Thursir Hearth Priestess

Family: Giant

Large giant, lawful evil

Armor Class 14 (hide armor)
Hit Points 85 (10d10 + 30)
Speed 40 ft.

17 (+3) 14 (+2) 17 (+3) 11 (+0) 16 (+3) 14 (+2)

Saving Throws Wis +5, Cha +4
Skills Arcana +4, Persuasion +4, Religion +4
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 13
Languages Common, Dwarven, Giant
Challenge 4 (1,100 XP)
Proficiency Bonus +2


  • Magic Resistance. The priestess has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.
  • Magic Weapons. The priestess’s weapon attacks are magical.
  • Protect the Hearth. When the priestess is hit by a weapon attack, up to two friendly creatures within 60 feet of her that can see her can use their reactions to move up to their speed toward the hearth priestess.


  • Multiattack. The hearth priestess uses Hearth Blessing, then makes two Runic Staff attacks.
  • Runic Staff. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (2d6 + 3) bludgeoning damage and 4 (1d8) fire damage.
  • Hearth Blessing. The hearth priestess calls upon her deity and connection with the hearth to enhance her allies. The priestess empowers one friendly creature she can see within 30 feet of her with one of the following options until the start of her next turn.
  • Hearth’s Burn. The target’s weapon ignites, and when the target hits with the weapon, the weapon deals an extra 3 (1d6) fire damage.
  • Hearth’s Comfort. If the target is charmed or frightened, the condition immediately ends. In addition, the target gains 5 (1d10) temporary hp.
  • Hearth’s Protection. The target’s Armor Class increases by 2, and its armor is immune to spells and effects that target or affect the armor, such as the heat metal spell or a rust monster’s antennae.
  • Spellcasting. The hearth priestess casts one of the following spells, using Wisdom as the spellcasting ability (spell save DC 13):


The giant woman with braided red hair wears vestments made of polar bear and mammoth pelts and wields a metal staff etched with glowing runes. As she chants, the runes on the staff flare brighter.

Though thursir giants often treat the females of their enclaves as lower than males, spellcasting, a trait found almost exclusively in their women, is held in high regard. Such spellcasters are respected, and they often act in an advisory role to an enclave’s chieftain.

Messengers of the Gods. Male thursir giants believe their own actions determine outcomes, not prayers to any god, but hearth priestesses know better. These giant women perform rituals and prayers to gods on behalf of their clans, ensuring the future of the clan.

Hearth and Forge Magic. Hearth priestesses worship gods of the forge and war, and use their magic to enhance the weaponry and smithing of their male counterparts. Despite the disrespect thursir males feel about thursir femals, no warrior goes into battle without the blessing of the clan’s hearth priestess.

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