Magehound

Medium beast, neutral good

Armor Class 13

Hit Points 18 (4d8)

Speed 40 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
12 (1) 16 (3) 10 (0) 8 (-1) 14 (2) 7 (-2)
  • Skills Perception +4, Stealth +5

    Senses passive Perception 14

    Languages understands Elvish, but cannot speak it

    Challenge 1/4 (50 XP)

  • Mage Sense. The hound has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks to locate any creature that can cast spells.

    Magic Resistance. The hound has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.

    Actions

    Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d6+1 damage)

    Reactions

    Mage Hunter. When a creature within 5 ft. of the hound casts a spell, the hound may use its reaction to make a bite attack against that creature.

Bred by a school of elven mages to track and eliminate a faction of their group that had turned to evil, magehounds are a prized animal and are used today to hunt demons, devils, and other evil creatures.

Magehounds have pure black coats, except for a small patch of white fur in the shape of a star on the hound’s forehead. Hounds with many pointed stars are highly desirable, while those with four or fewer are considered to be defective and are often culled to keep the breed strong.