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Drake, Coin

Family: Drake

Small dragon, neutral

Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points 82 (11d6 + 44)
Speed 30 ft., climb 20 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
10 (+0) 16 (+3) 19 (+4) 12 (+1) 13 (+1) 15 (+2)

Saving Throws Dex +6, Cha +5
Skills Perception +4, Stealth +6
Damage Resistances acid, cold, fire, lightning
Condition Immunities charmed, frightened, paralyzed, unconscious
Senses passive Perception 14
Languages Common, Draconic
Challenge 5 (1,800 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • Coin Sense. The coin drake has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on vibrations when a creature comes into contact with coins within 20 feet of the drake.
  • False Appearance. While the coin drake remains motionless, it is indistinguishable from a pile of coins.

ACTIONS

  • Multiattack. The coin drake makes three attacks: one with its bite and two with its claws.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 10 (2d6 + 3) piercing damage.
  • Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 6 (1d6 + 3) slashing damage.
  • Hurled Coins. Ranged Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, range 20/60 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (2d6 + 3) bludgeoning damage.
  • Molten Gold (Recharge 5–6). The coin drake expels gold heated within its body in a 15-foot cone. Each creature in that area must make a DC 15 Dexterity saving throw, taking 33 (6d10) fire damage or half as much damage on a successful one. A creature that fails its save is restrained by the rapidly cooling gold. As an action, the creature can make a DC 15 Strength check, breaking free of the gold on a success.

ABOUT

Layers of coins of all description cover this draconic creature’s head, body, and tail. Its teeth and claws appear to be coins filed down to a fine point.

Living Treasure. Coin drakes are their own hoard. When adult drakes produce an egg, they find a suitable pile of coins in which to place the egg. As coin drakes grow older and larger, they add more coins to their bodies and replace coins of lesser value with those of greater value. Coin drakes not associated with another dragon’s hoard must constantly replenish coins they lose in combat. When they are killed, they collapse into a heap of coins.

Watchful Wardens. Coin drakes among a pile of coins become attuned to the coins and can sense movement of those coins. This makes them excellent guardians of coin-filled hoards belonging to more powerful dragons who don’t mind the loss of a handful of coins to drakes who must rebuild themselves after a fight.

Coin Dependent. Coin drakes measure 3 feet long and weigh 50 pounds with most of that weight from coins. Plucking individual coins from the drakes is difficult, but it sheds them when it engages in vigorous activity. A “naked” coin drake often dies within an hour of losing its last coin, prompting a desperate search for replacements.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Warlock Grimoire 2. Authors: Wolfgang Baur, Celeste Conowitch, David “Zeb” Cook, Dan Dillon, Robert Fairbanks, Scott Gable, Richard Green, Victoria Jaczko, TK Johnson, Christopher Lockey, Sarah Madsen, Greg Marks, Ben McFarland, Kelly Pawlik, Lysa Penrose, Richard Pett, Marc Radle, Hannah Rose, Jon Sawatsky, Robert Schwalb, Brian Suskind, Ashley Warren, Mike Welham. © 2020 Open Design LLC.

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