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Devil, Pit

Pit devils are infernal beings native to the rings of Hell. They are quadrupedal, brutish devils with a secondary maw in their torso that hungers for the souls of unrepentant sinners. They have vestigial wings, though some are able to fly. Pit devils serve as the commanders of Hell’s armies, lording over other infernal species. Few have traveled to the Mortal Plane, but those who did have caused incalculable death and destruction. Those few became warlords and tyrants who conquered all they could in their quest to recreate the rings of Hell.


Ability Score Increase. Your Strength score increases by 2.

Age. Pit devils are born as adults after gestating for a century. They are ageless.

Alignment. Tasked with torturing sinners on the various levels of Hell, pit demons are chaotic evil.

Rarity. Legendary.

Size. Pit devils are massive, approaching 8 feet tall and weighing up to 600 pounds. Your size is Medium.

Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.

Bite. You have a maw in your lower chest, and so your unarmed strikes can deal ld8 piercing damage. You have proficiency with your bite.

Charger. You have the Charger feat. When you use this feat to move at least 10 feet in a straight line, you leave behind a trail of fire that lasts until the start of your next turn. This trail is 5 feet high and 1 foot thick. A creature that enters this fire for the first time on a turn or ends its turn there takes ld4 fire damage.

Fire Resistance. You have resistance to fire damage. In addition, you can add your proficiency bonus to saving throws against fire, and any ability check or saving throw to extinguish fire burning on you. If you have proficiency in such a check or saving throw, your proficiency bonus is doubled for these purposes.

Heritage (Fiend).You are humanoid, but you are considered to be a fiend whenever it is detrimental for you.

Mighty. Calculate your carrying capacity and the weight you can drag, push, and lift as if you were Large.

Pit Magic. You know the sacred flame cantrip, but it deals fire damage for you. Starting at 9th level, you can cast phantasmal killer as a 4th-level spell once per day. Charisma is your spellcasting ability for these spells.

Useless Wings. Your wings are not useful. However, you can forgo an ability score increase to gain the Weak Wings trait.

Languages. You speak, read, and write Common and Infernal. After centuries of torturing the dead, you may also speak, read, and write Shadowtongue.

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