Morkoth (5e)

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Morkoth (pointer) [1]
Medium Aberration, any alignment
Armor Class: 17 (natural armor)
Hit Points: 130
Speed: 20 ft.
Saving Throws: Dex, Int, Wis
Skills: Arcana, History,Perception, Stealth
Senses: blindsight 30 ft., darkvision 120 ft., passive Perception 20
Languages: telepathy 120
Habitat: Coastal, Underwater
Challenge: 11 (7,200 xp)Proficiency Bonus (PB): +4


Amphibious. [2] The morkoth can breathe air and water.




Bite. Melee Weapon Attack

Tentacles. Melee Weapon Attack



Spell Reflection.

Unofficial Description: This aberration appears as a squid with a multitude of items on its back.

Morkoth's Lair

It's island.
A morkoth encountered in its lair has a challenge rating of 12 (8,400 XP)

Lair Actions

When fighting inside its lair, an morkoth can use lair actions. On initiative count 20 (losing initiative ties), the aberration takes a lair action to cause one of the following effects; the aberration can’t use the same effect two rounds in a row:

Regional Effects

The island surrounding a morkoth's lair is warped by the creature's presence, creating the following effects:

  • Presence Known
  • Misplaced Item
  • Open/Close Lair Entrance
  • Breatheable/Unbreatheable Water

Effects end immediately.


  • In its lair the morkoth is CR 12.

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  1. et. al., Mike Mearls (November 2016). Volo's Guide to Monsters. (5e) Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 978-0-7869-6601-1. p. 177-178. Licensed: © Wizards of the Coast (used under 'fair use' clause).
  2. Trait matches the trait of the same name in the 5th ed. SRD. - Wizards RPG Team (6 May 2015). SRD-OGL v5.1. (5e) Wizards of the Coast. Licensed: OGL & CC-BY.
Facts about "Morkoth (5e)"
Alignmentany alignment +
AuthorVolo's Guide to Monsters +
CRval11 +
Canontrue +
Challenge Rating11 + and 12 +
Creature NameMorkoth +
Experience Points7,200 +
FeaturesAmphibious +, Spellcasting +, Multiattack +, Bite +, Tentacles +, Hypnosis + and Spell Reflection +
HabitatCoastal + and Underwater +
Has Lairtrue +
Hit Points130 +
NameMorkoth +
PublicationVolo's Guide to Monsters +
SizeMedium +
SortTextMorkoth 5e +
SummaryThis aberration appears as a squid with a multitude of items on its back. +
TypeAberration +