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Duergar Warlord

Medium humanoid (duergar)
Challenge
6

STR
4
DEX
0
CON
3
INT
1
WIS
1
CHA
2

75
10d8+30
21
Soak
2
Fort
+4
Ref
+3
Will
+2
Defense note plate, shield
Damage resistances poison

Speed 5 m.
Skills Insight +1 (12), Perception +1 (12), Psionics +4 (15)
Senses darkvision 20 m.
Languages Dwarven, Undercommon

Duergar Resilience. The duergar has advantage on saving throws against poison, spells, and illusions, as well as to resist being charmed or paralyzed.

Maneuvers. The duergar warlord uses maneuvers (maneuver save DC 15). It has 9 stamina dice which are d8s, a dice limit of 2, regains all expended stamina dice when it finishes a long rest, and regains half its total stamina dice (rounded up) when it finishes a short rest. It knows the following maneuvers:

1 stamina die: block blow, coordinated movement, debilitating crush, disorient, hammer spin, hammer through, hammering blow, inspire, knockback, lead the attack, rally, shield bash, spring attack

2 stamina dice: commander’s strike, guided strike

Spellcasting. The duergar warlord uses Psionics (Cha) to cast spells (spell save DC 13, +5 to hit with spell attacks). It has 3 mana, a mana limit of 1, 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:

Cantrips (at will, 8th-level spellcaster): guide

1 mana: battle cry, bolster, heroism, inspire, invigorate, mindless courage, pillar of command, rally

1/rest each: enlarge/reduce (self only), invisibility (self only)

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

Actions (3)

Psychic-Attuned Hammer. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 1 m. Hit: 8 (1d8 + 4) bludgeoning damage, or 9 (1d10 + 4) bludgeoning damage if used with two hands.

Longspear. Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 1 m. or range 5/20 m. Hit: 8 (1d8 + 4) piercing damage, or 9 (1d10 + 4) piercing damage if used with two hands to make a melee attack.

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Maneuvers

As a reaction, which you use when you or a creature that you can see within 1 meter of you is hit by an attack that you can see, you can block the blow with your shield or weapon. Roll a d3 and add the result to your Defense or an adjacent ally’s 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 the stamina die.

Enhance

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

As an action, you can make a weapon attack and simultaneously bash a creature within 1 meter with your shield. The creature must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failed save, it takes bludgeoning damage equal to the stamina die and it can’t take reactions until the start of its next turn. If the creature is your size or smaller, you can push the target up to 1 meter away from you or push it to the side.

On a successful save, it takes half as much damage.

Enhance
You can augment this maneuver with the following options, expending stamina dice for each option.
  • 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.

  • Stagger. You can expend 1 additional stamina die so the creature is staggered 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 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 command one additional creature for every two additional stamina die expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other.

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.