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Hobgoblin Imperator

Family: Hobgoblin

Medium humanoid (goblinoid), lawful evil

Armor Class 17 (splint)
Hit Points 117 (16d8 + 45)
Speed 30 ft.

16 (+3) 15 (+2) 16 (+3) 14 (+2) 17 (+3) 16 (+3)

Saving Throws Con+6, Wis+6, Cha+6
Skills Athletics +6, Intimidation +6, Perception +6
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 16
Languages Common, Goblin
Challenge 5 (1,800 XP)

Special Traits

  • Regimented Aggression. All friendly hobgoblins within 30 feet of the hobgoblin imperator gain a +1 bonus to their damage rolls.


  • Multiattack. The hobgoblin imperator can use its frightening presence. It then makes three attacks with its longsword.
  • Longsword. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d8 + 3) slashing damage, or 8 (1d10 + 3) slashing damage if wielded with two hands.
  • Command Attack. The hobgoblin imperator shouts orders to all subordinates within 60 feet. Allied creatures who can see and hear the hobgoblin imperator can use their reaction to either move their speed to a target of the imperator’s choice or make a weapon attack against a target of the imperator’s choice.
  • Frightening Presence. When there are at least 10 hobgoblins or 3 hobgoblin legates within 40 feet of the hobgoblin imperator, each creature of the hobgoblin imperator’s choice that is within 120 feet of the hobgoblin imperator and able to see and hear it must succeed on a DC 15 Wisdom saving throw or become frightened for 1 minute. A creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success. If a creature’s saving throw is successful or the effect ends for it, the creature is immune to the hobgoblin imperator’s Frightening Presence for the next 24 hours.


  • Counterattack. If the attack roll made against the hobgoblin imperator results in a 10 or below, the hobgoblin imperator can make an opportunity attack against the attacker.


Having united two or more armies, imperators tend more towards the ostentatious, and often have a grand plan or purpose for their host. World domination, for instance…

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