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Tiny fiend, chaotic evil

Armor Class 12 (natural armor)
Hit Points 13 (3d4 + 6)
Speed 5 ft., 30 ft.

6 (+0) 14 (+2) 14 (+2) 4 (–3) 7 (–2) 2 (–4)

Damage Resistances cold, fire, lightning
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 8
Languages understands Abyssal and Infernal, and any languages it new before becoming a fiend, but is unable to speak
Challenge 1 (200 XP)


  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d6 + 2) piercing damage plus 10 (3d6) poison damage.
  • Demon’s Kiss. If an incapacitated target is within five feet of the vargouille, the vargouille can kiss that creature, which must succeed on a DC 12 Charisma saving throw or become cursed. The cursed target loses 1 point of Charisma at the end of each hour, as its facial features take on a fiendish aspect. The curse is held at bay by direct sunlight or the daylight spell. Once the cursed target’s Charisma drops to 2, it suffers an excruciating, violent death as its head tears away from its body to become a new vargouille. The curse can be ended only by a remove curse or greater restoration spell. The physical changes are undone when the curse ends through these means.
  • Stunning Shriek. The vargouille unleashes a piercing shriek. Creatures within 30 feet of the vargouille that hear the shriek must succeed on a DC 12 Wisdom saving throw or be frightened and stunned until the end of the vargouille’s next turn. While frightened in this way, a target is stunned. If the creature’s saving throw is successful, then it is immune to the vargouille’s shrieks for the next hour.


A vargouille is a hideous, disgusting, and vile creature that is little more than a severed head with bat wings. The creature is slightly larger than a human head with a foot-long wingspan. These creatures from the Abyss flap through the air in search of prey to infect with potent diseases that perpetuate their abominable kind. They delight in causing pain and live to bestow a demonic curse on their victims. Those so cursed develop demonic features, and soon die as their head rips itself away from their body and unfurls its own bat wings.

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