Kobold, Barbed

Family: Kobold

Small humanoid (kobold), lawful evil

Armor Class 13
Hit Points 44 (8d8+8)
Speed 30 ft.

14 (+2) 16 (+3) 12 (+1) 8 (-1) 10 (+0) 11 (+0)

Skills Athletics +4, Stealth +5
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 10
Languages Common, Draconic
Challenge 1 (200 XP)

Special Traits

  • Pack Tactics. The kobold has advantage on attack rolls against a creature if at least one of the kobold’s allies is within 5 feet of the creature and the ally isn’t incapacitated.
  • Sunlight Sensitivity. While in sunlight, the kobold has disadvantage on attack rolls, as well as on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on sight.


  • Barbed Slash. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (2d4 + 2) slashing damage and 3 (1d6) poison damage. The target must succeed on a DC 12 Constitution saving throw or be poisoned until the end of its next turn.
  • Javelin. Ranged Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, range 30/120 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d6 + 2) piercing damage.


A brawny looking kobold brandishes a manticore spike driven through its scaled hand.

Leaders. Barbed kobolds are physically stronger than their brethren and bear the scars of living close to manticores.

Marked. Barbed kobolds are known by the large tail spike driven through their wrist and hand. They are immune to the poison that still seeps from the spike.

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