Dwarf, Pike Guard Captain

Medium humanoid (dwarf), lawful neutral

Armor Class 18 (plate)
Hit Points 93 (11d8 + 44)
Speed 25 ft.

16 (+3) 9 (–1) 19 (+4) 10 (+0) 13 (+1) 12 (+1)

Saving Throws Int +3, Wis +4
Skills Intimidation +4, Perception +4
Damage Resistances poison
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 14
Languages Common, Dwarvish
Challenge 5 (1,800 XP)
Proficiency Bonus +3


  • Forest of Pikes. As the pike guard.
  • Pike Mastery. As the pike guard.


  • Multiattack. The pike guard captain uses Not One Step Back, if it can. It then makes two Pike attacks.
  • Pike. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 14 (2d10 + 3) piercing damage.
  • Not One Step Back! (Recharge 5–6). The captain bellows an order, inspiring its subordinates to glory. Each creature of the captain’s choice within 10 feet of it becomes immune to the charmed and frightened conditions for 1 minute. In addition, the captain grants one such creature the Bring It Down reaction for 1 minute, allowing the target to make an opportunity attack if a pike guard or the captain deals damage to a creature in the target’s reach. The captain can share Bring It Down with only one creature at a time. If the captain shares Bring It Down with another, the effect on the previous target ends. These effects ends early if the captain is incapacitated.


  • Brace Pike. When a creature enters the captain’s reach, the captain can brace its pike. If it does so, it has advantage on its next attack roll against that creature.
  • Bring It Down. When a creature within the captain’s reach takes damage from a pike guard or pike guard captain, the captain can make one opportunity attack against that creature.
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