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Cauchemar

Large fiend, neutral evil

Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points 85 (10d10 + 30)
Speed 60 ft., fly 90 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
21 (+5) 18 (+4) 16 (+3) 10 (+0) 15 (+2) 15 (+2)

Skills Athletics +8, Perception +5
Damage Resistances bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks
Damage Immunities fire
Senses passive Perception 15
Languages understands Abyssal, Common, and Infernal but can’t speak
Challenge 8 (3,900 XP)

Special Traits

  • Confer Fire Resistance. The cauchemar can grant resistance to fire damage to anyone riding it. As a bonus action, the cauchemar can improve this resistance to immunity to fire damage until the start of the cauchemar’s next turn.
  • Illumination. The cauchemar sheds bright light in a 10-foot radius and dim light for an additional 10 feet.
  • Trampling Charge. If the cauchemar moves at least 20 feet straight toward a creature and then hits it with a bite attack on the same turn, that target must succeed on a DC 16 Strength saving throw or be knocked prone. If the target is prone, the cauchemar can make one Hooves attack against it as a bonus action.

Actions

  • Multiattack. The cauchemar makes one Bite attack and one Hooves attack.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 9 (1d8 + 5) piercing damage plus 7 (2d6) fire damage.
  • Hooves. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 14 (2d8 + 5) bludgeoning damage plus 7 (2d6) fire damage.
  • Smoke Breath (recharge 5–6). The cauchemar exhales a 15-foot cone of choking smoke. Each creature in that area must make a DC 15 Constitution saving throw. On a failure, a creature takes 21 (6d6) fire damage and is poisoned for 1 minute. On a success, a creature takes half the damage and isn’t poisoned. A poisoned creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.
  • Ethereal Stride. The cauchemar and up to three willing creatures within 5 feet of it magically enter the Ethereal Plane from the Material Plane, or vice versa.
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