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Hydra

Hydra

Huge monstrosity
Challenge
8

STR
5
DEX
1
CON
5
INT
−4
WIS
0
CHA
−2

172
15d12+75
17
Soak
1
Fort
+6
Ref
+4
Will
+0
Defense note natural armor

Speed 5 m., swim 5 m.
Skills Insight +0 (11), Perception +4 (15)
Senses darkvision 10 m.

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

Maneuvers. The hydra uses maneuvers (maneuver save DC 16). It has 23 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 (rounded up) when it finishes a short rest. It knows the following maneuvers:

1 stamina die: blood in the water, rampage, spring attack, trip

2 stamina dice: frenzy, retaliate

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.

The number of actions a hydra has is based on its amount of heads.

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 (5)

Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 2 m. Hit: 10 (1d10 + 5) piercing damage.

Swampsrd

Maneuvers

As an action, you can make a melee weapon attack with advantage against a creature that is below half its health. Add the stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half if you miss by 4 or less).

Until the start of your next turn, if you are within 10 meters of a creature that you can sense that is below half its health, any attack you make against a creature not below half its health is made with disadvantage.

Enhance

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

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 move up to half your speed and make an attack roll against a creature.

On a hit, the creature takes damage equal to the stamina die (or half if you miss by 4 or less), but no additional effects from hitting apply.

The damage type is the same as the weapon used.

Enhance

You can increase the damage 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 melee weapon attack and a Brawn check to Trip.

Enhance

You can add the stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half if you 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 hits you with a melee attack, you can make a melee weapon attack against the creature.

Enhance

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