- AC: 15 (Studded Leather)
- Alignment: Any Non-lawful Alignment
- CHA: 14
- CON: 14
- Challenge Rating: 2
- DEX: 16
- HP: 65 (10d8+20)
- INT: 14
- Languages: Any Two Languages
- Passive Perception: 10
- Roll 0: Scimitar 1d20 + 5 1d6+3
- Roll 1: Dagger 1d20 + 5 1d4+3
- STR: 15
- Saving Throws: Str +4, Dex +5, Wis +2
- Size: Medium
- Skills: Athletics +4, Deception +4
- Speed: 30 ft.
- Type: humanoid (any race)
- WIS: 11
It takes a strong personality, ruthless cunning, and a silver tongue to keep a gang of bandits in line. The bandit captain has these qualities in spades.
In addition to managing a crew of selfish malcontents, the pirate captain is a variation of the bandit captain, with a ship to protect and command. To keep the crew in line, the captain must mete out rewards and punishment on a regular basis.
More than treasure, a bandit captain or pirate captain craves infamy. A prisoner who appeals to the captain’s vanity or ego is more likely to be treated fairly than a prisoner who does not or claims not to know anything of the captain’s colorful reputation.
Multiattack: The captain makes three melee attacks: two with its scimitar and one with its dagger. Or the captain makes two ranged attacks with its daggers.
Scimitar: Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d6 + 3) slashing damage.
The SendingStone review
The Bandit Captain is a formidable opponent at challenge rating 2, with 65 hit points and an AC of 15. With high scores in Dexterity, Constitution, and Charisma, the captain can deal significant damage and rally their allies. Their non-lawful alignment means they can vary greatly in personality and motivations, adding complexity to encounters. The captain's proficiency in two languages and a variety of skills, along with their ability to summon reinforcements, makes them a challenging encounter for any adventuring party. Overall, the Bandit Captain is a well-designed and versatile enemy in the world of Dungeons & Dragons.
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