Kryx RPGThemesMonsters

Balor

Huge fiend (demon)
Challenge
19 (22,000 XP)

STR
8
DEX
2
CON
6
INT
5
WIS
3
CHA
6

262
21d12+126
19
Soak
2
Fort
+12
Ref
+11
Will
+10
Defense note natural armor
Damage resistances cold, lightning; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks
Damage immunities fire, poison
Condition immunities poisoned

Speed 12 m., fly 25 m.
Senses truesight 35 m.
Languages Abyssal, telepathy 35 m.

Dashing Strike. If the balor uses its action to Dash, it can use a bonus action to make one melee weapon attack or shove a creature.

Death Throes. When the balor dies, it explodes, and each creature within 9 meters of it must make a DC 20 Reflex saving throw, taking 70 (20d6) fire damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one. The explosion ignites flammable objects in that area that aren’t being worn or carried, and it destroys the balor’s weapons.

Fire Aura. At the start of each of the balor’s turns, each creature within 1.5 meters of it takes 10 (3d6) fire damage, and flammable objects in the aura that aren’t being worn or carried ignite. A creature that touches the balor or hits it with a melee attack while within 1.5 meters of it takes 10 (3d6) fire damage.

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

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

Actions

Multiattack. The balor makes two attacks: one with its longsword and one with its whip.

Longsword. Melee Weapon Attack: +14 to hit, reach 3 m. Hit: 21 (3d8 + 8) slashing damage, or 24 (3d10 + 8) slashing damage if used with two hands, plus 13 (3d8) lightning damage. If the balor scores a critical hit, it rolls damage dice three times, instead of twice.

Whip. Melee Weapon Attack: +14 to hit, reach 9 m. Hit: 15 (3d4 + 8) slashing damage, plus 10 (3d6) fire damage, and the target must succeed on a DC 20 Reflex saving throw or be pulled up to 7.5 meters toward the balor.

Teleport. The balor magically teleports, along with any equipment it is wearing or carrying, up to 35 meters to an unoccupied space it can see.

Variant: Summon Demon (1/long rest). The demon chooses what to summon and attempts a magical summoning.

A balor has a 50 percent chance of summoning 1d8 vrocks, 1d6 hezrous, 1d4 glabrezus, 1d3 nalfeshnees, 1d2 mariliths, or one goristro.

A summoned demon appears in an unoccupied space within 18 meters of its summoner, acts as an ally of its summoner, and can’t summon other demons. It remains for 1 minute, until it or its summoner dies, or until its summoner dismisses it as an action.