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Bloodied & Bruised – Eberron: Rising from the Last War


New Combat Actions for the Creatures in Eberron: Rising from the Last War

The bugbear chief nurses a gushing wound in her side before issuing an order of retreat to her allies. A bright light forms around the angel’s dying body, blinding everyone near it as it passes on from the world of the living. With blood streaming down its torso, an enraged hill giant slams its fists into the ground and causes the earth around it to quake. 

Bloodied & Bruised is a series providing new combat actions for the creatures in the 5e roster. When pushed to their limits in combat, these monsters, critters, fiends, and foes gain new abilities that aid them in battle, or perhaps spell their doom depending on the circumstances. Bloodied & Bruised takes inspiration from the "bloodied" condition from 4e, making entirely new combat actions that can completely change the nature of a fight.

In addition, Bloodied & Bruised also introduces several "death throes" to the game, marking the demise of certain creatures with a grand explosion, heavy fall, or other unique effect to make the slaying of a great monster a truly unique experience.

Examples of Bloodied Actions

Radiant Idol
When bloodied at 71 HP, the radiant idol has the following features.

  • New Ability: Divine Wrath. If the radiant idol is concentrating on a spell while bloodied, its weapon attacks deal an additional 3 (1d6) radiant damage.
  • Trigger Ability: Spellcasting. When first bloodied, the radiant idol can use its reaction to cast a spell that normally requires an action to cast.
  • Death Throes: Font of Celestial Light. Bright light burns in a silhouette of the slain radiant idol. Creatures within 10 feet of the radiant idol when it dies and can see it must succeed on a DC 17 Constitution saving throw or be blinded until the beginning of their next turn.

Warforged Titan
When bloodied at 62 HP, the warforged titan has the following features.

  • Ability Recharge: Sweeping Axe. When first bloodied, the warforged titan’s Sweeping Axe ability is recharged.
  • Frailty: Valuable Cargo. While bloodied and carrying at least one allied creature on either of its platforms, the warforged titan’s speed is reduced by 15 feet (to a minimum of 20 feet).
  • New Ability: Hammer Time. While bloodied, when the warforged titan uses its Sweeping Axe ability, it can make one attack with its Hammerfist as a bonus action.
  • New Ability: Platform Defenses. While bloodied, creatures standing on the warforged titan’s chassis platforms are better protected. Creatures on its platforms gain a +2 bonus to AC as long as they remain on the platform.
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