Family: Avestruzii

Medium humanoid (avestruzii), any

Armor Class 14 (scale mail)
Hit Points 22 (3d8 + 9)
Speed 40 ft.

14 (+2) 10 (+0) 16 (+3) 8 (–1) 10 (+0) 10 (+0)

Skills Athletics +4, Perception +2
Senses passive Perception 12
Languages Common, Terran
Challenge 1/2 (100 XP)
Proficiency Bonus +2


  • Battleaxe. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d8 + 2) slashing damage, or 7 (1d10 + 2) slashing damage if used with two hands.
  • Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d4 + 2) slashing damage.
  • Shortbow. Ranged Weapon Attack: +2 to hit, range 80/320 ft., one target. Hit: 3 (1d6) piercing damage.


  • Dig In. The avestruzii has resistance to one melee weapon attack that would hit it. To do so, the avestruzii must see the attacker and must not have moved during its previous turn.


Long-legged bird people, clad in scale mail, gallop across the plains, kicking up a storm of dust in their wakes.

Avestruzii are flightless, birdlike humanoids who hail from the Elemental Plane of Earth. Their long legs allow them to sprint quickly across short distances, and thick feathers protect them from harm.

Hardened Survivors. After nearly being hunted into extinction by extraplanar poachers, the few surviving avestruzii formed a closed martial society in hopes of survival. After driving their pursuers from the Elemental Plane of Earth, their greatest warriors formed a clan system that persists to this day.

Skilled Cavalry. While most avestruzii defend their territory on the Elemental Plane of Earth, warlords often lure warbands of avestruzii to the Material Plane, where they serve as cavalry on the open plains.

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