AC 15 (leather)
HP 32 (5d8 + 10; bloodied 16)
Speed 30 ft.
Proficiency +2; Maneuver DC 13
Saving Throws Dex +5, Cha +5
Skills Deception +5, Performance +5 (+1d4), Persuasion +5
Senses passive Perception 11
Languages any three
Spellcasting. The minstrel is a 5th level spellcaster. Their spellcasting ability is Charisma (spell save DC 13, +5 to hit with spell attacks). They have the following bard spells prepared:
Cantrips (at will): , , ,
1st-level (4 slots): , ,
2nd-level (3 slots): , ,
3rd-level (2 slots): ,
Rapier. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d8 + 3) piercing damage.
Vicious Mockery (Cantrip; V). A creature within 60 feet that can hear the minstrel makes a DC 14 Wisdom . On a failure, it takes 7 (2d6) psychic damage and has on the first it makes before the end of its next turn.
Invisibility (2nd-Level; V, S, M, Concentration). The minstrel or a creature they touch is for 1 hour. The spell ends if the invisible creature attacks or casts a spell.
Shatter (2nd-Level; V, S, M). An ear-splitting ringing sound fills a 10-foot-radius sphere emanating from a point the minstrel can see within 60 feet. Creatures in the area make a DC 14 Constitution , taking 13 (3d8) thunder damage on a failed save or half damage on a success. A creature made of stone, metal, or other inorganic material has on its saving throw. Unattended objects in the area also take the damage.
Hypnotic Pattern (3rd-Level; S, M, Concentration). A swirling pattern of light appears at a point within 120 feet. Each creature within 10 feet of the pattern that can see it makes a DC 14 Wisdom . On a failure, the creature is for 1 minute. While charmed, the creature is and its Speed is 0. The effect ends on a creature if it takes damage or if another creature uses an action to shake it out of its daze.
Martial Encouragement. Until the beginning of the minstrel’s next turn, one creature within 30 feet that can hear the minstrel deals an extra 3 (1d6) damage whenever it deals weapon damage.
Healing Word (1st-Level; V). The minstrel or a living creature within 60 feet regains 5 (1d4 + 3) hit points. The minstrel can’t cast this spell and a 1st-level or higher spell on the same turn.
Minstrels are musicians who weave magic into their performances. Minstrels make themselves welcome wherever they go with a mix of entertainment, storytelling, and when necessary, magical charm.
CR 0–2 ;
Treasure 30 gp, 50 sp, silver earrings (25 gp), rare songbook (50 gp),
CR 3–4 with 1d4 or ; or with , , , or
Treasure 80 gp, masterwork lute (250 gp),
Humanoids include a number of different intelligent, language-using bipeds of Small or Medium size. Humans and elves are humanoids, and so are orcs and goblins. Humanoids may employ magic but are not fundamentally magical—a characteristic that distinguishes them from bipedal, language-using fey, fiends, and other monsters. Humanoids have no inherent alignment, meaning that no humanoid ancestry is naturally good or evil, lawful or chaotic.