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Hamatula

Hamatula (Barbed Devil)

Medium fiend (devil)
Challenge
5

STR
3
DEX
3
CON
4
INT
1
WIS
2
CHA
2

110
13d8+52
17
Soak
1
Fort
+6
Ref
+5
Will
+4
Defense note natural armor
Damage resistances cold; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from attacks that aren’t silvered
Damage immunities fire, poison
Condition immunities burning, poisoned

Speed 5 m.
Skills Athletics +5 (16), Brawn +5 (16), Deception +4 (15), Divinity (Cha) +4 (15), Insight +4 (15), Perception +4 (15)
Senses darkvision 20 m.
Languages Infernal, telepathy 20 m.

Barbed Hide. At the start of each of its turns, the hamatula deals 7 (2d6) piercing damage to any creature grappling it.

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

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

Maneuvers. The hamatula uses maneuvers (maneuver save Difficulty 14). It has 5 stamina dice which are d8s, a dice limit of 2, 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: cripple, goading strike, grievous wound, impale (Tail only), lunge, parry, spring attack, swipe, tear flesh

2 stamina dice: riposte, tear tendon

Spellcasting. The hamatula uses Divinity (Cha) to cast spells (spell save Difficulty 13, +4 to hit with spell attacks). It has 2 mana, a mana limit of 1, 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, 6th-level spellcaster): produce flame

1 mana: burning hands, rising phoenix, scorching bolts, searing strike

Actions (3)

Claw (2/turn). Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit. Hit: 6 (1d6 + 3) piercing damage.

Tail (1/turn). Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit. Hit: 10 (2d6 + 3) piercing damage.

Summon Devil (1/long rest). The hamatula has a 30 percent chance of summoning one hamatula. A summoned devil appears in an unoccupied space within 10 meters of the hamatula, acts as its ally, and can’t summon other devils. It remains for 1 minute, until it or the hamatula dies, or until the hamatula dismisses it on its turn (no action required).

Lower planessrd

Maneuvers

As an action, make a melee weapon attack to cripple the creature.

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 slowed 1 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 and the slowed level by 1 for every two additional stamina die expended.

  • You can expend 1 additional stamina die so the creature is slowed 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.

1 minute/stamina die

As an action, make a melee weapon attack to goad the creature into attacking you.

On a hit, add the stamina die to the attack’s damage and the creature must succeed on a Will saving throw or it has disadvantage on any attack roll that doesn’t target you 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.

Enhance

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

As an action, make a weapon attack to leave a twisted wound that can’t be healed so easily.

On a hit, add the stamina die to the attack’s damage and the creature must succeed on a Fortitude saving throw or its maximum health is reduced by the stamina die result for 1 hour. Any effect that removes a condition allows a creature’s maximum health to return to normal before that time passes.

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 melee weapon attack with a weapon that deals piercing damage to pierce the creature, traveling through to other targets.

If you use a spear, pike, or similar weapon, increase your reach for the attack by 1 meter and each creature in a line behind the creature and within your weapon’s reach must make a Reflex saving throw.

If you use morningstar, pick, or similar weapon, each creature within 1 meter of the creature and within your weapon’s reach must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, a creature takes piercing damage equal to the stamina die, or half as much damage on a successful save.

Enhance

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

As an action, make a melee weapon attack and increase your reach for the attack by 1 meter.

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 you are hit by a weapon attack that you can see, you can block the blow with a melee weapon you wield. Roll a d3 and add the result to your Defense against the triggering attack. You can do so after the roll but before any effects of the roll occur.

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

As a reaction, which you use when a creature misses you with a melee weapon attack, make a melee weapon attack against 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.

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, a flickering flame appears in your hand. The flame remains there for the duration and harms neither you nor your equipment. The flame sheds bright light in a 1-meter radius and dim light for an additional 1 meter.

When you cast this spell, or as an action on a later turn, you can form the flame into a blade and swing it at a creature or hurl the flame at a creature within 10 meters. Make a melee or ranged spell attack against the target.

On a hit, it takes 1d8 fire damage.

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

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

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 flame in your hand. A flammable object hit by this spell ignites if it isn’t being worn or carried.

At higher levels

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

As an action, you hold your hands with thumbs touching and fingers spread as a thin sheet of flames shoots forth from your outstretched fingertips. The fire ignites any flammable objects in the area that aren’t being worn or carried. Each creature in a cone or line must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 2d6 fire damage and is burning 2.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage and is burning 4.

On a success, it takes half as much damage and is burning 1.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

Augment

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

As an action, a column of superheated air lifts you into the air, allowing you to fly up to 5 meters without provoking opportunity attacks. If you move at least 3 meters straight toward a creature, make a weapon attack against it.

On a hit, add 1d8 + your spellcasting ability fire damage to the attack’s damage roll and the creature is burning 1.

On a critical hit, add twice as much damage.

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

Augment

You can increase the damage by 2d8 and the burning level by 2 for each additional mana expended.

As an action, you hurl two bolts of fire at two different creatures or objects within 20 meters. Make a ranged spell attack for each bolt.

On a hit, it takes 2d6 fire damage and is burning 2.

On a critical hit, it takes twice as much damage and is burning 4.

On a miss by 4 or less, it takes half as much damage and is burning 1.

Augment

You can create one additional bolt that targets any creature within range for each additional mana expended.

As an action, make a weapon attack.

On a hit, add 2d8 + your spellcasting ability fire damage to the attack’s damage roll and the creature is burning 1.

On a critical hit, add twice as much damage.

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

Augment

You can increase the damage by 2d8 and the burning level by 2 for each additional mana expended.