5e Creatures - Spriggan

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  • 5e Creatures

    The Spriggan

    Introduction: The Spriggan is one of my favorite creatures missing from the Monster Manual. I will also be adding the Choker and others soon. If you have requests please post them in the comments!

    More monsters for any campaign

    by Josiah Pisciotta

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  • SPRIGGAN Spriggansareevilfeycreaturesresemblingdirty,ugly,unkeptgnomes.Theyhavedullyellowskinandgreasyreddishbrowndisheveledhairwhichisoftengrowntoridiculousproportions.Theirfilthymustaches,sideburnsandponytailsarealmostasoffensiveastheirodor,anauseatingsmellofslightlyrancidflesh.NomadicThievesandMurderers.Sprigganssurviveonthemisfortuneofothersbyrobbingandmurderingtravelersandfarmers.Whendesperatetheymayevenentertownsandcitiesinsearchofvictims.Spriggansdonotnormallystayinoneplaceforlongastheytendtoattracttheattentionofthelawandaredrivenoff,buttheysometimessettleindismalburrowsorforgottenruinsnearroadswheretravelersarefrequent.CowardlyBullies.Sprigganoperateingroupsseekingtointimidate,confuseandoverwhelmtheirvictims.Inthewildernesstheysurroundtravelersandusetheirenlargetointimidatethemintogivingupanythingofvalue.Spriggansespeciallylikeweaponsandarmor.Theyarehappytoleavetravelersinthewildernesswithnothingbutwillalsoattackthosewhoresistusingsneakattackandenlargetofighteffectivelyasagroup.IfafightlookstobeturningagainsttheSprigganstheyarequicktoretreat.Intownsandcitiesspriggansaremorelikelytousesleightofhandandintimidatetogetwhattheywant.

    SPRIGGANSmallFey,ChaoticEvil

    AC:16(StuddedLeather)HP:22(4d6+8)Speed:20ft.

    STR

    10(+0)DEX

    18(+4)CON

    14(+2)INT

    12(+1)WIS9(1)

    CHR11(+0)

    SkillsIntimidation+2,SleightofHand+6,Stealth+6SensesDarkvision60ft.passivePerception9LanguagesGnome,CommonChallenge2(450XP)

    SneakAttack(1/Turn).Thespriggandealsanextra7(2d6)damagewhenithitsatargetwithaweaponattackandhasadvantageontheattackroll,orwhenthetargetiswithin5feetofanallyofthesprigganthatisntincapacitatedandthespriggandoesnthavedisadvantageontheattackroll.InnateSpellcasting.TheSpriggansinnatespellcastingabilityisIntelligence(spellsaveDC11).It

    caninnatelycastthefollowingspells,requiringnomaterialcomponents:Atwill:Produceflame1/dayeach:Shatter,Fear

    Actions:Enlarge(RechargesafteraShortorLongRest).For1minute,thesprigganmagicallyincreasesinsize,alongwithanythingitiswearingorcarrying.Whileenlarged,thesprigganisLarge,doublesitsdamagediceonweaponattacks(includedintheattack),makesStrengthchecksandStrengthsavingthrowswithadvantage,andhasadvantageonIntimidationchecks.Thesprigganalsogains10(3d6)temporaryhitpointswhicharelostwhentheenlargeends.IfthesprigganlackstheroomtobecomeLarge,itattainthemaximumsizepossibleinthespaceavailable.Whileenlargedasprigganisunabletouseitssneakattackandinnatespellcastingabilities.Shortsword.MeleeWeaponAttack:+6tohit,reach5,onetarget.Hit:7(1d6+4)piercingdamageor11(2d6+4)piercingdamagewhileenlarged.

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