Sometimes, when I’m a little busier (like I have been today), and I want to make sure that I get out at least one monster for the day, I turn to my third edition books to find cool, interesting monsters to bring into fifth edition. Again, I turned to 3.0’s Monster Manual 2, where I refamiliarized myself with the ormyrr.
What is an Ormyrr?
Ormyrrs are huge, wormlike monstrous humanoids that live semi-nomadic lifestyles around temperate and warm rivers and lakes. Although these bizarre, reclusive beings have no real magic ability themselves, for whatever reason they covet magic items. Some think it’s because they hope to someday create their own ormyrrian magic. Because of this compulsion to stockpile magic items, they often find themselves at odds with adventurers.
Huge monstrosity, lawful neutral
Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points 168 (16d20 + 64)
Speed 20 ft., swim 40 ft.
Abilities Str 23 (+6), Dex 15 (+2), Con 18 (+4), Int 11 (+0), Wis 12 (+1), Cha 13 (+1)
Skills Arcana +3
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 11
Challenge 8 (3,900 XP)
Grappler. The ormyrr has advantage on attack rolls against a creature it is grappling.
Multiattack. The ormyrr makes three attacks: one with its bite, one with its claws, and one to constrict. Or the ormyrr makes two attacks with its longsword +2 or two attacks with its stones.
Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 10 (1d8 + 6) piercing damage.
Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 11 (2d4 + 6) slashing damage.
Constrict. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 20 (4d6 + 6) bludgeoning damage. The target is grappled (escape DC 16) if the ormyrr isn’t already constricting a creature, and the target is retrained until the grapple ends.
Halberd +1. Melee Weapon Attack: +10 to hit, reach 15 ft, one target. Hit: 23 (3d10 + 7) slashing damage.
Longsword +2. Melee Weapon Attack: +11 to hit, reach 10 ft., one creature. Hit: 21 (3d8 + 8) slashing damage, or 24 (3d10 + 8) slashing damage when wielded with two hands.
Stone. Ranged Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, range 60/240 ft., one target. Hit: 9 (1d6 + 6) bludgeoning damage.
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