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Wanyudo

Large fiend, lawful evil

Armor Class 16 (natural armor)
Hit Points 115 (11d10 + 55)
Speed 50 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
20 (+5) 15 (+2) 20 (+5) 8 (–1) 13 (+1) 14 (+2)

Saving Throws Dex +5, Wis +4
Skills Intimidation +5, Perception +7, Religion +5
Damage Resistances cold, lightning, poison; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks
Damage Immunities fire
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 17
Languages Common, Infernal
Challenge 8 (3,900 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • Burn the Righteous. The wanyudo has advantage on attack rolls against a creature if the creature is wearing a holy symbol or calls on the power of a divine entity to cast spells.
  • Fiery Charge. If the wanyudo moves at least 20 feet straight toward a target and then hits it with a bite attack on the same turn, the target takes an extra 7 (2d6) fire damage. If the target is a creature, it must succeed on a DC 15 Strength saving throw or be forced prone.
  • Magic Resistance. The wanyudo has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.
  • Two Heads. The wanyudo has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks and on saving throws against being blinded, charmed, deafened, frightened, stunned, and knocked unconscious.

ACTIONS

  • Multiattack. The wanyudo makes two bite attacks.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (1d10 + 5) piercing damage plus 7 (2d6) fire damage.
  • Flaming Breath (Recharge 5–6). The wanyudo exhales fire in a 20-foot cone from one of its heads. Each creature in the area must make a DC 15 Dexterity saving throw, taking 24 (7d6) fire damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.

ABOUT

Hurtling down the street is a giant wheel, its spokes tipped with reddish flames that sputter and spark as it bounces along. Affixed to either side of the wheel by long strands of greasy black hair are the faces of devilish-looking humanoids, their eyes ablaze like embers. The two faces chortle and cry as the wheel approaches, fire leaping from their mouths.

Born of Heresy. Wanyudos are the souls of powerful lords condemned to an afterlife of burning torment after they refuted the teachings of the gods and were killed in battle or committed suicide. Prideful and violent monsters, wanyudos are lesser fiends in the grander schemes of Hell, a fact they vehemently resent.

Divine Hunters. While wanyudos hate all living creatures, the reserve their greatest hatred for creatures marked by a divine entity—such as clerics and paladins, or creatures wearing holy symbols—whom they blame for their cursed existence. When wandering by a monastery or temple, a wanyudo expends every effort to burn the structure to the ground and murder everyone within. Given this, temples and holy sites in areas known to be plagued by wanyudos often fireproof their buildings—and have a reliable source of water nearby, in case the worst should happen.

To Hell and Back. Wanyudos never stop moving, endlessly rolling along the roads and pathways between the Hells and the mortal world. Because of this, wanyudos know many secret ways into the planes.

Section 15: Copyright Notice
Tome of Beasts 2. © 2020 Open Design LLC; Authors Wolfgang Baur, Celeste Conowitch, Darrin Drader, James Introcaso, Philip Larwood, Jeff Lee, Kelly Pawlik, Brian Suskind, Mike Welham.