Medium beast, unaligned

Armor Class 14 (natural armor)
Hit Points 58 (9d8 + 18)
Speed 30 ft., burrow 20 ft., swim 10 ft.

14 (+2) 17 (+3) 15 (+2) 2 (-4) 12 (+1) 10 (+0)

Senses blindsight 30 ft., passive Perception 11
Challenge 1 (200 XP)
Proficiency Bonus +2


  • Burrowed Tunnels. If the dogmole burrows at half its burrowing speed, it can leave a 5-foot diameter tunnel in its wake.


  • Multiattack. The dogmole makes one Bite attack and one Claw attack.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d6 + 3) piercing damage.
  • Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (2d4 + 3) slashing damage.


  • Wormkiller Rage. When the dogmole takes damage from a Small or larger insectoid Beast, such as a giant centipede, or when it deals damage to such a creature, it enters a special rage for 3 rounds. While in this rage, it has advantage on attack rolls and Strength checks and deals an extra 2 (1d4) piercing damage with its Bite attack, but its Armor Class is reduced by 2. The dogmole can’t end this rage willingly.


This mole-like creature is the size of a large dog, with a thick, barrel-shaped body. A ring of tentacles sprouts above a mouth dominated by spade-like incisors, and cataracts fill its tiny eyes.

Domesticated by Dwarves. Mountain dwarves have domesticated many subterranean creatures, among them a breed of giant talpidae commonly called dogmoles. Energetic and obedient, dogmoles pull ore trolleys through mines, sniff out toxic gases and polluted waters, and help excavate trapped miners.

Sense Cave-Ins. Dogmoles are renowned for their ability to detect imminent cave-ins and burrowing monsters, making them welcome companions in the depths. Outside the mines, dogmoles serve as pack animals, guard beasts, and bloodhounds.

Derro Juggernauts. Derro also use dogmoles, but such unfortunate creatures are brutalized from birth and hardened by scarification, drugs, and warping magic. This treatment forces the dogmole to grow into a large, furless mass of muscle, scar tissue, and barbed piercings with incisors the size of shortswords. Derro use dogmole juggernauts as mounts and improvised siege engines or, when not at war, as gladiatorial contestants.

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