Demon, Derghodemon (Cockroach Demon)

Family: Demons

Large fiend (demon), neutral evil

Armor Class 18 (natural armor)
Hit Points 147 (14d10 + 70)
Speed 40 ft.

25 (+7) 16 (+3) 21 (+5) 7 (-2) 14 (+2) 16 (+3)

Saving Throws Dexterity +7, Constitution +9, Wisdom +6, Charisma +7
Skills Intimidation +7, Perception +6, Stealth +7
Damage Resistances cold, fire, lightning
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities poisoned
Senses truesight 120 ft., passive Perception 20
Languages Abyssal, telepathy 120 ft.
Challenge 9 (5,000 XP)

Special Traits

  • Magic Resistance. The demon has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.
  • Magic Weapons. The demon’s weapon attacks are magical.
  • Innate Spellcasting. The demon’s spellcasting ability is Charisma (spell save DC 15, +7 to hit with spell attacks). The demon can innately cast the following spells, requiring no material components:
  • Rend and Tear. The demon has advantage on all melee weapon attacks against a creature it is grappling.


  • Multiattack. The demon makes three attacks: one with its bite and two with its claws.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +11 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 16 (2d8 + 7) piercing damage, and the target is grappled (escape DC 17). Until this grapple ends, the demon can bite only the grappled creature and has advantage on attack rolls to do so.
  • Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +11 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 21 (4d6 + 7) slashing damage.


This creature is a tall, bloated, insect-like creature with five arms and three legs. Each of its arms ends in a sharpened, clawed hand. Its legs end in four-toed feet. Its flesh is mottled green and black and its eyes are large and black with no pupils.

The derghodemon is one of the strongest of the demon races, but its low intelligence has relegated it to a position of brute warrior and little more.

A derghodemon stands 8 feet tall and weighs about 800 pounds.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

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