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Shadow Mastiff

Medium fiend, neutral evil

Armor Class 15
HP 28 (5d8)
Speed 50 ft.

15 16 15 4 4 2

Senses passive Perception 10
Damage Resistances nonmagical weapons
Languages: –
Challenge: 2 (200 XP)

Special Traits

  • Sunlight Vulnerability. Natural sunlight destroys a shadow mastiff.
  • Blend. a shadow mastiff is invisible when within areas of darkness.
  • Incoporeal. Weapon attacks have disadvantage against a shadow mastiff.


  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +5. Hit: 2d4 plus trip (DC 13 Con negates.
  • Bay. A shadow mastiff can howl a terrifying bay. Hearing creatures within 60 ft. flee in panic for 1d6 rounds unless they succeed a DC 13 Wis save. A creature that makes this saving throw is frightened instead.


This creature has the body of a large dog, with a smooth black coat and a mouth full of sharp teeth. A shadow mastiff is slightly more than 2 feet high at the shoulder and weighs about 200 pounds. Shadow mastiffs cannot speak, but they understand Common.

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