View Full Version : Uruk-Hai (monster/race)

2008-10-18, 09:42 AM
Inspired by the orc music that plays while the Uruk-hai are running all-day in a cross-country pursuit getting stuck in my head...

The uruk-hai are a type of orc magically enhanced long ago by breeding in some human, and possibly elven or dwarven blood. They were bred and selected for increased strength and endurance. The changes also removed some of normal orcs deficiencies as fighters, making them cannier and deadlier opponents. Whoever was responsible for their creation no longer walks the world as their master. However, Uruk-hai are often found acting in the service of a more powerful evil being (especially one with considerable arcane power).

Uruk-Hai, 3st-Level Warrior
Size/Type: Medium Humanoid (Uruk-Hai)
Hit Dice: 3d10+6 (23 hp)
Initiative: +0
Speed: 30 ft. (6 squares)
Armor Class: 17 (+5 breastplate, +2 heavy shield), touch 10,

flat-footed 17
Base Attack/Grapple: +3/+6

Attack: Longsword +6 melee (1d8+3/19-20) or Composite Longbow +3

ranged (1d8+1)
Full Attack: Longsword +6 melee (1d8+3/19-20) or Composite Longbow +3

ranged (1d8+1)
Space/Reach: 5 ft./5 ft.

Special Attacks: ó
Special Qualities: Darkvision 60 ft.
Saves: Fort +5, Ref +1, Will 0(+2 Iron Will)
Abilities: Str 17, Dex 11, Con 14, Int 8, Wis 9, Cha 6
Skills: Listen +3, Spot +3
Feats: Endurance*, Improved Initiative, Iron Will
Environment: Temperate hills, Caves, bandlands
Organization: Gang (2-4), squad (11-20 plus 2 5td-level sergeants and

1 leader
of 6rd-10th level), or band (30-100 plus 150% noncombatants plus
1 5td-level sergeant per 10 adults, 5 7th-level lieutenants, 2-3 shamans,
3 10th-level captains, and possibly a powerful leader of another species)
Challenge Rating: 2
Treasure: Standard
Alignment: Almost always chaotic evil
Advancement: By character class
Level Adjustment: +1

Uruk-Hai As Characters
Uruk-Hai Traits (Ex)
Uruk-Hai possess the following racial traits.

+4 Strength, +2 Constitution -2 Intelligence, -2 Charisma.
An Uruk-Haiís base land speed is 30 feet.
Darkvision out to 60 feet.
Allowed to ignore armor speed penalty for medium armors
Bonus feat: Endurance
Automatic Languages: Common, Orc. Bonus Languages: Dwarven, Giant,
Gnoll, Goblin, Undercommon.

Favored Class: Barbarian.
The Uruk-Hai warrior presented here had the following ability scores

before racial adjustments: Str 13, Dex 11, Con 12, Int 10, Wis 9, Cha


LA: +1

Zeta Kai
2008-10-18, 12:20 PM
Not bad. It could use some formatting, but this is a good start. You might want to look here for another look (http://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/Uruk-Hai%2C_LotR_%28DnD_Race%29) at the Uruk-hai.

2008-10-20, 08:47 AM
3d10+3 hd and it ends up with 8 hit points?!

2008-10-20, 06:53 PM
Fixed, thanks.

I don't like the LOTR Uruk-hai linked above very much...they are supposed to be an upgrade to normal orcs, not same-old same-old.