Troll, Swamp

Family: Troll

Large giant, chaotic evil

Armor Class 14 (natural armor)
Hit Points 63 (6d10 + 30)
Speed 30 ft., swim 30 ft.

18 (+4) 14 (+2) 20 (+5) 6 (-2) 9 (-1) 4 (-3)

Skills Athletics +8, Perception +1, Stealth +4 (+6 in swampy terrain)
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 11
Languages Giant
Challenge 2 (450 XP)

Special Traits

  • Keen Smell. The swamp troll has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on smell.
  • Regeneration. The troll regains 3 hit points at the start of its turn. If the troll takes acid or fire damage, this trait doesn’t function at the start of the troll’s next turn. The troll dies only if it starts its turn with 0 hit points and doesn’t regenerate.
  • Slimy. The swamp troll is covered swampy muck. Creatures attempting to grapple a swamp troll have disadvantage.
  • Swamp Stride. The swamp troll ignores nonmagical difficult terrain caused by swamp water or vegetation.


  • Multiattack. The swamp troll makes one bite attack and two claw attacks.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 14 (3d6 + 4) piercing damage.
  • Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 11 (2d6 + 4) slashing damage.


This large hulking brute has long, thick arms and legs, both of which end in sharpened and filthy claws. Its body is covered with moss and fungus, and its hair is dark brownish-green. Large, upward-curving fangs jut from its lower jaw.

Swamp trolls are large, stocky, dark gray or brown hunched humanoids.

Their flesh is slick and slimy like moss. Swamp trolls make their lairs deep in swampland and marshes away from more settled areas, but not far enough away where they cannot hunt humans if game and other food run scarce in the swamps.

Swamp trolls are 7-foot-tall hunched humanoids and weigh about 400 pounds.

Swamp trolls are aggressive predators that attack living creatures on sight (especially when a swamp troll is hungry). When hunting a swamp troll moves quietly along, easing closer to its prey and then finally striking with its claws and bite when within range. Swamp trolls rarely fight to the death unless threatened or hungry.

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