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Black Greatwyrm

Black Greatwyrm

Gargantuan dragon
Challenge
27

STR
10
DEX
2
CON
10
INT
5
WIS
5
CHA
8

533
26d20+260
28
Soak
4
Fort
+17
Ref
+13
Will
+13
Defense note natural armor
Damage immunities poison
Condition immunities charmed, frightened, poisoned

Speed 10 m., burrow 10 m., fly 20 m., swim 10 m.
Skills Athletics +17 (28), Brawn +17 (28), Intimidation +15 (26), Perception +12 (23), Primal (cha) +15 (26), Stealth +9 (20)
Senses truesight 20 m.
Languages Common, Draconic

Amphibious. The black greatwyrm can breathe air and water.

Draconic Awakening (Recharges after a Short or Long Rest). If the the black greatwyrm would be reduced to 0 health, its current hit point total instead resets to 426 health, it recharges its Breath Weapon, and it regains any expended uses of Legendary Resistance. Additionally, the the black greatwyrm can now use the options in the "Mythic Actions" section for 1 hour.

Legendary Resistance (4/day). If the black greatwyrm fails a saving throw, it can choose to succeed instead.

Maneuvers. The black greatwyrm uses maneuvers (maneuver save Difficulty 26). It has 26 stamina dice which are d8s, a dice limit of 9, regains all expended stamina dice when it finishes a long rest, and regains half its total stamina dice when it finishes a short rest. It knows the following maneuvers:

1 stamina die: ambush, blind, dive attack, fearsome beast, fountain of blood, grapple, knockback (Claw or Tail only), spring attack, stalking shadow, swipe, tear flesh, trip (Tail only)

2 stamina dice: gag, tear tendon

Spellcasting. The black greatwyrm uses Primal (cha) to cast spells (spell save Difficulty 24, +15 to hit with spell attacks). It has 13 mana, a mana limit of 5, regains all expended mana when it finishes a long rest, and regains half its total mana when it finishes a short rest. It knows the following spells:

Cantrips (at will, 34th-level spellcaster): cloud senses, control shadow, frighten, gloom, poison spray, shadow blade

1 mana: blinding poison, cloak of shadows, command, confusion poison, darkness, detect poison, envenomed weapon, fear, five shadows, lingering poison, obscure, obscuring strike, pass without trace, poison burst, poisoning strike, protection from poison, putrefy food and drink, shadow anchor, shadow jaunt, shadow tendrils, shadow veil, shadowy reprisal, sicken, silence, slowing poison, toxic fumes, umbral weapon, unseen servant

2 mana: cloudkill, darkvision, enervation, essence of night, halo of spores, incite panic, insanity mist, mantle of whispers, neutralize poison, noxious plume, paralytic poison, poison bane, shadow form, shadowy creation, stinking cloud

3 mana: animate shadow, black tentacles

Unusual Nature. The the black greatwyrm doesn’t require food or drink.

Actions (4)

Bite (1/turn). Melee Weapon Attack: +17 to hit, reach 3 m. Hit: 26 (3d10 + 10) piercing damage plus 17 (5d6) poison damage.

Claw (2/turn). Melee Weapon Attack: +17 to hit, reach 2 m. Hit: 23 (3d8 + 10) slashing damage. If the dragon uses the grapple maneuver, the target is restrained until the grapple ends, and the the dragon can’t constrict another target.

Tail (1/turn). Melee Weapon Attack: +17 to hit, reach 4 m. Hit: 23 (3d8 + 10) bludgeoning damage.

Frightful Presence (1/turn). Each creature of the black greatwyrm’s choice that is within 20 meters of it and aware of it must succeed on a Difficulty 24 Will saving throw or become frightened for 1 minute. A creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, with disadvantage if the black greatwyrm is within line of sight, ending the effect on itself on a success. If a creature’s saving throw is successful or the effect ends for it, the creature is immune to the black greatwyrm’s Frightful Presence for the next 24 hours.

Poison Breath (Costs 2 actions; Recharge 5–6). The black greatwyrm exhales poisonous gas in a 20-meter cone or line. Each creature in that area must make a Difficulty 26 Fortitude saving throw. On a failure, a creature takes 126 (28d8) poison damage and is poisoned for 1 minute. On a success, a creature takes half as much damage and isn’t poisoned. A creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Legendary Actions (3)

Only one legendary option can be used at a time and only at the end of another creature’s turn. The black greatwyrm regains spent legendary actions at the start of its turn.

Arcane Spear (Costs 2 actions). The greatwyrm creates four spears of magical force. Each spear hits a creature of the greatwyrm’s choice it can see within 20 meters of it, dealing 12 (1d8 + 8) force damage to its target, then disappears.

Attack. The greatwyrm makes one Claw or Tail attack.

Detect. The dragon makes a Perception check.

Wing Attack (Costs 2 actions). The greatwyrm beats its wings. Each creature within 5 meters of it must succeed on a Difficulty 26 Reflex saving throw or take 17 (2d6 + 10) bludgeoning damage and be knocked prone. The greatwyrm can then fly up to half its flying speed.

Mythic Actions

If the greatwyrm’s Draconic Awakening trait has activated in the last hour, it can use the options below as legendary actions.

Bite. The greatwyrm makes one Bite attack.

Chromatic Flare (Costs 2 actions). The greatwyrm flares with elemental energy. Each creature in a 20-meter-radius sphere centered on the greatwyrm must make a Difficulty 24 Reflex saving throw, taking 2 (5d8) poison damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.

Lair actions

On initiative count 20 (losing initiative ties), the black greatwyrm takes a lair action to cause one of the following effects; the same effect can’t be used two rounds in a row:

  • Pools of water that the dragon can see within 20 meters of it surge outward in a grasping tide. Any creature on the ground within 4 meters of such a pool must succeed on a Difficulty 24 Reflex saving throw or be pulled up to 4 meters into the water and knocked prone.

  • A cloud of swarming insects fills a 5-meter radius sphere centered on a point the dragon chooses within 20 meters of it. The cloud spreads around corners and remains until the dragon dismisses it on its turn (no action required), uses this lair action again, or dies. The cloud is lightly obscured. Any creature in the cloud when it appears must make on a Difficulty 24 Fortitude saving throw, taking 10 (3d6) piercing damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one. A creature that ends its turn in the cloud takes 10 (3d6) piercing damage.

  • Magical darkness spreads from a point the dragon chooses within 10 meters of it, filling a 5-meter sphere until the dragon dismisses it on its turn (no action required), uses this lair action again, or dies. The darkness spreads around corners. A creature with darkvision can’t see through this darkness, and nonmagical light can’t illuminate it. If any of the effect’s area overlaps with an area of light created by a spell using 1 mana, the spell that created the light is dispelled.

  • Filth Burst. The dragon chooses a point on the ground it can see within 20 meters of it. A 5-meter-radius, 5-meter-high cylinder of watery filth centered on that point erupts from the ground until initiative count 20 on the next round. Each creature in the cylinder when it appears or that ends its turn there must make a Difficulty 24 Fortitude saving throw, taking 10 (3d6) poison damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one. The cylinder is difficult terrain.

  • Grasping Muck. Tendrils of roiling muck extend from the dragon’s lair to grasp up to three creatures of the dragon’s choice that it can see within the lair. A targeted creature must succeed on a Difficulty 24 Reflex saving throw or be restrained until initiative count 20 on the next round.

  • Noxious Gas. A bubble of swamp gas erupts in a 5-meter-radius sphere centered on a point the dragon can see within its lair. Each creature in the area must succeed on a Difficulty 24 Fortitude saving throw or be poisoned for 1 minute. The target can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Regional effects

The region containing the black greatwyrm’s lair is warped by the black greatwyrm’s magic, which creates one or more of the following effects:

  • The land within 10 kilometers of the lair takes twice as long as normal to traverse, since the plants grow thick and twisted, and the swamps are thick with reeking mud.

  • Water sources within 2 kilometers of the lair are supernaturally fouled. Enemies of the dragon that drink such water regurgitate it within minutes.

  • Fog lightly obscures the land within 10 kilometers of the lair.

  • Ennui. Creatures that spend a year within 15 kilometers of the dragon’s lair are filled with listless despair.

  • Grating Spies. Trilling, obnoxious birds, bugs, and reptiles follow any Humanoid creatures unknown to the dragon within 10 kilometers of the lair, imposing disadvantage on Stealth checks. The dragon can suppress this effect at will.

  • Rotting Domain. Stinging bugs are aggressive and the air is heavy with the odor of rot within 10 kilometers of the lair.

If the dragon dies, vegetation remains as it has grown, but other effects fade over 1d10 days.

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Maneuvers

As an action, you can use Stealth without using an action. Additionally, before the end of your next turn, you can add the stamina die to an attack’s damage (add half on a miss by 4 or less) if you have advantage on the attack roll, or if the creature is within 1 meter of an enemy of the creature that isn’t incapacitated and you don’t have disadvantage on the attack roll.

Enhance

You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended.

As an action, make a weapon attack as you strike a sensitive area.

On a hit, add the stamina die to the attack’s damage and the creature must succeed on a Fortitude saving throw or it is blinded until the end of its next turn.

On a critical hit, add twice as much damage.

On a miss by 4 or less, add half as much damage.

Enhance
You can augment this maneuver with the following options, expending stamina dice for each option.
  • You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended.

  • You can expend 2 additional stamina die so the creature is blinded for 1 minute/stamina die. A creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

As an action while flying, you can use the Dash action. If you move at least 3 meters in a straight line angled downwards toward a creature, you can make an Attack action with a melee weapon attack against it.

On a hit, add the stamina die to the attack’s damage and you don’t provoke opportunity attacks when you fly out of the creature’s reach.

On a critical hit, add twice as much damage.

On a miss by 4 or less, add half as much damage.

Enhance

You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended.

1 minute/stamina die

As an action, you roar, rear up, flex your wings, or do another similar movement that frightens creatures. Each creature of your choice that is not a construct or an undead in a sphere around you must succeed on a Will saving throw or become frightened of you for the duration or until you are incapacitated.

While frightened by this maneuver, a creature must move at least half its speed away from you by the safest available route at the start of each of its turns, unless there is nowhere to move. If the creature ends its turn in a location where it doesn’t have line of sight to you, the creature can can repeat the saving throw, ending the effect on itself on a success.

As a reaction, which you use when you hit a creature with a melee weapon attack and reduce it to 0 health, you can rip into your foe as it drops. Each creature of your choice in a sphere twice as big as normal around you must make a Will saving throw.

On a failure, a creature is frightened of you until the end of your next turn.

As an action, make a melee weapon attack and a Brawn check to grapple the creature.

Enhance

You can add the stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half on a miss by 4 or less) for each additional stamina die expended.

As an action, make a weapon attack to knock the creature back.

On a hit, add the stamina die to the attack’s damage and if the creature is your size or smaller, it must succeed on a Reflex saving throw or you push it 4 meters away from you.

On a critical hit, add twice as much damage.

On a miss by 4 or less, add half as much damage.

Enhance

You can increase the damage, push the creature an additional meter, and target a creature of a larger size for each additional stamina die expended.

As an action, you can use the Dash action. If you move at least 3 meters straight toward a creature, you can make a melee weapon attack against it.

On a hit, add the stamina die to the attack’s damage.

On a critical hit, add twice as much damage.

On a miss by 4 or less, add half as much damage.

Enhance

You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended.

As a reaction, which you use when an enemy within 5 meters moves away from you, you can move up to half your speed toward the creature’s position. This movement doesn’t provoke opportunity attacks.

As an action, make a weapon attack with a melee weapon with a natural weapon that deals slashing damage and then swipe through the target. Each creature within 1 meter of the target and within your weapon’s reach must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it takes slashing damage equal to the stamina die.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

Enhance

You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended.

As an action, make a melee weapon attack with a natural weapon that deals piercing or slashing damage to cause jagged wounds that bleed.

On a hit, add the stamina die to the attack’s damage and the creature is bleeding 1.

On a critical hit, add twice as much damage.

On a miss by 4 or less, add half as much damage.

Enhance

You can increase the damage and bleeding level by 1 for each additional stamina die expended.

As an action, make a melee weapon attack and a Brawn check to Trip.

Enhance

You can add the stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half on a miss by 4 or less) for each additional stamina die expended.

As an action, make a melee weapon attack to render the creature unable to speak.

On a hit, add one stamina die to the attack’s damage and the creature must succeed on a Fortitude saving throw or it can’t speak until the end of its next turn.

On a critical hit, add twice as much damage.

On a miss by 4 or less, add half as much damage.

Enhance

You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended.

1 minute/stamina die

As an action, make a melee weapon attack with a natural weapon that deals piercing or slashing damage to tear the creature’s tendon.

On a hit, add one stamina die to the attack’s damage and the creature must succeed on a Fortitude saving throw or it is slowed 1 for the duration and while affected it loses health equal to one of the stamina dice for every meter it travels. This has no effect on any creature that cannot bleed or lose a vital liquid substance.

On a critical hit, add twice as much damage.

On a miss by 4 or less, add half as much damage.

The creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Enhance

You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended and the slowed level by 1 for every two additional stamina die expended.

Spells

As an action, you obscure the senses of a creature that you can touch or see within 5 meters. The creature must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 1d6 psychic damage and has disadvantage on the next attack roll it makes before the end of its next turn.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

At higher levels

This spell’s damage increases by 1d6 when you reach 9th level (2d6) and 17th level (3d6).

1 hour

As an action, you can manipulate the shadow of a creature that you can touch or see within 20 meters. You can cause the shadow to act out simple actions independent of its owner, move it up to 5 meters away from its owner, or alter its shape to be one size larger or smaller than its own.

You can manipulate only one shadow at a time. If the source of the shadow moves, the shadow mirrors its movements, but remains under your control while within 20 meters of you.

When you cast this spell, or as an action on a later turn, you can cause the shadow to turn violent if the creature is within 10 meters of you. You instill the shadow with a maddening hunger for its owner’s life. Make a melee spell attack against the target.

On a hit, it takes 1d10 necrotic damage.

On a critical hit, it takes twice as much damage.

On a miss by 4 or less, it takes half as much damage.

After causing the shadow to turn violent the spell ends.

At higher levels

This spell’s damage increases by 1d10 when you reach 9th level (2d10) and 17th level (3d10).

As an action, you can frighten a creature that you can touch or see within 5 meters. The creature must make a Will saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 1d3 psychic damage and is frightened of you until the end of its next turn.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

At higher levels

This spell’s damage increases by 1d3 when you reach 9th level (2d3) and 17th level (3d3).

1 minute

As an action, you can decrease the amount of light emitted in a 1-meter radius within 5 meters. You can decrease the light level by one step (from bright light to dim light, dim light to no light).

The change in illumination can be gradual (taking as long as 1 minute) or sudden (occurring immediately when you cast this spell). You can alter the level of illumination from its original level at any time during the spell’s duration as an action.

You can gloom up to three areas at a time and dismiss a gloom on your turn (no action required).

When you cast this spell, or as an action on a later turn, you can cause a gloomed area to engulf a creature within 1 meter of the gloom. The creature must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 1d6 necrotic damage and has disadvantage on the next attack roll it makes before the end of its next turn.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

After the gloom engulfs, the gloomed area ends.

At higher levels

This spell’s damage increases by 1d6 when you reach 9th level (2d6) and 17th level (3d6).

As an action, you extend your hand toward a creature that you can touch or see within 5 meters and project a puff of noxious gas from your palm. The creature must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 1d6 poison damage and has disadvantage on the next attack roll it makes before the end of its next turn.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

At higher levels

This spell’s damage increases by 1d6 when you reach 9th level (2d6) and 17th level (3d6).

5 minutes

As an action, you weave together threads of shadow to create a blade of solidified gloom in your free hand which lasts for the duration. You create the blade as a magical dagger, katar, sai, sickle, greatsword, kama, kukri, longsword, scimitar, or shortsword.

The spell ends if you dismiss it on your turn (no action required), if you cast it again, or if you end your turn without the blade in your hand.

At higher levels

When you reach 9th level, you can make an attack with the blade as part of the same action to create it.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As an action, you a poison blooms around a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters. The creature must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 2d6 poison damage and is blinded for the duration.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

The creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 4d6 for each additional mana expended.

1 minute/mana

As an action, you wrap yourself in a mantle of shadow. For the duration, any creature has disadvantage on attack rolls against you. An attacker is immune to this effect if it doesn’t rely on sight, as with blindsight, or can see through darkness.

Augment

You can expend 1 additional mana to cast the spell as a reaction, which you use when you are hit by an attack. The attacker must make an additional attack roll and use the worst result.

As an action, you speak a one-word command to a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters. The target must succeed on a Will saving throw or follow the command. The spell has no effect if the target is undead, if it doesn’t understand your language, or if your command is directly harmful to it.

Some typical commands and their effects follow. You might issue a command other than one described here. If you do so, the GM determines how the target behaves. If the target can’t follow your command, the spell ends.

Approach. On its turn, the creature must use its speed to move toward you by the shortest and most direct route, and can’t willingly move away from you on during its turn.

Drop. The creature immediately drops whatever it is holding at its feet.

When a creature tries to interact with an object in a space occupied by a hostile creature it must use an action to make a Brawn or Nimbleness (its choice) check contested by the hostile creature’s Brawn or Nimbleness check (its choice). If the creature attempting to interact with the object wins the contest, it can interact with the object.

Flee. On its turn, the creature must use its speed to move away from you by the shortest and most direct route, and can’t willingly move toward you on during its turn.

Grovel. The creature immediately falls prone.

Halt. On its turn, the creature can’t willingly move. A flying creature stays aloft, provided that it is able to do so. If it must move to stay aloft, it flies the minimum distance needed to remain in the air.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can target one additional creatures for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

  • You can expend 2 additional mana to change the duration to 1 minute/mana, concentration. For the duration, you can make an additional command on each of your turns.

As an action, your poison assaults and twists a creature’s minds, spawning delusions and provoking uncontrolled actions. Choose a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters. The target must succeed on a Fortitude saving throw or it is confused until the end of its next turn.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can expend 1 additional mana so the duration changes to 1 minute/mana, concentration and the creature is confused for the duration. A creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

  • You can target one additional creature for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

concentration, 1 hour/mana

As an action, darkness spreads from a point within 20 meters to fill a sphere twice as big as normal for the duration. The darkness spreads around corners.

If the point is on an object you are holding or one that isn’t being worn or carried, the darkness emanates from the object and moves with it. Completely covering the source of the darkness with an opaque object, such as a bowl or a helm, blocks the darkness.

If any of this spell’s area overlaps with an area of light created by a spell using equal or less mana, the spell that created the light is dispelled. Non-magical light, as well as light created by concoctions or spells using equal or less catalysts or mana, can’t illuminate the area.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can expend 1 additional mana so the darkness is magical. A creature with darkvision can’t see through this darkness.

  • Maddening Darkness. You can expend 1 additional mana and cast the spell as two actions so the darkness is a gateway to the dark between the stars, a region infested with unknown horrors. The sphere is now sized based on the mana expended and the duration changes to 5 minutes/mana, concentration. Shrieks, gibbering, and mad laughter can be heard within the sphere. Whenever a creature enters the spell’s area for the first time on a turn or starts its turn there, it must make a Will saving throw. On a failure, it is confused until the start of its next turn.

  • Hungering Darkness. You can expend 1 additional mana and cast the spell as two actions so the darkness is a gateway to the dark between the stars, a region infested with unknown horrors. The sphere is now sized based on the mana expended and the duration changes to 5 minutes/mana, concentration. This void is filled with a cacophony of soft whispers and slurping noises that can be heard up to 5 meters away. No light, magical or otherwise, can illuminate the darkness, and creatures fully within the area are blinded. Whenever a creature enters the spell’s area for the first time on a turn or starts its turn there, it must make a Reflex saving throw, taking 1d6 cold damage on a failed save as milky, otherworldly tentacles rub against it, or half as much damage on a successful one. You can increase the damage by 1d6 for every two additional mana expended.

(ritual); concentration, 5 minutes/mana

As an action, you can sense the presence and location of poisons and poisonous creatures within 5 meters of you. You also identify the kind of poison or poisonous creature in each case. The spell can penetrate most barriers, but it is blocked by 30 centimeters of stone, 2 centimeters of common metal, a thin sheet of lead, or 1 meter of wood or dirt

concentration, 5 minutes/mana

As an action, a weapon you touch drips with poison. For the duration, the weapon deals an extra 1d4 poison damage when it hits.

If the attack misses by 4 or less, the weapon deals half as much damage.

Alternatively, you can touch a quiver containing arrows or bolts, granting the ammunition pulled from it the same effect. The spell’s magic ends on a piece of ammunition when it hits or misses.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can increase the damage by 1d4 for each additional mana expended.

  • You can expend 1 additional mana to cause an additional weapon you touch to drip with poison.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As an action, you attempt to awaken the worst fears in a creature that is not a construct or an undead that you can touch or see within 10 meters. The creature must succeed on a Will saving throw or become frightened of you for the duration.

While frightened by this spell, the creature must move as far as its speed allows away from you by the safest available route at the start of each of its turns, unless there is nowhere to move. If the creature ends its turn in a location where it doesn’t have line of sight to you, the creature can can repeat the saving throw, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Augment

You can target two additional creatures for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As an action, you pierce a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters to the core with shadow for the duration. At the start of each of its turns for the duration, the creature must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 3d6 necrotic damage and rolls a d6.

On a roll of 1–2, the shadow spreads to the legs. It is immobilized until the start of its next turn.

On a roll of 3–4, the shadow spreads to the arms so the creature has disadvantage on attack rolls until the start of its next turn.

On a roll of 5–6, the shadow spreads to the head so the creature is blinded until the start of its next turn.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage and and the effect ends.

On a critical success, it takes no damage and the effect ends.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 4d6 for each additional mana expended.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As an action, lingering poison rattles the body of a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters. At the start of each of its turns for the duration, the creature must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 3d8 poison damage and is poisoned until the end of its next turn.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage and and the effect ends.

On a critical success, it takes no damage and the effect ends.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 3d8 for each additional mana expended.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As an action, the eyes or ears of a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters are engulfed in shadow. The creature must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 2d6 necrotic damage and is blinded or deafened (your choice) for the duration.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

The creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 4d6 for each additional mana expended.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As an action, make a weapon attack.

On a hit, add 1d6 + your spellcasting ability necrotic damage to the attack’s damage roll and the creature must succeed on a Fortitude saving throw or its eyes or ears are engulfed in shadow as it is either blinded or deafened (your choice) for the duration.

On a critical hit, add twice as much damage.

On a miss by 4 or less, add half as much damage.

The creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 3d6 for each additional mana expended.

1 hour/mana

As an action, a veil of shadows and silence covers you, masking you from detection. For the duration, you have advantage on Stealth checks and can’t be tracked except by magical means. A creature that receives this bonus leaves behind no tracks or other traces of its passage.

Augment

You can expend 1 additional mana so each creature you choose within 5 meters of you (including you) has advantage on Stealth checks and can’t be tracked except by magical means.

As a reaction, which you use when you are hit by an attack, poison bursts from your skin. If the creature who damaged you is within 10 meters, it must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 4d6 poison damage.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 4d6 for each additional mana expended.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As an action, make a weapon attack.

On a hit, add 2d8 + your spellcasting ability poison damage to the attack’s damage roll and the creature must succeed on a Fortitude saving throw or it is poisoned for the duration.

On a critical hit, add twice as much damage.

On a miss by 4 or less, add half as much damage.

The creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 3d8 for each additional mana expended.

1 hour/mana

As an action, you have advantage on saving throws against being poisoned, and resistance to poison damage for the duration.

If you are poisoned, you neutralize the poison. If more than one poison afflicts you, you neutralize one poison that you know is present, or you neutralize one at random.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can target one additional willing creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

  • Immunity. You can expend 2 additional mana so you are immune to the poisoned condition and poison damage.


Dampen Poison

1

As a reaction, which you use when you take poison damage, you gain resistance to poison damage until the start of your next turn.

Augment

You can expend 1 additional mana to trigger the spell when a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters takes poison damage. The creature gains the resistance instead.

(ritual)

As an action, all nonmagical food and drink within a sphere centered on a point of your choice within 5 meters is putrefied. If a creature consumes the putrefied food or water it must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 1d8 poison damage and is poisoned for 1 hour.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

Every 10 minutes, a poisoned creature can repeat the saving throw, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 1d8 for each additional mana expended.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As an action, you anchor the shadow of a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters to its current location. The creature must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it moves at half speed and takes 2d4 slashing damage for every meter it travels as it tears itself free of its shadow.

A creature anchored by its shadow can use an action to make a Brawn or Nimbleness check (its choice) against your spell save Difficulty.

On a success, the creature is freed.

When you cast the spell—and once on on each of your turns thereafter as an action—you can cause the shadow to pull an anchored creature, tearing its flesh. The creature must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 1d6 slashing damage and if it is Medium or smaller it is pulled up to 2 meters toward the shadow.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can increase the damage from moving by 1d4, the damage from being pulled by 2d6, and affect a creature of a larger size for each additional mana expended.

  • You can target one additional creature for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

As an action, when you are in dim light or darkness, you can step from one shadow into another. You teleport up to 20 meters to an unoccupied space you can see that is also in dim light or darkness.

You can bring along objects you are touching that aren’t worn or carried by another creature as long as their weight doesn’t exceed what you can carry.

If you teleport 5 meters or less, you can use Stealth without using an action or make a weapon attack.

On a hit, add 1d8 + your spellcasting ability to the attack’s damage roll.

On a critical hit, add twice as much damage.

On a miss by 4 or less, add half as much damage.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can teleport an additional 100 meters for each additional mana expended.

  • You can increase the damage by 3d8 for each additional mana expended.

  • There and Back Again. You can expend 1 additional mana at the end of your turn to teleport back to the spot you occupied before teleporting, unless it is now occupied or on a different plane of existence.

  • Continuous Shadow Jaunt. You can expend 2 additional mana to change the duration to 1 minute/mana and on each of your turns before the spell ends, you can use an action to teleport in this way again.

As an action, shadowy tendrils erupt from you, battering creatures. Each creature other than you in a sphere centered on you must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 4d4 necrotic damage, moves at half speed, and can’t take reactions until the end of its next turn.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

Additionally, until the end of your next turn, any bright light in the area is reduced to dim light.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can increase the damage by 3d4 for each additional mana expended.

  • You can expend 1 additional mana so the shadowy tendrils continuously batter creatures around you. The duration changes to 1 minute/mana, concentration and the tendrils erupt around you in an aura shaped as a sphere. Until the spell ends, the aura moves with you, centered on you.

    Whenever a creature enters the area for the first time on a turn or starts its turn there, it must make the Reflex saving throw. The damage is reduced to 1d4 and additional augments to the damage increase the damage by 1d4 for each additional mana expended, instead of the normal increase.

  • Shrouding Shadow. You can expend 1 additional mana if the tendrils continuously batter creatures around you so you and your allies in the aura are draped in deeper shadow. Creatures that rely on sight have disadvantage on attack rolls against creatures draped in this shadow.

As a reaction, which you use when a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters of you attacks you or another creature, you can cause shadows to mask the attacked figure. You impose disadvantage on the attack roll. An attacker that can’t be blinded is immune to this feature.

Augment

You can expend 1 additional mana so attacks rolls against the target creature have disadvantage until the start of its next turn.

As a reaction, which you use when you are hit by an attack or taking necrotic damage, you absorb some of the incoming energy as shadowy tendrils erupt from your body. Until the start of your next turn you have resistance to necrotic damage and the shadows turn dim light within 2 meters of you into darkness, and bright light in the same area to dim light. If the creature who damaged you is within 10 meters, it must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 2d10 necrotic damage and is pushed or pulled 2 meters away from you or toward you if it is Medium or smaller.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage and is pushed or pulled 4 meters away from you or toward you if it is Medium or smaller.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 2d10 and affect a creature of a larger size for each additional mana expended.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As an action, sickening greenish energy lashes out toward a creature within 10 meters. The creature must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 3d10 poison damage and is poisoned for the duration.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

The creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 4d10 for each additional mana expended.

(ritual); concentration, 1 minute/mana

As an action, no sound can pass through a sphere that surrounds you. Until the spell ends, the sphere moves with you, centered on you.

Any creature or object entirely inside the sphere is immune to concussion damage that originates outside the sphere.

Casting this spell on the same spot every day for a year makes this effect permanent on that spot.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can expend 1 additional mana so no sound can be created within the sphere. Any creature or object entirely inside the sphere is immune to concussion damage, creatures are deafened while entirely inside the sphere, and casting a spell that requires words to be spoken is impossible inside the sphere.

  • You can expend 1 additional mana to cast the spell centered on a point within 20 meters.

  • You can expend 1 additional mana to change the duration to 5 minutes/mana.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As an action, your poison slows the processing and reaction time of up to two creatures that you can touch or see within 10 meters and within 5 meters of each other. Each target must succeed on a Fortitude saving throw or be slowed 1 for the duration.

A creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can target two additional creatures for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

  • You can increase the slowed level by 1 for each additional mana expended.

As an action, a green mist shoots forth from your outstretched hands. Each creature in a cone or line must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 2d10 poison damage and is poisoned until the end of its next turn.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

A creature killed by this spell is affected by rigor mortis.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 1d10 for each additional mana expended.

concentration, 5 minutes/mana

As an action, a weapon you touch becomes sheathed in shadow. For the duration, the weapon turns bright light within 4 meters of you into dim light and dim light into darkness and deals an extra 1d4 necrotic damage when it hits.

If the attack misses by 4 or less, the weapon deals half as much damage.

Alternatively, you can touch a quiver containing arrows or bolts, granting the ammunition pulled from it the same effect. The spell’s magic ends on a piece of ammunition when it hits or misses.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can increase the damage by 1d4 for each additional mana expended.

  • You can expend 1 additional mana to cause an additional weapon you touch to become sheathed in shadow.

(ritual); 1 hour/mana

As an action, you create a mindless, shapeless, Medium shadow that performs simple tasks at your command until the spell ends. The servant springs into existence in an unoccupied space on the ground within 10 meters. It has 10 Defense, 1 health, and a Strength of −4, and it can’t attack. If it drops to 0 health, the spell ends.

Once on each of your turns as an action, you can mentally command the servant to move up to 3 meters and interact with an object. The servant can perform simple tasks that a human servant could do, such as fetching things, cleaning, mending, folding clothes, lighting fires, serving food, and pouring wine. Once you give the command, the servant performs the task to the best of its ability until it completes the task, then waits for your next command.

If you command the servant to perform a task that would move it more than 10 meters away from you, the spell ends.

concentration, 5 minutes/mana

As two actions, you create a cloud of poisonous, yellow-green fog in a sphere centered on a point within 20 meters. The cloud spreads around corners and is heavily obscured. It lasts for the duration or until a wind of moderate or greater speed (at least 15 kilometers per hour) disperses it.

A creature that enters the spell’s area for the first time on a turn or starts its turn there must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 3d4 poison damage and is poisoned until the end of its next turn.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

Creatures are affected even if they hold their breath or don’t need to breathe.

As an action, you can cause the cloud to move 2 meters in a direction that you choose at the start of each of your turns. As an action, you can stop the cloud from moving if it is within 20 meters of you.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can increase the damage by 1d4 for each additional mana expended.

  • You can expend 1 additional mana so duration changes to 1 hour/mana.

3 hours/mana

As two actions, you touch a willing creature to grant it the ability to see in the dark. For the duration, that creature has darkvision out to a range of 10 meters. If it already has darkvision, its range increases by 10 meters.

Augment

You can target one additional creature for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As two actions, a tendril of inky darkness reaches out from you. When you cast the spell—and once on on each of your turns thereafter as an action—the tendril can touch a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters to drain life from it. The creature must make a Reflex saving throw. If the creature is a construct or an undead, the spell has no effect on it.

On a failure, it takes 2d12 necrotic damage.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

You regain health equal to half the amount of necrotic damage dealt.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 1d12 for each additional mana expended.

3 hours/mana

As two actions, you touch a willing creature to grant it the ability to see in bright areas and suppress the effects of any Sunlight Sensitivity species trait for the duration.

Augment

You can target one additional creature for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As two actions, you are surrounded by invisible necrotic spores in an aura shaped as a sphere. Until the spell ends, the aura moves with you, centered on you. An enemy creature that enters the spell’s area for the first time on a turn or starts its turn there must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 2d8 poison damage and is poisoned until the end of its next turn.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 1d8 for every two additional mana expended.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As two actions, you incite the fears of creatures at a point within 10 meters, causing them to panic. Each creature in a sphere centered on that point must make a Will saving throw. If the creature is immune to being frightened, the spell has no effect on it.

On a failure, it is confused and frightened of the area in the center of the sphere for the duration.

A creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

As two actions, mist sprouts at a point you can see within 20 meters. Each creature in a sphere centered on that point must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 3d6 poison damage and is poisoned and confused until the end of its next turn.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can increase the damage by 1d6 for each additional mana expended.

  • You can expend 1 additional mana so the damage is reduced to 1d6, but the duration changes to 1 minute/mana, concentration and the creature is poisoned and confused for the duration.

    A creature can make a Will saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

concentration, 1 hour/mana

As a reaction, which you use when a creature dies within 5 meters of you, you can magically capture its shadow. You retain this shadow until you use it or you finish a long rest.

You can use the shadow as an action to adopt the creature’s persona. When you do so, the shadow vanishes, magically transforming into a disguise that appears on you. You now look like the dead person, but healthy and alive. This disguise lasts for the duration or until you end it on your turn.

While you’re in the disguise, you gain access to all information that the creature would freely share with a casual acquaintance. Such information includes general details on its background and personal life, but doesn’t include secrets. The information is enough that you can pass yourself off as the person by drawing on its memories.

Another creature can see through this disguise by succeeding on a Insight check contested by your passive Deception.

As two actions, you touch a creature to neutralize one poison afflicting it. If more than one poison afflicts the creature, one poison is neutralized at random.

Augment

You can target one additional creature for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

1 minute/mana

As two actions, a plume of poison blooms at a point within 20 meters. The plume spreads around corners. Each creature in a sphere centered on that point must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 5d6 poison damage and is poisoned for the duration.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

A creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 2d6 for each additional mana expended.

As two actions, you poison a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters. The creature must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 4d6 poison damage and is stunned until the end of its next turn.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can increase the damage by 6d6 for each additional mana expended. If this spell is augmented to target additional creatures, this damage is halved.

  • You can target one additional creature for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

  • You can expend 1 additional mana so the duration changes to 1 minute/mana, concentration and the creature is stunned for the duration. A creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

  • You can expend 1 additional mana so the creature is paralyzed instead of stunned.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As two actions, you expose a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters to poison. The creature must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it loses any resistance to poison damage for the duration and the first time on each turn the creature takes poison damage, it takes an extra 2d6 poison damage.

Augment

You can target two additional creatures for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

concentration, 1 hour/mana

As two actions, you, along with everything you’re wearing and carrying, are subsumed by shadow for the duration. The spell ends if you drop to 0 health.

While in this form, the following rules apply:

  • your shape generally conforms to your normal shape
  • your speed is halved
  • you can enter and occupy the space of another creature
  • you have resistance to nonmagical damage
  • you have advantage on Reflex and Fortitude saving throws
  • you can move through a space as narrow as 2 centimeters wide without squeezing, though you treat liquids as though they were solid surfaces.
  • you can’t talk, manipulate objects, attack, use maneuvers, or cast spells. Any objects you were carrying or holding can’t be dropped, used, or otherwise interacted with.
Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can target two additional creatures for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

  • You can expend 1 additional mana to gain the following benefits while in shadow form:

    • you can move at your normal speed, on any surface, including walls and ceilings.
    • you have darkvision out to 10 meters.
    • you have advantage on any Stealth check to remain unnoticed
    • once on your turn while in dim light or darkness, you can use Stealth without using an action.
  • Shadow Walk. You can expend 1 additional mana to cast this spell without concentration and to move on the edge between the Material Plane and the Shadowfell. You gain a flying speed of 100 meters.

    If you are in shadow form and flying when the effect ends, you descends 10 meters per round for 1 minute until you land, which you do safely. If you can’t land after 1 minute, you fall the remaining distance.

    Because of the blurring of reality between the Shadowfell and the Material Plane, you can’t make out details of the terrain or areas you pass over during transit, nor can you predict perfectly where your travel will end. It’s impossible to judge distances accurately.

    You can target five additional creatures for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

As you spend 1 minute to cast this spell, you pull wisps of shadow material from the Shadowfell to create a nonliving object of vegetable matter within 5 meters: soft goods, rope, wood, or something similar. You can also use this spell to create mineral objects such as stone, crystal, or metal. The object created must be no larger than a 1-meter cube, and the object must be of a form and material that you have seen before.

The duration depends on the object’s material. If the object is composed of multiple materials, use the shortest duration.

MaterialDuration
Vegetable matter1 day
Stone or crystal12 hours
Precious metals1 hour
Gems10 minutes
Adamantine or mithral1 minute

Using any material created by this spell as another spell’s component causes that spell to fail.

Augment

You can increase the cube by 1 meter for each additional mana expended.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As two actions, you create a sphere of yellow, nauseating gas twice as big as normal centered on a point within 20 meters. The cloud spreads around corners, and its area is heavily obscured. The cloud lingers in the air for the duration.

A creature that enters the spell’s area for the first time on a turn or starts its turn there must make a Fortitude saving throw. If the creature doesn’t need to breathe or is immune to poison, the spell has no effect on it.

On a failure, it spends its actions that turn retching and reeling.

A moderate wind (at least 15 kilometers per hour) disperses the cloud after 4 rounds. A strong wind (at least 30 kilometers per hour) disperses it after 1 round.

concentration, 1 hour/mana

As two actions, you call forth a shadow to appear in an unoccupied space of dim light or darkness you can see within 20 meters. The shadow has no mana or stamina dice, but you can infuse it with mana, psi, or stamina dice by expending mana up to your mana limit or psi up to double your mana limit. For each mana or 2 psi you expend, the shadow gains 1 mana or 2 stamina dice. The shadow is friendly to you and your companions and disappears when it drops to 0 health or when the spell ends.

When it attacks, make a melee spell attack in place of its attack, but retain the damage and other effects.

When you cast the spell—and once on on each of your turns thereafter as an action—you can mentally command any shadow you animated with this spell if the creature is within 50 meters meters of you. You decide what actions the creature will take and where it will move during its next turn, or you can issue a general command, such as to guard a particular chamber or corridor. If you issue no commands, the creature only defends itself against hostile creatures. Once given an order, the creature continues to follow it until its task is complete.

Augment

You can expend 2 additional mana to call forth another shadow.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As two actions, squirming, ebony tentacles fill a sphere on the ground that you can see within 20 meters. For the duration, these tentacles turn the ground in the area into difficult terrain.

A creature that enters the spell’s area for the first time on a turn or starts its turn there must make a Reflex saving throw. A creature that starts its turn in the area and is already restrained by the tentacles takes 2d6 bludgeoning damage.

On a failure, it takes 1d6 bludgeoning damage and is restrained for the duration.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

A creature restrained by the tentacles, or one that can touch the creature, can use an action to make a Brawn or Nimbleness check (its choice) against your spell save Difficulty.

On a success, the target is freed.

When the spell ends, the tentacles wither away.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 1d6 for each additional mana expended.