Hercules, Hero of Olympus

Posted on Sep 8, 2022 by Admin

Monsters 5E Greek Mythos

Hercules, Hero of Olympus | Greek Mythos

Hercules is one of the best-known heroes with a tragic and horrible backstory. Hercules had a complicated family tree. According to legend, his father was Zeus, ruler of all the gods on Mount Olympus and all the mortals on earth, and his mother was Alcmene, the granddaughter of the hero Perseus.

When Zeus’ wife Hera heard that her husband’s mistress was pregnant, she flew into a jealous rage, she cast a kind of spell on him that drove him temporarily insane and caused him to murder his beloved wife and their two children.

The Trials of Hercules are infamous, from defeating bulls, birds, lions, and hydras, Hercules has managed to find himself as one of the top heroes ever. He committed the Trial to repent for killing his family and children and after 12 strenuous deeds were done, he finally was forgiven and ascended as a god on Olympus.

Nemean Shroud

Wondrous item, legendary (requires attunement)

This white cloak is made from the fur and skin of the Nemean Lion.

While wearing this Shroud, any critical hit against you becomes a regular hit instead. You also gain resistance to bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage.

Hercules, Hero of Olympus

Large Humanoid, Lawful Good

Armor Class 18 (Nemean Shroud)

Hit Points 168 (16d10 + 80)

Speed 35 ft.

Abilities Str 26 (+8) | Dex 16 (+3) | Con 21 (+5) | Int 11 (+0) | Wis 12 (+1) | Cha 14 (+2)

Saving Throws STR +12, Dex +7, Con +9

Skills Athletics +12, Acrobatics +7

Damage Resistances: bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing

Damage Immunities poison

Condition Immunities charmed, exhaustion, frightened, poisoned

Senses passive Perception 11

Languages Common, Celestial plus any three languages

Challenge 12 (8,400 XP)

Brute. Hercules deals an additional two damage die when he hits with a weapon.

Curse of Hera. Within Hercules lays a dormant curse from Hera. When Hercules is reduced to half its hit point maximum or lower, he goes into a rage, and gains resistance to all damage but is unable to distinguish between friend and foe. 

Legendary Resistance (2/Day). If Hercules fails a saving throw, he can choose to succeed instead. 

Nemean Shroud. While Hercules wear his Nemean shroud he gains resistance from bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage. Any critical hit against Hercules is considered a normal hit instead. 


Multiattack. Hercules two club attacks or one longbow attack. He can replace a use of slam with throw instead.

Club. Melee Weapon Attack: +12 to hit, reach 10ft., one target. Hit 24 (3d10 + 8) bludgeoning damage and the creature must succeed on a DC 20 Strength saving throw or be knocked prone.

Hooves. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 10ft., one target. Hit 9 (1d10 + 4) bludgeoning damage.

Longbow. Ranged Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, range 150/600 ft., one target. Hit 21 (3d8 + 8) piercing damage.

Throw. Hercules attempts to grab a creature within 10 feet of him. The target creature must succeed on a DC 20 Strength or Dexterity saving throw or be thrown up to 60 feet away from him, taking 3 (1d6) bludgeoning damage per 10 feet travelled.

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