Medium humanoid (kuo-toa), neutral evil

Armor Class 13 (natural armor)

Hit Points 97 (13d8+39)

Speed 31 ft., swim 30 ft.

16 (+3) 14 (+2) 16 (+3) 13 (+1) 16 (+3) 14 (+2)

Skills Perception +9, Religion +6

Senses darkvision 120 ft.

Languages Undercommon

Challenge 6 (2,300 XP)

Amphibious. The kuo-toa can breathe air and water.

Otherwordly Perception. The kuo-toa can sense the presence of any creature within 30 feet of it that is invisible or on the Ethereal Plane. It can pinpoint such a creature that is moving.

Slippery. The kuo-toa has advantage on ability checks and saving throws made to escape a grapple.

Sunlight Sensitivity. While in sunlight, the kuo-toa has disadvantage on attack rolls, as well as on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on sight.

Spellcasting. The kuo-toa is a 10th-level spellcaster. Its spellcasting ability is Wisdom (spell save DC 14, +6 to hit with spell attacks). The kuo-toa has the following cleric spells prepared:

  • Cantrips (at will): guidance, sacred flame, thaumaturgy

  • 1st level (4 slots): detect magic, sanctuary, shield of faith

  • 2nd level (3 slots): hold person, spiritual weapon

  • 3rd level (3 slots): spirit guardians, tongues

  • 4th level (3 slots): control water, divination

  • 5th level (2 slots): mass cure wounds, scrying


Multiattack. The kuo-toa makes two melee attacks.

Scepter. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d6 + 3) bludgeoning damage plus 14 (4d6) lightning damage.

Unarmed Strike. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d4 + 3) bludgeoning damage.