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Troll, Gluttonous

Huge giant (titanspawn), chaotic evil

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
22 (+6) 11 (+0) 22 (+6) 6 (-2) 9 (-1) 6 (-2)

Armor Class 16 (natural armor)
Hit Points 172 (15d12 + 75)
Speed 30 ft., swim 30 ft.
Skills Perception +3
Condition Immunities charmed, frightened
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 13
Languages Giantish, Titan Speech
Challenge 10 (5,900 XP)

Special Traits

  • Keen Smell. The troll has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on smell.
  • Regeneration. The gluttonous troll regains 15 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.

Actions

  • Multiattack. The troll makes three attacks: one with its bite and two with its claws.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +10 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 13 (2d6 + 6) piercing damage.
  • Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +10 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 15 (2d8 + 6) slashing damage, and the target is grappled (escape DC 18). If the target is Medium or smaller, it is also restrained until this grapple ends. While grappling this target, the troll has advantage on attack rolls against it and can’t use the grappling claw’s attack against other creatures. When the gluttonous troll moves, a Large or smaller creature it is grappling moves with it.
  • Rock. Ranged Weapon Attack: +10 to hit, range 60/180 ft., one target. Hit: 22 (3d10 + 6) bludgeoning damage.
  • Swallow. The gluttonous troll makes one bite attack against a Medium or smaller target it is grappling. If the attack hits, the target is also swallowed, and the grapple ends. While swallowed, the target is blinded and restrained, it has total cover against attacks and other effects outside the troll, and it takes 21 (6d6) acid damage at the start of each of the troll’s turns. A gluttonous troll can have only one creature swallowed at a time. If the troll takes 25 damage or more on a single turn from the swallowed creature, the troll must succeed on a DC 14 Constitution saving throw at the end of that turn or regurgitate the creature, which falls prone in a space within 10 feet of the troll. If the troll dies, a swallowed creature is no longer restrained by it and can escape from the corpse by using 15 feet of movement, exiting prone.

Tactics

Gluttonous trolls attack anything that they believe they can eat, without regard to tactics or their own survival. They refuse to retreat from a battle, no matter how grave their injuries; they kill and eat their prey or die trying.

Description

Gluttonous trolls roam the hills and moors by night, sometimes in small groups, hunting and devouring anything that crosses their path.

Whatever self-awareness these creatures possess is constantly embattled by their incessant hunger, driving them to attack even large, fortified settlements in search of food.

A gluttonous troll resembles a common troll, but a huge 16-foot-tall specimen, its lanky frame dominated by powerful, hunched shoulders and a loose mane of thick, greenish fur running down its back. Its gaunt, bestial face is underlined by a massive, tusked underbite. Its belly is perpetually taut and shrunken.

Cannibalistic Hunters. Because of their fearlessness and physical power, gluttonous trolls are sometimes accompanied by a number of common trolls, who hope for easy pickings in the wake of these giants’ depredations. As often as not, though, such opportunists are themselves eaten when food is scarce, for the gluttonous trolls will turn even upon one another when their hunger overwhelms them.

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