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Giant Elk - DnD 5e stats

Giant Elk

  • AC: 14 (Natural Armor)
  • Alignment: Unaligned
  • CHA: 10
  • CON: 14
  • Challenge Rating: 2
  • DEX: 16
  • HP: 42 (5d12+10)
  • INT: 7
  • Languages: Giant Elk, Understands Common, Elvish, And Sylvan But Can't Speak
  • Passive Perception: 14
  • Roll 0: Ram 1d20 + 6 2d6+4
  • Roll 1: Hooves 1d20 + 6 4d8+4
  • STR: 19
  • Size: Huge
  • Skills: Perception +4
  • Speed: 60 ft.
  • Type: beast
  • WIS: 14

The majestic giant elk is rare to the point that its appearance is often taken as a foreshadowing of an important event, such as the birth of a king. Legends tell of gods that take the form of giant elk when visiting the Material Plane. Many cultures therefore believe that to hunt these creatures is to invite divine wrath.


Charge: If the elk moves at least 20 ft. straight toward a target and then hits it with a ram attack on the same turn, the target takes an extra 7 (2d6) damage. If the target is a creature, it must succeed on a DC 14 Strength saving throw or be knocked prone.


Ram: Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 11 (2d6 + 4) bludgeoning damage.

Hooves: Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one prone creature. Hit: 22 (4d8 + 4) bludgeoning damage.

The SendingStone review

The Giant Elk in D&D is a formidable creature with high stats and a decent challenge rating. However, it seems to lack any particular purpose in the game other than being a mount or a hunting target. It could benefit from more flavorful abilities or lore to make it a more interesting addition to a campaign. Overall, while it is certainly a strong creature, it may not necessarily add much depth or excitement to gameplay.

Giant Elk is D&D (Dungeons & Dragons) 5th edition content, but other TTRPGs may have their own version such as a Giant Elk Pathfinder edition. Want to use Giant Elk in a VTT (virtual tabletop)? Try out SendingStone for free today!

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