Tosculi Elite Bow Raider

The tosculi are a race of wasp-folk that share the Golden Song of the hive, which unites them under the command and iron rule of their queen. Each hive has its own song, and most tosculi hives are predatory, dangerous places—quick to turn to banditry, cattle theft, and raiding against small villages.

Those few tosculi who do not hear their queen’s Golden Song are the Hiveless, driven out of the embrace of the hive to attempt survive on their own.

Tosculi elite bow raiders are smarter and more capable than drones and common warriors, with midnight black or deep green carapaces that shine with colorful iridescence. Their wings are blood red, streaked with dark crimson veins. Elite bow raiders also tower over common tosculi—they stand over 5 feet tall and weigh 130 lb.

Warband Leaders. Elite bow raiders lead larger raiding parties of warriors and drones to gather slaves and sacrifices. As rare and prized members of the hive, a bow raider’s life is never thrown away like drones’ or risked unnecessarily. Seldom does a tosculi warband contain more than a handful of these elite soldiers, and they frequently hold positions of command. Elite bow raiders always lead the honor guard for their hive-queen, both within the hive and on those rare occasions when the queen ventures outside.

Tosculi Elite Bow Raider

Medium humanoid (tosculi), lawful evil
Armor Class 16 (natural armor)
Hit Points 97 (13d8 + 39)
Speed 30 ft., fly 60 ft.
14 (+2) 18 (+4) 17 (+3) 12 (+1) 14 (+3) 12 (+1)

Skills Perception +5, Stealth +7
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 15
Languages Gnoll, Infernal, Tosculi
Challenge 5 (1,800 XP)

Deadly Precision. The tosculi elite bow raider’s ranged attacks do an extra 9 (2d8) damage (included below).

Evasive. Ranged weapon attacks against the tosculi elite bow raider have disadvantage.

Keen Smell. The tosculi elite bow raider has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on smell.

Skirmisher. The tosculi elite bow raider can Dash as a bonus action.


Multiattack. The tosculi elite bow raider makes two longbow attacks or two claws attacks.

Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d6 + 4) slashing damage.

Longbow. Ranged Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, range 150/600 ft., one target. Hit: 17 (3d8 + 4) piercing damage.

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