Devil, Suffragan

Family: Devils

Medium fiend (devil), lawful evil

Armor Class 16 (natural armor)
Hit Points 52 (8d8+16)
Speed 30 ft., climb 30 ft.

13 (+1) 15 (+2) 15 (+2) 11 (+0) 15 (+2) 14 (+2)

Skills Acrobatics +4, Perception +4, Stealth +4
Damage Resistances bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks that aren’t silvered
Damage Immunities cold
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 14
Languages Common, Infernal
Challenge 3 (700 XP)


  • Magic Resistance. The suffragan has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.
  • Slow Fall. When within reach of a wall, a suffragan can slow its descent and fall any distance without harm.
  • Snare and Trip. When a suffragan hits a creature with two or more bladed limb attacks, it may use its bonus action to attempt to trip the target. The creature must make a DC 11 Strength saving throw; on a failure, it becomes prone.


  • Multiattack. The suffragan makes four bladed limb attacks.
  • Midnight’s Blessing. The suffragan rolls onto its back and extends all of its chains and whips to their full lengths. The suffragan makes eight bladed limb attacks with a reach of 10 feet. Its base Speed and climb Speed are 5 feet until the beginning of its next turn.
  • Prowler Configuration. The suffragan uses most of its chains and whips for locomotion while hunched low to the ground like a beetle. The suffragan makes two bladed limb attacks. Its base Speed and climb Speed are both 50 feet until the beginning of its next turn.
  • Bladed Limb. Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d6 + 1) slashing damage.


Born from the twisted souls of joyful things, suffragans appear as humanoid torsos with chains or barbed whips sprouting from the stumps of their amputated arms and legs.

Suffragans display an uncanny ability to reconfigure their barbed limbs to suit any task at hand. When desperate or when fighting a cornered foe, most suffragans roll onto their backs to strike with a tempest of chains and whips. Albeit uncommon, other suffragan configurations include wings or fins made of interlocked limbs. A suffragan’s face is as much a horrific fusion of metal and flesh as its body. Barbed blades droop from its mouth, its tongue replaced with jagged metal that undulates eerily. Like all kytons, suffragans delight in inflicting terror and suffering, particularly upon the pure and weak. They enjoy giving captives small, overlapping, painful lashes with their barbs and blades. Suffragans often refer to their torturous work as blessings they are bestowing on their cruel god’s behalf, though their words are garbled around their mouth blades. A suffragan stands about 5 feet tall and weighs 160 pounds.

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