Doc Cu’o’c

Medium fey, neutral

Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points 97 (13d10 + 26)
Speed 30 ft.

13 (+1) 12 (+1) 14 (+2) 15 (+2) 16 (+3) 16 (+3)

Saving Throws Dex +4, Wis +6, Cha +6
Damage Resistances bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks
Skills Nature +5, Perception +6, Persuasion +6
Senses passive Perception 16
Languages Common, Sylvan
Challenge 6 (2,300 XP)



  • Multiattack. The doc cu’o’c makes two attacks with its axe.
  • Axe. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d8 + 2) slashing damage plus 7 (2d6) lightning damage.
  • Arc of Electricity. If the doc cu’o’c strikes the same creature twice in the same round with its axe, the target takes an additional 21 (6d6) lightning damage, or half as much on a successful DC 14 Dexterity saving throw. If it strikes two adjacent creatures in the same round with its axe, it can spend a bonus action to instead cause both creatures to take 14 (4d6) lightning damage, or half as much on a successful saving throw.


The doc cu’o’c appears as a human, either male or female, split lengthwise down the middle. The left half of its body appears normal, clad in typical clothing and appearing as a native of the land it protects, while the right half of its body simply does not exist. It stands on one leg, not balanced over that single leg but with a stance that suggests the missing part of its body was actually there. The doc cu’o’c holds a glowing axe in its left hand. It stands 5 to 6 feet tall and weighs around 80 pounds.

Guardian of the Land. The doc cu’o’c considers itself a guardian of the land, warding off destructive spirits that threaten their territory. They protect their chosen region with little regard for others, and they have been known to negotiate with brigands and despoilers to convince them to simply take their depredations elsewhere rather than trying to defeat them personally. Those living in a doc cu’o’c’s territory may beseech its aid with prayers and offerings and it may assist them, but its first priority is always the land itself, not those that dwell upon it.

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