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Abilities +2 Strength
+2 Dexterity
Skills +2 Intimidate
+2 Stealth
Size Medium
Speed 6
Vision low-light
Languages Common and Goblin
Traits Oversized
Predatory Eye
Avg. height 6'10"–7'2"
208–218 cm
Avg. weight 250–300 lbs.
113–136 kg

Bugbear is a monster race in 4th edition Dungeons & Dragons.[MM:135] It can also be used as a player character race at a Dungeon Master's discretion.[MM:276]

Racial traits[]

As a player character race, bugbears receive the following racial traits.

Bugbears can wield weapons of the same size, or of one size larger as though they were the same size.
Predatory Eye
Bugbears gain the predatory eye racial power. Predatory eye is an encounter power that, as a minor action, add +1d6 bonus damage per tier to the next attack against a target granting combat advantage.


Oversized tends to be unbalancingly powerful, and some players prefer having a more complete racial options.

D&D Community forums[]

From http://community.wizards.com/content/forum-topic/2550336

  • Ability scores: +2 strength, and +2 dexterity or +2 constitution
  • Skill bonuses: +2 Intimidate and +2 Perception
  • Oversized is removed as a racial trait and replaced with Powerful Grip.
  • Powerful grip: +2 bonus an attempts to grab, and +2 bonus to checks involving climbing.

Six custom feats and a custom paragon path are also provided.