Clawfoot Raptor DnD 5E

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It is found in the basic rules and it is considered to be CR 1/2 and netting you a mighty fine 100 experience points on a kill. I’ve always been a fan of the dinosaurs, always really liked them, man i should have said paleontologist at the beginning oh well! Whatever too late to go back now in any case let’s take a quick moment and go over their stats.

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Clawfoot Raptor DnD 5E Stat Block

  • Type: Medium beast, unaligned
  • Armor Class: 14 Natural Armor
  • Hit Points: 16 (3d8 + 3)
  • Speed: 50 ft.

So despite that image at the front the dnd clawfoot raptor is considered to be a medium beast that is unaligned which means the vast majority of you races can’t ride on. An AC of 14 which is arguably the highest AC we’ve covered up until this point, 16 hit points calculated by rolling a 3d8 and adding three and a very nice speed of 50 feet. Now let’s take a look at its actual stats.

  • STR: 17 (+3)
  • DEX: 17 (+3)
  • CON: 13 (+1)
  • INT: 2 (-4)
  • WIS: 12 (+1)
  • CHA: 10 (+0)
  • Skills: Athletics +5, Perception +5, Stealth +5
  • Senses: Passive Perception 15
  • Languages:
  • Challenge: 1/2 (100 XP)

You’ll notice impressive numbers in both strength and dexterity netting you a plus 3 bonus in each and a +1 constitution and wisdom which is still pretty good. Under skills man does the cloth but have a lot going for it. Plus five to athletics, plus five to perception and plus five to stealth however it’s only sense has a passive perception of 14.

And if you thought that was all….you’d be wrong it’s got some other traits as well one in particular called pounce.

  • Pounce: If the clawfoot moves at least 30 feet straight toward a creature and then hits it with a claw attack on the same turn, that target must succeed on a DC 13 Strength saving throw or be knocked prone. If the target is prone, the clawfoot can make one bite attack against it as a bonus action.

Which is pretty cool kind of a modest version of multi attack alsmost so yeah pretty nice. Now let’s take a look at it’s actions. In any case you can also read velociraptor (5e).


  • Claws: Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 10 (2d6 + 3) slashing damage.
  • Bite: Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (2d4 + 3) piercing damage.

Clawfoot raptor has access to two actions claws and bite. Claws is a melee weapon attack, +5 to hit reach of 5 feet. It can target one creature and deals 10 slashing damage on a hit and that is calculated by rolling 2d6 and adding three. It’s bite attack has a melee weapon attack, +5 to hit reach of five feet one target exactly the same as the claws.

However it only deals 5 piercing damage on a hit calculated by rolling 2d4 and adding 3. Pretty cool stuff! But before we dive into how i would use my clawfoot raptor in my games please feel free to check out my youtube channel and pinterest Now in terms of how i would use the claw foot raptor in my game i just have roving packs of them that seems to be the obvious way to use them.

I know they don’t have pack tactics (The creature has advantage on attack rolls against another creature if at least one of the attacking creature’s allies is within 5 feet of the target creature and the ally isn’t incapacitated.) However i do like the idea of just quite a few of them together. Maybe being ridden by goblins or something of that nature i just really like the visual behind that.

My reasoning is they don’t have a ton of hit points. Their AC is decent but for a sizable party there’s ways around DC and namely magical spells and i don’t really consider these guys to be the super deadly at least unless they knocked one of the party members prone and use their prounce ability to get that kind of pseudo multi attack.


That being said, let me know what you think of the clawfoot raptor dnd 5e stats down beneath. Let me know how you would use them in your games. Also be sure to mention any thoughts, questions, comments or concerns you have regarding them. I hope you all have a great day and as always happy researching my friends.

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