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Nightwalker

Nightwalker

Huge undead
Challenge
20

STR
6
DEX
4
CON
7
INT
−2
WIS
−1
CHA
−1

297
22d12+154
18
Fort
+13
Ref
+11
Will
+5
Damage resistances acid, cold, concussion, fire, lightning; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks
Damage immunities necrotic, poison

Speed 8 m., fly 8 m.
Skills Insight −1 (10), Perception −1 (10)
Senses darkvision 20 m.

Annihilating Aura. Any creature that starts its turn within 5 meters of the nightwalker must succeed on a Difficulty 21 Fortitude saving throw or take 14 (4d6) necrotic damage and grant the nightwalker advantage on attack rolls against it until the start of the creature’s next turn. Undead are immune to this aura.

Life Eater. A creature reduced to 0 health from damage dealt by the nightwalker dies and can’t be revived by any means short of a wish spell.

Maneuvers. The nightwalker uses maneuvers (maneuver save Difficulty 20). It has 56 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: blind, charge, cripple, disorient, grievous wound, quivering palm, spring attack, stalking shadow, trip

Actions (2)

Enervating Focus. Melee Weapon Attack: +12 to hit, reach 3 m. Hit: 28 (5d8 + 6) necrotic damage. The target must succeed on a Difficulty 21 Fortitude saving throw or its maximum health is reduced by an amount equal to the necrotic damage taken. This reduction lasts until the target finishes a long rest.

Finger of Doom (Recharge 6). The nightwalker points at one creature it can see within 100 meters of it. The target must succeed on a Difficulty 21 Will saving throw or take 26 (4d12) necrotic damage and become frightened until the end of the nightwalker’s next turn. While frightened in this way, the creature is also paralyzed. If a target’s saving throw is successful, the target is immune to the nightwalker’s Finger of Doom for the next 24 hours.

Arctic, Desert, Swamp, Underdarkmtof

Maneuvers

As an action, you can make a weapon attack in an attempt to blind a creature by striking a sensitive area. Add the stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half if you miss by 4 or less). On a hit, the creature must succeed on a Fortitude saving throw or it is blinded until the end of its next turn.

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.

  • You can expend 2 additional stamina die so the creature is blinded 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, you can make a melee weapon attack against a creature after you move at least 4 meters straight toward it. Add the stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half if you miss by 4 or less). On a hit, if the creature is your size or smaller, the creature must succeed on a Reflex saving throw or you can push it up to 2 meters away from you and knock it prone.

Enhance

You can increase the damage, target a creature of a larger size, and push the creature an additional 1 meter for each additional stamina die expended.

As an action, you can make a melee weapon attack in an attempt to cripple it. Add the stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half if you miss by 4 or less). On a hit, the creature must succeed on a Fortitude saving throw or it is slowed 1 until the end of its next turn.

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, you can make a weapon attack in an attempt to disorient the creature. Add the stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half if you miss by 4 or less). On a hit, the creature must succeed on a Fortitude saving throw or it can’t take reactions 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.

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 a weapon attack in an attempt to leave a twisted wound that can’t be healed so easily. Add the stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half if you miss by 4 or less). On a hit, 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.

Enhance

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

As an action, you can make a weapon attack with an unarmed strike in an attempt to cause lethal vibrations in the creature’s body. Add the stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half if you miss by 4 or less). On a hit, the creature must succeed on a Fortitude saving throw or it takes necrotic damage equal to the stamina die.

Enhance

You can increase both damages for each additional stamina die expended.

As an action, you can use the Dash action. If you move at least 4 meters straight toward a creature, you can make a melee weapon attack against it. Add the stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half if you miss by 4 or less).

Enhance

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

As a reaction, which you use when an enemy within 5 meters moves away from you, you can move up to half your speed toward the creature’s position. This movement doesn’t provoke opportunity attacks.

As an action, you can 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 if you miss by 4 or less) for each additional stamina die expended.