Yaktaur captain

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For a list of all centaur-type creatures, see list of centaurs.

yaktaur captain cYaktaur captain.png
HP 50-103
HD 14
XP 1037
Speed 10
AC 5
EV 5
MR 60
Attack1 30 (hit: plain)


Type of Meat Clean
Resistances None
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Weapons & armour
Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Natural
Size Big
Type yaktaur, yaktaur
Flags Fighter
Archer
Speaks
Warm-blooded
An exceptionally strong and brutish yaktaur, it is able to order its weaker brethren around to do its bidding.

“When Peleus, some distance away, saw him torn apart by the frightful wound he shouted: ‘Accept this tribute to the dead, at least, Crantor, dearest of youths’, and with his powerful arm, he hurled his ash spear, at full strength, at Demoleon. It ruptured the ribcage, and stuck quivering in the bone. The centaur pulled out the shaft minus its head (he tried with difficulty to reach that also) but the head was caught in his lung. The pain itself strengthened his will: wounded, he reared up at his enemy and beat the hero down with his hooves. Peleus received the resounding blows on helmet and shield, and defending his upper arms, and controlling the weapon he held out, with one blow through the arm he pierced the bi-formed breast.”
-Ovid, _Metamorphoses_, XII, 330. 8 AD.

Useful Info

Yaktaur captains are the yaktaur equivalent of centaur warriors - an elite among yaktaur marksmen. They have higher HP and deal significantly more damage with their crossbows, but are otherwise almost identical. They can be found throughout the Depths and the Vaults, often leading a pack of their less talented cousins.

Tips &Tricks

  • Treat them like normal yaktaurs, but expect them to take a little more abuse and definitely give them priority if you have several targets to choose from. You don't want to give them time to shoot at you while you deal with their underlings. Whenever possible, lure them around corners and deal with the entire pack at melee range.