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Gargoyle, Margoyle

Medium monstrosity, chaotic evil

Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points 68 (8d8 + 32)
Speed 30 ft., fly 60 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
17 (+3) 15 (+2) 19 (+4) 6 (–1) 10 (+0) 7 (–2)

Skills Stealth +4
Damage Resistances bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage from nonmagical weapons that aren’t adamantine
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities exhausted, petrified, poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 10
Languages Terran
Challenge 4 (1,800 XP)

Special Traits

  • False Appearance. While a margoyle sits motionless, it is indistinguishable from natural stone and can’t be detected as alive by any means.

Actions

  • Multiattack. The margoyle makes three attacks: one with its bite and two with its claws; it can gore once with its horns instead of using its bite.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft.; one target. Hit: 7 (1d8 + 3) piercing damage.
  • Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (2d6 + 3) slashing damage.
  • Gore. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d8 + 3) piercing damage.

About

This creature looks like a hideously ugly humanoid chiseled from brown stone. Two large horns protrude from its head, just above its eyes. Four large, stony spikes jut from its shoulder blades. Its hands and feet end in sharpened claws.

A margoyle is a slightly larger version of the standard gargoyle. It is meaner, eviler, and deadlier than the normal gargoyle. Margoyles are most often encountered in subterranean regions and often have a pack of gargoyles with them. In such cases, the margoyle is looked upon as the master or leader of the group.

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