Large monstrosity, unaligned

Armor Class 11 (natural armor)
Hit Points 59 (7d10 + 21)
Speed 40 ft., burrow 10 ft., climb 30 ft., swim 20 ft.

19 (+4) 10 (+0) 16 (+3) 2 (-4) 13 (+1) 7 (-2)

Skills Perception +3, Stealth +2, Survival +3
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 13
Proficiency Bonus +2
Challenge 4 (1,100 XP)


  • Hold Breath. The bruckee can hold its breath for up to 30 minutes.
  • Keen Smell. The bruckee has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on smell.
  • Underwater Camouflage. The bruckee has advantage on Dexterity (Stealth) checks made while underwater.


  • Multiattack. The bruckee makes two attacks: one with its Bite and one with its Claws.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (1d8 + 4) piercing damage.
  • Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 11 (2d6 + 4) slashing damage.


  • Pounce. If the bruckee moves at least 20 feet straight toward a creature and then hits it with a claws attack on the same turn, that target must succeed on a DC 15 Strength saving throw or be knocked prone. If the target is prone, the bruckee can make one bite attack against it as a bonus action.
  • Rampage. When the bruckee reduces a creature to 0 hit points with a melee attack on its turn, it can take a bonus action to move up to half its speed and make a claw attack.


Resembling a massive badger, the bruckee possesses a hulking body covered in jet-black fur with a distinctive white underbelly and a prominent white stripe spanning its back. It stands at an imposing height, akin to that of a bear, with four colossal paws adorned with deadly claws.

The bruckee is a fearsome water-dwelling monster from the lakes and deep rivers, preferring the dark and secluded waters where it can lurk and stalk its prey. It possesses the ability to move both on land and underwater, allowing it to hunt effectively in its aquatic domain and venture onto land when necessary.

The bruckee is a highly territorial and carnivorous creature, known for its insatiable appetite and voracious feeding habits. It sustains itself by preying upon unsuspecting animals and even humans who venture too close to its domain. Legends speak of the bruckee devouring entire herds of cattle in a single meal, leaving behind a trail of destruction and fear.

The bruckee is an apex predator, relying on its immense size, strength, and deadly claws to overpower and incapacitate its prey. It is a master of surprise attacks, utilizing its keen sense of smell and stealth to stalk its victims from the water, striking with lightning speed and ferocity. The bruckee employs its powerful pounce ability to knock down and immobilize its targets, allowing it to deliver devastating bites and rending claw attacks. It takes advantage of its aquatic environment, often dragging its victims into the water to drown them before consuming their flesh.

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