5e SRD >Gamemastering >Monsters & Foes >Monsters By Type >Humanoids >

Aerial Assault Gnome

Small humanoid (gnome), chaotic neutral

Armor Class 18 (armored flight suit)
Hit Points 44 (8d6 + 16)
Speed 20 ft., fly 60 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
8 (–1) 16 (+3) 14 (+2) 16 (+3) 10 (+0) 10 (+0)

Skills History +6, Perception +6, Investigation +6, Acrobatics +8
Senses darkvision 60 ft., tremorsense 120 ft., passive Perception 12
Languages Common, Gnome
Challenge 8 (3,900 XP)

Special Traits

  • Agile Flight. The gnome may use his mechawings to hover in place and may make hairpin turns, granting him an AC bonus of +2 while flying.
  • Gnome Cunning. The aerial assault gnome has advantage on all spells and magical effects that require an Intelligence, Wisdom, or Charisma saving throw.
  • Armored Flight Suit. The aerial assault gnome wears a futuristic suit of lightweight, yet extremely strong, mechanized armor that provides comfort and protection.

Actions

  • Multiattack. The aerial assault gnome can make two attacks: one with his cog thrower and one with Last Resort.
  • Cog Thrower. Ranged Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, range 80/320 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (3d6) slashing damage. A stream of razor-sharp cogs is propelled from the gnome’s hollow metallic club.
  • Last Resort. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, range 5 ft., one target. Hit: 3 (1d6) bludgeoning damage. The gnome whips his enemy with the still hot metal barrels of his cog thrower.
  • Strafing Run (3/day). Ranged Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, range 120/400 ft., one target. Hit: a point the gnome can see. A blast of fire emanates from the target point. Any creatures in a 20-foot radius of the target must succeed on a DC 16 Dexterity saving throw, taking 28 (8d6) fire damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.

Reactions

  • Point Defense. Any creature moving within 20 feet of the aerial assault gnome is blasted by his point defense cannons for 7 (3d4) piercing damage.

About

An incessant clicking and whirring grows louder with each passing second. Something glints of metal in the sun on the horizon. The aerial assault gnome buzzes overhead, laying waste to the feeble creatures on the land below with a savage and explosive strafing run.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Tome of Horrors © 2018, Frog God Games, LLC; Authors: Kevin Baase, Erica Balsley, John “Pexx” Barnhouse, Christopher Bishop, Casey Christofferson, Jim Collura, Andrea Costantini, Jayson ‘Rocky’ Gardner, Zach Glazar, Meghan Greene, Scott Greene, Lance Hawvermale, Travis Hawvermale, Ian S. Johnston, Bill Kenower, Patrick Lawinger, Rhiannon Louve, Ian McGarty, Edwin Nagy, James Patterson, Nathan Paul, Patrick N. Pilgrim, Clark Peterson, Anthony Pryor, Greg Ragland, Robert Schwalb, G. Scott Swift, Greg A. Vaughan, and Bill Webb