Medium humanoid (goblinoid), lawful evil

Armor Class 13 (studded leather armor)

Hit Points 45 (7d8+14)

Speed 30 ft.

13 (+1) 12 (+1) 14 (+2) 16 (+3) 13 (+1) 11 (0)

Skills Arcana +5

Senses darkvision 60 ft.

Languages Common, Goblin

Challenge 4 (1,100 XP)

Source. Volo’s Guide to Monsters, p. 161

Arcane Advantage. Once per turn, the hobgoblin can deal an extra 7 (2d6) damage to a creature it hits with a damaging spell attack if that target is within 5 feet of an ally of the hobgoblin and that ally isn’t incapacitated.

Army Arcane. When the hobgoblin casts a spell that causes damage or that forces other creatures to make a saving throw, it can choose itself and any number of allies to be immune to the damage caused by the spell and to succeed on the required saving throw.

Spellcasting. The hobgoblin is a 7th-level spellcaster. Its spellcasting ability is Intelligence (spell save DC 13, +5 to hit with spell attacks). It has the following wizard spells prepared:

Cantrips (at will): acid splash, fire bolt, ray of frost, shocking grasp

1st level (4 slots): fog cloud, magic missile, thunderwave

2nd level (3 slots): gust of wind, Melf’s acid arrow, scorching ray

3rd level (3 slots): fireball, fly, lightning bolt

4th level (1 slot): ice storm


Quarterstaff. Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft, one target. Hit: 4 (1d6+1) bludgeoning damage, or 5 (1d8+1) bludgeoning damage if used with two hands.