Wood Troll

Troll, Wood
Medium Giant
Hit Dice: 4d8+8 (26 hp)
Initiative: +1
Speed: 30 ft., climb 15 ft.
Armor Class: 15 (+2 Dex, +3 natural), touch 12, flat-footed 13
Base Attack/Grapple: +3/+5
Attack: Bite +5 melee (1d8+2)
Full Attack: Bite +5 melee (1d8+2) and 2 claws +3 melee (1d6+1)
Space/Reach: 5 ft./5 ft.
Special Attacks:
Special Qualities: DR 5/slashing, low-light vision, plant pass, renegeration 2
Saves: Fort +6, Ref +2, Will +0
Abilities: Str 14, Dex 12, Con 15, Int 11, Wis 9, Cha 8
Skills: Perception +6, Stealth +5*
Feats: Multiattack
Environment: Any forest
Organization: Solitary, pair, or pack (2d4)
ECL: 4
Treasure: Standard
Alignment: Usually lawful evil
Advancement: 5-7 HD (Medium); 8-12 (Large)

Wood trolls are an offshoot of the troll family. They have a thick, woody skin that strongly resembles bark, and green, leafy hair; they otherwise resemble greater trolls.

Wood trolls speak Giant, and some speak a crude form of Common.


Wood trolls live and hunt in packs. Since they are not as strong or large as their cousins, they cooperate to bring down prey, often using crude snares or other devices (such as suspended logs). They can also climb and swing through the trees with great agility; one of their favorite tactics is to jump down on prey from above and bear it to the ground, biting and clawing until it is dead. Another is to appear out of a supposedly impassible tangle of brambles, using their plant pass ability, and attack. They are also smart enough to know the value of treasure, and will sometimes use it to lure lone travelers into an ambush. Wood trolls, like their larger cousins, are quite fearless, and will back down only if faced with overwhelming odds.

Plant Pass (Ex): Wood trolls can move through the wilderness without leaving a trace of their passage; they can move through even the thickest of bramble patches at their normal speed.

Regeneration (Ex): Wood trolls regenerate 2 hit points per round unless damaged by fire or acid.

Skills: Wood trolls gain a +6 racial bonus to Stealth checks in forest settings.

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