An aberration has a bizarre anatomy, strange abilities, an alien mindset, or any combination of the three. This type works best for creatures that are just plain weird. Aberrations have average combat ability and hit points, but generally poor saving throws.
If you want your aberration to be a tough customer in combat, you’ll need to give it some sort of special attack ability. For example, a carrion crawler has eight paralyzing tentacle attacks, while an umber hulk has a gaze that causes confusion.
Features: An aberration has the following features.

  • d8 Hit Dice
  • Good Will saves.
  • Base attack bonus equal to 3/4 total Hit Dice (as cleric).
  • Skill points equal to (2 + Int modifier, minimum 1) per Hit Die, with quadruple skill points for the fi rst Hit Die.

Traits: An aberration possesses the following traits.

  • Darkvision out to 60 feet.
  • Proficient with its natural weapons. If humanoid in form, proficient with all simple weapons and any weapon it is described as using.
  • Proficient with whatever type of armor (light, medium, or heavy) it is described as wearing, as well as all lighter types. Aberrations not indicated as wearing armor are not proficient with armor. Aberrations are proficient with shields if they are proficient with any form of armor.
  • Aberrations eat, sleep, and breathe.

Aberrations by Book

MM1: aboleth, athach, beholders, carrion crawler, choker, chuul, cloaker, delver, destrachan, drider, ethereal filcher, ettercap, gauth, ghaur, gibbering mouther, grick, mimic, mind flayer, nagas, otyugh, phasm, rust monster, skum, umber hulk, will-o’-wisp.
MM2: avolakia, catoblepas, darktentacles, fihyrs, grell, hook horror, ixitxachitls, julajimus, meenlock, moonbeast, morkoth, neogis, psurlons, windghost, wyste.
MM3: harpoon spider, lifeleech otyugh, lurking strangler, mindshredder larva, mindshredder warrior, mindshredder zenthal, odopi, prismatic roper, quaraphon, rot reaver, runehound, seryulin, shrieking terror, stonesinger, susurrus.

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