Saturday, October 31, 2015

D&D 5e: Bone Swarm Skeleton

Source: yunuskocatepe at Deviant Art
Looking for more Halloween monster treats? Here is the Bone Swarm Skeleton.

The Bone Swarm Skeleton is a hulking skeletal beast that is made up from multiple skeletons, both humanoid and animal. While it is still a medium size creature, it is larger than a typical humanoid and may stand upright or skitter around on multiple legs. When destroyed, its bits and pieces reform into small animated undead swarms that continue to fight like a skeletal version of the Terminator.

Bone Swarm Skeleton
Medium Undead, neutral evil
Armor Class 14 (bony carapace)
Hit Points  26 (4d8+8)
Speed 30 ft
Damage Vulnerabilities Bludgeoning
Immunities Poison, Exhaustion
Senses Darkvision 60 ft., Passive Perception 9
Languages  understands the languages it knew in life but can’t speak
Challenge 1/2
STRDEXCONINTWISCHA
14 (+2)14 (+2)15 (+2)6 (-2)8 (-1)5 (-3)


Bone Swarm. When damage reduces the skeleton to 0 hit points, it falls to the ground in a pile of bones. On the round following its demise, the skeletal piles form into 4 small animated bone swarms (see stats below) in any spaces where the skeleton died.
Actions

Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d8+2) slashing damage 



Swarm of Bones
Small Swarm of Tiny Undead, neutral evil
Armor Class 12 (bony carapace)
Hit Points 14 (4d6)
Speed 20 ft
Damage Resistances Piercing, Slashing
Condition Immunities charmed, frightened, paralyzed, petrified, poisoned, prone, restrained, stunned
Senses Darkvision 60 ft., Passive Perception 8
Challenge 1/4
STRDEXCONINTWISCHA
10 (+0)14 (+2)10 (+0)3 (-4)6 (-2)5 (-3)

Swarm. The swarm can occupy another creature’s space and vice versa, and the swarm can move through any opening large enough for a small creature. The swarm can’t regain hit points or gain temporary hit points. 

Actions
Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +2 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (2d4) slashing damage or 3 (1d4)
slashing damage if the swarm has half of its hit points or fewer.  



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