Hello zoologists of all shapes and sizes. Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking into the 3rd episode of our beast series. Today we’re gonna be taking a look at the cute little dnd 5e badger. Man i love these guys, i just think they’re amazing.
Badgers in real life for the bomb.com some of them are pretty vicious but whatever they’re considered to be a cr0 creatures that is to say they have no real difficulty associated with them. They’re kind of just background creatures.
So if you defeat when you get 10 XP and this one is from the good old dungeon master’s guide. Now without further ado let’s take a quick look at its stats here and break it down a little bit.
So the badger is considered to be a tiny beast, that is to say he’s essentially the smallest size out there. Clocking in at about a two and a half by two and a half feet at least in terms of the space it occupies.
This cute little guy also has an AC of ten three hit points determined by rolling a d4 and adding one. The speed is rather interesting so 20 feet of movement, but it can burrow 5 feet which is very cool stuff. This is the first creature of cover that can burrow and that’s very important i’ll get to why that is.
Type: Tiny beast, unaligned. AC: 10. HP:3(1D4+1). Speed: 20FT, Burrow 5FT.
Looking at its stats here you’ll notice a relatively good constitution and wisdom as well. However everything else seems to fall short. Dexterity isn’t terrible but it’s also not particularly something to write home about.
STR: 4(-3); DEX: 11(+0); CON: 12(+1); INT: 2(-4); WIS: 12(+1); CHA: 5(-3).
Now looking at their sense you have 30 feet dark vision which is great. I’m surprised they don’t have any blind sense usually things that can burrow have blind sense when this guy does not have as a perception of 11.
It also has access to keen smell. Which gives them advantage on perception checks that rely on smell. Very cool stuff, super useful maybe that’s a way you can get around blind sense but that kind of depends upon the DM. Now let’s take a look at its actions here.
Bite: By using this bite attack this dnd 5e monster can make a Melee Weapon Attack: +2 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 1 piercing damage.
It’s only got one action..it’s a melee weapon attack. The badgers rather interesting cuz this is the first one we’ve covered that doesn’t have a dice roll associated with its damage just literally says one piercing damage which is interesting. So i think probably the coolest way to use these would be just to surround a party. I think that’d be hilarious.
A party’s taking a nap this is really good for like early level adventures if you have like a druid that’s gonna be causing them a hard time. Have like a bunch of badgers just pop out of the ground and just try and bite them you know like is it gonna kill them you know hopefully not like they don’t really got a lot of meat to them but action economy is a thing so maybe.
I just think that’d be hilarious you’re taking a nap and then next thing you know you’re like a boom boom boom boom boom and then you look around you’re surrounded by these little tiny kind of rodents i guess it’d be kind of funny.
Attributes Of Badger Monster DnD 5E
|Roll 0||Bite 1d20 + 21|
|Senses||Darkvision 30 Ft.|
|Speed||20 ft., burrow 5 ft.|
That being said if you have any alternative ideas, thoughts, questions, comments and concerns please let me know down beneath in the comment section. I’m really curious to see how you guys would incorporate these into your game. That being said i hope you all have a great day and as always a happy studying everyone.