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Yeth Hound

Large fey
Challenge
4 (1,100 XP)

STR
4
DEX
3
CON
3
INT
−3
WIS
1
CHA
−2

51
6d10+18
14
Fort
+3
Ref
+3
Will
−1
Defense note natural armor
Damage resistances bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks not made with silvered weapons
Condition immunities charmed, exhausted, frightened

Speed 12 m., fly 12 m. (hover)
Senses darkvision 18 m.
Languages understands Common, Elvish, and Sylvan but can’t speak

Keen Hearing and Smell. The yeth hound has advantage on Perception checks that rely on hearing or smell.

Maneuvers. The yeth hound uses maneuvers (maneuver save DC 14). It has 6 stamina dice which are d8s, a dice limit of 2, regains all expended stamina dice when it finishes a long rest and regains half its total stamina dice when it finishes a short rest, and knows the following maneuvers:

1 stamina die: cripple, grapple, grievous wound, spring attack, stalking shadow, trip

Spellcasting. The yeth hound is a 5th-level spellcaster. Its spellcasting ability is Wisdom (spell save DC 11, +3 to hit with spell attacks). It has 2 mana, a mana limit of 1, regains all expended mana when it finishes a long rest and regains half its total mana when it finishes a short rest, and knows the following spells:

Cantrips (at will): gloom, hidden shadow

1 mana: blindness/deafness, darkness, pass without trace, shadow jaunt, shadow tendrils, shadow veil, shadowy reprisal

Sunlight Banishment. If the yeth hound starts its turn in sunlight, it is transported to the Ethereal Plane. While sunlight shines on the spot from which it vanished, the hound must remain in the Deep Ethereal. After sunset, it returns to the Border Ethereal at the same spot, whereupon it typically sets out to find its pack or its master. The hound is visible on the Material Plane while it is in the Border Ethereal, and vice versa, but it can’t affect or be affected by anything on the other plane. Once it is adjacent to its master or a pack mate that is on the Material Plane, a yeth hound in the Border Ethereal can return to the Material Plane as an action.

Telepathic Bond. While the yeth hound is on the same plane of existence as its master, it can magically convey what it senses to its master, and the two can communicate telepathically with each other.

Actions

Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 1.5 m. Hit: 11 (2d6 + 4) piercing damage, plus 14 (4d6) psychic damage if the target is frightened.

Baleful Baying. The yeth hound bays magically. Every enemy within 90 meters of the hound that can hear it must succeed on a DC 13 Will saving throw or be frightened until the end of the hound’s next turn or until the hound is incapacitated. A frightened target that starts its turn within 9 meters of the hound must use all its movement on that turn to get as far from the hound as possible, must finish the move before taking an action, and must take the most direct route, even if hazards lie that way. A target that successfully saves is immune to the baying of all yeth hounds for the next 24 hours.

Forest, Grassland, Hillvgtm