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Preacher

Medium humanoid (any race), any alignment

Armor Class 16 (chain shirt, shield)
Hit Points 78 (12d8 + 24)
Speed 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
16 (+3) 12 (+1) 14 (+2) 13 (+1) 20 (+5) 17 (+3)

Saving Throws Constitution +5, Wisdom +8
Skills History +4, Performance +6, Persuasion +9, Religion +4
Senses passive Perception 15
Languages any three languages
Challenge 8 (3,900 XP)

Special Traits

Actions

  • Multiattack. The preacher uses its Speech and makes three melee attacks.
  • Morningstar. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d8 + 3) piercing damage.
  • Speech. The preacher makes one of the following speeches; it can’t use the same speech two rounds in a row:
    • Condemning Speech. The preacher speaks words of condemnation at one target within 30 feet of it. The target must make a DC 16 Wisdom saving throw. On a failure, the target takes 28 (8d6) thunder damage and is frightened for 1 minute. On a success, the target takes half the damage and isn’t frightened. A frightened creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success. If the creature’s saving throw is successful or the effect ends for it, the creature is immune to the preacher’s Condemning Speech for the next 24 hours.
    • Inspiring Speech. The preacher targets up to three creatures it can see within 30 feet of it and speaks words of inspiration. Each target has advantage on its next attack roll, saving throw, or ability check.
    • Swaying Speech. The preacher speaks persuasively to one target within 30 feet of it. The target must make a DC 16 Wisdom saving throw. On a failure, the target takes 28 (8d6) psychic damage and is charmed for 1 minute. On a success, the target takes half the damage and isn’t charmed. A charmed creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success. If a creature’s saving throw is successful or the effect ends for it, the creature is immune to the preacher’s Swaying Speech for the next 24 hours.
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