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Mephit, Smoke

Small elemental, neutral evil

Armor Class 12
Hit Points 21 (6d6)
Speed 30 ft., fly 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
10 (+0) 14 (+2) 10 (+0) 6 (–2) 11 (+0) 15 (+2)

Skills Perception +4, Stealth +4
Damage Vulnerabilities cold
Damage Immunities fire, poison
Condition Immunities poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 14
Languages Ignan
Challenge 1/2 (100 XP)

Special Traits

  • Death Burst. When the mephit dies, it explodes in a cloud of smoke. Each creature within 5 feet of the mephit must make a successful DC 10 Constitution saving throw or take 1d4 fire damage and be poisoned for 1 minute. A poisoned creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on a success.
  • Innate Spellcasting.The mephit can innately cast blur 1/day, requiring no material components. Its innate spellcasting ability is Charisma (spell save DC 12, +4 to hit with spell attacks).

Actions

  • Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d4 + 2) slashing damage plus 2 (1d4) fire damage.
  • Sooty Breath (Recharge 5–6). The mephit exhales black soot in a 15- foot cone. All creatures within that area must make a DC 12 Dexterity saving throw, taking 9 (2d8) fire damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.
  • Ember Storm (1/day). A smoke mephit can create a downpour of white-hot embers that affects a 20-foot radius sphere centered on itself. All creatures caught in the storm must make a DC 12 Dexterity saving throw, taking 10 (3d6) fire damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.

About

This small winged humanoid has soot-colored skin, crimson eyes, and dark wings. Small trails of smoke stream from its body as it flies along.

Smoke mephits are generally only encountered on the Plane of Molten Skies, though it is believed they originate from a plane or para-plane comprised entirely of smoke. They are generally lazy, but quick to anger.

When encountered on the Material Plane it is usually because they have been summoned or called by a spellcaster to perform some task or chore.

On such planes, smoke mephits generally prefer warmer climates and are never found in cold areas (unless specifically called by a spellcaster).

Smoke mephits enjoy combat and rush headlong into it, slashing with their claws. If a smoke mephit can draw its opponents to within 20 feet of its position, it uses its spell-like abilities to create an ember storm.

A smoke mephit stands about 4 feet tall and weighs about 2 pounds.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Tome of Horrors © 2018, Frog God Games, LLC; Authors: Kevin Baase, Erica Balsley, John “Pexx” Barnhouse, Christopher Bishop, Casey Christofferson, Jim Collura, Andrea Costantini, Jayson ‘Rocky’ Gardner, Zach Glazar, Meghan Greene, Scott Greene, Lance Hawvermale, Travis Hawvermale, Ian S. Johnston, Bill Kenower, Patrick Lawinger, Rhiannon Louve, Ian McGarty, Edwin Nagy, James Patterson, Nathan Paul, Patrick N. Pilgrim, Clark Peterson, Anthony Pryor, Greg Ragland, Robert Schwalb, G. Scott Swift, Greg A. Vaughan, and Bill Webb