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Vampire, Sun

Sun Vampires are similar to traditional Vampires but lack the typical weaknesses common to other vampire strains. Their vampirism arose from mortals drinking the blood of defeated gods, which they used to prevent threats to their kingdoms.

Traits

Ability Score Increase. Your Strength, Dexterity, Constitution, and Charisma scores each increase by 1.

Age. Only adults are turned into sun Vampires. They are ageless.

Alignment. Unlike nocturnal Vampires, sun Vampires see themselves as protectors of mortals. Having defeated their tyrannical gods, most are neutral good.

Rarity. Rare.

Size. Sun Vampires resemble their nocturnal kin. Your size is Medium.

Speed. Your base walking speed is 35 feet.

Darkvision. You can see in dim light within 60 feet of you as if it were bright light, and in darkness within the same range as if it were dim light. Absent even dim light, this vision is monochromatic.

Bite. You have fangs, and so your unarmed strikes can deal ld4 piercing damage. Your bite has the light and finesse weapon properties, and you have proficiency with it.

Charming Gaze. You can cast the friends cantrip without material components. Charisma is your spellcasting ability for it.

Drink Life. When you bite, if your target is living and is grappled by you, incapacitated, restrained, or willing, it takes ld4 necrotic damage from your bite. Each round when you deal this damage, you can spend 1 Hit Die to regain hit points. The target’s hit point maximum is reduced by an amount equal to the necrotic damage taken. This reduction lasts until the target finishes a long rest. The target dies if you reduce its hit point maximum to 0.

Vampiric Resilience. You are immune to disease, and you have resistance to poison damage. Also, you can add your proficiency bonus to saving throws against being poisoned. If you have proficiency in such a saving throw, your proficiency bonus is doubled against being poisoned.

Languages. You speak, read, and write Common and Shadowtongue, as well as the unique Naxihuali language.

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