Bugbear Thrall

Family: Bugbear

Medium humanoid (goblinoid), chaotic evil

Armor Class 14 (hide armor)
Hit Points 82 (11d8 + 33)
Speed 40 ft.

18 (+4) 14 (+2) 17 (+3) 6 (–2) 9 (–1) 7 (–2)

Saving Throws Str +7
Skills Athletics +7, Intimidation +4, Survival +2
Senses darkvision 60 ft, passive Perception 9
Languages Goblin
Challenge 5 (1,800 XP)
Proficiency Bonus +3


  • Brute. A melee weapon deals one extra die of its damage when the bugbear thrall hits with it (included in the attack).
  • Keen Smell. The bugbear thrall has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on smell.
  • Lunge. When the bugbear thrall makes an attack with a melee weapon in its hands, it can increase its reach by 5 feet (included in the attack).
  • Rampage. When the bugbear thrall reduces a creature to 0 hit points with a melee attack on its turn, the bugbear can take a bonus action to move up to half its speed and make a bite attack.
  • Blood Rage. The disease Blood Rage causes a bugbear thrall to be chaotic evil and grants the bugbear an extra 1d4 damage on Strength-based attacks (included in the attacks). Also, at the start of its turn, the bugbear can gain advantage on all melee weapon attack rolls it makes until the start of its next turn, but attack rolls against it have advantage until the start of its next turn. Any bugbear that comes into physical contact with the rage-infected bugbear must succeed on a DC 14 Constitution saving throw or contract this disease. Only greater restoration, similarly powerful magic, or a special herbal concoction (see Salvage) can cure this disease.


  • Multiattack. The thrall makes three attacks, only two of which can be glaive attacks.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 9 (2d4 + 4) piercing damage and, if the target is a bugbear, Blood Rage.
  • Glaive. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 15 ft., one target. Hit: 17 (2d10 + 1d4 + 4) slashing damage.
  • Haft. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 11 (3d4 + 4) bludgeoning damage.
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