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Kobold Inventor

Small humanoid (kobold)
Challenge
¼ (50 XP)

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

13
3d6+3
12
Fort
+1
Ref
+0
Will
−1

Speed 9 m.
Senses darkvision 18 m., passive Perception 10
Skills Perception +0
Languages Common, Draconic

Pack Tactics. The kobold has advantage on an attack roll against a creature if at least one of the kobold’s allies is within 1.5 meters of the creature and the ally isn’t incapacitated.

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

Actions

Dagger. Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 1.5 m. or range 4.5/18 m. Hit: 4 (1d4 + 2) piercing damage.

Sling. Ranged Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, range 9/35 m. Hit: 4 (1d4 + 2) bludgeoning damage.

Weapon Invention. The kobold uses one of the following options (roll a d8 or choose one); the kobold can use each one no more than once per day:

  1. Acid. The kobold hurls a flask of acid. Ranged Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, range 1.5/6 m. Hit: 7 (2d6) acid damage.

  2. Alchemist’s fire. The kobold throws a flask of alchemist’s fire. Ranged Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, range 1.5/6 m. Hit: 2 (1d4) fire damage at the start of each of the target’s turns. A creature can end this damage by using its action to make a DC 10 Dexterity check to extinguish the flames.

  3. Basket of Centipedes. The kobold throws a small basket into a S-foot-square space within 6 meters of it. A swarm of insects (centipedes) with 11 health emerges from the basket and rolls initiative. At the end of each of the swarm’s turns, there’s a 50 percent chance that the swarm disperses.

  4. Green Slime Pot. The kobold throws a clay pot full of green slime at the target, and it breaks open on impact. Ranged Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, range 1.5/6 m. Hit: The target is covered in a patch of green slime (see chapter 5 of the Dungeon Master’s Guide). Miss: A patch of green slime covers a randomly determined S-foot-square section of wall or floor within 1.5 meters of the target.

  5. Rot Grub Pot. The kobold throws a clay pot into a 1.5-meters-square space within 6 meters of it, and it breaks open on impact. A swarm of rot grubs (see appendix A) emerges from the shattered pot and remains a hazard in that square.

  6. Scorpion on a Stick. The kobold makes a melee attack with a scorpion tied to the end of a 1.5-meters-long pole. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 1.5 m. Hit: 1 piercing damage, and the target must make a DC 9 Fortitude saving throw, taking 4 (1d8) poison damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.

  7. Skunk in a Cage. The kobold releases a skunk into an unoccupied space within 1.5 meters of it. The skunk has a walking speed of 6 meters, 10 Defense, 1 health, and no effective attacks. It rolls initiative and, on its turn, uses its action to spray musk at a random creature within 1.5 meters of it. The target must make a DC 9 Fortitude saving throw. On a failed save, the target retches and can’t take actions for 1 minute. The target can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success. A creature that doesn’t need to breathe or is immune to poison automatically succeeds on the saving throw. Once the skunk has sprayed its musk, it can’t do so again until it finishes a short or long rest.

  8. Wasp Nest in a Bag. The kobold throws a small bag into a 1.5-meters-square space within 6 meters of it. A swarm of insects (wasps) with 11 health emerges from the bag and rolls initiative. At the end of each of the swarm’s turns, there’s a 50 percent chance that the swarm disperses.

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