Giant, Cave

Family: Giant

Huge giant, chaotic evil

Armor Class 14 (natural armor)
Hit Points 137 (11d12 + 66)
Speed 40 ft.

23 (+6) 10 (+0) 22 (+6) 6 (-2) 10 (+0) 7 (-2)

Skills Perception +3
Senses darkvision 120 ft., passive Perception 13
Languages Giant
Challenge 6 (2,300 XP)

Special Traits

  • Camouflage. The giant has advantage on Dexterity (Stealth) checks to Hide in cavernous and rocky underground terrain.


  • Multiattack. The cave giant makes two greataxe attacks.
  • Greataxe. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 19 (2d12 + 6) slashing damage.
  • Rock. Ranged Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, range 60/240 ft., one target. Hit: 28 (4d10 + 6) bludgeoning damage. If the target is a creature, it must succeed on a DC 16 Strength saving throw or be knocked prone.


  • Rock Catching. If a rock or similar object is hurled at the giant, the giant can, with a successful DC 10 Dexterity saving throw, catch the missile and take no bludgeoning damage from it.


This massive giant has hideously primitive features and gray blotchy flesh. Unkempt, it wears nothing but filthy rags and carries a tremendous greatclub, and its eyes glare maliciously. Most disturbing, its protruding tusk-like teeth hang over its swollen lips, causing a steady stream of drool.

Dumber, stronger cousins of hill giants, cave giants live in small communal bands of no more than twelve individuals, with a single male leader that is usually stronger and certainly meaner than all others. They often take up residence in large hill or mountain caves, foraging for food such as mountain goats, bears, and wayward explorers. Extremely primitive and simple-minded, cave giants have no real concept of fire or creature comforts, so they eat their food raw.

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