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Large Lightning Elemental

Large elemental
Challenge
5

STR
2
DEX
5
CON
3
INT
−2
WIS
0
CHA
1

102
12d10+36
17
Fort
+4
Ref
+4
Will
+1
Damage resistances bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks
Damage immunities concussion, lightning, poison

Speed 0 m., fly 20 m. (hover)
Skills Insight +0 (11), Perception +0 (11), Primal (Cha) +3 (14)
Senses darkvision 10 m.
Languages Auran

Maneuvers. The large lightning elemental uses maneuvers (maneuver save Difficulty 16). 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: disorient, distract, dive attack, feint, lunge, spring attack, step of the wind

2 stamina dice: misdirection, uncanny dodge

Spellcasting. The large lightning elemental uses Primal (Cha) to cast spells (spell save Difficulty 12, +3 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): lightning lure, shock, thunderclap

1 mana: arc lightning, booming weapon, galvanize, levitate, lightning bolt, protection from the storm, shocking weapon, storm burst, thunder step, thunderwave, wrath of the storm

Storm Form. The large lightning elemental can enter a hostile creature’s space and stop there. It can move through a space as narrow as 2 centimeters wide without squeezing.

Actions (2)

Storm Touch. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit. Hit: 14 (2d8 + 5) lightning damage and the target can’t take reactions until the start of its next turn.

Coastal, Elemental planeshomebrew

Maneuvers

1 minute/stamina die

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

On a hit, add the stamina die to the attack’s damage and the creature must succeed on a Reflex saving throw or it can’t take reactions 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 augment this maneuver with the following options, expending stamina dice for each option.
  • You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended.

  • Stagger. You can expend 1 additional stamina die so the creature is staggered instead of not being able to take reactions, but only until the end of its next turn. You can expend 1 additional stamina die so the creature is staggered for the duration.

  • Incapacitate. You can expend 2 additional stamina die so the creature is incapacitated instead of not being able to take reactions, but only until the end of its next turn.

  • Stun. You can expend 4 additional stamina die so the creature is stunned instead of not being able to take reactions, but only until the end of its next turn.

As an action, make a weapon attack to distract the creature, giving your allies an opening.

On a hit, add the stamina die to the attack’s damage and make a Deception check opposed by the creature’s passive Insight or it is flat-footed to creatures other than you 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.

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.

As an action, make a melee weapon attack along with a deceptive or pretended blow, thrust, or other movement.

On a hit, add the stamina die to the attack’s damage and make a Deception check opposed by the creature’s passive Insight or the creature is flat-footed to you 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.

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 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, you can use the Dash action twice or use the Disengage action and the Dash action. You also have advantage on Athletics checks to jump for the turn.

As a reaction, which you use when a creature that you can see within 2 meters of you makes an attack roll against you, you can try to redirect the attack, provided that another creature is within 1 meter of you and within the attack’s range. The attacker must succeed on a Reflex saving throw or it must target that creature. If multiple creatures are within 1 meter of you and within the attack’s range, the attacker chooses which one to target.

You must choose to use this feature before knowing whether the attack hits or misses.

As a reaction, which you use when you are hit by an attack that you can see or when you make a Reflex saving throw, you spin gracefully away, avoiding the swing or effect. You make the roll with advantage or the attack against you is made with disadvantage. You can do so after the roll but before any effects of the roll occur.

If the roll already has advantage or disadvantage, you cannot apply another instance of advantage or disadvantage and you must use this before the roll to cancel out any advantage or disadvantage.

Spells

As an action, your arm whips forward, creating a lash of lightning energy that strikes at a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters. The creature must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 1d6 lightning damage and is pulled 2 meters toward you if it is Medium or smaller.

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

At higher levels

This spell’s damage increases by 1d6 and it can affect a creature of a larger size when you reach 9th level (2d6; Large) and 17th level (3d6; Huge).

As an action, lightning coalesces in your palm, shooting out at a creature that you can touch or see within 5 meters. The creature must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 1d6 lightning damage 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.

At higher levels

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

As an action, you clap your hands together to create a burst of thunderous sound that can be heard up to 20 meters away. Each creature within 1 meter of you must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 1d6 concussion 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.

At higher levels

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

As an action, four tendrils of lightning arc out from you. Each tendril can target a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters which must make a Reflex saving throw If multiple tendrils target the same creature, it makes one saving throw..

On a failure, it takes 1d8 lightning damage for each tendril targeted at it 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.

Augment

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

concentration, 5 minutes/mana

As an action, a weapon you touch vibrates with anticipation. For the duration, the weapon deals an extra 1d4 concussion 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 vibrate with anticipation.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As an action, with fingertips outstretched, you shock a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters, causing its adrenaline to spike. The creature is hasted 1 for the duration.

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

concentration, 5 minutes/mana

As an action, you raise your hands to the sky as you rise vertically, up to 5 meters, and remain suspended there for the duration.

You can move only by pushing or pulling against a fixed object or surface within reach (such as a wall or a ceiling), which allows you to move as if you were climbing. Once on your turn, you can change your altitude by up to 5 meters in either direction.

If you are still aloft when the effect ends, you descend 10 meters per round for 1 minute until you lands, which you do safely. If you can’t land after 1 minute, you fall the remaining distance.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can target one additional willing creature or object within 10 meters for each additional mana expended. The creatures and objects must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them. The spell can levitate a Medium or smaller creature or objects that weighs up to 150 kilos. Once on your turn, you can change the altitude of a target within 10 meters by up to 5 meters in either direction. You can affect a creature of a larger size and an object that weighs 150 kilos more for each additional mana expended.

  • You can expend 1 additional mana to target a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters. The creature must succeed on a Fortitude save or it is levitated, up to 5 meters, and remains suspended there for the duration. The spell can levitate a Medium or smaller creature. Once on your turn, you can change the altitude of a target within 10 meters by up to 5 meters in either direction. 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 affect a creature of a larger size for each additional mana expended.

  • Fly. You can expend 1 additional mana and touch a willing creature so the creature gains a flying speed of 10 meters for the duration.

As an action, a stroke of lightning blasts out from you in a direction you choose. The lightning ignites 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 3d8 lightning damage 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.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can increase the damage by 1d8 for each additional mana expended.

  • Staggering Bolt. You can expend 1 additional mana so the damage is reduced to 2d8 and each creature who fails the saving throw is staggered until the end of its next turn.

1 hour/mana

As an action, you have resistance to concussion and lightning damage 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 the creature is immune to concussion and lightning damage.


Dampen the Storm

1

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

concentration, 5 minutes/mana

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

As an action, lightning expands from you, zapping all nearby creatures. Each creature other than you in a sphere centered on you must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 2d12 lightning damage 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.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can increase the damage by 1d12 for each additional mana expended.

  • Storm Pulse. You can expend 1 additional mana so the lightning around you is continuous. The duration changes to 1 minute/mana, concentration and the lightning erupts 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 1d12 and additional augments to the damage increase the damage by 1d12 for every two additional mana expended, instead of the normal increase.

As an action, you teleport yourself to an unoccupied space you can see within 20 meters. A thunderous boom sounds, and each creature other than you in a sphere centered on the space you teleported from or the space you teleport to must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 1d10 concussion 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.

The thunder can be heard from up to 100 meters away.

You can bring along objects as long as their weight doesn’t exceed what you can carry.

Augment

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

As an action, a wave of thunderous force sweeps out from you in a thunderous boom audible out to 100 meters. Unsecured objects that weigh up to 100 kilos and are completely within the area of effect are automatically pushed 2 meters away from you. Each creature other than you in a sphere centered on you must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 5d4 concussion damage, is deafened for 1 minute, and is pushed 2 meters away from you if it is Medium or smaller.

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

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

A deafened 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 increase the damage by 3d4, push each creature an additional meter, affect a creature of a larger size, and the maximum weight of objects that you can affect with this spell increases by 150 kilos for each additional mana expended.

  • Thunderwaves. You can expend 1 additional mana so the thunderous force continuously sweeps out from you. The duration changes to 1 minute/mana, concentration and the thunderous force sweeps 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 3d4 and additional augments to the damage increase the damage by 1d4 for each additional mana expended, instead of the normal increase.

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

On a failure, it takes 2d10 lightning damage 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.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 2d10 for each additional mana expended.