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Hobgoblin

Standing as tall as a human, this muscular, gray-skinned creature peers about with tiny, observant eyes.

Creatures in "Hobgoblin" Category

NameCR
Hobgoblin1/2
Hobgoblin Battle Priest8
Hobgoblin Battlefield Zealot2
Hobgoblin Bombardier7
Hobgoblin Commander12
Hobgoblin Forerunner6
Hobgoblin Lieutenant4
Hobgoblin Paragon10
Hobgoblin Sergeant2

Hobgoblin, Hobgoblin Forerunner

Hobgoblin Forerunner CR 6

Source Monster Codex pg. 119
XP 2,400
Hobgoblin fighter 7
LE Medium humanoid (goblinoid)
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception –1

Defense

AC 19, touch 12, flat-footed 17 (+7 armor, +2 Dex)
hp 71 (7d10+28)
Fort +8, Ref +5, Will +4 (+2 vs. fear)
Defensive Abilities bravery +2

Offense

Speed 30 ft.
Melee +1 bastard sword +13/+8 (1d10+5/19–20) or spear +10/+5 (1d8+4/×3)
Ranged shortbow +9/+4 (1d6/×3)
Special Attacks weapon training (heavy blades +1)

Statistics

Str 16, Dex 14, Con 15, Int 10, Wis 8, Cha 14
Base Atk +7; CMB +10; CMD 22
Feats Exotic Weapon Proficiency (bastard sword), Iron Will, Mounted Archery, Mounted Combat, Ride-By Attack, Skill Focus (Ride), Toughness, Weapon Focus (bastard sword)
Skills Handle Animal +12, Ride +13, Stealth +4
Languages Common, Goblin
SQ armor training 2
Combat Gear potion of cure serious wounds; Other Gear +1 chainmail, +1 bastard sword, shortbow with 20 arrows, spear, cloak of resistance +1, heavy horse (combat trained), military saddle, scale mail barding, 62 gp

Ecology

Environment temperate hills

Description

Hobgoblin forerunners are masters of mounted combat, and lead the charge at the front of hobgoblin armies. They sometimes use yzobus as mounts (see page 124).