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Avatar of Hate

Medium elemental, neutral evil

Armor Class 17 (natural armor)
Hit Points 391 (29d8+261)
Speed 50 ft., fly 50 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
25 (+7) 20 (+5) 28 (+9) 15 (+2) 13 (+1) 18 (+4)

Saving Throws Int +9, Wis +8
Skills Insight +8, Intimidation +11, Investigation +9, Perception +15, Stealth +12
Damage Resistances poison; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage
Damage Immunities psychic; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage from nonmagical attacks
Condition Immunities charmed, exhaustion, frightened, stunned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 25
Languages Common, 2 others
Challenge 22 (41,000 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • Hateful Strength. The avatar has advantage on Strength checks and saving throws, and its carrying capacity is quadrupled (1,500 pounds).
  • Legendary Resistance (3/Day). If the avatar fails a saving throw, it can choose to succeed instead.
  • Magic Resistance. The avatar has advantage on saving throws made against spells and other magical effects.
  • Magic Weapons. The avatar’s weapon attacks are magical.
  • Pain Threshold. Any attacks or spells that deal 6 points of damage or less do not deal any damage to the avatar.
  • Practiced Combatant. The avatar does not have disadvantage from making ranged attacks while within an enemy’s reach or while grappling.

ACTIONS

  • Multiattack. The avatar attacks six times.
  • Grappled Weapon. Melee Weapon Attack: +14 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 20 (2d12+7) magical bludgeoning damage. Both the grappled creature and the avatar’s target take this damage, and even on a miss it deals damage to the grappled creature.
  • Slam. Melee Weapon Attack: +14 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 14 (2d8+7) magical bludgeoning damage plus 9 (2d8) psychic damage. If the target is a creature, it is grappled (escape DC 22). Until this grapple ends, the target is restrained.
  • Boulder. Ranged Weapon Attack: +14 to hit, range 120/400 ft., one target. Hit: 21 (4d6+7) bludgeoning damage.

BONUS ACTIONS

  • Swallow Foe. The avatar uses a bonus action to swallow a Huge or smaller creature it has grappled, causing the creature to gain the blinded and restrained conditions. While inside the avatar a creature has total cover against attacks and any effects occurring outside of the avatar, but the massive creature’s insides grind and pulp the swallowed creature, dealing 53 (10d8+8) bludgeoning damage at the start of each of the avatar’s turns. Should the avatar take 40 or more damage from inside of its body inside of a single turn, it must succeed a DC 24 Constitution saving throw at the end of that turn. On a failed saving throw any creature swallowed by the avatar is regurgitated, gaining the prone condition and landing in a space within 20 feet of the plant. Should the avatar die while living creatures are inside of it, swallowed creatures lose the restrained condition and exit prone after spending 20 feet of movement.

ABOUT

Generals and warlords often claim otherwise but the legends and myths across worlds all hold one shared truth about the Avatar of Hate: its appearance is always a sign of terrible bloodshed to come. In times of great strife and violence when it appears that one side is about to suffer defeat or surrender, this raging entity arrives to swing the battle towards victory instead. It knows no mercy and even leads troops making instigating attacks, slaughtering their enemies in open defiance to draw more into the fight.

The Avatar of Hate exists only to incite fury and spawn ever more hatred between mortals. The entity vastly prefers to do so on the field of battle but has been seen as a hulking robed advisor that discourages peace when conflict is near, drawn into the world by maddened cults foolishly thinking that it will do their bidding. It sometimes seems to do that but its end goal is always the same—war.

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