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Bog Hopper

Medium fey, chaotic evil

Armor Class 14
Hit Points 60 (8d8 + 24)
Speed 40 ft., swim 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
16 (+3) 18 (+4) 16 (+3) 7 (-2) 12 (+1) 4 (-3)

Skills Perception +3, Stealth +6
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities poisoned
Senses darkvision 90 ft., passive Perception 13
Languages Sylvan
Challenge 4 (1,100 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • Amphibious. The bog hopper can breathe air and water.
  • Keen Hearing. The bog hopper has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on hearing.
  • Magic Resistance. The bog hopper has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.
  • Slippery. The bog hopper has advantage on ability checks and saving throws made to escape a grapple.
  • Standing Leap. The bog hopper’s long jump is up to 20 feet and its high jump is up to 10 feet, with or without a running start.
  • Sunlight Sensitivity. While in sunlight, the bog hopper has disadvantage on attack rolls, as well as on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on sight.
  • Surprise Attack. If the bog hopper surprises a creature and hits it with an attack during the first round of combat, the target takes an extra 7 (2d6) damage from the attack.
  • Swamp Camouflage. The bog hopper has advantage on Dexterity (Stealth) checks made to hide in swampy terrain.

ACTIONS

  • Multiattack. The bog hopper makes two attacks: one with its bite and one with its horn.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d8 + 3) piercing damage.
  • Horn. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 12 (2d8 + 3) piercing damage.
  • Shoot Spikes. Ranged Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, range 30/80 ft., one target. Hit: 9 (1d10 + 4) piercing damage plus 2 (1d4) poison damage.

REACTIONS

  • Dodge. The bog hopper can use its reaction to add +1 to its AC against a melee attack. It must be able to see the attacker.

ABOUT

A concerned paladin counts all his party members as they emerge from a trek through the swamp. The adventurers realize one companion is missing. Then their bearded leader notices several spikes in the cleric’s chain mail. Frowning, the older man declares that a bog hopper is at work.

Swamp Stalker. This odd fey creature spends its time hunting in swampy terrain. It is a carnivore and will feed on insects, beasts, humanoids, and any other available meat. They can attack with their horn, jaws, or by shooting poisonous spikes.

Dark Cover. Bog hoppers prefer to hunt in dimly lit areas or at night. These stealthy monsters like to lurk in the water or thick foliage and listen for the movements of any prey.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

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

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