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Shadow Roc

Family: Shadow

Gargantuan monstrosity, unaligned

Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points 248 (16d20 + 80)
Speed 20 ft., fly 120 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
28 (+9) 10 (+0) 20 (+5) 3 (-4) 10 (+0) 9 (-1)

Saving Throws Dex +4, Con +9, Wis +4, Cha +3
Skills Perception +4
Senses darkvision 120 ft., passive Perception 14
Languages none
Challenge 11 (7,200 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • Keen Sight. The roc has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on sight.
  • Aura of Cold. The roc radiates a 20 foot radius aura of cold. All creatures that begin their turn, or enter the aura during their turn must succeed on a DC 14 Constitution saving throw, or have their speed halved for 4 rounds.

ACTIONS

  • Multiattack. The roc makes two attacks: one with its beak and one with its talons.
  • Beak. Melee Weapon Attack: +13 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 27 (4d8 + 9) piercing damage.
  • Talons. Melee Weapon Attack: +13 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 23 (4d6 + 9) slashing damage, and the target is grappled (escape DC 19). Until this grapple ends, the target is restrained, and the roc can’t use its talons on another target. While the target is grappled, it takes 2 (1d4) necrotic and 2 (1d4) cold damage each round until it escapes.

ABOUT

As with many creatures touched by The Void, the solitary shadow roc has been infused with the energy of that place, radiating cold, making them even more deadly than the already deadly roc. Only their solitary nature stops them from being a much bigger threat.

Generally they hold to the dark places of The Beneath, sitting on ledges, looking for easy prey amongst those that find themselves in that harsh and unforgiving land.

Cold Nature. The roc uses the cold radiating from its body to its advantage, slowing down enemies that get too close and sapping the energy from its victims when it grabs them in its claws. For the roc, every dish is best served cold.

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