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Boggart

Medium fey (shapechanger), chaotic evil

Armor Class 13
Hit Points 39 (6d8 + 12)
Speed 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
12 (+1) 16 (+3) 15 (+2) 12 (+1) 14 (+2) 7 (-2)

Skills Perception +4, Stealth +5
Senses passive Perception 14
Languages Sylvan
Challenge 3 (700 XP)

Special Traits

  • Frightening Form. The boggart can use an action to transform into a form that would scare a target within 10 ft. The target must make a successful DC 13 Wisdom saving throw or become frightened for 1 minute. It needs to use a bonus action to transform back into its true form.
  • Innate Spellcasting. The boggart’s innate spellcasting ability is Wisdom (spell save DC 13, +5 to hit with spell attacks). The boggart can innately cast the following spells, requiring no components.
  • Magic Resistance. The boggart has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.

Actions

  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (2d6 + 1) piercing damage.

About

Hiding in the darkest places of the wilderness is a horrid, malevolent creature. The boggart usually inhabits marshes or fields. Its true form is a mystery as it often takes the form of its victim’s deepest fear. Some say the boggart is really a black shadowy creature. However, if a boggart is killed it simply dissolves.

Hidden Homes. These monsters often hide in burrows, under bridges, in old trees, or under logs.

Darkest Fear. Having the ability to shapechange and the ability to detect thoughts makes this monster a challenging opponent. The boggart usually changes shape when a humanoid is nearby.

Domestic Setting. At times a boggart gets inside a dwelling and causes all kinds of havoc. Many a family has been chased from their home by this nasty fey.

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Monsters of Feyland A Collection Of Monsters For 5th Edition © 2018 Cawood Publishing, Author Andrew Cawood