Medium humanoid (any), neutral

Armor Class 21 (+3 adamantine plate)
Hit Points 237 (25d8+125)
Speed 30 ft., fly 60 ft.

15 (+2) 15 (+0) 20 (+5) 22 (+6) 13 (+1) 20 (+5)

Saving Throws Str +10, Dex +8, Wis +9
Skills Arcana +14, Athletics +10, Deception +13, History +14, Insight +9, Investigation +14, Perception +9
Damage Resistances acid, cold, fire, lightning, psychic, thunder; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities blinded, charmed, deafened, frightened, poisoned
Senses passive Perception 19
Languages Common, Draconic, any 8 others
Challenge 25 (75,000 XP)



  • Multiattack. The mage-king attacks four times, or casts a spell and attacks twice.
  • King’s Blade. Melee Weapon Attack: +13 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 13 (2d6+5) magical slashing damage plus 45 (10d8) force damage.


Heavy is the head that wears the crown, and the burden is made all the heavier when it is won by way of magic. Typically a successful adventurer that has reached the twilight of their career, mage-kings are very experienced and shrewd—they know the tricks of the trade and what to expect from people like themselves. Most do not take well to the royal life and grow bored however, welcoming the intrigue offered by meddlesome adventurers.

When they are assaulted a mage-king first relies on servants for protection, covering the immediate area with a globe of invulnerability and watching how a group of attackers fare. Should someone get past their bodyguards they take up the sword, testing martial prowess and using an antimagic field if they believe they have the upperhand in bladework. Bored as they might be a mage-king still values their life and retreats as soon as it becomes clear they are in danger of dying, usually after by ducking into or past a vault of riches sure to distract pursuers.

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