Rootkin Brown Bear

Large beast, unaligned

Armor Class 14 (natural armor)
Hit Points 47 (5d10 + 20); Wound Threshold 12
Speed 40 ft., climb 30 ft.

19 (+4) 10 (+0) 18 (+4) 5 (-3) 15 (+2) 8 (-1)

Skills Athletics +6, Perception +4, Survival +4
Senses blindsight 40 ft., passive Perception 14
Languages understands Sylvan, but cannot speak
Challenge 2 (450 XP)


  • Keen Smell. The bear has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on smell.
  • Roots’ Instinct. The bear has advantage on Survival checks in the Netherworld.


  • Multiattack. The bear makes two attacks: one with its bite and one with its claws.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (1d8 + 4) piercing damage.
  • Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 11 (2d6 + 4) slashing damage.


  • Revivification (Recharges after a Long Rest). The bear can regain hit points by using health die, as if taking a short rest (max 3 HD).


The rootkin brown bear is feared by travelers who see it as a vicious predator, but it’s an omnivore above all else. It fishes, eats many kinds of plants, and happily feeds on insects. It’s an especially formidable threat when defending its territory or offspring. It has the reputation of being easier to anger than its surface counterpart, which could be explained by the increased difficulty in fleeing or pulling back in the Netherworld. Netherworld druids, much like those of the surface, have a great deal of respect for this creature, and it often holds an important place in their myths.

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