Dire Goose

Large beast, unaligned

Armor Class 1
Hit Points 52 (7d10 + 14)
Speed 30 ft., fly 60 ft., swim 30 ft.

18 (+4) 15 (+2) 14 (+2) 2 (-4) 13 (+1) 10 (+0)

Skills Perception +3
Condition Immunities frightened
Senses passive Perception 13
Challenge 2 (450 XP)
Proficiency Bonus +2


  • Flyby. The goose doesn’t provoke opportunity attacks when it flies out of an enemy’s reach.


  • Beak. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 11 (1d10 + 4) piercing damage.
  • Dire Honk. The goose lets out a fearsome honk audible out to 300 feet and flaps its wings aggressively at one creature it can see within 30 feet of it. If the creature can see and hear the goose, it must succeed a DC 13 Wisdom saving throw or become frightened of the goose until the end of its next turn and lose concentration if it was concentrating on a spell. A creature that succeeds on the saving throw is immune to the goose’s dire honk for the next 24 hours.


Towering over regular geese, dire geese are migratory birds of impressive size and surprisingly strong memories. These enormous birds usually lead peaceful lives in the wild but can be fiercely aggressive against anyone who threatens them or those they consider family.

Dire geese usually fly together in a V formation in groups known as wedge elementals and use their mighty honks to communicate with each other and instill fear in the hearts of their enemies. Powerful and defiant, dire geese can be challenging to train, but once tamed, they become fiercely protective and develop parental tendencies towards their riders.

When threatened, a dire goose will flap its wings aggressively and let out deafening honks to drive enemies away. If this fails, the fearless bird will fight with surprising aggression and ferocity.

Greater Steed. At the gamemaster’s discretion, a player character who can obtain a greater steed through magic may choose the form of a dire goose for their greater steed.

Awakened Dire Geese. Dire geese are eligible targets for the awaken spell. Awakened dire geese might become minstrels and sing loud and energetic ballads and use intimidating wing flapping and dire honks in their performances.

Entire wedges of awakened dire geese might take up aerobatics or precision marching as fun pastimes.

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