Soldiers | NPCs for ZACS 5e

This is part of my ongoing “campaign setting in a bottle”, the Zombie Apocalypse Campaign Setting using Fifth Edition Rules. For more information, be sure to check out the first part of the rules adjustment.

A soldier is a highly trained combatant. They typically serve in armies, but this entry may also serve as a model for mercenaries, soldiers of fortune, or any other skilled modern fighter the characters might come across in ZACS 5e.

Soldier

Medium humanoid (human), any alignment


Armor Class 15 (tactical vest)

Hit Points 22 (4d8 + 4)

Speed 30 ft.


Abilities Str 13 (+1), Dex 14 (+2), Con 13 (+1), Int 10 (+0), Wis 10 (+0), Cha 10 (+0)


Skills Athletics +3, Mettle +2, Perception +2

Senses passive Perception +2

Languages any one language (usually regional)

Challenge 2 (450 XP)


 

Military Tactics. The soldier has advantage on an attack roll against a creature if at least one of the soldier’s allies is within 30 feet of the creature and the ally isn’t incapacitated.


Actions

Multiattack. The soldier makes two melee weapon attacks or two ranged weapon attacks.

Combat Knife. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d4 + 2) piercing damage.

Automatic Pistol. Ranged Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, range 50/150, one target. Hit: 9 (2d6 + 2) piercing damage. The automatic pistol holds 15 ammunition; after the ammunition is spent, the soldier must use its action or bonus action to reload the weapon.

Automatic Rifle. Ranged Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, range 80/240, one target. Hit: 11 (2d8 + 2) piercing damage. The automatic rifle holds 30 ammunition; after the ammunition is spent, the soldier must use its action or bonus action to reload the weapon.

Burst Fire. The soldier targets a point it can see within 80 feet of it. Each creature in a 10-foot cube centered on that point must make a DC 15 Dexterity saving throw or take 2d8 + 2 piercing damage. Each time the soldier uses its Burst Fire, it uses up 10 ammunition of its automatic rifle.

 

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