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Hell Moth

Large aberration, neutral evil

Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points 52 (7d10 + 14)
Speed 10 ft., fly 60 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
18 (+4) 17 (+3) 15 (+2) 6 (–2) 12 (+1) 10 (+0)

Damage Resistances fire
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 11
Languages
Challenge 5 (1,800 XP)

Special Traits

  • Damage Transfer. While the hell moth is grappling a creature, the hell moth takes only half the damage dealt to it, and the creature grappled by the hell moth takes the other half.
  • Keen Scent. The hell moth has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks based on scent.

Actions

  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (1d8 + 4) piercing damage.
  • Engulf. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one Medium or smaller creature. Hit: The creature is grappled (escape DC 15). Until this grapple ends, the target is restrained and blinded, and the hell moth can’t engulf another target.
  • Immolation (Recharges on a Short or Long Rest). The hell moth detonates, dealing 33 (6d10) fire damage to itself and any grappled creature.

About

This creature looks like a giant gray moth with spiraling bands of red and black on its body. It has large, thin, reddish-hued wings.

The hell moth is thought to have come from another plane, though sages are not quite sure of its exact origin. The hell moth attacks living creatures that wander too close to its lair. It otherwise resembles a large moth with an 8-foot wingspan.

Hell moths wait for their prey to pass nearby before attacking. If facing multiple opponents, they attempt to bite and usually do not employ their engulfing ability. Multiple hell moths work in concert with one another against opponents. When a hell moth has successfully engulfed a foe, it sets its own body on fire in a display of self-immolation that consumes both it and its engulfed opponent.

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