Bladebearer Strangler
Medium natural humanoid , bugbear
Level 8 Lurker XP 350

Initiative +12        Senses Perception +7; low-light vision
HP 88; Bloodied 44
AC 22; Fortitude 21, Reflex 20, Will 19
Speed 7

Battleaxe (standard, at-will) Weapon

+13 vs AC; 1d12 + 6 Damage.

Strangle (standard; requires combat advantage and a garrote, at-will) Weapon

+11 vs Reflex; 1d10 + 5 damage, and the target is grabbed (-4 penalty to escape). Sustain Standard: When it sustains this power, the bugbear deals the target 1d10 + 5 damage and sustains the grab. Can be used as part of a charge.

Body Shield (immediate interrupt, when targeted by a melee or a ranged attack; recharge )

The Bladebearer strangler makes the creature it is grabbing the triggering attack’s target. The Bladebearer strangler can’t use this power against an attack made by a creature it is grabbing.

Strangler’s Alacrity (free, when a creature the bladebearer strangler has grabbed drops to 0 or fewer hit points)

The Bladebearer strangler can make a charge attack.

Combat Advantage

The Bladebearer strangler deals 1d6 extra damage against any creature granting combat advantage to it.

Strangler’s Cover

While the Bladebearer strangler is grabbing a creature, that creature’s allies consider the grabbed creature to be an enemy for determining cover.

Alignment Evil        Languages Common, Goblin
Skills Acrobatics +13, Intimidate +11, Stealth +15
Str 20 (+9)      Dex 18 (+8)      Wis 16 (+7)
Con 16 (+7)      Int 10 (+4)      Cha 10 (+4)

Equipment: battleaxe , garrote , leather armor .

Published in Dungeon Magazine 167, page(s) 17, Dungeon Magazine Annual, page(s) 142.