Demon, Nerizo (Bloodhound Demon)

Family: Demons

Medium fiend (demon), chaotic evil

Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points 85 (10d8 + 40)
Speed 40 ft.

18 (+4) 16 (+3) 18 (+4) 12 (+1) 14 (+2) 16 (+3)

Skills Athletics +7, Perception +5, Stealth +6
Damage Resistances cold, fire, lightning; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks
Damage Immunities acid, poison
Condition Immunities poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 15
Languages Abyssal
Challenge 5 (1,800 XP)


  • Magic Resistance. The nerizo demon has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.
  • Innate Spellcasting. The nerizo’s innate spellcasting ability is Charisma (spell save DC 14, +6 to hit with spell attacks). It can cast the following spells, requiring no material components:

    • Multiattack. The nerizo makes one Sting attack and two Claw attacks.
    • Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d6 + 4) slashing damage.
    • Sting. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (1d8 + 4) piercing damage and the target must succeed at a DC 15 Constitution saving throw or suffer an additional 9 (2d8) poison damage and be poisoned for one hour.

      Spit Acid (recharge 5-6). The nerizo spits a 15-foot line of poison. All creatures caught in the line must make a DC 14 Dexterity saving throw, taking 18 (4d8) acid damage on a failure or half as much damage on a successful save.


    The vaguely humanoid man-sized nerizo demon has skin of deep navy blue. It has a scorpion-like tail, the hindquarters of a goat, and the head of a slathering hound whose jaws drip caustic acid. Its arms end in sharpened claws, and its feet are splayed hooves. Nerizos stand six feet tall and weigh about 160 pounds.

    The bestial nerizo can be found on almost all layers of the Abyss. More animalistic than not, the nerizo are sometimes used as “hunting dogs” by the greater demons and demon lords. The nerizo themselves realize that they may not be the smartest or strongest of the demons, but they resent being relegated to common hunting dogs for the greater demons. Nerizos often roam in deadly packs looking for lost and escaped spirits to torment among the rifts of the Abyss.

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