FANDOM


Ettin were giants with two heads that were capable of independent thought and could each control one arm for attacking.[3]

CombatEdit

Typically, an ettin fought with two weapons, such as a morningstar and javelin.[3]

BiologyEdit

If an ettin were to survive the loss of one of its heads, it would of course lose the advantages of having two, and would be considered deformed by other ettins, but it would otherwise be able to live a normal life.[7]

LycanthropyEdit

Ettins were known to be suspectible to wolf, rat, and boar forms of lycanthropy. When transformed into the intermediate "hybrid form" both of an ettin's heads were retained and transformed into the associated beast, though there was a 10% chance that only one of the two heads would be affected. And unlike other giants afflicted with lycanthropy, ettins were incapable of transforming into a full animal form and scholars speculated that this was due to their having two heads.[8]

SocietyEdit

Ettins liked to make their homes in caves and underground settings.[3] They did not generally seek out or care for the opinions of other ettins.[7] In Jotun, the word ettin meant "runt".[9]

When choosing a mate, female ettins were known to subdue men as a show of dominance.[10]

Notable EttinsEdit

GalleryEdit

AppendixEdit

AppearancesEdit

Adventures
Shadowdale: The Scouring of the LandStorm King's ThunderWaterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage
Computer Games
Al-Qadim: The Genie's CurseBaldur's Gate: Siege of DragonspearBaldur's Gate II: Enhanced EditionCurse of the Azure BondsDungeon HackGateway to the Savage FrontierIcewind DalePool of RadiancePools of DarknessSecret of the Silver BladesTreasures of the Savage Frontier
Novels
The Paladins
Referenced only
The Titan of Twilight

Further ReadingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Wizards RPG Team (2014). Monster Manual 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 132. ISBN 978-0786965614.
  2. Mike Mearls, Stephen Schubert, James Wyatt (June 2008). Monster Manual 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 108. ISBN 978-0-7869-4852-9.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 106–107. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  4. Doug Stewart (June 1993). Monstrous Manual. (TSR, Inc), p. 135. ISBN 1-5607-6619-0.
  5. Gary Gygax (December 1977). Monster Manual, 1st edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 40. ISBN 0-9356-9600-8.
  6. Ray Winninger (September 1995). Giantcraft. Edited by Karen S. Boomgarden. (TSR, Inc.), p. 19. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Ed Greenwood (December 1984). “The Ecology of the Ettin”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #92 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 29–31.
  8. Brian P. Hudson (December 1999). “The Dragon's Bestiary: Giant Lycanthropes”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon #266 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 76–80.
  9. Ray Winninger (September 1995). Giantcraft. Edited by Karen S. Boomgarden. (TSR, Inc.), p. 7. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  10. James Introcaso (2016). A Dish Best Served Cold (DDAL5-05) (PDF). Edited by Claire Hoffman, Travis Woodall. D&D Adventurers League: Storm King's Thunder (Wizards of the Coast), p. 12.
  11. Christopher Perkins (November 2018). Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage. Edited by Jeremy Crawford. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 26. ISBN 978-0-7869-6626-4.
  12. Christopher Perkins (November 2018). Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage. Edited by Jeremy Crawford. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 60. ISBN 978-0-7869-6626-4.
  13. Christopher Perkins (September 6, 2016). Storm King's Thunder. Edited by Kim Mohan, Michele Carter. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 143. ISBN 978-0786966004.
True Giants
Cloud EttinFire (Fire titan )FogFrostHill (Earth titanMouth of Grolantor)MountainStoneStorm (Storm titan)Titan

True Giant Offshoots
AshCraa'ghoranMaurPhaerlin
Giant-Kin
Cyclops (Cyclopskin)FirbolgFomorianOgre (Oni)VerbeegVoadkyn
Zakharan Giants
DesertIslandJungleOgre giantReef

Other Giants
EldritchDeathSandTroll
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.