Draugr, Sea

Family: Draugr

Large undead, neutral evil

Armor Class 12 (natural armor)
Hit Points 42 (5d10 + 15)
Speed 30 ft., swim 30 ft.

15 (+2) 15 (+2) 16 (+3) 7 (-2) 10 (+0) 6 (-2)

Skills Perception +2, Stealth +4, Survival +2
Damage Resistances fire, bludgeoning, piercing, poison
Condition Immunities blinded, deafened, exhaustion, poisoned
Senses blindsight 60 ft., passive Perception 13
Languages Common
Challenge 1 (200 XP)

Special Traits

  • Ambusher. In the first round of a combat, the draugr has advantage on attack rolls against any creature it surprised.
  • False Appearance. While the draugr remains motionless in its true form, it is indistinguishable from normal seaweed.
  • Rock Shape. The draugr can use its action to reshape its body into the form a wet rock. Its statistics are otherwise unchanged. The disguise is convincing, unless the draugr is in bright light, moves, or the viewer is within 30 feet of it, in which case ruse is clear. The draugr returns to its true form if takes a bonus action to do so or if it dies.


  • Slam. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d6 + 2) bludgeoning damage.
  • Slippery Puddle. The draugr creates a puddle of slippery water. The puddle is 1 inch deep and covers the ground in the draugr’s space. The puddle is difficult terrain for all creatures except draugrs and lasts for 1 hour. Any creature that enters the puddle’s area or starts its turn there must succeed on a DC 12 Dexterity saving throw or fall prone.


This blue-black, bloated corpse stalks forward with malign intent.

The draugr is an animated corpse that bursts from its grave. Worse, the corpse can grow in enormous size and is incredibly heavy. It is animated out of sheer jealousy. The draugr misses its old life and envies the living.

The spirits of those who drowned at sea, sea-draugr are the size of bulls, dressed in oilskin coats, and have only seaweed for a head. While not nearly as powerful as landdraugr, they make up in numbers what they lack in strength.

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