Demon, Shemhazian

Shemhazian (CR 16)1


Gargantuan outsider (demon)
Init 14; Senses darkvision, detect creature, scent, true seeing; Notice 38
AC 31, flat-footed 26; +4 vs. AoO; SR 21
(+4 Dex, +1 dodge, +20 natural, –4 size)
HP 246 (17d10+153)
Fort +14, Ref +14, Will +18
DR 10/cold iron; Immune electricity, poison; Resist acid 10, cold 10, fire 10
Speed 40 ft., climb 20 ft., fly 60 ft.
Melee bite +25 (2d6+12 plus 1d4 Strength drain), 2 claws +25 (2d6+12), 2 pincers +25 (1d12+12), tail slap +25 (2d6+12)
Space 20 ft.; Reach 20 ft. (30 ft. with tail slap)
Special Attacks paralyzing gaze (30 ft.; F-DC 21; 1 round), rend (2 claws, 2d6+18), strength drain (F-DC 27)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 17th; caster check +20)
Constant—detect creature, fly, true seeing
At will—greater teleport, invisibility, telekinesis (W-DC 18)
3/day—mass inflict serious wounds (W-DC 20), prying eyes, remote sense
1/day—destruction (F-DC 20), summon (level 5, 1 shemhazian 30% or 1d4 vrocks 60%)
Str 35, Dex 19, Con 29, Int 10, Wis 26, Cha 16
Base Atk +17; CMB +33; CMD 47
Combat Manuevers +4 awesome blow, bull rush
Feats Combat Reflexes, Dodge, Great Fortitude, Improved Awesome Blow, Improved Bull Rush, Multiattack, Power Attack, Vital Strike, Wind Stance
Skills Acrobatics +24, Athletics +32, Deception +23, Heal +28, Knowledge (religion) +20, Perception +28
Languages Abyssal, Celestial, Draconic; telepathy
Environment Realms Beyond (the Abyss)
Organization solitary
Treasure Value 25,000 gp
Special Abilities
Paralyzing Gaze (Su; paralysis; Cha) Paralysis for 1 round, 30 feet, Fortitude DC 21 negates. Demons are immune to this effect.
Strength Drain (Su; Con) A shemhazian demon deals 1d4 points of Strength drain with each successful bite. A DC 27 Fortitude save reduces this amount to 1d2 points of Strength damage.

Although nearly all the horrors of the Abyss prey upon one another in an endless, eternal bloodbath, shemhazians are predators among predators. They are more intimidating and physically powerful than most demons, combining the features of numerous insectile and bestial hunters into one massive, deadly form. Although they don't require sustenance, shemhazians take perverse delight in mutilating and eating their victims.

A shemhazian stands 35 feet tall and weighs 12,000 pounds. They form from the sinful souls of torturers and those who enjoyed mutilating living victims to death.

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