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Cloud Giant Smiling One

Cloud Giant Smiling One

Huge giant (cloud giant)
Challenge
11

STR
8
DEX
1
CON
6
INT
2
WIS
3
CHA
3

262
21d12+126
18
Soak
1
Fort
+10
Ref
+4
Will
+7
Defense note natural armor

Speed 8 m.
Skills Deception +7 (18), Insight +7 (18), Perception +7 (18), Primal +7 (18), Stealth +5 (16)
Senses low-light vision
Languages Common, Jotun

Cheap Shot (1/turn). The giant deals an extra 14 (4d6) damage when it hits a target with a weapon attack and has advantage on the attack roll, or when the target is within 1 meter of an ally of the giant that isn’t incapacitated and the giant doesn’t have disadvantage on the attack roll.

Keen Smell. The giant has advantage on Perception checks that rely on smell.

Maneuvers. The cloud giant smiling one uses maneuvers (maneuver save DC 20). It has 16 stamina dice which are d8s, a dice limit of 4, regains all expended stamina dice when it finishes a long rest, and regains half its total stamina dice when it finishes a short rest. It knows the following maneuvers:

1 stamina die: debilitating crush, disorient, distract, feint, goading strike, hammer spin, hammer through, hammering blow, impale, knockback, sand in the eyes, spring attack, step of the wind, untouchable

2 stamina dice: feigned opening, misdirection, winged flight

Spellcasting. The cloud giant smiling one uses Primal (Cha) to cast spells (spell save DC 15, +7 to hit with spell attacks). It has 5 mana, a mana limit of 2, regains all expended mana when it finishes a long rest and regains half its total mana (rounded up) when it finishes a short rest. It knows the following spells:

At will: detect magic, fog cloud

Cantrips (at will, 14th-level spellcaster): blind spot, gust, light, manipulate sound, minor illusion, thaumaturgy

1 mana: averting gust, blur, control sound, cyclone, deceive, disguise, false sensory input, feather fall, gale cloak, gale strike, gust of wind, hover, illusory script, image, invisibility, levitate, magic mouth, mirror image, misdirection, pass without trace, phantom steed, silence, steal breath, updraft, warding winds, whispering wind, winged flight

2 mana: air bubble, animate air, control winds, dark delirium, dream, dust devil, gaseous form, gusting sphere, hypnotic pattern, hypoxia, illusory dragon, magic aura, phantasmal force, wind wall

Actions (2)

Morningstar. Melee Weapon Attack: +12 to hit, reach 2 m. Hit: 21 (3d8 + 8) piercing damage, or 24 (3d10 + 8) piercing damage if used with two hands.

Mace. Melee Weapon Attack: +12 to hit, reach 2 m. Hit: 18 (3d6 + 8) bludgeoning damage, or 21 (3d8 + 8) bludgeoning damage if used with two hands.

Rock (1/turn). Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: +12 to hit (with disadvantage if the target is within 1 meter), reach 1 m. or range 10/100 m. Hit: 30 (4d10 + 8) bludgeoning damage.

Change Shape (1/turn). The giant magically polymorphs into an animal or humanoid it has seen, or back into its true form. Any equipment the giant is wearing or carrying is absorbed by the new form. Its statistics, other than its size, are the same in each form. It reverts to its true form if it dies.

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Maneuvers

As an action, you can make a melee weapon attack with a weapon that deals bludgeoning damage in an attempt to debilitate the creature. Add the stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half if you miss by 4 or less). On a hit, the creature must succeed on a Fortitude saving throw or it only deals half damage until the end of its next turn.

Enhance

You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended. This augment also causes the creature to be debilitated for 1 minute/stamina die. At the end of each of its turns, a debilitated creature can repeat the saving throw, ending the effect on itself on a success.

1 minute/stamina die

As an action, you can make a weapon attack in an attempt to disorient the creature. Add the stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half if you miss by 4 or less). On a hit, the creature must succeed on a Fortitude saving throw or it can’t take reactions for the duration.

A creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Enhance
You can augment this maneuver with the following options, expending stamina dice for each option.
  • You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended.

  • Stagger. You can expend 1 additional stamina die so the creature is staggered instead of not being able to take reactions.

  • Incapacitate. You can expend 2 additional stamina die so the creature is incapacitated instead of not being able to take reactions.

  • Stun. You can expend 4 additional stamina die so the creature is stunned instead of not being able to take reactions.

As an action, you can make a weapon attack in an attempt to distract the creature, giving your allies an opening. Add the stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half if you miss by 4 or less). On a hit, make a Deception check opposed by the creature’s passive Insight or the next attack roll against it by an attacker other than you has advantage if the attack is made before the start of your next turn.

Enhance
You can augment this maneuver with the following options, expending stamina dice for each option.
  • You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended.

  • You can expend 3 additional stamina dice to cause all attack rolls against the creature by an attacker other than you to have advantage.

As an action, you can make a melee weapon attack along with a deceptive or pretended blow, thrust, or other movement. Add the stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half if you miss by 4 or less). On a hit, make a Deception check opposed by the creature’s passive Insight or you have advantage on your next melee weapon attack roll against that creature before the end of your next turn.

Enhance
You can augment this maneuver with the following options, expending stamina dice for each option.
  • You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended.

  • You can expend 3 additional stamina dice to have advantage on all attack rolls against the creature if the attack is made before the start of your next turn.

1 minute/stamina die

As an action, you can make a melee weapon attack in an attempt to goad the creature into attacking you. Add the stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half if you miss by 4 or less). On a hit, the creature must succeed on a Will saving throw or it has disadvantage on any attack roll that doesn’t target you for the duration.

At the end of each of its turns, a goaded creature can repeat the saving throw, ending the effect on itself on a success

Enhance

You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended.

As an action, you can make a weapon attack with a melee weapon that you wield in two hands that deals bludgeoning damage and then spin your weapon around. Each creature within your weapon’s reach must succeed on a Reflex saving throw or take bludgeoning damage equal to the stamina die.

Enhance

You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended.

As an action, you can make a weapon attack with a melee weapon that deals bludgeoning damage and then hammer through the target. Each creature within 1 meter of the target and within your weapon’s reach must succeed on a Reflex saving throw, taking bludgeoning damage equal to the stamina die, or half as much damage on a successful save.

Enhance

You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended.

As an action, you can make a weapon attack with a melee weapon that deals bludgeoning damage to smash through armor and bone. Add the stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half if you miss by 4 or less). Treat the target’s soak as being 2 less than normal.

Enhance
You can augment this maneuver with the following options, expending stamina dice for each option.
  • You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended.

  • Elder Mountain Hammer. You can expend 2 additional stamina dice to ignore damage resistances.

As an action, you can make a melee weapon attack with a weapon that deals piercing damage in an attempt to pierce the creature, traveling through to other targets.

If you use a spear, pike, or similar weapon, increase your reach for the attack by 1 meter and each creature in a line behind the creature and within your weapon’s reach must make a Reflex saving throw.

If you use morningstar, pick, or similar weapon, each creature within 1 meter of the creature and within your weapon’s reach must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failed save, a creature takes piercing damage equal to the stamina die, or half as much damage on a successful save.

Enhance

You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended.

As an action, you can make a weapon attack in an attempt to knock the creature back. Add the stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half if you miss by 4 or less). On a hit, if the creature is your size or smaller, it must succeed on a Reflex saving throw or you push it up to 2 meters away from you.

Enhance

You can increase the damage, target a creature of a larger size, and push the creature an additional 1 meter for each additional stamina die expended.

As an action, you can make a weapon attack and throw sand into the eyes of a creature that you can touch or see within 2 meters. You must have sand in your hand to throw. Add the stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half if you miss by 4 or less). On a hit, the creature must succeed on a Fortitude saving throw or it is blinded until the end of its next turn.

Enhance

You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended. This augment also causes the creature to be blinded for 1 minute/stamina die. At the end of each of its turns, a blinded creature can repeat the saving throw, ending the effect on itself on a success.

As an action, you can use the Dash action. If you move at least 4 meters straight toward a creature, you can make a melee weapon attack against it. Add the stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half if you miss by 4 or less).

Enhance

You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended.

As an action, you can use the Dash action twice or use the Disengage action and the Dash action. You also have advantage on Athletics checks to jump for the turn.

1 minute/stamina die

As an action, your charm becomes extraordinarily disarming to a creature that you can touch or see within 5 meters. Make a Persuasion check contested by the creature’s Insight check. The creature must be able to hear you, and the two of you must share a language.

If you succeed on the check and the creature is hostile to you, the creature is repelled by you for the duration or until you are incapacitated. While repelled by you, it has disadvantage on attack rolls against you, and must make a Will saving throw each time it attempts to move into a space that is within 5 meters of you; if it succeeds on this saving throw, the target’s movement isn’t restricted for that turn. The effect ends if you attack or damage the creature or if you cast a spell or use a maneuver or concoction that targets the creature.

If you succeed on the check and the creature isn’t hostile to you, it is charmed by you for the duration. While charmed, it regards you as a friendly acquaintance. This effect ends immediately if you or your companions do anything harmful to it.

As a reaction, which you use when a creature makes an opportunity attack against you, you position yourself to force your opponent off balance.

If the enemy’s attack misses, you can make one melee weapon attack against the creature.

If the enemy’s attack hits, one ally within 1 meter of the enemy can make one melee weapon attack against the creature.

You must use this maneuver before the enemy’s roll is revealed.

Enhance

If you or your ally hit, you add the stamina die to the attack’s damage roll for each additional stamina die expended.

As a reaction, which you use when a creature that you can see within 2 meters of you makes an attack roll against you, you can try to redirect the attack, provided that another creature is within 1 meter of you and within the attack’s range. The attacker must succeed on a Reflex saving throw or it must target that creature. If multiple creatures are within 1 meter of you and within the attack’s range, the attacker chooses which one to target.

You must choose to use this feature before knowing whether the attack hits or misses.

1 minute/stamina die

As part of your move, as long as you aren’t encumbered by weight, you can fly into the air with a flying speed equal to your walking speed for the duration.