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Bodak

Medium undead
Challenge
6 (2,300 XP)

STR
2
DEX
3
CON
2
INT
−2
WIS
1
CHA
1

58
9d8+18
15
Soak
1
Fort
+2
Ref
+2
Will
+1
Defense note natural armor
Damage resistances cold, fire, necrotic; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks
Damage immunities lightning, poison
Condition immunities charmed, frightened, poisoned

Speed 9 m.
Senses darkvision 35 m., passive Perception 14
Skills Perception +4, Stealth +6
Languages Abyssal, the languages it knew in life

Aura of Annihilation. The bodak can activate or deactivate this feature as a bonus action. While active, the aura deals 5 necrotic damage to any creature that ends its turn within 9 meters of the bodak. Undead and fiends ignore this effect.

Death Gaze. When a creature that can see the bodak’s eyes starts its turn within 9 meters of the bodak, the bodak can force it to make a DC 13 Fortitude saving throw if the bodak isn’t incapacitated and can see the creature. If the saving throw fails by 5 or more, the creature is reduced to 0 health, unless it is immune to the frightened condition. Otherwise, a creature takes 16 (3d10) psychic damage on a failed save.

Unless surprised, a creature can avert its eyes to avoid the saving throw at the start of its turn. If the creature does so. it has disadvantage on attack rolls against the bodak until the start of its next turn. If the creature looks at the bodak in the meantime, it must immediately make the saving throw.

Sunlight Hypersensitivity. The bodak takes 5 radiant damage when it starts its turn in sunlight. While in sunlight, it has disadvantage on attack rolls and ability checks.

Actions

Fist. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 1.5 m. Hit: 4 (1d4 + 2) bludgeoning damage plus 9 (2d8) necrotic damage.

Withering Gaze. One creature that the bodak can see within 18 meters of it must make a DC 13 Fortitude saving throw, taking 22 (4d10) necrotic damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.

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