Hello zoologists or in this case should i say paleontologists of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for tuning into the 52nd episode of our beast series. Today we’re going to be taking a look at the first dinosaur in this series, we’re looking at the dimetrodon 5e monster.
This is a particularly interesting creature it is described to be a sale backed reptile, found along other dinosaurs typically hunting on shores and in shallow water. Basically a prehistoric crocodile. This monster’s also found in the volo’s guide to monsters and it is considered a cr:1/4 and provides a 50xp on a kill. Now let’s take a quick look at its stats here.
The dimetrodon is considered to be a medium beast that is unaligned. It has AC of 12, it also has 19 hit points calculated by rolling 3d8 and adding 6. Speed of 30ft and can swim for 20 ft.
- Type: Medium Beast, Unaligned
- AC: 12
- HP: 19(3d8+6)
- Speed: 30ft, Swim20ft
Taking a look at its stats. You’ll notice quite an impressive strength and a con relative to most other beasts. Outside of that not really a whole lot to break about.
- STR: 14(+2)
- DEX: 10(+0)
- CON: 15(+2)
- INT: 2(-4)
- WIS: 10(+0)
- CHA: 5(-3)
Under skills you’ll see a +2 to perception which gives it a passive perception of 12. Now let’s take a quick look at its actions here.
It can take a bite attack: It is considered to be a melee weapon attack: +4 to hit, reach of 5 feet, it can only target one target and on a hit deals 9 piercing damage, calculated by rolling 2d6 and adding 2.
In terms of how to use these in my game, you know maybe in following a cave badgers tunnel. It leads you to a new cave system with plant life the likes of which you’ve never seen before. For some strange reason glowing crystal emanating a vibrant light on the ceiling and i’d have these guys kind of be the welcoming party into a dino land.
There are relatively easy to defeat, relatively easy to hit, have a variety of movement options so they can make their way out from the shallow lagoon as it were. I think they’re kind of cool from a thematic angle.
That being said! let me know how you would use the Dimetrodon in your game down beneath in the comment section. Also let me know if you have any questions, comments, concerns or stories regarding them. That being said i hope you’ll have a great day and as always happy researching my friends.