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Kobold Chieftain

Small humanoid (kobold), lawful evil

Armor Class 17 (studded leather, shield)
Hit Points 82 (15d6 + 30)
Speed 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
10 (+0) 17 (+3) 14 (+2) 11 (+0) 13 (+1) 14 (+2)

Saving Throws Dexterity +5, Charisma +4
Skills Intimidation +6, Stealth +5
Condition Immunities charmed, frightened
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 11
Languages Common, Draconic
Challenge 4 (1,100 XP)

Special Traits

  • Sunlight Sensitivity. While in sunlight, the kobold chieftain has disadvantage on attack rolls, as well as on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on sight.
  • Pack Tactics. The kobold chieftain has advantage on an attack roll against a creature if at least one of the kobold’s allies is within 5 feet of the creature and the ally isn’t incapacitated.

Actions

  • Multiattack. The kobold chieftain makes 2 attacks.
  • Shortsword. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d6 + 3) piercing damage plus 10 (3d6) poison damage and the target must make a successful DC 12 Constitution saving throw or be poisoned for 1 minute. A poisoned creature repeats the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on a success.
  • Shortbow. Ranged Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, range 80/320 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d6 + 3) piercing damage plus 10 (3d6) poison damage and the target must make a successful DC 12 Constitution saving throw or be poisoned for 1 minute. A poisoned creature repeats the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on a success.
  • Inspiring Presence (Recharge after Short or Long Rest). The chieftain chooses up to six allied kobolds it can see within 30 feet. For the next minute, the kobolds gain immunity to the charmed and frightened conditions and add the chieftain’s Charisma bonus to attack rolls.

Reactions

  • Springspike Shield (5/rest). When the kobold chieftain is hit by a melee attack within 5 feet, the kobold chieftain can fire one of its shield spikes at the attacker. The attacker takes 3 (1d6) piercing damage plus 3 (1d6) poison damage.
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