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Hobgoblin Lieutenant

Hobgoblin Lieutenant CR 7

XP 3,200
Hobgoblin soldier
LE Medium humanoid (goblinoid)
Init +5; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +14


EAC 19; KAC 21; +1 vs. combat maneuvers
Fort +9; Ref +7; Will +8
Defensive Abilities battle hardened


Speed 30 ft. (25 ft. in armor)
Melee sintered longsword +14 (2d8+13 S)
Ranged corona laser rifle +18 (2d6+7 F; critical burn 1d6) or stickybomb grenade II +17 (explode [15 ft., entangle 2d4 rounds, DC 15])
Offensive Abilities fighting styles (hit-and-run), furious combatant, nimble fusillade, opening volley


Str +4; Dex +5; Con +2; Int +0; Wis +0; Cha +1
Skills Athletics +14, Intimidate +14, Stealth +19
Languages Common, Goblin
Gear golemforged plating III, corona laser rifle with 2 high-capacity batteries (40 charges each), sintered longsword, stickybomb grenades II (2)


Battle Hardened (Ex)

Hobgoblins are trained for combat from an early age, and they quickly learn that a foe can do much more than just hurt you. Hobgoblins gain a +1 racial bonus to AC against combat maneuvers.

Furious Combatant (Ex)

When a hobgoblin lieutenant scores a critical hit against a foe, the hobgoblin can attempt an Intimidate check to demoralize that foe as a reaction.


Environment any
Organization solitary, small command (1–2 plus 4–10 hobgoblin troopers), command unit (3–6 plus 1 ja noi)

Hobgoblins are a militant and merciless species that organizes quickly, reproduces rapidly, and adapts well to changing conditions. They are similar in appearance to goblins but are significantly taller and more muscled. While goblins are anarchic and gleefully destructive, though, hobgoblins are highly ordered and do nothing without a purpose.

Most hobgoblin societies are paramilitary states, with no distinction between the government and the chain of command. They can be as small as a single starship crew or as large as a conquered world. However, these governments grant nothing unearned to any hobgoblin, and only those who show an aptitude for more advanced knowledge are given access to it. The young are considered fully trained junior soldiers as young as 14 years old, while some receive secondary education to become technicians, spies, or engineers at 16 years old.

A typical hobgoblin is 5 feet tall and weighs 160 pounds.

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