SRD5:Bandit Captain (NPC)

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Bandit or Pirate Captain (NPC)
Medium Humanoid (Any Race), Any Non-Lawful Alignment
Armor Class: 15 (studded leather)
Hit Points: 65 (10d8+20)
Speed: 30 ft.
15 (+2) 16 (+3) 14 (+2) 14 (+2) 11 (+0) 14 (+2)
Saving Throws: Str +4, Dex +5, Wis +2
Skills: Athletics +4, Deception +4
Senses: passive Perception 10
Languages: Any two languages
Challenge: 2 (450 xp)Proficiency Bonus (PB): +2


Multiattack. The Captain makes three melee attacks: two with its scimitar and one with its dagger. Or the Captain makes two ranged attacks with its daggers.

Scimitar. Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 6 (1d6+3) slashing damage.

Dagger. Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft. or range 20/60 ft., one creature. Hit: 5 (1d4+3) piercing damage.


Parry. The captain adds 2 to its AC against one melee attack that would hit it. To do so, the captain must see the attacker and be wielding a melee weapon.

It takes a strong personality, ruthless cunning, and a silver tongue to keep a gang of bandits in line. The bandit captain has these qualities in spades

In addition to managing a crew of selfish malcontents, the Pirate Captain is a variation of the Bandit Captain, with a ship to protect and command. To keep the crew in line, the captain must mete out rewards and punishment on a regular basis.

More than treasure, a bandit captain or pirate captain craves infamy. A prisoner who appeals to the captain's vanity or ego is more likely to be treated fairly than a prisoner who does not or claims not to know anything of the captain's colorful reputation.

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Facts about "Bandit Captain (NPC)"
AlignmentAny Non-Lawful Alignment +
AuthorSRD5 +
Canontrue +
Challenge Rating2 +
Experience Points450 +
FeaturesMultiattack +, Scimitar +, Dagger +, Parry + and {{{feature1}}} +
Hit Dice10d8+20 +
Hit Points65 +
IdentifierNPC +
NPCtrue +
PublicationSRD5 +
SizeMedium +
SortTextBandit Captain 5e +
SubtypeAny Race +
TitleBandit Captain +
TypeHumanoid +