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Goblin Underpriest of Orcus

Small humanoid (goblin), chaotic evil

Armor Class 18 (chain mail, shield)
Hit Points 56 (16d6)
Speed 30 ft.

10 (+0) 13 (+1) 10 (+0) 12 (+1) 18 (+4) 12 (+1)

Saving Throws Wisdom +7, Charisma +4
Skills Medicine +7, Perception +7, Religion +4, Stealth +4
Senses truesight 120 ft., passive Perception 17
Languages Dwarven, Goblin
Challenge 6 (2,300 XP)

Special Traits

  • Abyssal Blessing of Orcus. The goblin underpriest of Orcus gains 10 temporary hit points when it reduces a hostile creature that is not undead to 0 hit points.
  • Unholy Strike. Once on each of the underpriest’s turns when it hit a creature with a weapon attack, the priest can cause the attack to deal an extra 9 (2d8) necrotic damage to the target.
  • Unholy Weapon. Orcus bolsters his follower’s strikes in battle, imbuing their weapons with the ability to paralyze a foe (included in the attack). In the hands of any but a true follower of Orcus, an unholy weapon loses its power to paralyze a foe.
  • Spellcasting. The goblin underpriest of Orcus is an 8th-level spellcaster. Its spellcasting ability is Wisdom (spell save DC 15, +7 to hit with spell attacks). It can cast the following spells:


  • Unholy Morningstar. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d8 + 1) piercing damage. If the target is a creature other than an elf or undead, it must succeed on a DC 10 Constitution saving throw or be paralyzed for 1 minute. The target can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.
  • Caress of Orcus (Recharges after a Short or Long Rest). Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d8 + 2) necrotic damage, and the target’s Strength score is reduced by 1d4. The target dies if this reduces its Strength to 0. Otherwise, the reduction lasts until the target finishes a short or long rest. If a non-evil humanoid dies from this attack, a shadow rises from the corpse in 24 hours under the underpriest’s control, unless the humanoid is restored to life or its body is destroyed. The underpriest can have no more than three shadows under its control at one time.
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