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Blood Reaper

Large aberration (titanspawn), chaotic evil

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
19 (+4) 15 (+2) 22 (+6) 13 (+1) 14 (+2) 6 (-2)

Armor Class 17 (natural armor)
Hit Points 207 (18d10 + 108)
Speed 50 ft.
Skills Acrobatics +6, Perception +6, Stealth +6, Survival +6
Condition Immunities frightened, unconscious
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 16
Languages Sylvan, Titan Speech
Challenge 10 (5,900 XP)

Special Traits

  • Armor Spines. At the start of each of its turns, the blood reaper deals 5 (1d10) piercing damage to any creature grappling it.
  • Deadly Reflexes. The blood reaper gains two extra reactions per round that can be used only for opportunity attacks.
  • Keen Smell. The blood reaper has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on smell.
  • Sleepless. A blood reaper does not need to sleep and can rest while remaining alert. Magic cannot put a blood reaper to sleep.
  • Standing Leap. The blood reaper’s long jump is up to 50 feet and its high jump is up to 25 feet, with or without a running start.

Actions

  • Multiattack. The blood reaper makes five melee attacks: one bite attack and four claw attacks.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d6 + 4) piercing damage.
  • Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 14 (3d6 + 4) slashing damage.

Tactics

Blood reapers are solitary, fortunately. When encountered, they will try to attack as many targets as possible, and continue to attack without relenting. Enemies that fall are temporarily ignored as it focuses on those still fighting. But playing dead is only temporarily beneficial, as, once the combat is over, the reaper begins to feed.

Description

These nightmarish creatures resemble a foul union of humanoid, praying mantis, and perhaps some other insect. They are the color of dried blood and shadowy underbrush, their dark reddish-green armored exoskeletons covered in sharp spines.

Blood reapers stand 8 to 10 feet tall and weigh over 350 pounds.

Fearless Berserker. A blood reaper is a ferocious fighter that leaps into battle heedlessly, wounding as many foes as possible with its scythe-like claws. Blood reapers never willingly retreat from combat.

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