D&D 5E Here be Monsters: Godzilla!

dave2008

Legend
For some bizarre reason I have held off making kaiju for a long time. Well, I just didn't feel like doing work or much of anything else so I thought I would give it go with an expanded version of the mythic rules. Therefore, I give you the King of the Monsters: Godzilla (Mythic-10*, CR 30)

*By "Mythic-10" I mean it has 10 uses of its mythic trait before it truly hits 0 HP.

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Godzilla by Vsales

Godzilla
Gargantuan dragon (kaiju), unaligned
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Armor Class 25 (Natural Armor)
Hit Points 717 (35d20 + 350)
Speed 400 ft., swim 1,000 ft
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STRDEXCONINTWISCHA
30 (+10)11 (+0)30 (+10)7 (-2)14 (+2)30 (+10)
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Saving Throws Str +19, Con +19, Dex +9, Cha +19
Skills Athletics +28, Perception +20
Damage Resistances fire, force, necrotic, poison; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical Attacks
Damage Immunities psychic, radiant
Condition Immunities exhaustion, frightened
Senses Darkvision 10,000 ft., Passive Perception 10
Languages understands Common but can't speak
Challenge 30 (155,000 XP) Proficiency Bonus +9
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Adamantine Weapons. Godzilla's weapon attacks are considered adamantine and magical for overcoming resistances and immunities.

Brutal. Godzilla's melee attacks deal an extra 140 damage of the attacks type on a hit (included in the attack).

Colossal. Godzilla is 350 feet tall and its space is 175 feet by 175 feet. Any creature without the Colossal trait can enter its space and must do so to hit it with an attack with a reach or range of 20 feet or less. Additionally, Godzilla has advantage on checks and saving throws to be pushed, pulled, or grappled by creature's without the Colossal trait.

Damage Threshold. Godzilla is immune to all damage unless the attack or effect inflicts more than 15 hit points of damage, in which case it takes damage as normal.

Giant Monster. When Godzilla moves, its space and the ground within 50 feet of it is violently rent. The area becomes difficult terrain and any Huge or smaller creature in the area must make a DC 27 Dexterity check or be knocked prone and loose Concentration. Structures in this area take 150 bludgeoning damage.

Immutable Form. Godzilla is immune to any spell or effect that would alter its form.

Kaiju (Mythic Trait, 10 per Rest). If Godzilla is reduced to 0 hit points, its current hit point total becomes 717, all conditions and effects it is suffering end for it, it recharges all of its abilities, and it can use its Mythic actions. Award a party an additional 155,000 XP each time Godzilla uses its Kaiju mythic trait (1,705,000 XP maximum).

Siege Monster. Godzilla deals double damage to objects, structures, and creatures of Huge size and larger.

ACTIONS
Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +19 to hit, reach 40 ft., one target that has the Colossal trait. Hit: 342 (35d10 + 150) piercing damage. Each creature within a 20-foot radius of the target must make a DC 27 Dexterity saving throw or take the same damage as the target.

Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +19 to hit, reach 75 ft., one target that has the Colossal trait.* Hit: 272 (35d6 + 150) slashing damage and the target must make a DC 27 Strength saving throw or be pushed up to 200 feet, knocked prone, or grappled, Godzilla's choice. Each creature within a 20-foot radius of the target must make a DC 36 Dexterity saving throw or take the same damage as the target.

*Godzilla can also use this attack against creatures on its body.

Stomp. Melee Weapon Attack: +19 to hit, reach 75 ft., one prone or incapacitated target. Hit: 307 (35d8 + 150) bludgeoning damage and fall prone. Until the colossus uses its Stomp again or moves, the target is restrained. While restrained in this way, the creature (or another creature within 5 feet of it) can use its action to make a DC 36 Strength check. On a success, the creature relocates to an unoccupied space of its choice within 5 feet of the colossus and is no longer restrained. Each creature within a 30-foot radius of the target must make a DC 36 Dexterity saving throw or take the same damage, knocked prone, and restrained as the target.

Tail Attack. Godzilla can make one of the following attacks.
  • Tail Slam. Melee Weapon Attack: +19 to hit, reach 400 ft., one target with the Colossal trait. Hit: 307 (35d8 + 150) bludgeoning damage and the target must make a DC 27 Constitution saving throw or be stunned for 1 minute. The target can make a saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the condition on itself on a success.
  • Tail Sweep. Godzilla sweeps its tail in a 400-foot arc. Each creature in the area must make a DC 27 Dexterity saving throw, taking 307 (35d8 + 150) bludgeoning damage and knocked prone on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one. Godzilla needs a full round to prepare this attack, taking no other actions before it use its Tail Sweep.
Breath Weapons. Godzilla can use one of the following breath weapons. Godzilla must charge its breath weapons for two full rounds, taking no other actions before it can use its breath weapons. A creature reduced to 0 hit points by Godzilla's breath weapons is disintegrated and dies. Additionally, targets that fail their saving throw by 10 or more (DC 17) take maximum damage from these attacks.
  • Radioactive Beam. Godzilla exhales a super-heated beam in a 5,000-foot line that is 30 feet wide. The first creature in the line must make a DC 27 Dexterity saving throw, taking 315 (30d20) fire damage plus 315 (30d20) force damage plus 315 (30d20) necrotic damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one. If a target is disintegrated by this attack, the beam continues to the next target in the line.
  • Radioactive Breath. Godzilla exhales super-heated flames in a 3,000-foot cone. Each creature in area must make a DC 27 Dexterity saving throw, 157 (15d20) fire damage plus 157 (15d20) force damage plus 157 (15d20) necrotic damage on a failed save and be incapacitated until the end of its next turn on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.
LEGENDARY ACTIONS
Godzilla can take 3 legendary actions, choosing from the options below. Only one legendary action option can be used at a time and only at the end of another creature’s turn. Godzilla can use any unspent legendary actions at the end of each round and it regains spent legendary actions at the start of its turn.

Unstoppable. Godzilla removes one condition or effect it is suffering. It can do so if it has at least 1 hit point, even while unconscious or incapacitated.
Claw (Costs 2 Actions). Godzilla makes a Claw attack.
Regenerate (Costs 3 Actions). Godzilla regains 100 hit points.

MYTHIC ACTIONS
If Godzilla's mythic trait is active, it can use the options below as legendary actions for 1 hour after using Kaiju.

Bite (Costs 2 Actions). Godzilla makes a Bite attack.
Pulse (Costs 3 Actions, Recharge 1/Rest). After Godzilla's fourth use of its Kaiju mythic trait, it can create a wave of kinetic energy in a 1,000-foot radius centered on it. Each creature in the wave must make a DC 27 Strength saving throw or pushed to the edge of the wave and knocked prone.
 
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Stormonu

Legend
The main thing I disagree with is immunity to psychic damage. He's been psychically dominated in the past, and he's faced enemies who have had psychic attacks and have harmed him. His DR 15 and Psychic Resistance should prevent most low-level psychic attacks from most humanoids harm him.

It should only take 1 round to charge his breath, it's not that long of a charge-up, just noticeable. Just enough to seek cover or know you're F'ed.

Also, I think the Kiaju mythic trait should be more than plenty at 3 uses.
 


dave2008

Legend
The main thing I disagree with is immunity to psychic damage. He's been psychically dominated in the past, and he's faced enemies who have had psychic attacks and have harmed him. His DR 15 and Psychic Resistance should prevent most low-level psychic attacks from most humanoids harm him.
You are correct that Godzilla does have some psychic susceptibility, though I can't think of it actually being harmed (like taking damage). I should probably remove that, I just don't like the idea of Godzilla being psyched to death. So I personally would allow charms & dominates, but not psychic damage. That is why I gave it psychic immunity. I think I have talked myself back into keeping it.

Can you give me an examples where Godzilla was harmed by psychic "attacks." I can't think of any.

PS I am just talking about movies - I don't consider anything else "official."
It should only take 1 round to charge his breath, it's not that long of a charge-up, just noticeable. Just enough to seek cover or know you're F'ed.
It is a damage thing. I wanted the damage to be 3 rounds worth. To do so, it needs to charge for 2 rounds to maintain the DPR.
Also, I think the Kiaju mythic trait should be more than plenty at 3 uses.
Says who? I based it on Godzilla being roughly 10x the size of the MM Tarrasque. So roughly 10x the HP. I then rounded up to 10 mythic stages because GODZILLA!
 
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Stormonu

Legend
You are correct that Godzilla does have some psychic susceptibility, though I can't think of it actually being harmed (like taking damage). I should probably remove that, I just don't like the idea of Godzilla being psyched to death. So I personally would allow charms & dominates, but not psychic damage. That is why I gave it psychic immunity. I think I have talked myself back into keeping it.

Can you give me an examples where Godzilla was harmed by psychic "attacks." I can't think of any.

PS I am just talking about movies - I don't consider anything else "official."

It is a damage thing. I wanted the damage to be 3 rounds worth. To do so, it needs to charge for 2 rounds to maintain the DPR.

Says who? I based it on Godzilla being roughly 10x the size of the MM Tarrasque. So roughly 10x the HP. I then rounded up to 10 mythic stages because GODZILLA!
x10 is a slog. Even in the Godzilla movies, he usually only fights 3 times - "defeated" twice to come back at the last second to turn the fight into a draw (i.e, the mythic recharge kicking in), and then a win on the 3rd (or in the '54, he gets Oxygen destroyed, and in Destroyah, he melts down). In essence, it makes the 3rd fight the nail-biter. Of course, you could also have it that if he's defeated the 3rd time, he goes nuclear, which alludes to Destroyah & King of Monsters!

As for psychic, in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (2002), the main plot deals with them attempting to fry his brain (as best I remember). I think in other instances, I may have been thinking of Gamera's enemies.

And you need to make Mothra! (And King Kong ;) )
 

Maxperson

Morkus from Orkus
I don't think the tail sweep should be a cone. It should just be an arc behind him that's about 20 feet or so high due to the thickness of the tail.
 



dave2008

Legend
A cone with a tail as long as his would go up hundreds of feet. Godzilla's tail doesn't do that. :)
Uni has the correct idea. A cone shape in plan is an arc. Now I get that a cone is literally 3-dimensional, so perhaps that is not the best way to explain it. I guess I could say: Godzilla sweeps its tail in a 400-foot arc.

I am not sure about describing the height. I mean when a blue dragon's lightning breath is described it just gives length and width, not depth. I guess I always imagine these descriptions primarily in 2D and you have to assume the DM understands what is going on an can adjudicate it. I've been describing tails sweeps like this since 4e and your the first person to suggest a different method. So I guess I assumed everyone understood the intent.
 

dave2008

Legend
x10 is a slog. Even in the Godzilla movies, he usually only fights 3 times - "defeated" twice to come back at the last second to turn the fight into a draw (i.e, the mythic recharge kicking in), and then a win on the 3rd (or in the '54, he gets Oxygen destroyed, and in Destroyah, he melts down). In essence, it makes the 3rd fight the nail-biter. Of course, you could also have it that if he's defeated the 3rd time, he goes nuclear, which alludes to Destroyah & King of Monsters!
I'm not sure what your getting at really. This isn't really a monster to be fought by PCs. And the # of times it fights has no relation to its HP. It should be at full HP at everyone fight. What is relevant is the damage other monsters are doing. Which would make a one on one battle 13-20 rounds or 1-2 minutes.
As for psychic, in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (2002), the main plot deals with them attempting to fry his brain (as best I remember). I think in other instances, I may have been thinking of Gamera's enemies.
They were trying to crush its "2nd brain" if I remember correctly. Which isn't really psychic damage
And you need to make Mothra! (And King Kong ;) )
I would like to do Mothra, Rodan, Anguirus, and King Ghidorah, I just don't have the time right now.

There is already a Giant Ape stat block isn't there?
 

James Gasik

Legend
Supporter
The main thing I disagree with is immunity to psychic damage. He's been psychically dominated in the past, and he's faced enemies who have had psychic attacks and have harmed him. His DR 15 and Psychic Resistance should prevent most low-level psychic attacks from most humanoids harm him.

It should only take 1 round to charge his breath, it's not that long of a charge-up, just noticeable. Just enough to seek cover or know you're F'ed.

Also, I think the Kiaju mythic trait should be more than plenty at 3 uses.
Not for very long though, in Godzilla vs. Biollante, the strongest psychic in the series (barring Mothra herself), Miki Saegusa, was psychically ejected from the monster's mind, causing her to collapse. In Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla, a technological device was required to bypass his incredible resistance to psychic domination.

Though to be fair, the earlier, Showa era Godzilla could be brainwashed and controlled by technology, as seen in Invasion of Astro-Monster.
 

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James Gasik

Legend
Supporter
I'm not sure what your getting at really. This isn't really a monster to be fought by PCs. And the # of times it fights has no relation to its HP. It should be at full HP at everyone fight. What is relevant is the damage other monsters are doing. Which would make a one on one battle 13-20 rounds or 1-2 minutes.

They were trying to crush its "2nd brain" if I remember correctly. Which isn't really psychic damage

I would like to do Mothra, Rodan, Anguirus, and King Ghidorah, I just don't have the time right now.

There is already a Giant Ape stat block isn't there?
Yes but don't forget that time Kong randomly got electrical powers!
 

Maxperson

Morkus from Orkus
I said 2D ;)
Sure, and as @dave2008 said, you have the right of it. In D&D mechanics, though, a cone isn't 2D and someone who doesn't know much about Godzilla or who assumes that for D&D it's different, because it's written as cone, it will be a full cone. I think describing it as an a sweep in an arc, even without any height description, is a better way to write it.
 

beancounter

(I/Me/Mine)
Much like demon and devil lords who are not given stat blocks in 5E, isn't Godzilla beyond mortal measure?

I mean he's more than a monster, he's a force of nature. Essentially a primordial being.
 

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