- AC: 12
- Alignment: Neutral Evil
- CHA: 6
- CON: 14
- Challenge Rating: 1
- DEX: 14
- HP: 39 (6d8+12)
- INT: 3
- Passive Perception: 15
- Roll 0: 1d20 + 4 1d6+2
- STR: 15
- Senses: Darkvision 120 Ft.
- Size: Medium
- Skills: Perception +5, Stealth +4
- Speed: 40 ft.
- Type: monstrosity
- WIS: 13
A death dog is an ugly two-headed hound that roams plains, and deserts. Hate burns in a death dog’s heart, and a taste for humanoid flesh drives it to attack travelers and explorers. Death dog saliva carries a foul disease that causes a victim’s flesh to slowly rot off the bone.
Two-Headed: The dog has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks and on saving throws against being blinded, charmed, deafened, frightened, stunned, or knocked unconscious.
Multiattack: The dog makes two bite attacks.
Bite: Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d6 + 2) piercing damage. If the target is a creature, it must succeed on a DC 12 Constitution saving throw against disease or become poisoned until the disease is cured. Every 24 hours that elapse, the creature must repeat the saving throw, reducing its hit point maximum by 5 (1d10) on a failure. This reduction lasts until the disease is cured. The creature dies if the disease reduces its hit point maximum to 0.
The SendingStone review
The Death Dog is a powerful and frightening creature in the world of Dungeons and Dragons. With a Challenge Rating of 1, it is not to be underestimated despite its relatively low AC. Its high Constitution and Dexterity scores make it a formidable opponent in battle.
What makes the Death Dog truly menacing is its ability to inflict a debilitating disease with its bite. This disease can cause paralysis in its victims, making them vulnerable to the Death Dog's attacks.
However, the Death Dog's low Charisma and Intelligence scores suggest that it is not particularly intelligent or charismatic. It is merely a creature following its instincts, driven by its hunger and need to defend itself.
Overall, the Death Dog is an excellent addition to any campaign, providing a challenging and unique enemy for players to face.
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