Medium humanoid (any species), chaotic neutral

Armor Class 13 (hide armor)
Hit Points 32 (5d8 + 10)
Speed 30 ft.

15 (+2) 12 (+1) 14 (+2) 10 (+0) 12 (+1) 14 (+2)

Skills Intimidation +4, Nature +2, Survival +3
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 11
Languages one national language, Sylvan
Challenge 1 (200 XP)
Proficiency Bonus +2


  • Dryad Protection. The bolejack has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects that don’t come from an allied dryad.
  • Dryad’s Stride. Moving through nonmagical difficult terrain, as well as magical difficult terrain created by an allied dryad, costs the bolejack no extra movement.
  • Magic Weapons. The bolejack’s weapon attacks are magical.


  • Multiattack. The bolejack attacks once with its battleaxe and once with its handaxe.
  • Battleaxe. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d8 + 2) slashing damage.
  • Handaxe. Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft. or range 20/60 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d6 + 2) slashing damage.
  • Axe Sweep (Recharge 5–6). The bolejack makes a battleaxe attack against a creature. If the attack hits the target, the bolejack can use the same attack roll to see if the attack hits another creature within 5 feet of the bolejack and 5 feet of the first target. In addition to the damage, on a hit, a target must succeed on a DC 12 Strength saving throw or fall prone.


Dryad Thralls. Monster hunters and sages know that some fey spirits who fall in love with mortals are bound to trees and changed into dryads, remaining forever young while their tree is kept safe. This bound state doesn’t rob the dryad of power. Every so often, a dryad becomes interested in a person moving through her territory. She uses her charms and fey magic to make them into her thrall.

Woodcutter’s Peril. Since a dryad lives within a forested grove, a significant number of those she encounters are woodcutters. A bolejack is a woodcutter who has won the trust of a dryad. If what they share is not love, the infatuation is strong enough for her to grant the bolejack some of her fey power.

Varied Devotion. A bolejack protects the dryad when her charms fail. Bolejacks are varied in their devotion to the dryad when her enchantment is removed. A bolejack is as likely to attack as to thank those who slay or subdue the dryad, breaking the bond between the two.

  • DC 10 Intelligence (Nature): A bolejack is a woodcutter a dryad charmed to protect the forest. Magic bolsters the bolejack so they can make better attacks and better resist other magic.
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