Jotnar, Fire (Muspelrisi)

Family: Jotun

Huge giant (shapechanger), any neutral

Armor Class 16 (byrnie and shield)
Hit Points 162 (13d12 + 69)
Speed 50 ft.

25 (+7) 9 (-1) 23 (+6) 10 (+0) 14 (+2) 13 (+1)

Saving Throws Strength +11, Constitution +10, Intelligence +4, Charisma +5
Skills Athletics +11, Deception +5, Nature +4, Perception +6, Persuasion +5, Stealth +3, Survival +6
Damage Immunities fire
Damage Resistances bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks
Condition Immunities charmed, frightened
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 16
Languages Common, Giant
Challenge 12 (8,400 XP)

Special Traits

  • Brute. A melee weapon deals one extra die of its damage when the muspelrisi hits with it (included in the attack).
  • Dive Attack. If the muspelrisi is flying and dives at least 30 feet toward a target and then hits with a beak attack, the attack deals an extra 10 (3d6) damage to the target.
  • Spellcasting. The muspelrisi is a 7th-level spellcaster. Its spellcasting ability is Charisma (spell save DC 13, +5 to hit with spell attacks). It knows the following sorcerer spells:
  • Magic Resistance. The muspelrisi has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.
  • Shapechanger. The muspelrisi can use its action to polymorph into a giant eagle (10 ft., fly 80 ft.), or back into its giant form. Its statistics, other than its size, are the same in each form. Any equipment it is wearing or carrying isn’t transformed. It reverts to its giant form if it dies.


  • Multiattack. The muspelrisi makes two melee attacks.
  • Heftisax. Melee Weapon Attack: +11 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 23 (3d10 + 7) slashing damage plus 7 (2d6) fire damage.
  • Beak (Eagle Form only). Melee Weapon Attack: +11 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 11 (1d8 + 7) piercing damage.
  • Talons (Eagle Form only). Melee Weapon Attack: +11 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 18 (2d10 + 7) slashing damage.
  • Lavaball. Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: +11 to hit, reach 5 ft. or range 30/120 ft., one target. Hit: 20 (3d8 + 7) bludgeoning damage plus 7 (2d6) fire damage.


  • Burning Rebuke. When the muspelrisi takes damage from a creature the muspelrisi can see within 60 feet of it, the muspelrisi can force that creature to succeed on a DC 19 Constitution saving throw or take 11 (2d10) fire damage.
Section 15: Copyright Notice

5E RPG: Viking Adventures. Copyright 2020, Mal and Tal, LLC; Author Michael Tresca.