Popular Monsters

The Thing in the Well Solitary, Large, Stealthy
Dark Tentacles (w[2d12] damage) 16 HP 1 armor
Reach, Near

"Good morning," the Thing in the Well calls, "And how are we doing this morning Mrs. Westmen?" -- "Just wonderfully. How have you been keeping, Thing?" -- "Fine, fine. A little peckish, a bit in the mood for, you know, a nibble, a bite to eat. But don't worry yourself, perfectly fine." -- "It's quite alright Thing, I was just thinking I should bring by some lunch. How does a ham sound?" -- "You are too kind Mrs. Westmen, just too kind..." -- The Thing in the Well has lived in the village for longer than anyone can remember. It is traditional to fix regular meals for the Thing, and to present it with a sheep or pig on special occasions. Years ago a boy went down the well on a dare. He never returned. The subject has not been broached in the presence of the Thing. Instinct: To devour

  • Politely collect tribute
  • Leverage townspeople through secrets
  • Purify water
  • Hide in darkened waters
Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011 This monster has been edited. Its probably still cool, but its stats may not line up with standard monsters.
Clockwork Defender Group, Large, Organized, Construct
Crushing blows from metal limbs (d8+2 damage) 12 HP 3 armor
Forceful
Special Qualities: Metal, Clockwork, Well-hidden weak spot

"The Old Ones, they knew much. Not the alchemy of man nor the sorcery of warlocks and the like. No, this is the magic of gears and pulleys, the sorcery of science. Watch your every step in the tower: be wary or you may call to life the ancient defense systems. You'll know the Defenders have awoken long before you face them, that's for sure; they're louder than a stomping giant and their hulls scrape the stone walls. You'll hear them coming, I'm sure you can avoid them, go on in the tower. Me? I... I'll stay out here. Got to have a lookout post, right?"

Instinct: Destroy all Intruders! *click* Defend the domain!

  • Display immense and uncaring strength
  • Soldier on, ignoring all damage until the last
  • Reveal a hidden function from the depths of its gearworks
Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011 This monster has been edited. Its probably still cool, but its stats may not line up with standard monsters.
Fire Beetle Horde, Small
Flames (d6 damage ignores armor) 3 HP 3 Armor
Near
Special Qualities: Full of flames

Scarabaeus pyractomena! What a delightful creature—see how its carapace glitters in the light of our torches? Not too close now, they’re temperamental, you see. The fire in their belly isn’t just metaphorical, no. Watch as I goad the beast. Aha! A spout of flame! Unexpected, isn’t it? One of these creatures alone, if it comes up from below, can be a hellish nuisance to a farmstead or village. A whole swarm? There’s a reason they call it a conflagration of fire beetles. Instinct: To enflame

  • Undermine the ground
  • Burst from the earth
  • Spray forth flames
This monster is from the core Dungeon World book
The Shadows That Melt Flesh Horde, Tiny, Stealthy, Intelligent, Planar, Amorphous
Millions of tiny bites (b[2d6-2] damage) 6 HP 1 armor
Hand, Ignores Armor
Special Qualities: Completely intangible swarms

Each individual shadow is actually a swarm of tiny, dust-sized demons. No one is quite sure where they come from, or how to kill them, but it is known that children of every species on every plane of existence know to fear the darkness . . . Instinct: To spread

  • Devour flesh
  • Impersonate voices
  • Absorb knowledge from those it kills
Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011 This monster has been edited. Its probably still cool, but its stats may not line up with standard monsters.
Kobold Horde, Small, Stealthy, Intelligent, Organized
Spear (d6 damage) 3 HP 1 Armor
Close, Reach
Special Qualities: Dragon connection

Some are wont to lump these little, rat-like dragon-men in with goblins and orcs, bugbears and hobgoblins. They are smarter and wiser than their kin, however. The kobolds are beholden slaves to dragons and were, in ancient times, their lorekeepers and sorcerer-servants. Their clans, with names like Ironscale and Whitewing, form around a dragon master and live to serve and do its bidding. Spotting a kobold means more are near—and if more are near then a mighty dragon cannot be far, either. Instinct: To serve dragons

  • Lay a trap
  • Call on dragons or draconic allies
  • Retreat and regroup
This monster is from the core Dungeon World book

Recent Monsters

Seltas Solitary, Large
Claws (b[2d6+2] damage 4 piercing) 20 HP 3 armor
Special Qualities: Wings

Seltas is a large, mantis-like insectoid with a brightly-colored, highly resistant exoskeleton, which is covered in spines and knobs. He has six legs, the foremost pair are armored and weaponized for combat, and a pair of collapsible wings. His head is hidden beneath a large, armored canopy that extends far beyond the rest of his upper body. He has a pair of compound eyes and powerful slicing mandibles. Seltas is the male counterpart to the Seltas Queen. Instinct: To prey on adventurers and small monsters

    Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011 This monster has been edited. Its probably still cool, but its stats may not line up with standard monsters.
    Seltas Queen Group, Large
    Claws (b[2d10+2] damage 2 piercing) 22 HP 5 armor
    Forceful
    Special Qualities: Flight through bond with Seltas

    The Seltas Queen is a very large, beetle-like Neopteron with an armor-like exoskeleton covering its body. She is primarily a lustrous green color, but also features beige stripes and orange spines. She has six limbs, four of which make contact with the ground, the other two being used for digging and grasping prey. In addition, she has a long, segmented tail with a large pincer-like structure at the end. Seltas Queen is the female counterpart to Seltas, although she is physically very different. Leading a mainly solitary lifestyle, Seltas Queen will only seek out the company of a Seltas if needed. Whether it be for food, mating, transportation, or added protection a Seltas Queen won't hesitate in releasing her specialized pheromones to bend a male to her will. Amazingly if in battle and in dire need of sustenance a Seltas Queen will not hesitate in violently killing and then eating her male counterpart to survive. Instinct: To control of male Seltas counterpart

    • Will kill mate in order to survive
    Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011 This monster has been edited. Its probably still cool, but its stats may not line up with standard monsters.
    Great Jagras Solitary, Large
    Claws (b[2d8+2] damage) 20 HP 2 armor
    Forceful, Near, Far
    Special Qualities: Aquatic

    Great Jagras greatly resembles an Iguana. It has yellow scales with orange accents and a bluish underside. It also has a distinct mane of hairs that resemble dreadlocks. The monster has incredible stomach capacity and often swallows prey whole, greatly distending its belly. They are typically passive toward adventurers until attacked. Instinct: To feed

    • Can swallow humanoid targets
    Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011 This monster has been edited. Its probably still cool, but its stats may not line up with standard monsters.
    Great Girros Solitary, Large, Organized
    Bite (b[2d8] damage 1 piercing) 20 HP 2 armor
    Near, Far

    Great Girros greatly resembles a cobra in appearance though walks on all fours like a monitor. It is covered in black onyx scales and has yellow stripes running down the back of its neck. On the side of its neck is a hood with red gill-like organs. Great Girros has large fangs filled with a paralyzing venom. It just takes a single bite from these fangs to paralyze prey as big as Radobaan. It can also spit a yellow fluid from its mouth that can paralyze prey. Great Girros also possess the ability to call Girros during a fight to swarm it's prey with a barrage of paralyzing bites. Great Girros is an active scavenger that is constantly looking for new corpses to feed on. Great Girros is also surprisingly aggressive as it will attack even Odogaron who is the Apex Monster of the Rotten Vale. Great Girros will fight any monster it can swarm with regular Girros. Instinct: To scavenge

    • Spits yellow paralysing fluid
    • Can call up to 1d4 Girros for help
    Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011 This monster has been edited. Its probably still cool, but its stats may not line up with standard monsters.
    Hippopotamus Group, Large
    Crushing jaws (d8+2 damage) 14 HP 1 armor
    Forceful
    Special Qualities: Semi-aquatic

    You know, the etchings I saw back at the academy made me think these things would be smaller. You know, horse-sized or so, fat and blubbery, floating in the river all day. Who knew a thing like that could kill? Instinct: To Soak

    • Crush something with massive jaws