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Drow House Captain

Medium humanoid (drow)
Challenge
9

STR
2
DEX
4
CON
2
INT
1
WIS
2
CHA
1

162
25d8+50
18
Soak
1
Fort
+6
Ref
+7
Will
+5
Defense note chain mail

Speed 5 m.
Skills Divinity (Cha) +5 (16), Insight +2 (13), Perception +6 (17), Stealth +8 (19)
Senses darkvision 20 m.
Languages Elvish, Undercommon

Fey Ancestry. The drow has advantage on saving throws against being charmed, and magic can’t put the drow to sleep.

Maneuvers. The drow house captain uses maneuvers (maneuver save Difficulty 16). It has 12 stamina dice which are d8s, a dice limit of 3, 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: bloodletting blade, coordinated movement, cripple, feint, hamstring, inspire, lead the attack, parry, rally, spring attack

2 stamina dice: commander’s strike, frenzy, guided strike, slashing blades, slice tendon

3 stamina dice: battle cry, battle leader

Spellcasting. The drow house captain uses Divinity (Cha) to cast spells (spell save Difficulty 13, +5 to hit with spell attacks). It has 4 mana, a mana limit of 2, regains all expended mana when it finishes a long rest and regains half its total mana when it finishes a short rest. It knows the following spells:

Cantrips (at will, 11th-level spellcaster): dancing lights

1 mana: darkness, faerie fire, levitate (self only)

Sunlight Sensitivity. While in sunlight, the drow has disadvantage on attack rolls, as well as on Perception checks that rely on sight.

Actions (3)

Scimitar. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 1 m. Hit: 7 (1d6 + 4) slashing damage plus 14 (4d6) poison damage.

Whip. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 2 m. Hit: 6 (1d4 + 4) slashing damage. If the target is an ally, it has advantage on attack rolls until the end of its next turn.

Hand Crossbow. Ranged Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, range 5/20 m. Hit: 7 (1d6 + 4) piercing damage, and the target must succeed on a Difficulty 14 Fortitude saving throw or be poisoned for 1 hour. If the saving throw fails by 5 or more, the target is also unconscious while poisoned in this way. The target wakes up if it takes damage or if another creature uses an action to shake it awake.

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Maneuvers

1 minute/stamina die

As an action, you can make a melee weapon attack with a light or finesse weapon that deals piercing or slashing damage in an attempt to administer a dozen precise cuts, causing the creature to bleed. Add the stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half if you miss by 4 or less). On a hit, the creature is bleeding for the duration.

At the start of each of its turns while bleeding, the creature must succeed on a Fortitude saving throw or it loses health equal to the stamina die. On a success, the effect end.

If the creature regains health while bleeding, the bleeding ends.

This has no effect on any creature that cannot bleed or lose a vital liquid substance.

Enhance

You can increase both damages for each additional stamina die expended.

As an action, choose up to three friendly creatures within 10 meters who can see or hear you. Each of those creatures can immediately use their reaction to move up to half their speed without provoking opportunity attacks.

Enhance

You can maneuver two additional creatures for each additional stamina die expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other.

As an action, you can make a melee weapon attack in an attempt to cripple it. 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 slowed 1 until the end of its 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 and the slowed level by 1 for every two additional stamina die expended.

  • You can expend 1 additional stamina die so the creature is slowed for 1 minute/stamina die. A creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

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.

As an action, you can make a melee weapon attack that deals slashing damage in an attempt to cripple 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 is slowed 1 until the end of its 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 and the slowed level by 1 for every two additional stamina die expended.

  • You can expend 1 additional stamina die so the creature is slowed for 1 minute/stamina die. A creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

As a reaction, which you use when a creature other than you within 10 meters who can see or hear you makes an attack or saving throw roll, you can inspire it. Roll a d3 and add the result to the roll. You can do so after the roll but before any effects of the roll occur.

Enhance
You can augment this maneuver with the following options, expending stamina dice for each option.
  • You can expend 2 additional stamina dice to roll 2d3.

  • You can expend 4 additional stamina dice to roll 3d3.

  • You can inspire one additional creature for each additional stamina die expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other.

As an action, you can make a weapon attack and shout a war cry that victory is at hand, stoking the fires of battle. Add the stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half if you miss by 4 or less). On a hit, the next attack roll against the target 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 target by an attacker other than you to have advantage.

As a reaction, which you use when you are hit by a weapon attack that you can see, you can block the blow with a melee weapon you wield. Roll a d3 and add the result to your Defense against the triggering attack. You can do so after the roll but before any effects of the roll occur.

Enhance
You can augment this maneuver with the following options, expending stamina dice for each option.
  • You can expend 2 additional stamina dice to roll 2d3.

  • You can expend 4 additional stamina dice to roll 3d3.

As a reaction, which you use when a hostile creature within 5 meters is reduced to 0 health or a friendly creature within 5 meters is reduced to less than half its health, you can rally an ally to push on. A creature of your choice other than you within 5 meters who can see or hear you gains temporary health equal to your maneuver ability.

Enhance

You can increase the temporary health for each additional stamina die expended.

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 make a weapon attack, opening a moment of opportunity for a creature within 5 meters who can see or hear. That creature can immediately use its reaction to make one weapon attack against the target of your attack.

Enhance

You can add the stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half if it miss by 4 or less) for each additional stamina die expended.

As an action, you can make a melee weapon attack against two different creatures.

Enhance

You can attack an additional creature for each additional stamina die expended.

As a reaction, which you use when a creature within 5 meters of you makes an attack roll, you can grant that creature advantage on attack rolls until the end of its turn. You make this choice after you see the roll, but before the GM says whether the attack hits or misses.

As an action, you can use the Dash action. During your Dash, if you move within 1 meter of a creature, you can make a melee weapon attack against that creature. You can only attack one creature you pass.

Enhance

You can attack an additional creature you pass for every two additional stamina die expended, but you can only attack each creature once.

1 minute/stamina die

As an action, you can make a melee weapon attack with a light or finesse weapon in an attempt to slice the creature’s tendon. Add one 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 slowed 1 for the duration and while affected it loses health equal to one of the stamina dice for every meter it travels.

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

This has no effect on any creature that cannot bleed or lose a vital liquid substance.

Enhance

You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended and the slowed level by 1 for every two additional stamina die expended.

As an action, you unleash a zealous battle cry. Each creature of your choice within 10 meters of you that can hear you gains advantage on the next attack roll or Will saving throw made before the end of your next turn.

1 minute/stamina die

As an action, courage radiates from you in an aura shaped as a sphere centered on you, awakening boldness in friendly creatures for the duration or until you are incapacitated. Until the maneuver ends, the aura moves with you. While in the aura, each nonhostile creature in the aura (including you) who can see or hear you deals 1d4 extra damage when it hits with a weapon attack.