Mastiff DnD 5E Find Steed

Hello adventurers of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to the fifth and final episode of our find steed series over here at my spellbook. Today we’re gonna be taking a look at the best boy! He likes long walks, he likes scratches and he loves chasing pseudo dragons. May i introduce you to the mastiff mount 5e, He pretty much is what he says, he is a big dog. In any case let’s take a look at his stats.

Mastiff DnD 5E Stats

Mastiffs are impressive hounds prized by humanoids for their loyalty and keen senses. Mastiffs can be trained as guard dogs, hunting dogs, and war dogs. Halflings and other Small humanoids ride them as mounts.

  • Mastiff: Medium beast, unaligned
  • Armor Class: 12
  • Hit Points: 5 (1d8 + 1)
  • Speed: 40 ft.
  • STR: 13 (+1)
  • DEX: 14 (+2)
  • CON: 12 (+1)
  • INT: 3 (-4)
  • WIS: 12 (+1)
  • CHA: 7 (-2)
  • Skills: Perception +3
  • Senses: Passive Perception 13
  • Languages —
  • Challenge: 1/8 (25 XP)
  • Keen Hearing and Smell. The mastiff has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on hearing or smell.
  • Actions: Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d6 + 1) piercing damage. If the target is a creature, it must succeed on a DC 11 Strength saving throw or be knocked prone.

So the mastiff has the highest AC of the bunch clocking at 12 AC which is okay! He does however have very little hit points only comes in at five hit points, determined by rolling a die 8 and adding one. The speed if 40 feet so put them just above the average humanoid in 5e. Also check out this war dog 5e.

Taking a look at its stats, nothing’s really too impressive, i think his charisma is a little low, his dex is pretty good though. And naturally through virtue of using some steed he does get a six instead of the 3 for his intelligence score so just bear that in mind. He has the highest passive perception the bunch coming in at 13, he also gets a +3 to perception checks which is really nice. You may also like to read dog dnd 5e stats.

Not only does he get a +3 but he actually gets to roll with advantage due to his keen hearing and smell. Basically gives them the ability to take advantage of perception checks that rely on hearing or smell which is really nice. In terms of attacks he can do a bite attack, not under your control but of his own volition worth bearing in mind, it’s +3 to hit does 4 damage and if the target is a creature that must succeed on a DC11 saving throw or be knocked prone because he just gets excited i guess, i don’t know. Also read shadow mastiff 5e.

In terms of my personal thoughts on them, i can’t really think of a lot of logical reasons to pick this. Maybe if you’re hunting someone down for example and you really want to take advantage of those keen sense, that’d be a good way to do it. Outside of that, he could make a pretty good distraction or you can do pretty good job of blending in and certain urban environments. So i really do like that, there’s a lot of cool things you can do with the telepathy which would be really nice. also check out this mastiff dnd 5e size.


Overall i think this is meant to be used for more roleplay and thematic elements and actual combat encounters but that’s just me. Please let me know what you think down beneath in the comment section. Thank you so much everyone, i hope you have a great day and as always happy adventuring. Also check out d&d 5e dog breeds.

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