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Darkling

Darkling

Small fey
Challenge
½

STR
−1
DEX
3
CON
1
INT
0
WIS
1
CHA
0

9
2d6+2
16
Fort
+1
Ref
+2
Will
+1
Defense note leather
Damage resistances bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from attacks that aren’t cold iron

Speed 5 m.
Skills Acrobatics +5 (16), Deception +2 (13), Insight +1 (12), Perception +4 (15), Stealth +6 (17)
Senses blindsight 5 m., darkvision 20 m.
Languages Elvish, Sylvan

Cheap Shot (1/turn). The darkling deals an extra 7 (2d6) damage when it hits a target with a weapon attack and has advantage on the attack roll, or when the target is within 1 meter of an ally of the darkling that isn’t incapacitated and the darkling doesn’t have disadvantage on the attack roll.

Death Flash. When the darkling dies, nonmagical light flashes out from it in a 2-meter radius as its body and possessions, other than metal or magic objects, burn to ash. Any creature in that area and able to see the bright light must succeed on a DC 11 Fortitude saving throw or be blinded until the end of the creature’s next turn.

Light Sensitivity. While in bright light, the darkling has disadvantage on attack rolls, as well as on Perception checks that rely on sight.

Maneuvers. The darkling uses maneuvers (maneuver save DC 13). It has 2 stamina dice which are d8s, a dice limit of 1, 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: bloodletting blade, cripple, fan of knives, feint, lunge, nimble, parry, precision, spring attack, uncanny dodge

Actions

Shortsword. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 1 m. Hit: 6 (1d6 + 3) piercing damage.

Dagger. Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 1 m. or range 3/10 m. Hit: 5 (1d4 + 3) piercing damage.

Forest, Swamp, Underdark, Urbanvgtm

Maneuvers

1 minute/stamina die

As an action, you can make a melee weapon attack with a light or finesse weapon that deals piercing or slashing damage in an attempt to administer a dozen precise cuts, causing the creature to bleed. Add the stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half if you miss by 4 or less). On a hit, the creature is bleeding for the duration.

At the start of each of its turns while bleeding, the creature must succeed on a Fortitude saving throw or it loses health equal to the stamina die. On a success, the effect end.

If the creature regains health while bleeding, the bleeding ends.

This has no effect on any creature that cannot bleed or lose a vital liquid substance.

Enhance

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

1 minute/stamina die

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 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 increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended and the slowed level by 1 for every two additional stamina die expended.

As an action you can make two ranged weapon attacks with a dagger, hatchet, sai, dart, or shuriken against two different targets.

Enhance

You can throw an additional weapon for each additional stamina die expended, but you can only attack each creature once.

As an action, you can make a melee weapon attack along with a deceptive or pretended blow, thrust, or other movement. Add the stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half if you miss by 4 or less). On a hit, make a Deception check opposed by the creature’s passive Insight or you have advantage on your next melee weapon attack roll against that creature before the end of your 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 3 additional stamina dice to have advantage on all attack rolls against the creature if the attack is made before the start of your next turn.

As an action, you can make a melee weapon attack and increase your reach for the attack by 1 meter. 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 moves within 1 meter of you, you can move up to half your speed without provoking opportunity attacks.

As a reaction, which you use when you are hit by a weapon attack that you can see, you can block the blow with a melee weapon you wield. Roll a d3 and add the result to your Defense against the triggering attack. You can do so after the roll but before any effects of the roll occur.

Enhance
You can augment this maneuver with the following options, expending stamina dice for each option.
  • You can expend 2 additional stamina dice to roll 2d3.

  • You can expend 4 additional stamina dice to roll 3d3.

As a reaction, which you use when you make a weapon attack roll against a creature, you can strike precisely. Roll a d3 and add the result to your attack roll. You can do so after the roll but before any effects of the roll occur.

Enhance
You can augment this maneuver with the following options, expending stamina dice for each option.
  • You can expend 2 additional stamina dice to roll 2d3.

  • You can expend 4 additional stamina dice to roll 3d3.

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 you are hit by an attack that you can see or when you make a Reflex saving throw, you spin gracefully away, avoiding the swing or effect. Roll a d3 and add the result your Defense against the triggering attack or to your Reflex saving throw. You can do so after the roll but before any effects of the roll occur.

Enhance
You can augment this maneuver with the following options, expending stamina dice for each option.
  • You can expend 2 additional stamina dice to roll 2d3.

  • You can expend 4 additional stamina dice to roll 3d3.