Pyroclastic Gascht (3.5e Monster)

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Date Created: 11-28-19
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Pyroclastic Gascht
Size/Type: Large Elemental (Air, Extraplanar, Fire)
Hit Dice: 15d8+75 (142 hp)
Initiative: +12
Speed: 40 ft, fly 80 ft (perfect)
Armor Class: 25 (+8 dex, +8 natural, -1 size), touch 18, flat-footed 18
Base Attack/Grapple: +11/+20
Attack: Large Blazing Column +19 melee (2d8+7 fire, 19-20/x2) or Slam +18 melee (2d8+5, 20/x2)
Full Attack: Large Blazing Column +19/+14/+9 melee (2d8+7 fire, 19-20/x2) or Two Slams +18 melee (2d8+5, 20/x2)
Space/Reach: 10 ft/10 ft
Special Attacks: Blazing Smoke, SLAs, Smoke Form, Sublimate
Special Qualities: Darkvision 60 ft, DR 10/-, Elemental Traits, Resist Cold 10, See Through Fog, Smoke Trail, Vulnerability to Cold
Saves: Fort +10, Ref +17, Will +8
Abilities: Str 21, Dex 27, Con 21, Int 10, Wis 16, Cha 18
Skills: Listen +18, Spot +18
Feats: Improved InitiativeB, Weapon FinesseB, Power Attack, Combat Reflexes, Blind-Fight, Grazing Dodge, Mobility, Spring Attack
Environment: Para-elemental Plane of Smoke, Elemental Plane of Fire, Elemental Plane of Air
Organization: Solitary
Challenge Rating: 9
Treasure: Standard
Alignment: Usually Chaotic Neutral or Chaotic Evil
Advancement: 13-24 HD (Large), 25-36 HD (Huge)
Level Adjustment:

The smoke rose up in the shape of a giant, as within its hand erupted a gout of crimson flame.

Vicious elementals from the para-elemental plane of smoke, they find the concept of solids and liquids disgusting and seek to transform all of existence into gas. While generally calm on their home planes where solids are found in limited amounts, the material plane and others are too dense too their liking and so they undergo what they see as a holy crusader to turn all to gas. With the power of flame, they burn and vaporize all they can and some materials simply sublimate into gaseous form.

Pyroclastic gaschts stand 16 ft tall but only weigh 4 lbs. They speak Auran and Ignan.


Pyroclastic gaschts carry a powerful blazing column as a weapon, and for most this is sufficient to fight opponents. They are more clever and intelligent than elementals of their size, and understand the need to employ tactics in the face of overwhelming odds. Using its ability to see through fog and smoke enables it to acquire a terrain advantage, and it is no stranger to fighting blind as well if it means its enemies suffer along with it.

Blazing Smoke (Ex): The pyroclastic gascht can summon a large Blazing Column with the same action as drawing a weapon. As it is part of the elemental, when the pyroclastic gascht dies the blade also snuffs out. However the ash it leaves behind can be used in the construction of a Blazing Column, representing 1500 gp in crafting materials to that end. There is a 5% chance that upon death the blazing column does not vanish and persists after death.

Spell-Like Abilities (Sp): 3/day-obscuring mist, pyrotechnics (DC 16); 1/day-fireball (DC 17), stinking cloud (DC 17). Caster level 15th. The saving throws are Charisma based.

Smoke Form (Ex): The pyroclastic gascht can transform itself into smoke as a standard action, duplicating gaseous form at will. It blocks line of sight as per obscuring mist and behaves as a fine sized swarm for the purpose of attacking (3d6 fire damage as it's swarm damage) and causing Distraction (DC 23 Fortitude negates, the save DC is Constitution based). However, it also obtains a swarm's vulnerability, which is especially dangerous with its cold vulnerability.

It can transform itself once every 10 minutes, and may remain in smoke form for up to 1 round for every 2 HD it has (or 7 rounds) before it must return to its normal form.

Sublimate (Sp): With a touch a pyroclastic gascht can convert a solid or liquid substance up to a 10 ft cube into gas. It acts as if under the effect of gaseous form, typically not moving anywhere if it were not an object or was an unconscious creature, and it disperses in a number of rounds equal to its hardness (for objects) or half it's HD (minimum 1) for creatures. Halve the time in windy conditions. Once dispersed the material is effectively lost, blown to the wind. The material can be saved if the effect is dispelled before then.

Living creatures can be sublimated with a touch and a failed DC 21 Fortitude save (save negates). They can continue to act as per gaseous form and can use a standard action each round to make the saving throw again before they vanish.

The pyroclastic gascht can sublimate the corpse of a creature as a free action upon making a killing blow. It still disperses according to its HD, but cannot make any saves on account of being dead. This acts as a 6th level spell. The save DC is Constitution based.

See Through Fog (Su): Pyroclastic gaschts are always under the effect of see through fog (caster level 15th). This ability is always active.

Smoke Trail (Ex): A pyroclastic gascht can choose to leave smoke in the wake of any movement it makes. Treat this as obscuring mist affecting any squares the pyroclastic gascht moved through and only lasting 1 round.

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AlignmentUsually Chaotic Neutral or Chaotic Evil +
AuthorEiji-kun +
Challenge Rating9 +
EnvironmentPara-elemental Plane of Smoke, Elemental Plane of Fire, Elemental Plane of Air +
Identifier3.5e Monster +
Level Adjustment+
RatingUndiscussed +
SizeLarge +
SubtypeAir +, Extraplanar + and Fire +
TitlePyroclastic Gascht +
TypeElemental +