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Chain Devil

Medium fiend (devil)
Challenge
8 (3,900 XP)

STR
4
DEX
2
CON
4
INT
0
WIS
1
CHA
2

85
10d8+40
16
Soak
1
Fort
+7
Ref
+3
Will
+4
Defense note natural armor
Damage resistances cold; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks that aren’t silvered
Damage immunities fire, poison
Condition immunities poisoned

Speed 9 m.
Senses darkvision 35 m.
Languages Infernal, telepathy 35 m.

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

Devil’s Sight. Magical darkness doesn’t impede the devil’s darkvision.

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

Actions

Multiattack. The devil makes two attacks with its chains.

Chain. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 3 m. Hit: 11 (2d6 + 4) slashing damage. The target is grappled (escape DC 14) if the devil isn’t already grappling a creature. Until this grapple ends, the target is restrained and takes 7 (2d6) piercing damage at the start of each of its turns.

Animate Chains (Recharges after a Short or Long Rest). Up to four chains the devil can see within 18 meters of it magically sprout razor-edged barbs and animate under the devil’s control, provided that the chains aren’t being worn or carried.

Each animated chain is an object with 20 Defense, 20 Health, resistance to piercing damage, and immunity to psychic and concussion damage. When the devil uses Multiattack on its turn, it can use each animated chain to make one additional chain attack. An animated chain can grapple one creature of its own but can’t make attacks while grappling. An animated chain reverts to its inanimate state if reduced to 0 health or if the devil is incapacitated or dies.

Reactions

Unnerving Mask. When a creature the devil can see starts its turn within 9 meters of the devil, the devil can create the illusion that it looks like one of the creature’s departed loved ones or bitter enemies. If the creature can see the devil, it must succeed on a DC 14 Will saving throw or be frightened until the end of its turn.