Bili Ape (5e Creature)

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Bili Ape[edit]

Medium monstrosity, neutral evil

Armor Class 13
Hit Points 42 (5d8 + 20)
Speed 30 ft., climb 30 ft.

18 (+4) 16 (+3) 18 (+4) 7 (-2) 14 (+2) 10 (+0)

Skills Athletics +6, Perception +4, Stealth +5, Survival +4
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 14
Languages Common
Challenge 2 (450 XP)

Keen Hearing and Smell. The bili has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on hearing or smell.


Multiattack. The bili makes two attacks with its spear or javelins.

Spear. Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft. or range 20/60 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d6 + 4) piercing damage, or 8 (1d8 + 4) piercing damage if used with two hands to make a melee attack.

Javelin. Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft. or range 30/120 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d6 + 4) piercing damage.

Spear Drop (Recharge 6). The bili leaps at a creature it can see within 30 feet of it and makes one attack with its spear. On a hit, the bili deals an additional 9 (2d8) piercing damage for every 10 feet it moved. On a miss, the bili takes 4 (1d8) bludgeoning damage plus an additional 9 (2d8) bludgeoning damage for every 10 feet it moved.

Bili apes are larger apes with great physical strength and vigor, known to have excellent dexterity and even capable of making primitive but well built weapons like their spears and javelins with obsidian heads. They prowl the forests, bamboo growth and great fields of elephant grass stalking their prey and they are known to rule over lesser apes. They are rumored to be able to even speak but this is hinted at mimicking simple words like "help" to attract their prey deeper into the wilderness. Bili apes are famous for climbing tall trees and waiting to ambush their foes which they leap from with their deadly spears braced, delivering a powerful impaling blow like that of a feudal knight charging into battle on his trusted warhorse.
Even lions and leopards are generally scared to enter the forested domain of bili apes and generally keep a wide distance from these deadly forest hunters. Bili apes are known to be cannibalistic and feast on their lesser apes or even devour sentient races. It is said that bili apes are too sadistic to be considered natural creatures and do unspeakable things to people they capture.

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