SRD5:Hell Hound

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Hell Hound exists in other D&D editions see:

Hell Hound (disambiguation).

This material from the 5th edition SRD is published under the OGL and CC-BY
Hell Hound [SRD5 OGL/CC-BY][1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
Medium Fiend, Lawful Evil
Armor Class: 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points: 45 (7d8+14)
Speed: 50 ft.
17 (+3) 12 (+1) 14 (+2) 6 (-2) 13 (+1) 6 (-2)
Skills: Perception +5
Damage Immunity: fire
Senses: darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 15
Languages: understands Infernal but can't speak it
Habitat: Mountain, Underdark, Underground
Plane: Lower Plane
Challenge: 3 (700 xp)Proficiency Bonus (PB): +2


Keen Hearing and Smell. The hound has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on hearing or smell.

Pack Tactics. The hound has advantage on an attack roll against a creature if at least one of the hound's allies is within 5 feet of the creature and the ally isn't incapacitated. 


Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft. one target. Hit: 7 (1d8+3) piercing damage plus 7 (2d6) fire damage.

Fire Breath (Recharge 5-6). The hound exhales fire in a 15-foot cone. Each creature in that area must make a DC 12 Dexterity saving throw, taking 21 (6d6) fire damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.

End of the SRD5 material

Unofficial Description: Template:RefstartA hell hound appears as a large, black dog. Sometimes the glow of fire can be seen in its mouth.

Sources and Notes[edit]

  1. Wizards RPG Team (6 May 2015). SRD-OGL v5.1. (5e) Wizards of the Coast. Licensed: OGL & CC-BY.
  2. also published in — Wizards RPG Team (September 2014). Monster Manual. (5e) Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 978-0786965618. p. 182.
  3. Habitat & Plane — Not part of the SRD5.
  4. habitat - Dungeon Master's Guide (5e) p.302-305
  5. habitat (Underground) - user:Rlyehable (unofficial)

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Facts about "Hell Hound"
AlignmentLawful Evil +
AuthorSRD5 +
CRval3 +
Canontrue +
Challenge Rating3 +
Creature NameHell Hound +
Experience Points700 +
FeaturesKeen Hearing and Smell +, Pack Tactics +, Bite + and Fire Breath +
HabitatMountain +, Underdark + and Underground +
Hit Dice7d8+14 +
Hit Points45 +
NameHell Hound +
PlaneLower Plane +
PublicationSRD5 +
SizeMedium +
SortTextHell Hound 5e +
SummaryA hell hound appears as a large, black dog. Sometimes the glow of fire can be seen in its mouth. +
TypeFiend +