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Dugger is a dwarf involved in the criminal activities at the Prudaj Textiles warehouse in Jrusar. As an NPC, Dugger is played by Matthew Mercer.



Dugger has a pale sallow face, greasy pulled-back hair, and a patchy, nasty-looking chin beard.[2] When the Campaign Three adventuring party has seen him, he has worn a dark cloak.[3]


Dugger is cold, demanding,[4] and generally agreed upon to be creepy.[5]



"The Trail and the Toll" (3x03)

The party followed Danas to the Weary Way Tavern and tracked her to a room with a closed door, through which they could hear a voice admonishing her and telling her that her talents were no longer needed. The party broke down the door when they started to hear choking noises, and were attacked by Dugger inside the room. He escaped before they could kill him. Later that night, when Bertrand Bell took a drunken walk, he was attacked and killed by Dugger.

"On the Trail of a Killer " (3x04)

After the party located Bertrand's corpse, Orym determined that the wounds matched Dugger's weapons. Ariks Eshteross was not familiar with a pale dwarf matching Dugger's description. The party then began to gather information, and Dorian was, with the help of Imogen and a Charm Person spell, able to learn that Dugger enjoyed gambling and was once an ordinary carpenter, but began both wasting away physically and working in an unspecified different job several months prior.[6]

"The Threat Between the Walls" (3x05)

Fan art of Dugger squeezing through the tunnel, by Lap Pun Cheung.[art 2]

The party learned where Duggar's home was from Yash Mangal and went to investigate. They broke into the house, which was locked and boarded up, and found the interior appeared to have been ransacked and was covered with a strange oily residue. As Fearne in rat form was exploring a tunnel similar to those found in the Weary Way Tavern, a stretched, elongated form of Dugger pursued her upward, reforming into a more typical dwarven form when he emerged. During the ensuing combat, shade creepers again emerged from a second tunnel to aid him, and a hit from Orym burst a strange hump on Dugger's back, releasing yet another shade creeper. When Dugger was killed by Dorian Storm's Thunderwave, he turned into ash.

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He has some degree of command over a group of shade creepers, which he refers to as "children."[10]

  • Multiattack: Dugger makes four attacks, two with his rapier and two with his dagger or shortsword.[11][12]
  • Cunning Action: Dugger can take the dash, disengage, or hide actions as a bonus action.[13]
  • Slippery Dash: When an attack misses him, he can use his reaction to move up to his speed without provoking opportunity attacks.[14]
  • Uncanny Dodge: When hit by an attack, he can use his reaction to halve the damage.[15]
  • Spellcasting



  1. Fan art of Dugger as an ordinary dwarf, by Thomas Lue (source).  Used with permission.
  2. Fan art of Dugger squeezing through the tunnel, by Lap Pun Cheung (source).  Used with permission.