DnD 5e Minotaur Handbook – Updated assessments and improved advice

Selected in last month’s Patreon Poll as the next 5e race handbook to receive an update, I’ve given the Minotaur Handbook the usual post-Tasha’s updates.

Because the Minotaur’s signature traits, Goring Rush and Hammering Horns, are both heavily dependent on Strength, the Minotaur is still mostly locked into Strength builds. You can get around it a little bit by getting Expertise in Athletics and pretending that Goring Rush doesn’t exist, but generally the further you get from Strength the harder your life will be. You can’t even combine Hammering Horns with Booming Blade because you need to take the Attack action to trigger Hammering Horns. Sure, Action Surge and similar options exist, but those are expensive and you don’t get to use them enough to carry a build.

Still, the Minotaur remains a very solid Strength-based melee monster.