Scrag, Lesser

Family: Scrag - Greater

Suddenly, a pair of emaciated humanoids with greenish, rubbery hides, wicked looking claws, and enlarged lower jaws burst out of the side of the air pocket.

Medium monstrosity, chaotic evil

Armor Class 13 (natural armor)
Hit Points 45 (7d8 + 14)
Speed 10 ft., swim 40 ft.

18 (+4) 10 (+0) 15 (+2) 8 (-1) 10 (+0) 9 (-1)

Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 10
Languages Abyssal, Aquan
Challenge 2 (450 XP)

Special Traits

  • Amphibious. The scrag can breathe air and water Regeneration. The lesser scrag regains 5 hp at the start of its turn if it is in contact with water. If the scrag takes acid or fire damage, this trait doesn’t function at the start of the scrag’s next turn. The scrag dies only if it starts its turn with 0 hp and doesn’t regenerate.


  • Multiattack. The lesser scrag 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)
  • Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 9 (2d4 + 4)


Demon Friends. Marine cousins of trolls, scrags as a group are very much attuned to water, water-based creatures, and water demons, going so far as to speak their languages and ally with forces of elemental water, ice, and ocean depths.

Net Stealers and Shipbreakers. Both lesser and greater scrags are notorious for pulling down fishing nets from under the water, then either devouring the fisherfolk who hold onto them or eating the catch out of a full net (abandoning the ripped nets afterwards). In groups led by a greater scrag, they often stave in a small ship’s hull, sink it, and devour the crew.

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