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AC 12 (natural armor)

HP 59 (7d10 + 21; bloodied 29)

Speed 40 ft.

Proficiency +2; Maneuver DC 14

Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 10

Languages Common, Giant


Greatclub. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 13 (2d8 + 4) bludgeoning damage, and if the target is a Medium or smaller creature, it makes a DC 14 Strength saving throw , falling prone on a failure. 

Sweeping Strike. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., all creatures within 5 feet. Hit: 8 (1d8 + 4) bludgeoning damage, and if the target is a Medium or smaller creature, it makes a DC 14 Strength saving throw . On a failure, it is pushed 10 feet away from the ogre.

Javelin. Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft. or range 30/120 ft., one target. Hit: 11 (2d6 + 4) piercing damage.


Against foes it deems small and weak, the ogre charges into a group and uses its Sweeping Strike. It attacks a lone foe, or one that has proven itself to be a threat, with its greatclub.


Bellowbriar, Crod, Curdle, Duroth, Fenthis, Gristlefist, Lumme, Meg, Oglock, Zalan

Legends and Lore

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

DC 10 Though smaller than their giant ancestors, ogres stand nearly twice as tall as most humanoids. They can see in the dark.

DC 15 Ogres are formidable melee combatants. Their powerful blows force all but the strongest warriors to give ground.

DC 20 In ages past, some ogres learned magic to better serve their giant overlords. Though rare, ogre mages still exist today, selling their services to evil creatures such as devils, vampires, and hags.


Standing some 10 feet tall and weighing nearly 1,000 pounds, ogres look like massive, barrel-chested humanoids with wide, fanged jaws. 

Lost Greatness. Ogres are the descendants of giants forced out of their elementally-infused homes. Frost giants exiled from the frozen tundra, or fire giants driven from their volcanic lairs, may give birth to ogres. Though now far removed from their giant ancestors, ogre tribes still remember the calamitous fall of the giants’ empire, and their stories warn against venturing too much or building too high. 

Subsistence and Service. Ogres do not boast great craftspeople amongst them: they do not need to, since trees and rocks make serviceable weapons, and their skin is as tough as armor. However, promises of wealth and luxury can coax an ogre into service. For enough gold, an ogre will fight for a master far smaller or weaker than itself. A well-equipped ogre can be a terrifying engine of destruction on the battlefield.


1 Snoring in lair

2 Gorging themselves on food and drink

3 Crafting with clumsy tools

4 Hunting

5 Hungry, and mad about it

6 Attacks trespassers in its domain


1 Guttural roar or laughter

2 A humanoid or animal corpse with a smashed-in skull 

3 Footprints of big bare feet

4 A splintered tree; DC 13 Perception check: big footprints


Ogres can be found in any wild part of the world.

CR 0–2 ogre ; 1 or 2 ogrekin

Treasure 60 gp, 100 sp, packet of dried herbs (acts as 2 potions of healing )

CR 3–4 ogre with 2 to 4 goblins , warhordling orc warriors , or wolves ; ogre with 1 or 2 bugbears , giant goats , or ogrekin ; 2 ogres ; cave ogre ; 3 or 4 ogrekin

Treasure 180 gp, sack of rare spices (75 gp), giant-sized bottle of wine (acts as 3 potions of fire giant strength ), 1 rapier (glows in the presence of giants)

CR 5–10 cave ogre with 1 to 3 ogres ; cave ogre with ankylosaurus , cave bear , or griffon ; ogre mage ; ogre mage with doppelganger or green hag

Treasure 400 gp, battered silver ewer etched with bearded giant faces (250 gp), spell scrolls of fear and fireball , animal hide mantle branded with runes (acts as gauntlets of ogre power for the wearer)

CR 11–16 2 ogre mages ; ogre mage with cambion , drider , or night hag ; ogre mage with 2 to 4 ogres ; ogre mage with 2 or 3 doppelgangers

Treasure 2,000 gp, letter from a noble ordering someone’s death, amulet containing the true name of a hezrou , spell scrolls of chain lightning and reverse gravity , wand of binding

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.