouth, or swallow something grappled in its tentacles?

The kraken has the following three actions (bold emphasis mine): Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +17 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 23 (3d8 + 10) piercing damage. If the target is a Large or ...
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Are there stats for a generic fish creature?

I've been looking everywhere for stats for generic fish stats. Fish like trout, bass, carps, and ones of the like. I don't know if there are any already out there, and I can't seem to find any in the ...
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Are there any rules on the creation of a shield guardian?

Are there any rules related to the creation of a shield guardian? I am aware of the creation method for the amulet. But I'm asking about creating the actual construct.
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What demons are related to the demon lords Juiblex and Zuggtmoy?

Juiblex and Zuggtmoy are demon lords, and the 5e material I have access to include the Monster Manual, Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes, and Out of the Abyss. The Monster Manual doesn't have much to say ...
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Can an aboleth enslave three player characters in one encounter?

The entry on the aboleth (MM p.8) says about Enslave (SU) Three times per day, an aboleth can attempt to enslave any one living creature within 30 feet. Does that mean it could enslave three ...
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Are there any plant-type creatures that appear mostly human? (No disguise Skill)

To be clear I'm not talking about with the disguise skill, alter self, disguise self, or similar effects. I just want to know if there are any Paizo-approved creatures that appear as a human with ...
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Are creatures with the immune to poisoned condition immune to poison damage?

For example Flesh Golem is immune to the poisoned condition... would that make them immune to poison damage?
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How is the Blood War a balanced conflict?

There are 2 sides to the Blood War. The Nine Hells and the Abyss. Devils, from the Nine Hells: Are Lawful, orderly and disciplined Take the souls of mortals they can make deals with either in life ...
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Do Owlbears hibernate?

Do Owlbears hibernate like bears or stay active all winter like owls? Even the full page description of Owlbears in the AD&D 2nd Edition Monstrous Manual is silent on this topic. I don't have back ...
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Can a ghost (undead creature) take over a clone body (resultant component from spell)?

Lore wise, spirits, ghosts and demons have powers of ownership & possession - and this translates readily into game mechanics. In fiction-fantasy: ghosts, spirits and demons take over various ...
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What demons are related to the demon lord Dagon?

I'm planning an underwater adventure for D&D 5e that will contain an underwater portal to Dagon's layer of the Abyss (the 89th layer, called the Shadowsea, apparently). The portal will have demons ...
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Where do chwinga come from?

In Tomb of Annihilation dnd-5e first sees chwinga, "small, shy elemental spirits" who are vaguely helpful to the characters if allowed to run their course. Are chwinga new (in D&D) to 5e, or did ...
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Can you train/call a Blink Dog? If so, how?

In my game, I'm an elvish druid who was gifted a Blink Dog familiar, and I am trying to find the familiar's owner (a wizard). The dog follows me around, but out of my sight. I have attempted to call ...
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Using the Ready an Action to use Swallow Whole

Could I ready an action to use Swallow Whole?
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Can the Wish spell overcome a rakshasa's limited magic immunity when used to duplicate the effect of a lower-level spell?

Can the wish spell overcome a rakshasa's limited magic immunity when used to duplicate the effect of a lower-level spell? I always wondered how the two interacted. What if I cast wish, duplicating ...
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What happens when you banish an elemental creature that was formed/born on the Material Plane?

Background: In one of our campaigns we have quite a few Elementals that are forming in the material plane, as opposed to forming on an elemental plane. The elementals are otherwise identical to the ...
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Are there any creatures that have more than one “creature type”?

I was wondering whether in the official published materials, or in Unearthed Arcana, there are any creatures that have multiple types (for instance, creatures that in their description it says they ...
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How do you figure out how much gold to give when a monster dies? [closed]

I am new to Dungeons and Dragons. I am curious if anyone can tell me how to determine how much gold to give my fellow players when they slay a monster. I want to give them a lot, but I have heard it ...
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Can an elder brain become an unbodied? [closed]

Or something to that effect? Rather, could an elder brain, perhaps as a way to escape some incoming physical disaster, mimic the process by which other humanoid creatures become unbodied?
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Are goblins immune to opportunity attacks?

Last night at my table, my party faced a goblin village. We pretty well know the goblin stat block contains the Nimble Escape trait. But still our DM never ever showed us that any goblin disengaged ...
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Do kobolds lay eggs, and if so how long do they take to hatch?

Which came first, the Kobold or the egg? In our 5e campaign, we found a nest with Kobold eggs and I wanted to hatch one and bring it up as my own, but alas I fell off a moving wagon and the Kobold ...
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Does Enlarge/Reduce affect Stone golems?

Does the Enlarge/Reduce spell affect the Stone Golem? I had a player try to cast it on one, but I countered it because of the immutable form ability saying that counts as trying to change the form.
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What happens if a Cube of Force intersects with creatures?

The cube of force states that a barrier of invisible force springs into existence, forming a cube 15 feet on a side. And the effect of the 5th face says: Nothing can pass through the barrier. ...
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What challenge rating should the Ebondeath stat block have been given?

In the adventure Divine Contention, there's a creature called Ebondeath, and the adventure provides a stat block for this creature, available on D&DBeyond. This creature's stat block appears to ...
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Is there any lore to suggest that celestials or fey can only be killed on their home planes similar to fiends?

This answer to a different question (about D&D 5e) says: To open, lets look at a sample of the rules that say you cannot permanently kill such a creature outside of their home plane... ...
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Is the Undead Fortitude trait's DC based on damage dealt or damage taken?

I'm new to DMing and I'm looking through options to throw at my players. I see the Zombie creature has the following trait: Undead Fortitude. If damage reduces the zombie to 0 hit points, it must ...
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What is a Shadow (monster) made of consistency-wise? [closed]

In a game I am playing, one of our players ran across a thin beam whilst being chased by a shadow. The shadow, not wearing appropriate footwear, slips and falls down the well. We the players would ...
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What are the best templates to give oozes a better to-hit?

pretty self-explanatory. Try to keep it under CR 5 tough. It is for bottled oozes, as per the discorvery : https://www.d20pfsrd.com/classes/base-classes/alchemist/discoveries/paizo-alchemist-...
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Can I surprise enemies with bottled oozes?

Suppose I am an alchemist with the bottled ooze discovery, and have a gelatinous cube in a bottle. If I ready an action to throw a gelatinous cube in the path of a moving creature, does that count as ...
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A Thri-Kreen wielding two long swords two handedly, damage bonus calculation

A Thri Kreen has multiple limbs according to page 15 of the expanded psionics handbook: Multiple Limbs thri-kreen have four arms and thus can take the Multiweapon Fighting feat page 304 of the ...
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Thri-Kreen multi-attack total attack bonus calculation

Would you mind casting an eye over this and check my understanding is correct? This question refers to an NPC I'm modelling from AD&D Pegasus magazine #8. It's a 5th level Thri Kreen fighter and ...
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Can non-humanoid monsters live in a human society?

If a monster lives up to the law for a certain city, would they be allowed to live in it? I'm not talking about basic monsters like orcs and goblinoids, or shape-shifters (including dragons), but more ...
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Can a 17th level sorcerer kill all demons with Simulacrum and Wish?

Inspired by the answer to this question about sunbeams, I realized that there may be a way to exploit Simulacrum to do basically anything an infinite number of times. Specifically, the course of ...
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Does the Ensnaring Strike spell work against an Ochre Jelly?

Does an Ensnaring Strike restrain an Ochre Jelly in 5e? I'm also assuming the answer would apply to any other ooze. Is that right?
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What humanoid or monster races have a matriarchal society?

What humanoid or monster races have a matriarchal society? It is obvious Drow are: RULE OF MATRIARCHS Females are the top figures in drow society. At the head of each house is someone who is ...
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Which 4e monster books used the new monster math?

After Monster Manual 3, 4e had new monster math that updated the game. However, there are a number of other books with monsters, including in things like Dragon magazine, where I can't tell if it's ...
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Why are the beholder deities chaotic evil?

In 2e Planescape material and the Monster Mythology accessory, the beholder gods are listed as chaotic evil. The Great Mother has a realm in the Abyss, and Monster Mythology specifically notes her ...
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How many Zombies can a Corpse Flower have?

On page 127 of Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes, in the stat block for the Corpse Flower, it states: The Corpse Flower animates one dead humanoid in its body, turning it into a zombie. The zombie ...
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How does the Split feature of Ooze creatures interact with buffs or debuffs? [duplicate]

Bart the Bard is fighting against three Black Puddings. Bart casts Bane to protect himself from their attacks, which all three fail. Bart then sends a lightning bolt through all three. Unfortunately,...
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How does a dragon gain Challenge Rating & thereby increase their spell power? [closed]

According to the spell casting variant suggested in the Monster Manual in the True Dragon section, dragons gain a number of spells based on their charisma and their maximum level is based off of 1/3rd ...
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What are all the creatures related to the Far Realm that have stat blocks in 5e?

I'm looking for any and all creatures–specifically those that have stat blocks in 5e (so I'm excluding things from previous editions that don't have stat blocks in 5e, largely just to narrow the scope ...

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