Instead, a goblin will stealthily reposition itself alongside or behind its target before shooting and giving its own position away. A goblin that finishes off its target wont immediately go hunting after other targets. If another is already in view, it will attack that one.
Why do goblins have +6 Stealth?
When a goblin is hiding its using stealth. In the Monster guide it says that goblins have a skill that gives them +6 to stealth. In the first encounter in Lost mines of Phandelver the goblins are in ambush awaiting the players to get close.
Can goblins disengage?
Traits. Nimble Escape: The goblin can take the Disengage or Hide action as a Bonus Action on each of its turns.
How do goblins act?
They are ascribed various and conflicting abilities, temperaments and appearances depending on the story and country of origin. They are almost always small and grotesque, mischievous or outright malicious, and greedy, especially for gold and jewelry. They often have magical abilities similar to a fairy or demon.
How much HP do goblins have?
GoblinGoblin, 1st-Level WarriorSize/Type:Small Humanoid (Goblinoid)Hit Dice:1d8+1 (5 hp)Initiative:+1Speed:30 ft. (6 squares)18 more rows