Family: Catoblepas

Large monstrosity, neutral

Armor Class 18 (natural armor)
Hit Points 228 (24d10 + 96)
Speed 40 ft., swim 30 ft.

20 (+5) 8 (-1) 18 (+4) 5 (-3) 15 (+2) 10 (+0)

Saving Throws Con +8, Wis +6
Skills Perception +6
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 16
Languages Sylvan
Challenge 12 (8,400 XP)


  • Stench. Any creature that starts its turn within 10 feet of the catoblepas must succeed on a DC 16 Constitution saving throw or be poisoned until the start of its next turn. On a successful saving throw, the creature is immune to the catoblepas’s stench for 24 hours.
  • Trampling Charge. If the catoblepas moves at least 20 feet straight toward a creature and then hits it with a gore attack on the same turn, that target must succeed on a DC 17 Strength saving throw or be forced prone. If the target is prone, the catoblepas can make one attack with its hooves against it as a bonus action.


  • Multiattack. The catoblepas makes one Bite attack, one Gore attack, and one Hooves attack.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 15 (3d6 + 5) piercing damage.
  • Gore. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 14 (2d8+ 5) piercing damage.
  • Hooves. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 14 (2d8 + 5) bludgeoning damage.
  • Fetid Breath (Recharge 5-6). The catoblepas exhales poisonous gas in a 60-foot cone. Each creature in that area must make a DC 16 Constitution saving throw, taking 49 (9d10) poison damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.


The catoblepas is an aggressive beast at the best of times, willing to knock down trees, fences, even small houses to eat whatever it finds interesting, be that meal plant or animal or human being. Though it prefers swamps, the catoblepas has been known to forage in plains and forests for short periods before returning to the buoyant support of water and mud. Few creatures linger near a catoblepas’s feeding ground because of the monster’s bad temper and poisonous breath, and only rot-loving predators such as oozes or exceptionally large otyughs have any interest in hunting them.

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