Large elemental, neutral

Armor Class 17 (natural armor)
Hit Points 142 (15d10 + 60)
Speed 30 ft.

14(+2) 20 (+5) 19 (+4) 9 (-1) 13 (+1) 6 (-2)

Damage Immunities poison; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks
Condition Immunities exhaustion, grappled, paralyzed, petrified, poisoned, restrained, unconscious
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 11
Languages Celestial, Infernal
Challenge 8 (3,900 XP)
Proficiency Bonus +3


  • Elemental Nature. The chronalmental doesn’t require air, food, drink, or sleep.
  • Temporal Body. When a chronalmental is subjected to a slow spell, haste spell, or similar effect, it automatically succeeds on any saving throws required by the spell or effect and regains 13 (3d8) hp.


  • Multiattack. The chronalmental makes three Slam attacks.
  • Slam. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 16 (2d10 + 5) bludgeoning damage.
  • Steal Time (1/Day). The chronalmental steals time from one creature it can see within 30 feet of it, drawing the stolen time into itself. The target must make a DC 16 Wisdom saving throw. On a failure, the target’s speed is halved, and it can take either an action or a bonus action on its turn, but not both for 1 minute. Then, the chronalmental’s position in the initiative order increases by 10, its speed increases by 30 feet, and when it takes the Multiattack action, it can make one additional Slam attack. The target can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effects on itself and the chronalmental on a success.
  • Displace (Recharge 5–6). The chronalmental sends one creature it can see within 30 feet of it outside of the flow of time, shunting the creature to a tiny demiplane. The target must succeed on a DC 16 Wisdom saving throw or be stunned and magically shunted outside of time for 1 minute. The creature disappears for the duration, returning to the space it previously occupied, or the nearest unoccupied space, when the effect ends. At the end of each of its turns, the target can repeat the saving throw, ending the effect on itself on a success.


  • Step Between Seconds (Recharge 4–6). When a creature the chronalmental can see moves within 5 feet of it, the chronalmental can teleport, along with any equipment it is wearing or carrying, to an unoccupied space within 60 feet that it occupied within the past minute.


A chronalmental is difficult to pin down, and it may appear as a large man-shaped absence in the air that reveals first a field of stars, then a contorted rainbow of colored bands, then a brilliant white light, strobing in and out of existence.

Fluid as Time. Shifting between the past, present, and future, chronalmentals are formed from temporal energy. They flow like sand in an hourglass and exist between the ticks of a clock. The first chronalmentals were forged from extra time left over from the beginning of the universe. Many served as shock troopers in unfathomable wars between angels and fiends or gods and ancient titans. Most were lost between seconds or abandoned to drift in the Astral Plane or in the void between the stars.

Stewards of Calamity. Locations of historical significance—both past and future—attract chronalmentals. They have a fondness for battlefields and other sites of strife.

Because they are drawn to noteworthy places, chronalmentals have a reputation as harbingers of calamity, and their presence may incite panic among scholars, priests, and sages.

Environmental Chaos. Whatever the terrain, the environment behaves strangely around the chronalmental.

Collapsed walls might suddenly rise, seedlings become massive trees, and fallen soldiers relive their dying moments. These changes occur randomly, a side effect of a chronalmental’s presence. Things return to normal when they depart.

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