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Bugbear Ambusher

Medium humanoid (goblinoid), chaotic evil

Armor Class 15 (studded leather)
Hit Points 55 (10d8 + 10)
Speed 30 ft.

16 (+3) 17 (+3) 12 (+1) 15 (+2) 18 (+4) 10 (+0)

Skills Perception +6, Stealth +7, Survival +6
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 16
Languages Common, Goblin
Challenge 3 (700 XP)

Special Traits

  • Padded Feet. The bugbear ambusher has advantage on Dexterity (Stealth) checks to move silently.
  • Surprise Attack. If the bugbear ambusher 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.


  • Multiattack. The bugbear ambusher makes three attacks.
  • Spear. Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., or range 20/60 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d8 + 3) piercing damage.
  • Hand Axe. Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft. or range 20/60 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d6 + 3) slashing damage.


  • 3 spears, 3 hand axes, studded leather armor, and roll a d12:
d12 Item(s)
1-6 1d4 days’ dried meat rations
7-9 A trinket
10-11 A tattered leather coin purse containing 24 (7d6) cp, and 10 (3d6) sp
12 A waterskin containing trollsblood

Ambushers are equally well equipped for bursting from hiding to bring down small to mid-sized game as they are for taking on intruders with a variety of throwing weapons, and adaptable enough to be just as deadly in close quarters.

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Game Master’s Toolbox – Ultimate Bestiary: Revenge of the Horde, Copyright 2017, Chris Haskins, Nord Games LLC.