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AC 16 (hauberk)

HP 58 (9d8 + 18; bloodied 29)

Speed 30 ft.

Proficiency +2; Maneuver DC 13

Saving Throws Str +5, Dex +3, Con +4

Skills Athletics +5, Intimidation +2 (+1d4), Perception +2, Survival +2

Senses passive Perception 12

Languages any two


Multiattack. The veteran makes two melee attacks.

Longsword. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d8 + 3) slashing damage.

Shortsword. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d6 + 3) piercing damage.

Heavy Crossbow. Ranged Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, range 100/400 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d10 + 2) piercing damage.


Tactical Movement. Until the end of the veteran’s turn, their Speed is halved and their movement doesn’t provoke opportunity attacks .


Off-Hand Counter. When the veteran is missed by a melee attack by an attacker they can see within 5 feet, the veteran makes a shortsword attack against the attacker.


Hard-bitten and experienced soldiers, veterans are usually found commanding troops. Sometimes a veteran works as a bodyguard or strikes out on their own as an adventurer.


CR 0–2 1d8 guards ; 1d4 guards on camels , ponies , or riding horses ; 1 or 2 soldiers ; 1d8 stout halfling guards ; 1 or 2 deep dwarf soldiers or mountain dwarf soldiers

Treasure 800 sp 

CR 3–4 guard squad with acolyte , noble , or soldier ; 1d4 soldiers ; 1 to 3 soldiers on riding horses or other mounts; veteran ; veteran with 2 to 4 guards ; 1d4 + 4 stout halfling guards mounted on mastiffs ; 3 or 4 deep dwarf or mountain dwarf soldiers

Treasure 200 gp, 5 assorted pieces of jewelry (25 gp each), sealed orders

CR 5–10 knight , priest , or veteran with soldier squad or 2 guard squads ; veteran with 1d4 + 1 soldiers , all mounted on riding horses or other mounts; 2 or 3 veterans mounted on warhorses ; 1d8 deep dwarf soldiers or mountain dwarf soldiers with champion warrior

Treasure 1,100 gp, tactical maps of the surroundings (100 gp), 2 potions of healing

CR 11–16 2 soldier squads with blackguard , champion warrior , high priest , holy knight , knight , mage , or veteran

Treasure 2,000 gp, 1 full plate armor , rod of rulership

Monster Type Description

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.