Amber Bulk

Large monstrosity, chaotic evil

Armor Class 18 (natural armor)
Hit Points 93 (11d10+33)
Speed 30 ft., burrow 20 ft.

20 (+5) 13 (+1) 16 (+3) 3 (–4) 10 (+0) 10 (+0)

Senses darkvision 120 ft., tremorsense 60 ft., passive Perception 10
Languages none
Challenge 5 (1,800 XP)


  • Confusion. The eyes of the creature possess a special ability. Any creature with an intelligence score of 6 of higher that starts its turn within 30 feet and beholds the four eyes of the amber bulk must make a DC 15 Charisma saving throw or suffer confusion (as the spell) for 2d6 rounds. This ability does not work if the creature is incapacitated or deceased. Unless surprised, each round a creatures can choose to avoid looking at the Amber Hulk and making a saving throw, but their attack rolls against the creature have disadvantage, and the creature’s attack rolls against them have advantage.
  • Tunneling. The Amber Hulk can dig through solid rock at 10ft per round, creating a 5 foot wide and 8 foot high tunnel.


  • Multiattack. The Amber Hulk makes two claw attacks and one bite attack.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 14 (2d8+5) slashing damage.
  • Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 13 (3d4+5) slashing damage.


Amber bulks are a predatorial subterranean species. Standing 8 feet tall and 5 feet wide, the amber bulk is a formidable opponent. Their origin is unknown, but sages believe they are the result of magical experimentation.

Amber bulks, also called chitinous clods by some species of the underdark, will eat almost anything. They have been known to eat purple worms, giant ant colonies, and ankhegs. Above all, amber bulks desire humanoids as their preferred prey. Amber bulks tend to have a hard black hide that shades to yellow along the chest and belly. Their mandibles are made of ivory and are valuable (2,000 gp each).

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