Aboleth 5e l Monster Guide for D&D

The aboleth is capable of breathing air as well as water. The mucous cloud. The aboleth is surrounded by transformative mucus while underwater. The creature must make a DC 14 Constitution saving throw if it touches the aboleth or hits it with a melee attack within five feet of it.

Large aberration, lawful evil

Armor Class: 17 (natural armor)
Hit Points: 135 (18d10 + 36)
Speed: 10ft., swim 40ft.

    STR – 21 (+5)
    DEX – 9 (- 1)
    CON – 15 (+2)
    INT – 18 (+4)
    WIS – 15 (+2)
    CHA -18 {+4)

Saving Throws: Con +6, lnt +8, Wis +6

Skills: History +12, Perce ption +10

Senses: darkvision 120 ft., passive Perception 20

Languages: Deep Speech, telepathy 120ft.

Challenge: 10 (5 ,900 XP)

Amphibious. The aboleth can breathe air and water.

Mucous Cloud. While underwater, the aboleth is surrounded by transformative mucus. A creature that touches the aboleth or that hits it with a melee attack while withi n 5 feet of it must make a DC 14 Constitution saving throw. On a failure, the creature is diseased for 1d4 hours. The diseased creature can breathe only underwater. Probing Telepathy. If a creature communicates telepathically with the aboleth, the aboleth learns the creature’s greatest desires if the aboleth can see the creature.


Multiattack. The aboleth makes three tentacle attacks.

Tentacle. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 10ft., one target. Hit: 12 (2d6 + 5) bludgeoning damage. If the target is a creature, it must succeed on a DC 14 Constitution saving throw or become diseased. The diseased has no effect for 1 minute and can be removed by any magic that cures disease. After 1 minlilte, the diseased creature’s skin becomes translucent and slimy, the creature can’t regain hit points unless it is underwater, and the disease can be removed only by heal or another disease-curing spell of 6th level or higher. When the creature is outside a body of water, it takes 6 (1d12) acid damage every 10 minutes unless moisture is applied to the skin before 10 minutes have passed.

Tail. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 10ft. one target. Hit: 15 (3d6 + 5) bludgeoning damage.

Enslave (3/Day). The aboleth targets one creature it can see within 30 feet of it. The target must succeed on a DC 14 Wisdom saving throw or be magically charmed by the aboleth until the aboleth dies or until it is on a different plane of existence from the target. The charmed target is under the aboleth’s control and can’t take reactions, and the aboleth and the target can communicate telepathically with each other over any distance.

Whenever the charmed target takes damage, the target can repeat the saving throw. On a success, the effect ends. No more than once every 24 hours, the target can also repeat the saving throw when it is at least 1 mile away from the aboleth.

Legendary actions

The aboleth can take 3 legendary actions, choosing from the options below. Only one legendary action option can be used at a time and only at the end of another creature’s turn. The aboleth regains spent legendary actions at the start of its turn.

Detect. The aboleth makes a Wisdom (Perception) check.

Tail Swipe. The aboleth makes one tail attack.

Psychic Drain (Costs 2 Actions). One creature charmed by the aboleth takes 10 (3d6) psychic damage, and the aboleth regains hit points equal to the damage the creature takes.

Frequently Asked Question of Aboleth

You may have been familiar with some of the following questions after all others have encountered the Aboleth. Listed below are the answers:

1. How Do You Fight An Aboleth 5e?

If your DM allows it, stay on dry land rather than swimming to fight the big eel. During the fight, if you are lucky enough to remain dry, use range as much as possible and stay out of the water as much as possible.

2. How Big Is An Aboleth 5e?

The size of these creatures is monstrous: their length is 20 feet from head to tail, and they weigh over 6,500 pounds. It has three slit-like eyes situated along a bony ridge on its head.

3. How Does Aboleth Enslave Work?

Aboleth’s Enslave ability states that while the charmed target is under the aboleth’s control, it cannot react, and it can communicate telepathically over any distance, as long as the charmed target is under the aboleth’s control. There is no limit to how many times the charmed target can make the saving throw when it takes damage.

4. Can Aboleth Breathe Air?

Aboleths are capable of breathing both air and water. An aboleth is surrounded by transformative mucus when it is underwater. A creature within 5 feet of the aboleth must make a DC 14 Constitution saving throw if it touches it or hits it with a melee attack.

5. What Language Do Aboleth Speak?

The language of Alghollthus, also known as the language of Aboleth, is one of the oldest languages on Golarion.

6. What Book Is Aboleth In?

You can find complete details about this Aboleth in the Monster Manual, which is located in the Monsters section of this page.

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