Troll, Havtroll

Family: Troll

Large giant, chaotic evil

Armor Class 13 (natural armor)
Hit Points 45 (6d10 + 12)
Speed 30 ft., swim 30 ft.

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

Skills Perception +2, Stealth +2
Damage Vulnerabilities lightning, thunder
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 12
Languages Common, Giant
Challenge 3 (700 XP)

Special Traits

  • Amphibious. The havtroll can breathe air and water.
  • Keen Smell. The havtroll has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on smell.
  • Underwater Camouflage. The havtroll has advantage on Dexterity (Stealth) checks made to hide while underwater.
  • Sunlight Hypersensitivity. The havtroll must make a DC 10 Constitution saving throw when it starts its turn in sunlight. While in sunlight, it has disadvantage on attack rolls and ability checks. If the saving throw fails by 5 or more, the havtroll is instantly petrified. Otherwise, a havtroll that fails the save begins to turn to stone and is restrained. The restrained havtroll must repeat the saving throw at the end of its next turn, becoming petrified on a failure or ending the effect on a success. The petrification lasts until the havtroll is freed by the greater restoration spell or other magic.


  • Multiattack. The havtroll makes three attacks: one with its bite and two 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: 9 (2d4 + 4) slashing damage and the target is grappled (escape DC 14). The havtroll has two claws. While a claw grapples a target, the claw can attack only that target.


Havtrolls bedevil sailors on the ocean and villagers who live by lakes. Often confined by magic, havtrolls that can break free of their bonds eat everything they can stuff into their enormous fanged mouths.

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5E RPG: Viking Adventures. Copyright 2020, Mal and Tal, LLC; Author Michael Tresca.