5e monster conversion: Jungle Giant

Posted on June 16, 2017 by


So I hear we are going to Chult this fall? Is that right?

Well then, fellow DM’s, we’re going to need a Jungle Giant.

No. Come on. Not that guy.

Jungle Giants first appeared in 2e’s Al-Qadim Appendix for the Monstrous Compendium, and were later renamed Forest Giants in 3e’s Monster Manual II. They were portrayed as hunters with a ravenous carnivorous appetite who would kill and eat any living thing in the jungle. Their preferred method of attack was to hide in the trees with a giant longbow and paralyze their unsuspecting prey with poisoned arrows. If caught up in melee, they’d swing away with a tree stump. These guys don’t care–they just want to eat.

For my 5e conversion I’ve made them a Challenge 6 creature, with multiattacks on both melee and ranged attacks. They get camouflaged in the jungle, can ambush surprised opponents, and have proficiencies in Stealth and Athletics.

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If you’re going to take some PC’s to the jungles of Chult, this may be a nice monster to throw in the mix. Who knows, maybe they can tangle it up with some dinosaurs. Enjoy!

Find the Jungle Giant here. 

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