Giant, Cloud

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Giant, Cloud

Huge giant, neutral good (50%) or neutral evil (50%)

Armor Class 14 (natural armor )

Hit Points 200 (16d12+80)

Speed 40 ft.

27 (+8) 10 (+0) 22 (+6) 12 (+1) 16 (+3) 16 (+3)

Saving Throws Constitution +10, Wisdom +7, Charisma +7

Skills Insight +7, Perception +7

Senses passive Perception 10

Languages Common and Giant

Challenge 9 (5000 XP)

Keen Smell. The giant has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on smell.

Innate Spellcasting. The giant’s innate spellcasting ability is Charisma. It can innately cast the following spells, requiring no material components:


Multiattack. The giant makes two morningstar attacks.

Morningstar. Melee Weapon Attack: +12 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 21 (3d8 + 8) piercing damage.

Rock. Ranged Weapon Attack: +12 to hit, range 60/240 ft., one target. Hit: 30 (4d10 + 8) bludgeoning damage.

Source: 5srd adaptation of Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary.

Cloud giants’ skin ranges in color from milky white to powder blue. Adult males are about 24 feet tall. Females are slightly shorter and lighter. Cloud giants can live to be 400 years old, and dress in the finest clothing and jewelry available. To many, appearance indicates station. The better the clothes and the finer the jewelry, the more important the wearer. They also appreciate music, and most can play one or more instruments (the harp is a favorite).

Cloud giants have an unusually wide alignment spread—approximately half are good and half are evil. Good cloud giants build roads from their settlements to connect with other humanoid roads in order to foster trade. It’s not uncommon to see a good cloud giant walking among humans, for example, in a human city near a tall mountain range. Evil cloud giants tend not to bother with permanent settlements and instead live on high peaks in crude shelters, only coming down to raid villages for whatever they might need. These two philosophies often see violent and long-lasting wars erupt between neighboring tribes.

Legends abound of magical cloud giant cities nestled in the very clouds themselves that float with the winds and circumnavigate the world. While most cloud giants recognize this as a fantasy, there are some who not only claim to have seen them but have dedicated the entirety of their long lives to finding them again.