Jungle Encounter Tables for DnD 5E

"A few twisted trees by a sparkling river. There are many hanging vines. Two giant wasps dart around the area, one investigating a damaged raft. A third lies at the water's edge barely moving"

Random tables for D&D jungle encounters

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All terrains - arctic | coastal | desert | forest | grassland | hill | jungle | mountain | swamp | underdark | underwater | urban

Jungle Encounters

The jungle is a place of bright colours, hanging vines and thick canopy that often blocks the sun. Encounters might occur in a ruined temple or overgrown cliff and it is home to yuan-ti, tribal warriors and all kinds of reptiles.

There is a 5e jungle random encounter generator at ChaosGen. And also a pdf of these and more tables at the DM's Guild as Table Rolls - Jungle Encounters.

Jungle Encounter Tables - creatures | locations | non-combat | complications

Jungle Levels 1-4

1d8+1d12Jungle Levels 1-4
2 1 Shambling Mound
3 1d4 Tribal Warriors mounted on an Elephant
4 1d3 Allosauruses
5 2d6 Stirges
6 1d2 Tigers
7 2d4 Needle Blights
8 1d3 Gricks
9 1d2 Yuan-ti Malisons
10 1d4+1 Giant Lizards
11 1d4+1 Apes
12 1d4+1 Axe Beaks
13 1d4 Lizardfolk with 1 Lizardfolk Shaman
14 1d3 Insect Swarms
15 1d2 Berserkers mounted on Giant Bats
16 1 Giant Constrictor Snake
17 1d3 Ankhegs
18 1 Weretiger
19 2d4 Kenku
20 1 Giant Crocodile

Jungle Levels 5-10

1d8+1d12Jungle Levels 5-10
2 2d4 Berserkers on Allosauruses
3 1 Guardian Naga
4 1d4+1 Ettercaps and 2d4 Giant Spiders
5 1 Cyclops with 1d4 Rhinoceroses
6 1 Spirit Naga
7 2d4 Ankylosauruses
8 1 Yuan-ti Abomination
9 1d4+2 Gricks and 1 Grick Alpha
10 2d4+2 Allosauruses
11 Roll on Jungle Encounters lvl 1-4
12 1d4+1 Weretigers and 1d3 Tigers
13 1d2 Giant Apes
14 1d4+2 Elephants
15 2d6 Lizardfolk mounted on 1d3 Akylosauruses
16 1d2 Giant Crocodiles with 2d4 Crocodiles
17 2d6+3 Lizardfolk with 1 Lizardfolk Shaman and 1 Lizard King/Queen
18 1d3 Druids with 2d4 Giant Boars
19 1d2 Tyrannosaurus Rexes
20 1 Young Dragon (black or green)

Jungle Levels 11+

1d8+1d12Jungle Levels 11+
2 1 Adult Dragon (black or green)
3 1 Mummy Lord
4 2 Young Dragons (green or black)
5 2d4 Trolls
6 1d3+1 Treants
7 1 Lizard King/Queen riding a Tyrannosaurus Rex with 3d6+12 Lizardfolk
8 2d4 Brontosauruses
9 1d4+2 Giant Apes
10 2d4 Shambling Mounds
11 Roll on Jungle Encounters lvl 5-10
12 2d4 Berserkers with 1 Giant Apes
13 1d2 Yuan-ti Abominations and 2d6 Yuan-ti Malisons
14 1 Rakshasa and 2d4 Weretigers
15 1 Spirit Naga and 1d3 Hydras
16 2d8 Gricks with 1d3 Grick Alphas
17 3d6 Elephants
18 1d2 Androsphinxes
19 2d4 Druids with 1d4 Giant Apes
20 1 Lich

More Encounters

For a PDF version of forest encounters with more tables check out Table Rolls - Jungle Encounters on DM's Guild

Jungle Encounters - Random Tables

These tables inspired my 5E jungle encounters generator at Chaos Gen.

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