Kushite Sorcerer

Medium humanoid (tiefling), any evil

Armor Class 16 (natural armor)
Hit Points 58 (9d8 + 18)
Speed 30 ft.

11 (+0) 12 (+1) 14 (+2) 16 (+3) 10 (+0) 18 (+4)

Saving Throws Constitution +5, Charisma +7
Skills Arcana +6, Deception +7, History +6, Religion +6
Damage Resistances fire
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 10
Languages Trade Tongue, Abyssal, Nurian
Challenge 6 (2,300 XP)



  • Poisoned Dagger. Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft. or range 20/60 ft., one target. Hit: 3 (1d4 + 1) piercing damage plus 7 (2d6) poison damage.
  • Summon Minor Demon (1/Day). The Kushite sorcerer summons a dretch, which appears at an unoccupied point the sorcerer can see within 90 feet. The dretch disappears if it drops to 0 hit points or after 1 hour, whichever comes first. The dretch is friendly to the sorcerer and its companions. It rolls initiative and has its own turns, obeying any verbal commands issued by the sorcerer. If the sorcerer doesn’t issue it any commands, it defends itself from hostile creatures but otherwise takes no actions.


  • Hellish Rebuke (1/Day). When the Kushite sorcerer takes damage from a creature within 60 feet that it can see, the sorcerer can choose to surround its attacker with hellish flames. The creature must make a DC 15 Dexterity saving throw, taking 11 (2d10) fire damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.


One hundred cruel and depraved sorcerers serve an undead ruler.  Many Kushite sorcerers have scaly skin, small horns, or forked tails; others have pupilless eyes of black, red, or gold. As they studied and absorbed the forbidden lore of their fiendish allies, their arcane spells took on a sinister aspect. Magic missile spells cast by a Kushite sorcerer might manifest as cruelly barbed darts, a shield spell could appear as a grinning demon’s face, and scorching rays might become screeching rays, screaming with the agony of the damned as they strike home.

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