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Cloud Giant


AC 14 (natural armor)

HP 187 (15d12 + 90; bloodied 93)

Speed 40 ft.

Proficiency +4; Maneuver DC 20

Saving Throws Str +12, Con +10, Wis +7, Cha +7

Skills Insight +7, Perception +7, Persuasion +7

Damage Resistances lightning, thunder

Senses passive Perception 17

Languages Common, Giant

Cloud Sight. Clouds and fog do not impair the giant’s vision.

Innate Spellcasting. The giant’s spellcasting ability is Charisma (spell save DC 15). It can innately cast the following spells, requiring no material components:

At will: detect magic , fog cloud , light

3/day each: feather fall , fly , misty step , telekinesis

1/day each: control weather , gaseous form

Keen Smell. The giant has advantage on Perception checks that rely on smell.


Multiattack. The giant attacks twice with its glaive.

Glaive. Melee Weapon Attack: +12 to hit, reach 15 ft., one target. Hit: 24 (3d10 + 8) slashing damage. If the target is a Large or smaller creature, it makes a DC 20 Strength saving throw . On a failure, it is pushed up to 10 feet away from the giant and knocked prone .

Rock. Ranged Weapon Attack: +12 to hit, range 60/240 ft., one target. Hit: 39 (9d6 + 8) bludgeoning damage. If the target is a Large or smaller creature, it makes a DC 20 Strength saving throw , falling prone on a failure. 

Fog Cloud (1st-Level; V, S, Concentration). The giant creates a 20-foot-radius, heavily obscured sphere of fog centered on a point it can see within 120 feet. The fog spreads around corners and can be dispersed by a moderate wind (at least 10 miles per hour). It lasts for 1 hour.


Gust. One creature within 10 feet makes a DC 15 Strength saving throw . On a failure, it is pushed up to 30 feet away from the giant.

Misty Step (2nd-Level; V). The giant teleports to an unoccupied space it can see within 30 feet. The giant can’t cast this spell and a 1st-level or higher spell on the same turn.


The cloud giant prefers to fight from within a fog cloud, in which it can attack a blinded creature and then cast misty step . If bloodied while forced to fight in the open, it casts fly and retreats or tries to parley.


Amabelle, Constantine, Lexonde, Perien, Ravan, Renfric

Legends and Lore

With a History or Nature check, characters can learn the following:

DC 10 As their name suggests, giants are enormous creatures, the largest of their kind standing over 30 feet tall. Though they look like large humanoids, they are an ancient people with close ties to the elements.

DC 15 Giants sort themselves into different clans, including hill giants, fire giants, cloud giants, and others.


Standing 20 to 25 feet tall, cloud giants are second only to storm giants in strength and stature. Few creatures, however, rival a cloud giant’s sense of self-importance. 

Ancient Empire. The cloud giants took the lead in building the giants’ ancient empire. Though it might have been lesser giants that did much of the toiling, it was they who shaped the world. The ancient bridges that span great rivers, and the massive stairs that spiral up and down the mountainsides, were sized for cloud giant feet. 

Cloud giants still consider themselves giantkind’s nobility. Although they pay fealty to no king, many haughtily style themselves as barons, counts, and dukes. Just as human nobles keep hawks for hunting, cloud giants keep hippogriffs and wyverns. Idle and rich, they dabble in art, magic, and poetry, and strive to outdo each other in finery and ostentatious gift-giving.

Cloud Countries. Creatures of elemental air, cloud giants tread on clouds as if they were solid ground. Many of the seemingly featureless clouds scudding overhead support their airy palaces. Cloud giants accumulate vast wealth by mining cloudsilver, a mithral-like metal extracted from the hearts of storm clouds. No maps exist of these fabulous landscapes; winds constantly move and reshape cloud giant realms.


Lone Cloud Giant Behavior

1 Hunting or patrolling near its lair; it can detect trespassers and identify their species with its keen smell

2 Hunting with a trained griffon

3 In its lair, watching a human juggler in a giant bird cage

4 Moaning in despair because another cloud giant doesn’t love it; will reward anyone who can write a poetic and passionate letter

Group Cloud Giant Behavior

1 Each with a griffon or peryton on its wrist, hunting for sport; one giant carries a wriggling sack containing captured humans or halflings

2 Gambling for a rich pot of gold or a valuable prisoner

3 Muttering in low voices, plotting the assassination of a storm giant

4 A war party on its way to attack a dragon or rival group of giants

5 A cloud giant wedding, attended by frost , fire , and stone giant vassals

6 Gathered around a scrying pool, betting on the outcome of human politics and wars


1 Giant footprints

2 The crashing of distant giant footsteps

3 A trained griffon or wyvern circling overhead

4 Gardens with huge crops: carriage-sized pumpkins, wheat stalks higher than a human, etc.

5 Huge weathered stone steps carved into the side of a slope

6 A stairway, ladder, or beanstalk that leads to a cloud


Cloud giants live atop the highest mountains and ride clouds on the Material Plane and the Plane of Air.

CR 5–10 cloud giant

Treasure 3 giant silver bracelets (250 gp each), 2 potions of greater healing , medallion of thoughts

CR 11–16 cloud giant noble ; cloud giant with griffon or wyvern ; cloud giant with air elemental

Treasure giant silver ewer (2,500 gp), 2 giant silver chalices (750 gp each), 2 potions of gaseous form , bag of beans

CR 17–22 2 cloud giants ; cloud giant noble with frost giant , ogre mage , or wyvern

Treasure 5,000 gp, giant gold harp that sings when played (7,500 gp), oil of etherealness , rod of rulership

CR 23–30 2 cloud giant nobles ; 3 cloud giants ; cloud giant with 2 or 3 cyclopes ; cloud giant riding roc

Treasure 3 ruby and gold necklaces (7,500 gp each), sack containing 3 golden eggs (100 gp each) and a chicken that lays one golden egg a day, bottle of cloud giant wine (acts as 3 doses of potion of cloud giant strength ), manual of gainful exercise , wand of lightning bolts

CR 31+ 3 or more cloud giants ; cloud giant noble with 2 or more cloud giants

Treasure giant jeweled gold crown (25,000 gp), giant gold scepter (25,000 gp), 8 diamonds (5,000 gp each), potion of supreme healing , belt of cloud giant strength , ring of djinni summoning

Monster Type Description

Giants look like immense humanoids, standing from 10 feet tall (like ogres ) to 30 (like storm giants ). Some giants, like trolls , have human-like shapes but monstrous features.