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Horned Warver

Huge monstrosity, unaligned

Armor Class 14 (natural armor)
Hit Points 190 (15d12 + 90)
Speed 40 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
22 (+6) 11 (+0) 2 (+6) 2 (-4) 8 (-1) 2 (-4)

Senses passive Perception 9
Languages
Challenge 8 (3,900 XP)

Special Traits

  • Aggressive. The horned warver has advantage on all initiative checks and its movement speed is increased to 60 feet on the first round of combat.
  • Trampling Charge. If the horned warver moves at least 20 feet straight toward a creature and then hits it with a gore attack on the same turn, that target must succeed on a DC 18 Strength saving throw or be knocked prone. If the target is knocked prone, the warver can make one stomp attack against it as a bonus action.

Actions

  • Multiattack. The horned warver makes two attacks: one with its bite and one with its tail.
  • Gore. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 17 (2d10 + 6) bludgeoning damage.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 15 (2d8 + 6) piercing damage and the target must make a DC 16 Constitution save or become poisoned until the end of the warver’s next turn.
  • Stomp. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 5 ft., one prone creature. Hit: 32 (4d12 + 6) bludgeoning damage.
  • Thunderous Bellow (Recharge 6). As a bonus action, the warver lets out a loud roar. Each creature within 60 feet must succeed on a DC 14 Wisdom saving throw. On a failure, the creature takes 11 (2d10) thunder damage and is deafened for 1 minute.

About

Horned warvers are solitary creatures found throughout the Material Plane. They are especially easy to find in thick forests and other areas that provide ample cover for their large forms.

As true omnivores, a horned warver may spend the spring and summer months eating vegetation and turn to hunting prey during the frozen months. Its bellow can be heard for miles and its concussive force has been known to pulverize smaller creatures before the warver has even closed the distance enough to impale them on its horns.

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