Demodand, Tarry

Family: Demodand

Medium fiend (demodand), neutral evil

Armor Class 17 (natural armor)
Hit Points 127 (15d8 + 60)
Speed 40 ft., fly 40 ft.

20 (+5) 15 (+2) 18 (+4) 11 (+0) 13 (+1) 15 (+2)

Saving Throws Constitution +7, Dexterity +5
Skills Athletics +8, Intimidation +5, Perception +4
Damage Resistances cold, fire
Damage Immunities acid, poison
Condition Immunities poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 14
Languages Abyssal, Common?TBD
Challenge 8 (3,900 XP)

Special Traits

  • Adhesive Flesh. Any time a creature strikes the tarry demodand with a non-natural melee weapon, the attacker must succeed on a DC 16 Strength saving throw or the weapon becomes stuck to the demodand’s body. If the weapon’s wielder can’t or won’t let go of the weapon, the wielder is grappled while the weapon is stuck. While stuck, the weapon can’t be used. A creature can pull the weapon free by taking an action to make a DC 16 Strength check and succeeding. Doing so, however, subjects it to an opportunity attack by the tarry demodand.
  • Improved Sense of Smell. The tarry demodand has advantage on Perception checks that rely on scent.
  • Innate Spellcasting. The tarry demodand’s innate spellcasting is Charisma (spell save DC 13, +5 to hit with spell attacks). It can cast the following spells, requiring no material components:
  • Magic Resistance. The tarry demodand has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.
  • Reckless Attack. Each round on its turn, the tarry demodand can choose to attack recklessly, gaining advantage on all melee attack rolls during the round. However, attack rolls against the demodand then have advantage until the start of its next turn.


  • Multiattack. The tarry demodand makes one Bite attack and two Claw attacks.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 15 (3d6 + 5) piercing damage.
  • Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 14 (2d8 + 5) slashing damage and automatically initiates a grapple if the tarry demodand wishes. Grappled creatures must succeed at a Strength (Athletics) or Dexterity (Acrobatics) check contested by the tarry demodand’s Strength (Athletics) check. For each such grappled opponent, the tarry demodand must forgo one of its Claw attacks while the grapple is in effect. However, it has advantage on melee attacks conducted against grappled creatures.
  • Summon Demodand (1/day). The tarry demodand has a 30% chance of summoning one tarry demodand to aid it for up to 1 minute. The summoned demodand appears in an unoccupied space within 60 feet of the summoning demodand and acts on the summoner’s initiative.

Bonus Actions

  • Rage (3/day). The tarry demodand may enter a rage. While enraged it gains advantage on Strength checks and saving throws, inflicts +3 additional damage each time it hits with a melee attack, and gains resistance to bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage. The rage lasts for 1 minute or until the tarry demodand chooses to end it (as a bonus action). While enraged, the tarry demodand may not use its Innate Spellcasting abilities or Summon Demodand.


Tarry demodands are lithe and lean compared to other demodands. Despite this difference, all tarry demodands are strong and agile. Although their batlike wings appear tattered and useless, they can still fly. A tarry demodand stands 7 feet tall and weighs 400 pounds.

The tarry demodand is the grunt of the demodand army-bred for battle, these swift and deadly demodands make up the bulk of any demodand legion. That they themselves are more powerful than most outsiders is as much a testament to their race as anything else-a single tarry demodand is a formidable opponent, to say nothing of a group of the creatures. Although tarry demodands are quite strong, they prefer using light weapons-one in each hand. Tarry demodands only rarely use larger weaponry, and then only when directly ordered by a superior. They lack the terrific claws of the greater demodands, and a tarry demodand with no weapons tends to flee combat as soon as possible, only to return when it is properly armed.

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