D&D 5E Stat Blocks for Monsters I've Used in 5E (now w/ notes on my own version of the stat block)

el-remmen

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The stat blocks for my adaptation of AtCotRG starting with. ..

General Cleombrutus and his zombie soldiers patrolled the area outside of the cultist's swamp lair, having made a deal with the naga who runs the cult -despite their animosity.

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General Cleombrutus uses a magic cursed heavy mace
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el-remmen

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Some of the cultists found in the lair:

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The cult lieutenants:

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A cult priest and his two-headed mutant lizardfolk minions:

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el-remmen

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More creatures and foes faced (or at least present, if not found) in the Swamp Lair of the LOAF cult.

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Though not listed in the stat block above, in my setting harpies are not a race of beings but women who have been magically cursed usually wrongfully or by someone who manipulate them. Each harpy has a distinct way for that curse to be broken (aside from just killing her). In this case, the PCs had the marriage certificate which had served as the focus of her curse by her evil Bluebeard-like husband, and which they had to give to her to burn.

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The bonesnapper is essentially a six-foot tall t-rex.
 

el-remmen

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Just a note that I updated the stat blocks for General Cleombrutus and the priest (now named Farrar Segundo - i was using an out of date stat block), and added the stat block for the general's undead hawk.
 

el-remmen

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Finally, for this adventure is my version of Explicita Defilus - called Perspicua Besmirch below - who is the big bad. When I ran this adventure, she was found in a partially flooded chamber along with the troglodyte mystic and two trog scouts (see above) and three crocodiles. She also had a dominated child to use as a human shield.

I just noticed a couple of typos in the stat block. Apologies.

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The other thing that needs noting is that the Superior Domination power essentially works like a permanent Charm spell even when the naga is not taking precise control of one of her thralls.

Oh and when I ran her, I ended up giving her max hps (120) at the last minute to make the combat a little tougher.
 

el-remmen

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These are the trolls I statted up for running a variation of "Song of the Fens" from Dungeon #40.

One thing missing from Guster and Gooser's stat blocks is that I gave trolls a "rending ability." When both claws hit the same target, the target takes an addition 2d8+4 slashing damage.

Note that Wendall is neutral (with chaotic tendencies). He is a troll who does not possess the typical qualities associated with trolls and prefers to spend his days boating, fishing, and most important of all, singing!


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el-remmen

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One thing I've noticed as I prep stat blocks for my session tomorrow, is that I keep being puzzled by 5E monster design choices as compared to previous editions, and thus work to re-introduce some abilities they use to have and to make their attack more like past editions.

So for example, instead of having one attack called "claws," I frequently break these up into claw/claw/bite and then for creatures like trolls and owlbears, I give an additional ability when both claws hit, like rending damage or a bear hug.
 



el-remmen

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Two more trolls from my adaptation of "The Wayward Wood" from Dungeon #32 - the chieftess and the cave troll she recruited out from the World Below to risk seeing the sun in order to rampage on unsuspecting surface dwellers.

They were accompanied by 48 goblins, four ogres, and four other trolls - though they attacked in waves, not all at once. If I had it to do over, I'd increase the damage it takes for loathesome limbs to take effect on the cave troll up to 20 from 15. Also, on the fly I also made Eydral's legendary resistance pop many of her pustules - meaning that any damage of 10 or more she took before her next turn after using that resistance did not have the effect listed below.

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