Monster Analysis: Behir

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  • First Appearance: 28 The Sun Tree
  • Armor Class 17
  • Challenge Rating 11
  • Immune to Lightning damage
  • Darkvision 90 ft, passive 16
  • Speed 50 ft, climb 40 ft
  • Average/Max HP: 168, 256
  • 404 damage taken, 58 HDYWTDT by Grog

Behirs were bred by the Storm Giants to combat encroaching dragons. Unlike their chaotic good-leaning former masters, wild behirs lean neutral evil, and have a voracious appetite. Their many limbs allow them to climb in hard-to-reach areas to surprise prey and strategically take on challengers. They’ve maintained their hatred for dragons and will actively hunt or chase off any that attempt to make their home nearby.

The behir’s lightning breath is its most brutal attack, with an average of 66 lightning damage (and a whopping 120 worst-case). It can also swallow grappled prey (one at a time). “Food” takes stomach acid damage on the behir’s turn, but can escape by dealing at least 30 damage from inside. They are then vomited out and end their turn prone.

Posh Grog took the lead as MVP of this battle, courtesy of frenzy raging. (140 damage dealt, and he was so proud that there was nothing left of its face, too!) Percy was close behind with 93 dealt. While it’s doubtful the extra shot would have granted him a higher count than Grog, the Pepperbox jamming up on him again, especially far from the workshop and close to the Briarwoods, is hardly a good sign. LVP: Um… Trinket. Because he has less than 66 HP.