Medium aberration, neutral evil

Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points 93 (17d8 + 17)
Speed 20 ft., climb 15 ft.

19 (+4) 19 (+4) 13 (+1) 11 (+0) 8 (-1) 10 (+0)

Saving Throws Dex +6
Skills Intimidation +2, Perception +1, Stealth +8
Damage Resistances acid, cold, lightning
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 11
Languages Void Speech
Challenge 4 (1,100 XP)
Proficiency Bonus +2


  • Void Warping. The area around the dorreq is warped by its connection to the Void. A creature that starts its turn within 20 feet of the dorreq must succeed on a DC 14 Strength saving throw or its speed is halved until the start of its next turn.


  • Multiattack. The dorreq makes one Bite attack and two Tentacles attacks.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 13 (2d8 + 4) piercing damage.
  • Tentacles. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (1d8 + 4) bludgeoning damage, and if the target is a Medium or smaller creature, it is grappled (escape DC 14) and pulled up to 5 feet closer to the dorreq. Until this grapple ends, the target is restrained. The dorreq can grapple up to two creatures at a time.
  • Void Thrum (Recharge 5–6). The dorreq emits a barely audible, vibrating thrum laced with Void energy. Each creature within 20 feet of the dorreq must make a DC 14 Constitution saving throw, taking 10 (3d6) thunder damage and 10 (3d6) necrotic damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.


  • Stone Step. The dorreq teleports, along with any equipment it is wearing or carrying, up to 30 feet to an unoccupied space it can see. The origin and destination spaces must contain a stone or rocky surface, such as a cliff face or rocky terrain.


These twitching balls of tentacles surround an inhuman face dominated by a squid-like beak.

Servants of the Void. The dorreq are servants to ancient horrors of the Void and realms beyond human understanding. They are guardians and sentries for such creatures, and they swarm and attack any creatures approaching too close to the elder aberrations they serve.

Death from Above. Dorreq prefer to drop on their victims from above, pinning them with their many tentacles and biting them with their large, chitinous beaks.

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