Medium undead, neutral evil

Armor Class 19 (natural armor)
Hit Points 210 (20d8 + 120)
Speed 30 ft.

20 (+5) 20 (+5) 22 (+6) 12 (+1) 14 (+2) 20 (+5)

Skills Deception +9, Perception +6
Damage Resistances necrotic Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 16
Languages Common, Infernal Challenge 11 (7,200 XP)


  • Innate Spellcasting. The sayona’s innate spellcasting ability is Charisma (spell save DC 17, +9 to hit with spell attacks). She can innately cast the following spells, requiring no material components:
  • Living Form. Upon draining blood, the sayona may transform into a young, beautiful maiden for 24 hours. In this form, she does not appear undead to mundane senses or to divination magic.


  • Multiattack. The sayona makes 3 claw attacks.
  • Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, 5 ft. reach. Hit: 14 (2d8 + 5) slashing damage, and 7 (2d6) necrotic damage.


Occasionally called “weeping vampires” for their ability to cry tears of blood, sayonas are powerful and intelligent undead creatures that hunt mortals to steal from them what they envy most: the ability to exist within living flesh. While they aren’t true vampires, similarity between these two creatures creates substantial confusion to those unfamiliar with sayonas. While sayonas and vampires sustain themselves off mortal blood, sayonas don’t consume the blood, but rather absorb it through their skin (even when using blood drain), using it to transform their twisted forms back into some semblance of the beauty they had-or believe they had-in life.

Coveting Youth. Above all else, sayonas covet youth. Stories of their origins claim that the first sayona was a vain woman who grew old and whose lover left her for a younger paramour; the woman avenged herself by bathing in the blood of her lover’s children, then killed herself. Doomed to undeath, she wanders the world crying tears of blood and preying on beautiful young women-slaying them, stealing their beauty, and transforming them into ghastly undead fiends to forever share her fate.

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