Goblin Worg-Riders | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

A quick monster stat block for The Secret of Forsaken Peak adventure that I’m working on (Part 1 should be out tomorrow!). When doing an OGL adventure for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition you’re limited to some of the resources you can use.

For example, I can’t use goblin bosses, as they aren’t covered in the 5e systems reference document.

Therefore, I have to create my own version of a high-level goblin. Hence, a goblin worg-rider.

Goblin Worg-Rider

Small humanoid (goblinoid), neutral evil

Armor Class 16 (studded leather, shield)

Hit Points 14 (4d6)

Speed 30 ft.

Abilities Str 10 (+0), Dex 14 (+2), Con 10 (+0), Int 10 (+0), Wis 8 (-1), Cha 8 (-1)

Skills Animal Handling +1, Stealth +6

Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 9

Languages Common, Goblin, Worg

Challenge 1 (200 XP)

Mounted Combatant. The goblin has advantage on melee attack rolls against any unmounted creature that is smaller than its mount.

Nimble Escape. The goblin can take the Disengage or Hide action as a bonus action on each of its turns.


Multiattack. The goblin makes two attacks with its scimitar or two attacks with its short bow. The second attack has disadvantage.

Scimitar. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d6 + 2) slashing damage.

Shortbow. Ranged Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, range 80/320 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d6 + 2) piercing damage.


Thanks for reading!

I’m loving the hell out of The Secret of Forsaken Peak already. Why? Because it has goblins! Woohoo!

Keep an eye for it. Should have it up soon.

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