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Yuki-onna

Medium undead, lawful evil

Armor Class 17 (natural armor)
Hit Points 104 (16d8+32)
Speed fly 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
6 (–2) 18 (+4) 14 (+2) 17 (+3) 21 (+5) 26 (+8)

Saving Throws Wis +9, Cha +12
Damage Resistances bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks
Damage Immunities cold, poison
Damage Vulnerabilities fire
Skills Intimidation +12, Stealth +12
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 15
Languages Common
Challenge 10 (5,900 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • Innate Spellcasting. The yuki-onna’s spell casting ability is Charisma (spell save DC 20). It can innately cast the following spells, requiring no material components:
  • Snow Dependency. A yuki-onna that is outside of a snowing area and does not have its Snowstorm trait active because of a control weather spell has disadvantage on all attack rolls, saving throws, and ability checks.
  • Snowstorm. A yuki-onna is surrounded by whirling blasts of snow, even in areas that wouldn’t allow for such weather, that comprise a 200-foot-radius spread. Within this area, the snowfall and wind gusts cause disadvantage on Wisdom (Perception) ability and ranged weapon attacks. A yuki-onna is unaffected by snowstorms or blizzards of any kind. A control weather spell can be used to negate the snowstorm.

ACTIONS

  • Multiattack. The yuki-onna makes two cold touch attacks.
  • Cold Touch. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 33 (6d10) cold damage. If the target is a creature, it must succeed a DC 16 Constitution saving throw or be restrained for 1 round.
  • Child Form. The yuki-onna can take the form of a small child, retaining all of its stats and abilities. When the yukionna uses its cold-touch attack, it automatically reverts to its natural form.

ABOUT

A yuki-onna is the restless spirit of a woman who froze to death in the snow and was never given a proper burial.

She roams the wilderness, constantly searching for intelligent creatures to kill and always appearing surrounded by swirling mists of snow and ice.

Eternally jaded by her unjust departure to the afterlife, a yuki-onna seeks to impose the same cruel fate upon those who still live, particularly men and those who sympathize or cooperate with them. Many foolish individuals are lured to their deaths by a yukionna’s unparalleled beauty, which remains even as the evil spirit steadily freezes and kills her victims with her powers over frost. A yuki-onna is 5-1/2 feet tall.

The transition from life to undeath corrupts a yuki-onna’s soul, and even a well-intentioned, good-hearted individual who freezes in the snow may become a treacherous yuki-onna. Most yukionnas immediately seek out those who wronged them in life, after which they reside in an area near what was their home, haunting and killing anyone who dares to come near. Yuki-onnas hardly ever make their presences known in rural areas with larger populations, and they prefer inhabiting the countryside and wilderness. When a yuki-onna is destroyed, her body melts as though ice, leaving only a small pool of water in its stead.

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