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Devil, Sleet

Huge fiend (devil), lawful evil

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
20 (+5) 18 (+4) 17 (+3) 7 (-2) 13 (+1) 11 (+0)

Armor Class 14
Hit Points 76 (8d12 + 24)
Speed 40 ft.
Saving Throws Strength +8, Constitution +6
Skills Perception +4, Stealth, +7
Damage Immunities cold, poison
Condition Immunities exhaustion, paralyzed, petrified, poisoned, unconscious
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 14
Languages
Challenge 6 (2,300 XP)

Special Traits

  • Frozen Body. A creature that touches the sleet devil or hits it with a melee attack while within 5 feet of it takes 3 (1d6) cold damage.
  • Sense Heat. The sleet devil can sense the presence of creatures whose temperature differs significantly from their surroundings and has advantage on perception checks to detect them.
  • Sleet Cloud. A constantly swirling vortex of ice surrounds the sleet devil, and creatures using normal vision or darkvision to see the devil have disadvantage on their attack rolls.

Actions

  • Multiattack. The sleet devil makes two claw attacks and a bite attack.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 9 (1d8 + 5) piercing damage and 7 (2d6) cold damage. Miss: 3 (1d6) cold damage
  • Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (1d6 + 5) slashing damage and 3 (1d6) cold damage.

Tactics

Sleet devils often lie buried under snow banks to ambush opponents, though they are also fond of openly and slowly approaching lone travelers to heighten their prey’s sense of dread. If a sleet devil judges it can toy with its opponents, it will do so. But if the prey fights back then they go for the kill, focusing on less dangerous targets first. If the combat turns against them, sleet devils will flee, perhaps to set a trap and get their revenge later.

Description

From a distance, the sleet devil appears as a cloud of ice and snow, swirling in a wind that seemingly arose without warning. Those brave enough to approach may see a shadow moving within the cloud and catch a glimpse of glowing ice-blue eyes. Once inside the storm, a long serpentine body nearly 60 feet long can be seen, with two long, clawed forelimbs made of ice itself. The creature’s long jaw is filled with icicle teeth, hard and sharp.

Icy Devil. During severe winters, locals huddle indoors around their fires and tell tales of fell things that stalk the night, waiting to catch and slay anyone they find. At least one of these tales is true: the sleet devil. The malicious creature hunts during the coldest nights, searching for warm things to kill out of spite.

Titanspawn. Legends abound regarding the sleet devil; some have it as spawned by the anger of lost travelers or a manifestation of the cruel winter itself. But some of the wise say that the presence of the creature proves that one of the titans must be buried beneath the ice at the top of the world.

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