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Demon, Guardian

Large fiend (demon), neutral evil

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

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
18 (+4) 12 (+1) 16 (+3) 12 (+1) 14 (+2) 14 (+2)

Skills Perception +5
Damage Resistances cold, fire, lightning
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities poisoned
Senses darkvision 120 ft., passive Perception 15
Languages Abyssal, telepathy 120 ft.
Challenge 7 (2,900 XP)

Special Traits

  • Magic Resistance. The demon has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.
  • Magic Weapons. The demon’s weapon attacks are magical.

Actions

  • Multiattack. The demon makes three attacks: one with its bite and two with it claws.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 13 (2d8 + 4) piercing damage.
  • Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 14 (3d6 + 4) slashing damage.
  • Flame Breath (Recharge 5–6). The demon exhales fire in a 30-foot cone. Each creature in that area must make a DC 15 Dexterity saving throw, taking 28 (8d6) fire damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.

About

This entity resembles a large bipedal bear-like creature with upward curving horns, elongated fangs, and blackish-gray fur. Its hands end in eagle-like talons.

A guardian demon is summoned to the Material Plane by a spellcaster with the task of guarding an area or treasure. These demons vary in size and appearance, though most resemble large bears, wild cats, or apes with added demonic characteristics (horns, elongated fangs and nails, and so on). Despite its varying appearance and form, the guardian demon is a dangerous adversary.

A typical guardian demon stands 9 feet tall and weighs about 800 pounds.

A guardian demon only initiates combat if the area it is guarding is entered or the treasure it is watching over is disturbed. Though guardian demons can move both upright and on all fours, it always fights in a bipedal stance. When engaged in combat, it may move freely, but never leaves the area it is guarding. A guardian demon attacks using its breath weapon, bite, and claws. It defends the area it is tied to until either it or its opponents are dead.

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