Rolfin the Dragon Priest | NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

The goblin mine is managed by a dragon priest named Rolfin who is a half-red dragon goblin.

Rolfin is somewhat insane and feared by all in the mine, including the azer smith, Roez, and Lamarr the Necromancer. While Gurd and the other goblins try to keep him safe–after all, the goblins believe that Rolfin is the only thing keeping Orithranx from eating them all–Rolfin’s megalomania often puts him on the front lines, even when he shouldn’t be.

Rolfin the Dragon Priest

Small humanoid (goblinoid), chaotic evil


Armor Class 15 (studded leather)

Hit Points 40 (9d6 + 9)

Speed 30 ft.


Abilities Str 10 (+0), Dex 16 (+3), Con 12 (+1), Int 11 (+0), Wis 14 (+2), Cha 16 (+3)


Saving Throws Wis +5, Cha +6

Skills Religion +3, Stealth +9

Damage Resistances fire

Senses blindsight 10 ft., darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 12

Languages Common, Draconic, Goblin

Challenge 6 (2,300 XP)


Special Equipment. Rolfin wields dragon’s tooth which acts as a dagger +1 that deals an extra 3 (1d6) fire damage on a successful hit (included in the attack).

Nimble Escape. Rolfin can take the Disengage or Hide action as a bonus action on each of his turns.

Spellcasting. Rolfin is a 7th-level spellcaster. His spellcasting ability is Wisdom (spell save DC 13, +5 to hit with spell attacks). Rolfin has the following cleric spells prepared:

  • Cantrips (at will): light, mending, sacred flame, thaumaturgy
  • 1st level (4 slots): burning hands, cure wounds, faerie fire, sanctuary, shield of faith
  • 2nd level (3 slots): continual flame, hold person, flaming sphere, scorching ray
  • 3rd level (3 slots): animate dead, daylight, dispel magic, fireball, spirit guardians
  • 4th level (1 slot): banishment, guardian of faith, wall of fire

Actions

Multiattack. Rolfin makes two attacks with dragon’s tooth.

Dragon’s Tooth. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d4 + 4) piercing damage plus 3 (1d6) fire damage.

Fire Breath (Recharge 5-6). Rolfin exhales fire in a 15-foot cone. Each creature in that area must make a DC 12 Constitution saving throw, taking 24 (7d6) fire damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.


Reaction

Warding Flare (2/day). When Rolfin is attacked by a creature within 30 feet of him that he can see, he can use his reaction to impose disadvantage on the attack roll, causing light to flare before the attacker before it hits or misses. An attacker that can’t be blinded is immune to this trait.

 

Thanks for reading!

Rolfin is the big-bad-evil-guy in the first chunk of The Secret of Forsaken Peak mega-dungeon. Feel free to use him in your own personal campaigns.

See you soon.

Art by Wizards of the Coast.

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