Ganondorf (5e Creature)

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Medium humanoid (gerudo), lawful evil

Armor Class 18 (unarmored defense)
Hit Points 199 (19d8 + 114)
Speed 35 ft.

25 (+7) 14 (+2) 23 (+6) 19 (+4) 15 (+2) 16 (+3)

Saving Throws Str +7 (with advantage), Con +14 (with advantage), Wis +10, Cha +11
Skills Arcana +12, Athletics +15, Deception +11, Intimidation +11, Perception +10, Persuasion +11
Damage Vulnerabilities radiant; any damage from artifact weapons
Damage Resistances necrotic; damage from spells; nonmagical bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage (from stoneskin)
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities paralyzed, poisoned, stunned
Senses darkvision 60 ft. (from darkvision spell), passive Perception 20
Languages Blin, Common, Gerudo, Stal; Ganondorf can choose for his words to be understood by any creature capable of hearing him and understanding a language
Challenge 26 (90,000 XP)

Ancestral Arms. Ganondorf has a +1 bonus on damage rolls with scimitars (included in the attack).

Dark Brute. A melee weapon deals one extra die of its damage when Ganondorf hits with it (included in the attack), which deals necrotic damage instead of the weapon's normal type. Ganondorf's weapon attacks are magical.

Ganon (1/Day). While he has access to the Triforce of Power, if Ganondorf is reduced to 0 hit points but not killed outright, he immediately transforms into Ganon. His statistics, including hit points and alignment, are replaced with those of Ganon. He does not regain magic points or uses of Legendary Resistance, however. This transformation absolves him of all conditions, poisons, and diseases other than death and petrification. This transformation persists until he uses an action to end it, he is killed, or he loses access to the Triforce of Power.

Legendary Resistance (3/Day). If Ganondorf fails a saving throw, he can choose to succeed instead.

Spell Resistance. Ganondorf has advantage on saving throws against spells.

Spellcasting. Ganondorf is a 16th-level spellcaster, and has 94 magic points. His spellcasting ability is Intelligence (spell save DC 20, +12 to hit with spell attacks). Ganondorf knows the following witch spells, which he can cast without material components:

Cantrips: fire bolt, death bolt, prestidigitation, minor illusion, mold earth, vicious mockery
1st (2 mp): dark dive, detect magic, feather fall, Ganon's fist, jump, shield, sleep, transfer pain
2nd (3 mp): darkvision1, dead man's volley, detect thoughts, knock, magic mouth, mirror image, misty step, scorching ray, stun person
3rd (5 mp): bestow curse, counterspell, dispel magic, fly, lightning bolt, major image
4th (6 mp): dimension door, greater invisibility, locate creature, polymorph, splitting orb, stoneskin1. warping step
5th (7 mp): control person, scrying, telekinesis, wave of obliteration
6th2 (9 mp): circle of death, programmed illusion, true seeing
7th2 (10 mp): forcecage, project image, withering destruction
8th2 (11 mp): mind blank, power word stun
1Ganondorf casts darkvision and stoneskin on himself before combat, which reduces his remaining magic points to 85.
2Ganondorf can only cast one spell of this level per day.

Triforce of Power. Ganondorf has the artifact known as the Triforce of Power. While in possession of it, he has advantage on all Strength and Constitution saving throws.


Multiattack. Ganondorf makes three scimitar attacks, or two attacks otherwise.

Unarmed Strike. Melee Weapon Attack: +15 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 13 (1d12 + 7) bludgeoning damage plus 6 (1d12) necrotic damage.

Scimitar. Melee Weapon Attack: +15 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 11 (1d6 + 8) slashing damage plus 3 (1d6) necrotic damage.

Moblin Spear. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 21 (1d12 + 15) piercing damage plus 6 (1d12) necrotic damage.


Ganondorf can take 3 legendary actions, choosing from the options below. Only one legendary action option can be used at a time and only at the end of another creature's turn. Ganondorf regains spent legendary actions at the start of his turn.

Detect. Ganondorf makes a Wisdom (Perception) check.
Shift. Ganondorf expends 3 magic points to cast misty step, or 5 magic points to cast fly.
Attack (Costs 2 Actions). Ganondorf makes one unarmed strike.
Cantrip (Costs 2 Actions). Ganondorf casts one cantrip.


See Religion (Hyrule Supplement)#Ganon.

Ganondorf, former gerudo king, is the most infamous humanoid in all of Hyrulean history. Through the Triforce of Power, he has attained near-immortality. Over millennia, he or his other incarnations has sought to violently overthrow the Kingdom of Hyrule, oppose the will of the gods, and even destroy the entire Light World. Every time the heroes of Hyrule seem to have stopped his plans, slain him outright, or even turned him into solid stone, he finds a way of returning to become the scourge of Hyrule once again.

These statistics assume Ganondorf has the Triforce of Power, and will transform into Ganon when his hit points are reduced to 0. For a version of this character without such capabilities, see Ganondorf, Dethroned (5e Creature).

Variant: Without Transformation[edit]

The Challenge Rating above assumes Ganondorf will transform into Ganon when he reaches 0 hit points. If he doesn't, his Challenge Rating is 18 (20,000 XP).

See also[edit]

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