Well, in two minds. They're called the demon elephant after all....but have now dropped the "demon" tag as I guess they're more like sidekicks like hell hounds, nightmares etc.
Okay - so happy to think of an alternate name...Kaiju Gurgotch, Titan-gurgotch, Gurgotch Juggernaut...
what I got so far
also yes adding "fall prone" is what I was thinking but agree it needs to be spelt out
and a colossal Gurgohemoth sounds good to me
Ok. Let's go for Hit Points 525 (30d20 + 240) [CON 27] and STR 27
Forgot about mammoth - this thing is huge so DTR 29. I got this below. Thought about breath weapon - how about dark energy - functions as a hybrid between necrotic and radiant energy, with victims suffering the most unfavourable resistance/vulnerability to each.
Yeah I like the idea of proficiency on all those saves
also resistance to Bludgeoning, Piercing, and Slashing from Nonmagical Attacks (though am thinking of making it resistance to all Bludgeoning, Piercing, and Slashing attacks as its hide is really thicc
Wow, you've given it some thought....been mulling over these.
Starting to DM at higher levels now...characters can really dish out enormous amounts of damage so I have no qualms about jigging it so this thing has the equivalent of >1000 hp functionally.
My preferences (maybe best to carve between up to Large/Huge or larger - goliaths and some other playable races are Large - so this simplifies things for the DM running the combat):
Damage Immunity: bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical damage by creatures of size Large or smaller.
Damage Resistance: bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from magical damage by creatures of size Large or smaller as well as nonmagical damage not caused by siege engines or creatures of size Huge or larger.
Also contemplating adding:
(inspired by the honking great elephants in 2017 film King Arthur: Legend of the Sword)
yeah - immune to paralysis sounds goodWorks for me.
Updating the Gurgohemoth Working Draft.
I assume it'll still have the fire/lightning/poison protections.
Any other resistances or immunities you fancy adding?
I'm tempted to give it immunity to being paralyzed as an extension of the normal Gurgotch's immunity to their breath weapon.
Wouldn't bother if it was up to me. I suspect they were rip offs of the Mûmakil in The Return of the King, although those aren't the only oversized pachyderms in fiction.