Destrudo, Lord of Hate (3.5e Monster)

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Destrudo, Lord of Hate
Size/Type: Medium Outsider (Chaotic, Evil, Extraplanar)
Hit Dice: 8d8+40 (104 hp)
Initiative: +9
Speed: 30 ft
Armor Class: 24 (+9 dex, +5 natural), touch 19, flat-footed 15
Base Attack/Grapple: +8/+13
Attack: Pulse Shotgun +18 ranged (4d6+2, 20/x3) or Claw +13 melee (1d6+5, 20/2)
Full Attack: Two Pulse Shotguns +14/+9/+14/+9 ranged (4d6+2, 20/x3) and Two Claws +13/+13 melee (1d6+5, 20/2)
Space/Reach: 5 ft/5 ft
Special Attacks: Drain Essence, SLAs, Summon Fell Chariot
Special Qualities: Demon Shotguns, DR 5/good and law, Extraordinary Health, Immunities, See In Darkness, Suicide is Painless
Saves: Fort +11, Ref +15, Will +9
Abilities: Str 21, Dex 29, Con 21, Int 24, Wis 16, Cha 20
Skills: Bluff +16, Concentration +16, Diplomacy +16, Hide +20, Intimidate +16, Knowledge Engineering +18, Knowledge History +18, Knowledge Local +18, Knowledge Nobility +18, Knowledge The Planes +18, Listen +14, Move Silently +20, Open Lock +20, Sense Motive +14, Spot +14
Feats: Ranged Two-Weapon FightingB, Whirlwind AttackB, Learned Weapon Proficiency (Pulse Shotgun), Point Blank Shot, Close-Quarter Fire
Environment: The Abyss
Organization: Unique
Challenge Rating: 8
Treasure: Standard
Alignment: Always Chaotic Evil
Advancement: By character class
Level Adjustment:

Look at this city, with all of its people and all of its laws and regulations and safety and security. It's a lovely place, but we're not here for the city. We're here for DARKNESS.

A demon of chaos, revolt, and destruction, he is the patron of those who use violence to break the rule of law and to overthrow and topple power structures by any means necessary. He knows all things of politics and government, and sympathizes with the oppressed. He appears as a tall and imposing figure cloaked in black robes and wearing a strange bone white mask from some demonic horse-like creature. Some claim there is a scaled humanoid figure below blue as a drowned corpse, and that the demon is actually the reborn spirit of any number of mass murderers, serial killers, and terrorists through the ages.

Though a unique being, it is possible to summon Destrudo via planar binding and similar spells. Though malicious towards humanity, if the summoner expresses the desire to cause chaos and overthrow existing power structures the demon is more than happy to assist, even going out of its way to give free or discounted service above and beyond. It is of course a ploy, for Destrudo wishes to encourage their fanaticism until the mortal is of the same mindset as he, unfeeling towards humanity and giving all for the cause no matter the number of atrocities one must commit. He would like nothing more than to have free reign unbound in the mortal realms, provoking mankind into constant and unrelenting war against themselves.

He is said to reside on a layer of the abyss where he is in constant conflict with another demon lord of tyranny, in a blasted cityscape rife with crime, corruption, and inequality. Though Destrudo has often bested his rival he has never fully conquered them, perhaps intentionally as he thrives off the conflict and has no interest in actual rule.

It is said that Destrudo is the source and creator of Fascades of Destrudo, as he has been known to grant them to trusted servants and individuals.

Destrudo speaks Common, Abyssal, Celestial, Infernal, and curiously enough can speak with horses. He stands 7 feet tall and weighs 250 lbs.


Though Destrudo loves nothing more than to delve into combat and experience the joy of wanton slaughter, he is actually of sound tactical mind. His attacks are planned, often with allies, backup plans, and the right equipment for the job. And if the equipment happens to be explosives, hijacked vehicles, and hostages all so much the better. When not engaging in tactical combat, ambushes, and sneak attacks he prefers striking at many targets at once with Whirlwind Attack, only focusing on troublesome targets if they prove a problem. He is not afraid to employ Suicide is Painless to escape, for he can die 1000 times but the memory of him murdering your grandmother will remain with you for life.

Demon Shotguns (Su): Destrudo can conjure demonic pulse shotguns out of mid air with normal mundane ammo as a free action, and simply choose to drop them in favor of drawing more instead of reloading. Conjured shotguns vanish 1 round after leaving Destrudo's hands.

Drain Essence (Su): Destrudo can drain the life essence out of a recently deceased creature who has been dead no longer than 1 minute. This is a full round action that provokes attacks of opportunity, with a range of touch. While it does nothing for creatures of 8 HD or less other than feel good and heal hp and ability damage as if Destrudo gained a full night's rest, any creature with more HD than he has grants additional benefits. He gains effectively 1 positive level for every CR the drained creature exceeds him (+1 attack, +1 saving throws, +1 CL and other level dependent effects, and +5 maximum hp). He loses these positive levels at a rate of 1 per day, and positive levels from multiple creatures drained overlap, they do not stack.

If Destrudo is revived via the Visage of Destrudo, he is treated as having drained the consumed creature's essence.

Extraordinary Health (Su): Destrudo always receives maximum hit points per hit die.

Immunities: Destrudo is immune to negative energy, unholy damage, and vile damage. He is immune to compulsion, daunt, death effects, energy drain, fear, morale penalties, pain, and poison.

See in Darkness (Su): Destrudo can see perfectly in darkness of any kind, even that created by a deeper darkness spell.

Spell-Like Abilities (Sp): At will- deeper darkness, gaseous form; 3/day- dimension door, vampiric touch; 1/day- spectral vanish, wind walk. Caster level 8th, DCs are Intelligence based.

Suicide is Painless: Destrudo's power is said to reside in his mask. If he is slain, he evaporates into black smoke leaving the mask known as the Visage of Destrudo. Unless destroyed within a year and a day, Destrudo will simply respawn at full health at a random safe location within 1d10 miles from the mask's last location. However it rarely gets to that. If Destrudo coup de graces himself or dies directly due to friendly fire on his part such as in an explosion of his making, he and his mask evaporate immediately and will reappear in 24 hours. As such Destrudo is a fan of kamikaze attacks and suicidal plans. Even if he is not dead by his own hand waiting the full year and a day is a poor idea if you are not within the Abyss, for Destrudo exists within the abyss and would be able to command any minions and allies in his sway to recover the mask at once and find it a new host.

Summon Fell Chariot (Su): As a 1 round action Destrudo summons a evil looking vehicle of iron, spikes, and maximum edge. It behaves as a phantom steed, grants partial cover, and is covered in +1 armor spikes sized for Destrudo (medium size). It can attack on its own, using Destrudo's BAB, ability scores, and feats with its own actions, though Destrudo may only have one active at any one time.

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AlignmentAlways Chaotic Evil +
AuthorEiji-kun +
Challenge Rating8 +
EnvironmentThe Abyss +
Identifier3.5e Monster +
Level Adjustment+
RatingUndiscussed +
SizeMedium +
SubtypeChaotic +, Evil + and Extraplanar +
TitleDestrudo, Lord of Hate +
TypeOutsider +