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Gelugon

Gelugon (Ice Devil)

Large fiend (devil)
Challenge
14

STR
5
DEX
3
CON
4
INT
4
WIS
2
CHA
4

180
19d10+76
22
Soak
2
Fort
+8
Ref
+8
Will
+8
Defense note natural armor
Damage resistances bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from attacks that aren’t silvered
Damage immunities fire, poison
Condition immunities burning, poisoned

Speed 8 m.
Skills Divinity (Cha) +8 (19), Insight +2 (13), Perception +2 (13)
Senses blindsight 10 m., darkvision 20 m.
Languages Infernal, telepathy 20 m.

Devil’s Sight. Magical darkness doesn’t impede the gelugon’s darkvision.

Magic Resistance. The gelugon has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.

Maneuvers. The gelugon uses maneuvers (maneuver save Difficulty 18). It has 14 stamina dice which are d8s, a dice limit of 5, 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: grapple, spring attack, swipe, tear flesh

2 stamina dice: tear tendon

Spellcasting. The gelugon uses Divinity (Cha) to cast spells (spell save Difficulty 17, +8 to hit with spell attacks). It has 7 mana, a mana limit of 3, 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, 18th-level spellcaster): form ice, frostbite, snowball/icicle

1 mana: chilling strike, cold snap, cone of cold, freezing weapon, frost armor, frost nova, frostburn, ice block, ice knife, ice slick, ice spear, protection from cold, ring of frost, snow storm, winter’s bite

2 mana: animate ice, cold fog, freeze, freezing sphere, frost bane, ice storm, wall of ice

Actions (3)

Bite (1/turn). Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit. Hit: 12 (2d6 + 5) piercing damage plus 10 (3d6) cold damage.

Claws (1/turn). Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit. Hit: 10 (2d4 + 5) slashing damage plus 10 (3d6) cold damage.

Tail (1/turn). Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 2 m. Hit: 12 (2d6 + 5) bludgeoning damage plus 10 (3d6) cold damage.

Summon Devil (1/long rest). The gelugon has a 60 percent chance of summoning one gelugon. A summoned devil appears in an unoccupied space within 10 meters of the gelugon, acts as its ally, and can’t summon other devils. It remains for 1 minute, until it or the gelugon dies, or until the gelugon dismisses it on its turn (no action required).

Lower planessrd

Maneuvers

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, 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 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 both damages 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

5 minutes

As an action, you shape a small amount of water, ice, or snow within 5 meters and that fits within a 1-meter cube. You manipulate it in one of the following ways:

  • If you target an area of loose snow, you can hurl it. Make a ranged spell attack against a creature within 5 meters. On a hit, the target takes 1d8 bludgeoning damage. On a miss by 4 or less, the target takes half as much damage.
  • If you target an area of loose snow, you can instantaneously excavate it, move it along the ground, and deposit it up to 1 meter away. This movement doesn’t involve enough force to cause damage. This can be used to create a small foxhole with half cover.
  • You cause shapes, colors, or both to appear on the ice or snow, spelling out words, creating images, or shaping patterns. The changes last for 1 hour.
  • You freeze water, provided that there are no creatures in it. The water unfreezes in 1 hour.
  • You can melt ice or snow, provided that there are no creatures supported by it.
  • You can create an item by freezing water or forming snow or ice. The item created cannot exceed half a cubic meter in volume. It melts early if it is exposed to extreme heat or a flame. Objects created in this manner may be used as tools, but they are too fragile to be extensively used. They are also too fragile to be used as weapons except for arrows, bolts, bullets, and darts (casting this spell will create up to three of such at once).

If you cast this spell multiple times, you can have no more than two of its non-instantaneous effects active at a time, and you can dismiss such an effect on your turn (no action required).

At higher levels

This spell’s damage increases by 1d8 when you reach 9th level (2d8) and 17th level (3d8).

As an action, freezing cold afflicts a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters. The creature must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 1d6 cold damage and either its speed is reduced by 2 meters until the end of its next turn or has disadvantage on the next weapon 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).

As an action, a ball of snow or a spike of ice forms in your free hand. You can throw the snowball or icicle or stab a creature with the icicle. Make a melee or ranged spell attack against the target.

On a hit, it takes 1d8 bludgeoning or piercing (bludgeoning if it is a snowball, piercing if it is an icicle) damage.

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

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

At higher levels

This spell’s damage increases by 1d8 when you reach 9th level (2d8) and 17th level (3d8).

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As an action, make a weapon attack.

On a hit, add 2d8 + your spellcasting ability cold damage to the attack’s damage roll and the creature must succeed on a Fortitude saving throw or either it has disadvantage on weapon attack rolls or it is slowed 1 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.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As an action, you freeze the veins 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 expend 1 additional mana to increase the slowed level by 1.

As an action, a blast of cold air erupts from your hands. Each creature in a cone or line must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 3d6 cold damage and is slowed 2 until the end of its next turn.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage and is slowed 4 until the end of its next turn.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

A creature killed by this spell becomes a frozen statue until it thaws.

If the blast of cold air strikes a body of water or a liquid that is principally water (not including water-based creatures), it freezes the liquid to a depth of 15 centimeters over the area. The ice is an instantaneous effect, but persists as nonmagical ice. Under temperate conditions, the ice lasts 1 minute. Creatures that were swimming on the surface of frozen water are trapped in the ice. A trapped creature can use an action to make a Brawn or Nimbleness check (its choice) against your spell save Difficulty to break free.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 1d6 for each additional mana expended. If you expend 4 or more mana, the slowed level increases to 2.

concentration, 5 minutes/mana

As an action, a weapon you touch becomes frozen. For the duration, the weapon deals an extra 1d4 cold 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 frozen.

3 hours/mana

As an action, you touch a willing creature who isn’t wearing armor, and a protective coating of ice surrounds it until the spell ends. The target’s Defense becomes 13 + half its Aptitude Bonus (min 1) + its Dexterity (max 4). The spell ends if the target dons armor or if you dismiss the spell on your turn (no action required).

As an action, freezing cold spreads out from you. Each creature other than you in a sphere centered on you must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 3d6 cold damage and is slowed 1 until the end of its next turn.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage and is slowed 2 until the end of its next turn.

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 2d6 for each additional mana expended.

  • Aura Borealis. You can expend 1 additional mana so the cold around you is continuous. The duration changes to 1 minute/mana, concentration and the cold spreads out from 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 Fortitude saving throw. The damage is reduced to 1d4 and additional augments to the damage increase the damage by 1d4 for every two additional mana expended, instead of the normal increase.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As an action, extreme cold afflicts 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 cold damage and is slowed 1 until the end of its next turn.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage and is slowed 2 until the end of its next turn.

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.

As a reaction, which you use when you are hit by an attack that you can see or when you take fire damage, you can create a block of ice around you. Roll a d4 and add the result to your Defense until the start of your next turn, including against the triggering attack. You can do so after the roll but before any effects of the roll occur.

Additionally, you have resistance to fire damage until the start of your next turn.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can expend 1 additional mana to trigger the spell when a creature that you can see within 10 meters is attacked. The attacked creature gains the benefits instead.

  • Ice Shelter. You can expend 2 additional mana to instead become encased in ice as the damage against you is halved. For 1 minute/mana or until you end this feature on your turn, a non magical dome of solid ice forms around you. The dome forms up to 30 centimeters away from your body in all directions and is 30 centimeters thick.

    The dome is an object made of ice that can be damaged and thus breached. It has 12 Defense, 2 Soak, 30 Health, and it is vulnerable to fire damage. Reducing the dome to 0 health destroys it.

As an action, you create a shard of ice and fling it at a creature within 10 meters. Make a ranged spell attack against the target.

On a hit, it takes 2d8 piercing damage.

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

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

Hit or miss, the shard then explodes around the creature. Each creature within 1 meter of that point must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 2d6 cold 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.

If the knife strikes a body of water or a liquid that is principally water (not including water-based creatures), it freezes the liquid to a depth of 15 centimeters over an area 1 meter in radius. The ice is an instantaneous effect, but persists as nonmagical ice. Under temperate conditions, the ice lasts 1 minute. Creatures that were swimming on the surface of frozen water are trapped in the ice. A trapped creature can use an action to make a Brawn or Nimbleness check (its choice) against your spell save Difficulty to break free.

Augment

You can increase the piercing damage by 2d8 and the cold damage by 2d6 for each additional mana expended.

As an action, a thin layer of ice covers the ground in a sphere centered on a point within 10 meters and turns it into difficult terrain.

When the ice appears, each creature standing in its area must succeed on a Reflex saving throw or fall prone. A creature that enters the area or ends its turn there must also make the saving throw.

A 1-meter square of ice has 3 health. The ice is an instantaneous effect, but persists as nonmagical ice. Under temperate conditions, the ice lasts 1 minute. In tropical environments, it might last only half as long. In cold environments where ice and snow persist without melting, it could last indefinitely.

Augment

You can expend 1 additional mana so a number of objects equal to the mana expended within the sphere that aren’t being worn or carried are frozen cold for the same duration as the ice slick. A creature that touches an object covered in this ice takes 4d6 cold damage when it touches the object and at the end of each of its turns while touching the object.

As an action, a giant spear of ice lances up out of the ground within 10 meters. A spear is a stalagmite-like icicle shaped as a cylinder that has a diameter of 1 meter and a height of up to 2 meters. If a spear is created under a creature, it must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 1d10 cold damage and 1d10 piercing damage and is knocked prone if it is Medium or smaller.

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.

Ice spears created by this spell persist, melting depending on the surrounding environment. They can provide cover. An ice spear has 12 Defense, 2 Soak, and 20 Health.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can increase the piercing damage by 2d10 and the cold damage by 1d10, increase the spear’s Defense by 2, and increase the spear’s Health by 15 for each additional mana expended.

  • You can create an additional spear for each additional mana expended. Additional augments to the damage increase the piercing damage by 1d10, increase the spear’s Defense by 1, and increase the spear’s Health by 7 for each additional mana expended, instead of the normal increase. If a creature succeeds on the saving throw against one spear, it can’t be knocked prone by other spears from this casting of the spell.

1 hour/mana

As an action, ice rimes your body. You have resistance to cold damage, and ignore the effects of extreme cold, and can move across difficult terrain created by ice or snow without spending extra movement for the duration.

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 cold damage.

  • Fire Resistant. You can expend 1 additional mana so you have resistance to fire damage.


Dampen Cold

1

As a reaction, which you use when you take cold damage, you gain resistance to cold 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 cold damage. The creature gains the resistance instead.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As an action, you can freeze your enemies. Each creature other than you in a sphere centered on you must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it is restrained 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 target creatures within an additional 1 meter for each additional mana expended.

concentration, 1 hour/mana

As an action, snow falls in a cylinder twice as big as normal centered on a point within 20 meters. The area is heavily obscured, and exposed flames in the area are doused.

Augment

Sleet Storm. You can expend 1 additional mana so the ground in the area is covered with slick ice, making it difficult terrain. The duration changes to 5 minutes/mana. When 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.

On a failure, it falls prone.

If a creature starts its turn in spell’s area and is concentrating on a spell, the creature succeed on a Will saving throw against your spell save Difficulty or lose concentration.

As a reaction, which you use when you are hit by an attack, spectral frost rimes the creature who hit you. If the creature who damaged you is within 10 meters, it must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 2d6 cold damage and is slowed 1 until the end of its next turn and has disadvantage on the next weapon attack roll it makes before the end of its next turn.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage and is slowed 2 until the end of its next turn and has disadvantage on the next weapon attack roll it makes before the end of its next turn.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

Augment

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

concentration, 1 hour/mana

As two actions, you call forth an ice elemental which appears in an unoccupied space that you can see within 10 meters. The elemental is an ice elemental companion, using 2 resources. The creature 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 elemental gains 1 mana or 2 stamina dice. The elemental is friendly to you and your companions, and it disappears when it drops to 0 health or when the spell ends.

When you cast the spell—and once on on each of your turns thereafter as an action—you can mentally command any creature you animated with this spell if the creature is within 50 meters of you (if you control multiple creatures, you can command any or all of them at the same time, issuing the same command to each one). 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 augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can use an additional resource for each additional mana expended.

  • You can expend 2 additional mana to call forth another elemental.

concentration, 5 minutes/mana

As two actions, a billowing mass of icy and misty vapors appears 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 2d6 cold damage and is slowed 1 until the end of its next turn.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage and is slowed 2 until the end of its next turn.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

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 1d6 for every two additional mana expended. If you expend 4 or more mana, the slowed level increases to 2.

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

As two actions, you freeze 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 cold 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.

As two actions, a frigid globe of cold energy streaks from your fingertips to a point of your choice within 20 meters, where it explodes. Each creature in a sphere centered on that point must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 4d8 cold damage and is slowed 1 until the end of its next turn.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage and is slowed 2 until the end of its next turn.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

If the globe strikes a body of water or a liquid that is principally water (not including water-based creatures), it freezes the liquid to a depth of 15 centimeters over an area equal to the radius of the sphere. The ice is an instantaneous effect, but persists as nonmagical ice. Under temperate conditions, the ice lasts 1 minute. Creatures that were swimming on the surface of frozen water are trapped in the ice. A trapped creature can use an action to make a Brawn or Nimbleness check (its choice) against your spell save Difficulty to break free.

You can refrain from firing the globe after completing the spell, if you wish. A small globe about the size of a sling stone, cool to the touch, appears in your hand. At any time, you or a creature you give the globe to can throw the globe (to a range of 5 meters) or hurl it with a sling (to the sling’s normal range). It shatters on impact, with the same effect as the normal casting of the spell. You can also set the globe down without shattering it. After 1 minute, if the globe hasn’t already shattered, it explodes.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 1d8 for each additional mana expended. If you expend 4 or more mana, the slowed level increases to 2.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

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

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

As two actions, a hail of rock-hard ice pounds to the ground at a point within 100 meters. Each creature in a cylinder centered on that point must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 2d8 bludgeoning damage and 2d8 cold 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.

Hailstones turn the storm’s area of effect into difficult terrain until the end of your next turn.

Augment

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

concentration, 5 minutes/mana

As two actions, you create a wall of ice twice as big as normal at a point within 20 meters that lasts for the duration. The wall can’t occupy the same space as a creature or object and doesn’t need to be vertical, though it needs a firm foundation.

If a creature would be surrounded on all sides by the wall (or the wall and another solid surface), that creature can make a Reflex saving throw.

On a success, it can use its reaction to move up to its speed so that it is no longer enclosed by the wall.

The wall is an object made of ice that blocks line of sight. The wall can be damaged and thus breached. It has 12 Defense, 2 Soak, and 1.5 Health per centimeter of thickness, and it is vulnerable to fire damage. Reducing a panel to 0 health destroys it and might cause connected panels to collapse at the GM’s discretion. When destroyed, it leaves behind a sheet of frigid air in the space the wall occupied. A creature moving through the sheet of frigid air for the first time on a turn must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 5d8 cold damage and is slowed 1 until the end of its next turn.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage and is slowed 2 until the end of its next turn.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

You can use this spell to bridge a chasm or create a ramp. If you create a span greater than 4 meters in length, you must halve the size of each panel to create supports. You can crudely shape the wall to create crenellations, battlements, and so on.

If you maintain your concentration on this spell for its whole duration, the wall becomes permanent and can’t be dispelled. Otherwise, the wall disappears when the spell ends.

Augment

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