Small construct, chaotic evil

Armor Class 17 (natural armor)
Hit Points 45 (10d8)
Speed 0 ft., Fly 50 ft. (hover)

17 (+3) 12 (+1) 11 (+0) 9 (-1) 5 (-3) 1 (-5)

Saving Throws Dexterity +4
Damage Immunities poison, psychic
Condition Immunities blinded, charmed, deafened, frightened, paralyzed, poisoned
Senses blindsight 60 ft., passive Perception 10
Challenge 5 (1,800 XP)

Special Traits

  • Antimagic Susceptibility. The hsagrath is incapacitated while in the area of an antimagic field. If targeted by dispel magic, the hsagrath must succeed on a Constitution saving throw against the caster’s spell save DC or fall unconscious for 1 minute.
  • False Appearance. While the hsagrath remains motionless and isn’t flying, it is indistinguishable from a normal chain.
  • Fiendish Humor. When a target reaches 0 hit points, a hsgarath will release and seek a new target.


  • Whip. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 30 ft., all targets within range. Hit: 7 (1d8+3) bludgeoning damage.
  • Nay Nay. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 30 ft., one target. Hit: 12 (2d8+3) bludgeoning damage and the target is grappled (Escape DC 16). A grappled opponent takes 12 (2d8+3) bludgeoning damage at the beginning of its turn. The hsagrath can’t make any other attacks while it has a creature grappled.


A floating chain moves silently across the room as if held by an invisible will. Methodically, it patrols each corner of the room as if searching for something. If approached, the chain handle lifts and the levitating chain snaps backward, then forward again with lightning speed, making a loud cracking sound echoing in the darkness.

Hsagrath is an animated, spiked chain whip that hovers in the dark places of the world in search of victims. Formerly the weapon of a torture-loving fiend, Hsagrath was separated from its master. The construct is now autonomous and filled with hate. The embodiment of sadistic purpose, it desires victims, not to kill but to inflict pain to the cusp of death and guard them as they recover. Once recovered sufficiently, Hsagrath begins the terrible process again.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Tome of Horrors © 2018, Frog God Games, LLC; Authors: Kevin Baase, Erica Balsley, John “Pexx” Barnhouse, Christopher Bishop, Casey Christofferson, Jim Collura, Andrea Costantini, Jayson ‘Rocky’ Gardner, Zach Glazar, Meghan Greene, Scott Greene, Lance Hawvermale, Travis Hawvermale, Ian S. Johnston, Bill Kenower, Patrick Lawinger, Rhiannon Louve, Ian McGarty, Edwin Nagy, James Patterson, Nathan Paul, Patrick N. Pilgrim, Clark Peterson, Anthony Pryor, Greg Ragland, Robert Schwalb, G. Scott Swift, Greg A. Vaughan, and Bill Webb