Huge undead, chaotic evil

Armor Class 19 (natural armor)
Hit Points 345 (30d12 + 150)
Speed 40 ft.

35 (+12) 14 (+2) 21 (+5) 20 (+5) 21 (+5) 19 (+4)

Saving Throws Strength +18, Dexterity +8, Constitution +11, Wisdom +11
Skills Arcana +11, Insight +11, Perception +11, Stealth +8
Damage Resistances necrotic; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities charmed, exhaustion, frightened, paralyzed, poisoned
Senses darkvision 120 ft., passive Perception 21
Languages Abyssal, Common, Infernal, telepathy 120 ft.
Challenge 20 (25,000 XP)

Special Traits


  • Multiattack. The nightwalker makes two Claw attacks.
  • Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +18 to hit, reach 15 ft., one target. Hit: 25 (3d8 + 12) slashing damage plus 14 (4d6) cold damage.
  • Army of Shadows (1/day). The nightwalker magically calls 2d4 shadows, provided that the nightwalker is not in bright light. The shadows arrive in one round, acting as allies of the nightwalker and obeying its commands. The shadows remain for 1 hour, until the nightwalker dies, or until the nightwalker dismisses them as a bonus action.


The most commonly encountered nightshade is the giant-like nightwalker. This powerful foe leads armies of undead against the living, but unlike most mortal generals the nightwalker is not content to stand back and observe the battles from safety. The undead creature is ever eager to put its tactics and plans to the test itself, and takes part in battles in every possible occurrence save for those that the creature has determined are self-destructive. This is not to say that the nightwalker never sacrifices its troops to gain a tactical advantage-just that these attacks are the only ones the monster feels no urge to participate in directly.

Nightwalkers enjoy inflicting despair before death, particularly by destroying valued objects or murdering loved ones before delivering the final blow to a foe.

A nightwalker is 20 feet tall and weighs 5,000 pounds.

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