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Molydeus Fraz-Urb’luu

Huge fiend (demon)
Challenge
21

STR
9
DEX
6
CON
7
INT
5
WIS
7
CHA
7

216
16d12+112
23
Soak
1
Fort
+13
Ref
+13
Will
+13
Defense note natural armor
Damage resistances cold, fire, lightning; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from attacks that aren’t cold iron
Damage immunities poison

Speed 8 m.
Skills Athletics +15 (26), Brawn +15 (26), Divinity (Cha) +13 (24), Insight +7 (18), Nimbleness +12 (23), Perception +13 (24)
Senses truesight 20 m.
Languages Abyssal, telepathy 20 m.

Legendary Resistance (3/day). If the molydeus fraz-urb’luu fails a saving throw, it can choose to succeed instead.

Magic Resistance. The molydeus fraz-urb’luu has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.

Magic Weapons. The molydeus fraz-urb’luu’s weapon attacks are magical.

Maneuvers. The molydeus fraz-urb’luu uses maneuvers (maneuver save Difficulty 24). It has 20 stamina dice which are d8s, a dice limit of 7, 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, hamstring, knockback, slice through, spring attack, tear flesh, whirling blade

2 stamina dice: tear tendon

Spellcasting. The molydeus fraz-urb’luu uses Divinity (Cha) to cast spells (spell save Difficulty 22, +13 to hit with spell attacks). It has 10 mana, a mana limit of 4, 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:

At will: dispel magic, polymorph, telekinesis, teleport

1 mana: lightning bolt

1/day: minimus imprisonment

Actions (3)

Demonic Weapon (1/turn). Melee Weapon Attack: +15 to hit, reach 2 m. Hit: 22 (3d8 + 9) slashing damage, or 25 (3d10 + 9) slashing damage if used with two hands. If the target has at least one head and the molydeus rolled a 20 on the attack roll, the target is decapitated and dies if it can’t survive without that head. A target is immune to this effect if it takes none of the damage, has legendary actions, or is Huge or larger. Such a creature takes an extra 6d8 slashing damage from the hit.

Wolf Bite (1/turn). Melee Weapon Attack: +15 to hit, reach 2 m. Hit: 16 (2d6 + 9) piercing damage.

Snakebite (1/turn). Melee Weapon Attack: +15 to hit, reach 3 m. Hit: 12 (1d6 + 9) piercing damage and the target must succeed on a Difficulty 22 Fortitude saving throw or its maximum health is reduced by an amount equal to the damage taken. This reduction lasts until the target finishes a long rest. The target transforms into a manes if this reduces its maximum health to 0. This transformation can be ended only by a miracle or wish spell.

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

Legendary Actions (3)

Only one legendary option can be used at a time and only at the end of another creature’s turn. The molydeus fraz-urb’luu regains spent legendary actions at the start of its turn.

Attack. The molydeus makes one attack, either with its demonic weapon or with its snakebite.

Cast a Spell. The molydeus casts one spell.

Move. The molydeus moves without provoking opportunity attacks.

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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 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 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, 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, 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 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.

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, 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.

concentration, 5 minutes/mana

As an action, you gain the ability to move or manipulate objects by thought. When you cast the spell, and as an action each round for the duration, you can exert your will on one object that you can touch or see within 10 meters. You can affect the same target round after round, or choose a new one at any time. If you switch targets, the prior target is no longer affected by the spell.

You can try to move an object that weighs up to 100 kilos. If the object isn’t being worn or carried, you automatically move it up to 5 meters in any direction, but not beyond the range of this spell.

If the object is worn or carried by a creature, you must make an ability check with your spellcasting skill contested by that creature’s Brawn check. If you succeed, you pull the object away from that creature and can move it up to 5 meters in any direction but not beyond the range of this spell.

You can exert fine control on objects with your telekinetic grip, such as manipulating a simple tool, opening a door or a container, stowing or retrieving an item from an open container, or pouring the contents from a vial.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can expend 1 additional mana so the maximum weight of objects that you can target with this spell increases by 150 kilos.

  • Telekinetic Grip. You can expend 1 additional mana to target a Medium or smaller creature instead of an object. An unwilling creature must make a Reflex saving throw to avoid the effect. If the creature fails, you move the creature up to 5 meters in any direction, including upward but not beyond the range of this spell. Until the end of your next turn, the creature is restrained in your telekinetic grip. A creature lifted upward is suspended in mid-air.

    On subsequent turns, you can use an action to attempt to maintain your telekinetic grip on the creature, forcing it to make the saving throw.

  • Large. You can expend 2 additional mana to target a Large or smaller creature instead of an object.

  • Huge. You can expend 3 additional mana to target a Huge or smaller creature instead of an object.

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.

As two actions, choose a creature, object, or magical effect within 20 meters. Make an ability check using your spellcasting skill. The Difficulty equals the spell Difficulty used to cast the spell + the spell’s effective mana. If you have identified the spell, you have advantage on this ability check. If there are multiple spells and if you have not identified them, the spell is chosen at random starting with the spell with the lowest mana cost.

On a success, the spell ends.

If you fail by 4 or less, the spell is suppressed for 1 minute.

A spell’s effective mana is normally the amount of mana it was cast with, including augmentation. If a feature lets a spell be cast without expending mana then the spell’s effective mana is its normal mana cost.

Augment

You gain a +1 bonus to your ability check for each additional mana expended.

concentration, 1 hour/mana

As two actions, you transform a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters. The creature must succeed on a Will saving throw or be transformed into a harmless animal appropriate to the area for the duration. A shapechanger automatically succeeds on this saving throw.

The new form can be any animal whose challenge rating is 0. The target’s game statistics, including mental abilities, are replaced by the statistics of the chosen animal. It retains its personality.

The target assumes the health of its new form. When it reverts to its normal form, the creature returns to the amount of health it had before it transformed. If it reverts as a result of dropping to 0 health, any excess damage carries over to its normal form. As long as the excess damage doesn’t reduce the creature’s normal form to 0 health, it isn’t knocked unconscious.

The target is limited in the actions it can perform by the nature of its new form. It can’t speak, cast spells, or do anything else that requires hands or speech.

The target’s gear melds into the new form. The target can’t activate, use, wield, or otherwise benefit from any of its equipment.

A creature can repeat the saving throw once a minute, 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 one additional creature for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them. You can choose the same form or different ones for each target.

  • Permanent Polymorph. You can expend 3 additional mana and concentrate on this spell for 1 hour so the transformation becomes permanent.

As you spend 1 minute to cast this spell, you create a magical restraint to hold a creature that you can touch or see within 5 meters. The target must succeed on a Fortitude saving throw or shrink to a height of 2 centimeters and is imprisoned inside a gemstone or similar object. Light can pass through the gemstone normally (allowing the target to see out and other creatures to see in), but nothing else can pass through, even by means of teleportation or planar travel. The gemstone can’t be cut or broken while the spell remains in effect. If it succeeds, it is immune to this spell if you cast it again.

While affected by this spell, the creature doesn’t need to breathe, eat, or drink, and it doesn’t age. Divination spells can’t locate or perceive the target.

Ending the Spell. During the casting of the spell, you can specify a condition that will cause the spell to end and release the target. The condition can be as specific or as elaborate as you choose, but the GM must agree that the condition is reasonable and has a likelihood of coming to pass. The conditions can be based on a creature’s name, identity, or deity but otherwise must be based on observable actions or qualities and not based on intangibles such as level, class, or health.

A dispel magic spell can end the spell only if it is cast using 5 mana.