Troll, Mountain

Family: Troll

Huge giant, chaotic neutral

Armor Class 18 (natural armor)
Hit Points 270 (20d12+140)
Speed 30 ft., burrow 10 ft., climb 40 ft.

30 (+10) 13 (+1) 25 (+7) 7 (–2) 16 (+3) 8 (–1)

Saving Throws Con +12, Str +15, Wis +1
Damage Vulnerabilities thunder
Skills Athletics +15, Perception +7
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 17
Languages Giant
Challenge 14 (11,500 XP)



  • Multiattack. The mountain troll makes one bite and two claw attacks.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +15 to hit, 15 ft. reach, one target. Hit: 36 (4d12 + 10) piercing damage.
  • Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +15 to hit, 15 ft. reach, one target. Hit: 26 (3d10 + 10) slashing damage.
  • Boulder. Ranged Weapon Attack: +15 to hit, 30/120 ft. range, one target. Hit: 36 (4d12 + 10) bludgeoning damage.


Though grotesque, charmless, and prone to fits of violence, mountain trolls are not inherently evil, nor do they always attack intruders on sight. A mountain troll prefers to withdraw and observe before entering combat, lumbering forth to attack only if intruders make clear their intentions to harm it or its allies, or if the newcomers seem to be encroaching upon the troll’s territory rather than simply passing through. Once enraged, a mountain troll is a savage opponent, calling upon its native strength and alliances with elementals to bury its opponents in stone or spread their entrails across the slopes.

Mountain trolls prefer to live in narrow ravines or shallow caves that allow them to look out over the landscape. They sometimes knuckle-walk like a gorilla, but when angered they rear up to their full height of nearly 30 feet.

Hospitality. Mountain trolls are quick to forge alliances with fey, and while they see smaller trolls as sadists, they nonetheless feel a sort of familial responsibility. Lesser trolls often capitalize upon mountain trolls’ generosity but take care to abide by their larger cousins’ rules when sheltering in their homes. Mountain trolls have even been known to aid explorers or give advice, provided they are treated with respect.

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