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Marilith

Marilith

Large fiend (demon)
Challenge
16

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

189
18d10+90
21
Soak
1
Fort
+9
Ref
+8
Will
+8
Defense note natural armor
Damage resistances cold, fire, lightning; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from attacks that aren’t cold iron
Damage immunities poison
Condition immunities poisoned

Speed 8 m.
Skills Athletics +8 (19), Brawn +8 (19), Divinity (Cha) +9 (20), Insight +3 (14), Nimbleness +9 (20), Perception +7 (18)
Senses truesight 20 m.
Languages Abyssal, telepathy 20 m.

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

Magic Weapons. The marilith’s weapon attacks are magical.

Maneuvers. The marilith uses maneuvers (maneuver save Difficulty 18). It has 30 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:

At will: grapple (Tail only)

1 stamina die: ambush, disorient, fan of knives, hamstring, nimble, parry, positioning strike, slashing blades, slice through, spring attack, step of the wind, trip, vault, whirling blade

2 stamina dice: frenzy, uncanny dodge

Reactive. The marilith can take one reaction on every turn in combat.

Spellcasting. The marilith uses Divinity (Cha) to cast spells (spell save Difficulty 18, +9 to hit with spell attacks). It can cast the following spells:

At will: teleport

Actions (7)

Longsword. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit. Hit: 13 (2d8 + 4) slashing damage, or 15 (2d10 + 4) slashing damage if used with two hands.

Dagger. Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 1 m. or range 3/10 m. Hit: 10 (2d4 + 5) piercing damage.

Tail (1/turn). Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 2 m. Hit: 16 (2d10 + 5) bludgeoning damage. If the marilith uses the grapple maneuver, the target is restrained until the grapple ends. Until this grapple ends, the marilith can automatically hit the target with its tail, and the marilith can’t make tail attacks against other targets.

Summon Demon (1/long rest). The marilith has a 50 percent chance of summoning 1d6 vrocks, 1d4 hezrous, 1d3 glabrezus, 1d2 nalfeshnees, or one marilith. A summoned demon appears in an unoccupied space within 10 meters of the marilith, acts as its ally, and can’t summon other demons. It remains for 1 minute, until it or the marilith dies, or until the marilith dismisses it on its turn (no action required).

Lower planessrd

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.

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 you can make two ranged weapon attacks with a dagger, hatchet, sai, dart, or shuriken against two different targets.

Enhance

You can throw an additional weapon for each additional stamina die expended, but you can only attack each creature once.

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 melee weapon attack that deals slashing damage 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.

As a reaction, which you use when an enemy moves within 1 meter of you, you can move up to half your speed without provoking opportunity attacks.

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, make a weapon attack to knock the creature off balance with your blow.

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 move into the creature’s space, and it moves 1 meter in a direction you choose.

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 target a creature of a larger size for each additional stamina die expended.

If the target is Large, you can occupy any space that it left. You cannot use this maneuver if you or the target would end up sharing the same space as another creature or terrain such as a wall.

As an action, you can use the Dash action. During your Dash, if you move within 1 meter of a creature, you can make a melee weapon attack against that creature. You can only attack one creature you pass.

Enhance

You can attack an additional creature you pass for each additional stamina die expended, but you can only attack each creature once.

As an action, make a weapon attack with a melee weapon that deals slashing damage and then slice 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, 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 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 a reaction, which you use when a creature misses you with a melee weapon attack, you can maneuver yourself into a more advantageous position. You can move up to half your speed without provoking opportunity attacks and add half the stamina die’s result to the attack’s damage roll on your next attack roll before the end of your next turn.

Enhance

You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended and add the full stamina dice result to the attack’s damage roll.

As an action, make a melee weapon attack with a weapon that you wield in two hands that deals slashing damage and then whirl your weapon around. Each creature 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 against two different creatures.

Enhance

You can attack an additional creature for each additional stamina die expended.

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, you teleport up to 20 meters to an unoccupied space that you can see.

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, 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.

  • Joint Teleport. You can bring two additional willing creatures you touch with you for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within one size category of you, must not be encumbered, and must be within 1 meter of you when you cast this spell.

  • 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.

  • Dimension Door. You can expend 1 additional mana to teleport up to 100 meters to a place you can see, a place you can visualize, or a place you can describe by stating distance and direction, such as “20 meters straight downward” or “upward to the northwest at a 45° angle, 100 meters.” If you would arrive in a place already occupied by an object or a creature, you and any creature traveling with you each take 4d6 force damage, and the spell fails to teleport you.

  • Continuous Teleport. 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.