Kobold Ettin

Family: Kobold

Medium giant (kobold), lawful evil

Armor Class 12 (armor scraps)
Hit Points 34 (4d8 + 16)
Speed 30 ft.

17 (+3) 11 (+0) 18 (+4) 6 (–2) 8 (–1) 7 (–2)

Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 9
Languages Common, Draconic
Challenge 1 (200 XP)
Proficiency Bonus +2



  • Multiattack. The kobold ettin makes two Greatclub or Spear attacks.
  • Greatclub. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d8 + 3) bludgeoning damage.
  • Spear. Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft. or range 20/60 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d6 + 3) piercing damage, or 7 (1d8 + 3) piercing damage if used with two hands to make a melee attack.
  • Echoing Burps (Recharge 5–6). The kobold ettin tries to let loose double roar but instead sends forth a series of obnoxious, smelly belches in a 15-foot cone. Each creature in the area must make a DC 13 Constitution saving throw. On a failure, a creature takes 10 (4d4) thunder damage and is incapacitated until the end of its next turn. On a success, a creature takes half the damage and isn’t incapacitated.


A stout, scaly figure with two squabbling kobold heads walks among smaller kobolds, its brethren giving it considerable berth. Abruptly, the double heads stop arguing to cut loose with a double belch that shakes the cavern walls. The origins of the first kobold ettin are a total mystery.

Hags may have cursed two disruptive kobold minions to inhabit the same body as punishment. Or ettins bargained with dragons for power and received only boons that twisted their forms to resemble the kobolds they had bullied. Few who meet a kobold ettin consider their origins. While not as physically imposing as a true ettin, kobold ettins lack the kobold’s craven streak, and adventurers who assume they are cowards have miscalculated, often with fatal results.

Miserable Company. Kobold ettins are famously argumentative. As outcasts, their spite borne from an existence without privacy and a shared stomach’s constant hunger.

Known for complaining, bickering, and insulting each other, kobold ettins are heard before they are seen, and savvy heroes exploit this weakness. Ettins and other giants avoid kobold ettins, but many kobold communities welcome their imposing brethren as laborers and protectors. Though kobold warrens are often cramped for the kobold ettin, they crave an audience for their grievances as much as food for their bellies and often tolerate the small spaces for the companionship.

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