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Shadow Wolf (Necromancer Games, Challenge 1)

Medium undead, chaotic evil

Armor Class 14
Hit Points 32 (5d8 + 10)
Speed 50 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
8 (–1) 18 (+4) 14 (+2) 6 (–2) 10 (+0) 8 (–1)

Skills Stealth +6
Damage Vulnerabilities radiant
Damage Resistances acid, cold, fire, lightning, thunder; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks
Damage Immunities necrotic, poison
Condition Immunities exhaustion, frightened, grappled, paralyzed, petrified, poisoned, prone, restrained
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 10
Languages
Challenge 1 (200 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • Amorphous. The shadow wolf can move through a space as narrow as one inch wide without squeezing.
  • Shadow Stealth. While in dim light or darkness, the shadow wolf can take the Hide action as a bonus action. Its stealth bonus is also improved to +8.
  • Sunlight Weakness. While in sunlight, the shadow wolf has disadvantage on attack rolls, ability checks, and saving throws.

ACTIONS

  • Strength Drain. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 13 (2d8 + 4) necrotic damage, and the target’s Strength score is reduced by 1d4. The target dies if this reduces its Strength to 0. Otherwise, the reduction lasts until the target finishes a short or long rest. If the target is a creature, it must also succeed on a DC 12 Strength saving throw or be knocked prone. If a non-evil humanoid dies from this attack, a new shadow rises from the corpse 1d4 hours later.
  • Bay (recharge 5–6). The shadow wolf lets out a fearful howl. All creatures within 40 feet who hear it must succeed on a DC 12 Wisdom saving throw or become frightened for one minute. A frightened creature may repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

ABOUT

Shadow wolves are nocturnal hunters that hate all living creatures. Their eyes flash with a crimson fire when prey is sighted. Shadow wolves prefer to attack from ambush, using the shadows and darkness to their advantage. When prey wanders nearby, a shadow wolf leaps to the attack. A shadow wolf pack leads its prey into an ambush and then strikes when opponents are completely unaware.

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