Shieldmaiden 5E compatible monster is coming from our first book, Svilland Campaign Setting. In the book, you can find lots of Norse themed, 5E compatible contents. You can free to use the given content in your campaigns.
Shieldmaidens are protectors and warriors of honor. They fight for their thane or for their cause. They do not hesitate if they have to sacrifice themselves for others of worth.
Almost every shieldmaiden is very religious. Although deep devotion to Odin and his pantheon is not uncommon for Svillanders, shieldmaidens carry this further. They exist to fight and protect as instruments of Tyr, Freyja, and other deities of protection.
Medium humanoid (any), any alignment
Armor Class 16 (Ringmail, Shield)
Hit Points 65 (10d8 + 20)
Speed 30 ft.
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Saving Throws Strength +4, Constitution +4
Skills Athletics +4, Intimidation +2
Senses Passive Perception 10
Languages Austris, and its mother tongue.
Challenge 3 (700 XP)
Brave. The shieldmaiden has advantage on saving throws against being frightened.
Multiattack. The shieldmaiden makes two attacks; one with its battle axe and one with its shield.
Battle Axe. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d8 + 2) slashing damage
Shield Bash. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 4 (1d4 + 2) bludgeoning damage. If the target is a Medium or smaller creature, it must succeed on a DC 13 Strength saving throw or is knocked prone.
Shield Ally. The shieldmaiden pulls up its shield in front of an ally that near it, and who is being attacked by a hostile creature. The ally gains the shieldmaidens’ shield bonus as AC (+2 AC) while the shieldmaiden loses its shield bonus of +2 AC for that round.
Battlecry (Recharge 5-6). The shieldmaiden bangs its weapon against its shield while shouting a battlecry to a hostile creature. The creature must succeed on a DC 13 Wisdom saving throw or becomes frightened until the end of its next turn.
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