Kryx RPGThemesMonsters

Hydra

Huge monstrosity
Challenge
8 (3,900 XP)

STR
5
DEX
1
CON
5
INT
−4
WIS
0
CHA
−2

172
15d12+75
15
Soak
1
Fort
+5
Ref
+3
Will
−1
Defense note natural armor

Speed 9 m., swim 9 m.
Senses darkvision 18 m., passive Perception 14
Skills Perception +4

Dashing Strike. If the hydra uses its action to Dash, it can use a bonus action to make one melee weapon attack or shove a creature.

Hold Breath. The hydra can hold its breath for 1 hour.

Multiple Heads. The hydra has five heads. While it has more than one head, the hydra has advantage on saving throws against being blinded, charmed, deafened, frightened, stunned, and knocked unconscious.

Whenever the hydra takes 25 or more damage in a single turn, one of its heads dies. If all its heads die, the hydra dies.

At the end of its turn, it grows two heads for each of its heads that died since its last turn, unless it has taken fire damage since its last turn. The hydra regains 10 health for each head regrown in this way.

Reactive Heads. For each head the hydra has beyond one, it gets an extra reaction that can be used only for opportunity attacks.

Wakeful. While the hydra sleeps, at least one of its heads is awake.

Actions

Multiattack. The hydra makes as many bite attacks as it has heads.

Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 3 m. Hit: 10 (1d10 + 5) piercing damage.

Swampsrd