Cadejo, White

Medium celestial, lawful good

Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points 136 (21d8 + 42)
Speed 30 ft.

18 (+4) 12 (+1) 15 (+2) 10 (+0) 12 (+1) 14 (+2)

Saving Throws Wis +7
Condition Immunities frightened
Damage Resistance(s) fire, radiant
Skills Athletics +7, Insight +4, Perception +7
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 17
Languages Celestial, Common
Challenge 5 (1,800 XP)


  • Aura of Good Luck. The white cadejo and any creatures it considers its allies within 30 feet have advantage on attack rolls, saving throws, and ability checks.
  • Keen Senses. The white cadejo’s adds double its proficiency bonus on Perception checks and saving throws against illusions.
  • Radiant. The white cadejo glows with a pale silvery-white light within 20 feet, as light spell.


  • Multiattack. The white cadejo makes two hoof and a bite attack.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, 5 ft. reach, one target. Hit: 11 (2d6 + 4) piercing damage and the target must succeed on a DC 13 Strength saving throw or be knocked prone.
  • Hoof. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, 5 ft. reach, one target. Hit: 18 (4d6 + 4) bludgeoning damage.
  • Restore (Recharge 6). The lick of the white cadejo restores energy and vitality, removing one level of exhaustion or affecting the target as lesser restoration, as the cadejo chooses. The white cadejo can instead use this ability to heal a creature as if casting spare the dying; when used in this way it automatically recharges on the cadejo’s next turn.


These mystical spirits resemble large hounds with wide muzzles, but their feet end in cloven hooves rather than soft canine paws. Their eyes are bright and intelligent, glowing with an inner fire, and they can speak with those that summon them or whose plight or whose sinful behavior has caught their attention, warning them of dangers to come or threatening them with the judgment that has only just now arrived. The cadejo is 2-3 feet high at the shoulder and 4 feet long and weighs nearly 100 pounds.

Black Cadejo. These black-furred hounds resemble cloven-hooved mastiffs with eyes that burn a fiery orange-red. They seek out the sinful to strike terror in their hearts, though they are not above a bit of wanton murder when the opportunity presents itself and they come upon a lonely traveler in the dark. Each black cadejo bears a red-hot glowing iron shackle on one of its legs, trailing a short length of burning chain, emblematic of the hellish bondage awaiting the corrupt souls they pursue.

White Cadejo. The white cadejo is a long-furred hound with a coat of silvery white and eyes glowing a soft blue or purple. They seek out the lonely, forlorn, and oppressed and bring comfort and protection. They are especially protective of children, warding them from the predations of their black cadejo counterparts. They comfort the dying and provide succor to those whose loved ones pass into the afterlife, guiding lost souls to their final reward.

Paired Attraction. Whenever a cadejo of either color is summoned or appears in the world, there is a chance that a second cadejo of the opposite color is also summoned somewhere within a mile. Each cadejo is aware of the other and knows the general direction of its opposite.

Reversed Colors. In some tellings of cadejo folklore, the colors of the dogs are reversed, with the black dog being the faithful guardian and protector and the white dog being the sinister stalker and punisher of sin.

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