Huge monstrosity, chaotic evil

Armor Class 16 (natural armor)
Hit Points 100 (8d12 + 48)
Speed 25 ft.

24 (+7) 12 (+1) 23 (+6) 7 (-2) 16 (+3) 16 (+3)

Skills Perception +6
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 16
Challenge 5 (1,800 XP)


  • Fearful Presence. Each creature of the appalorus’s choice that is within 120 feet of the appalorus and aware of it must succeed on a DC 14 Wisdom saving throw or become frightened for 1 minute. A creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on a success. If a creature’s saving throw is successful or the effect ends for it, the creature is immune to the appalorus’s Frightful Presence for the next 24 hours.
  • Keen Hearing. The appalorus has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on hearing.


  • Multiattack. The appalorus makes three attacks: one with its bite and two with its tails.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +10 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 12 (1d10 + 7) piercing damage.
  • Tail. Melee Weapon Attack: +10 to hit, reach 15 ft., one target. Hit: 11 (1d8 + 7) bludgeoning damage.
  • Dust Breath (Recharge 5-6). The appalorus exhales dust in a 90-foot cone. Thick dust heavily obscures the area for 1 minute.


Roaming the desert sands are enormous creatures known as appaloruses. These colossal monstrosities are a sight to behold. Most of them make their homes near lush oases.

Scary Sight. Other creatures will flee the area when this odd monster arrives on the scene. It’s a slow-moving creature but can be dangerous in close combat.

Dust Storms. Many of the humanoids in the desert blame these monsters for the severe dust storms. However, the appaloruses only breathe dust clouds and not enormous storms.

Plant Eater. The appalorus lives on a diet of cacti and other desert plants. The Jinnan will hunt these creatures for food if they’re desperate.

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Monsters of the Wilderness: A Collection of Monsters for 5th Edition Copyright 2022 Cawood Publishing Author Andrew Cawood

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