Highland Cow

Large beast (cattle), unaligned

Armor Class 10 (natural armor)
Hit Points 17 (2d10 + 6)
Speed 30 ft.

18 (+4) 8 (-1) 16 (+3) 2 (-4) 11 (+0) 4 (-3)

Damage Resistances cold
Senses Passive Perception 12
Proficiency Bonus +2
Challenge 1/4 (50 XP)


  • Charge. If the highland cow moves at least 20 feet straight toward a target and then hits it with a Gore attack on the same turn, the target takes an extra 7 (2d6) piercing damage.
  • Keen Smell. The highland cow has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on smell.
  • Sure-Footed. The highland cow has advantage on Strength and Dexterity saving throws made against effects that would knock it prone.


  • Gore. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d6 + 4) piercing damage.


This cow has a distinctive shaggy coat, which provides excellent protection against the harsh Highland weather.

Highland cows, often called “coos” in the regions where they are found, are a hardy and adaptable breed of cattle native to the highlands. Highland cows thrive in rugged and hilly terrains, including moorlands, glens, and the heather-covered highlands.

Highland cows are herbivores, primarily grazing on grasses and other vegetation. They are more concerned with foraging for food and maintaining their social structure within the herd.

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