[RPG] What monster attacks have “Miss” outcomes


I was looking at the piercer and noticed that it's attack not only has a Hit outcome, but a Miss line as well that is both fun and fits the attack. As far as I can tell, the piercer is the only creature like this in the Monster Manual.

What other monsters have specified Miss outcomes for their attacks/actions?

Best Answer

You're right that Miss outcomes are uncommon

I've found a few more using the search function on DnD Beyond, but there aren't many.

In addition to the Piercer, there's also:

  • A Kobold Inventor which has a Miss effect when it throws a Green Slime Pot as part of its Weapon Invention action. Published in Volo's Guide to Monsters.

  • Zorak Lightdrinker who has a Hit or Miss effect after making a weapon attack. Published in Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage.

  • A Fluxcharger which has a Hit or Miss effect when it uses its Arc Lightning action. Published in Guildmasters' Guide to Ravnica.

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