Shadow Demon (3.5e Monster)

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Author: MisterSinister (talk)
Date Created: November 18th, 2010
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Shadow Demon
Size/Type: Medium Outsider (Chaotic, Extraplanar, Evil, Tanar'ri, Incorporeal)
Hit Dice: 8d8+32 (68 hp)
Initiative: +11
Speed: Fly 40ft (perfect)
Armor Class: 22, touch 22, flat-footed 15 (+7 Dexterity, +5 deflection)
Base Attack/Grapple: +8/-
Attack: Incorporeal touch +15 melee (special)
Full Attack: 2 incorporeal touches +15 melee (special)
Space/Reach: 5ft/5ft
Special Attacks: Shadow touch, pounce, rake, spell-like abilities
Special Qualities: Aura of primal emotion (fear), darksight, immunity to fire and poison, incorporeal, light vulnerability, resistance to acid 10, cold 10, and electricity 10, telepathy 100ft
Saves: Fort +12, Ref +13, Will +11
Abilities: Str -, Dex 24, Con 18, Int 17, Wis 17, Cha 20
Skills: Concentration +15, Hide +18, Intimidate +16, Knowledge (arcana) +14, Knowledge (dungeoneering) +14, Knowledge (religion) +14, Knowledge (the planes) +14, Listen +14, Move Silently +18, Search +14, Spot +14, Tumble +18
Feats: Combat Expertise (variant) B, Combat Reflexes (variant), Flyby Attack, Great Fortitude B, Improved Initiative, Iron Will B, Power Attack B, Spring Attack B

B Bonus feat

Environment: The Abyss
Organization: Solitary or pack (3-5)
Challenge Rating: 8
Treasure: None
Alignment: Always chaotic evil
Advancement: 9-12HD (Medium), 13-16HD (Large)
Level Adjustment: -

A form of purest shadow, this creature resembles a gargoyle made of darkness. For a while, you think that it's actually a shadow, but as you see its eyes, you realise that it is far, far worse than that.

The funny thing is, you think that armor will protect you.

Created by Abaddon's weapon All Endings' Demise, these creatures are the leftovers of those killed by it. They desire little more than to feel the life they once had, and stalk and kill other living things for that purpose. While they serve Abaddon without question, they resent their position, and desire anything to be free of his control - although none have managed it yet.

When they (rarely) choose to speak, shadow demons speak Abyssal.


While they won't harm Abaddon, and will avoid most demons, they will happily attack all other creatures. They will usually hide inside a solid object, and then pounce on their unsuspecting prey. It will often use deeper darkness to aid it in its fight.

Aura of Primal Emotion (Ex): Shadow demons project an aura of fear. The save DC for this aura is 19.

Darksight (Su): A shadow demon can see perfectly through natural darkness and any magical darkness effect.

Light Vulnerability (Ex): Shadow demons receive a -4 penalty on attack rolls, AC, saves, and skill and ability checks, in conditions of bright light (such as sunlight).

Pounce (Ex): A shadow demon can make a full attack at the end of a charge.

Rake (Ex): If a shadow demon makes a full attack at the end of a charge, it gains two additional rake attacks. These have the same bonus, and deal the same damage, as its incorporeal touch attack.

Shadow Touch (Ex): The touch of a shadow demon (by means of its incorporeal touch attack) deals 1d6 damage. This damage is hit point burn, which means that it cannot be healed except by natural healing.

Spell-Like Abilities: At-will - deeper darkness, greater dispel magic, greater teleport (self plus 50lb of objects only). Caster level 8th.

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AlignmentAlways chaotic evil +
AuthorMisterSinister +
Challenge Rating8 +
EnvironmentThe Abyss +
Identifier3.5e Monster +
Level Adjustment- +
RatingUnrated +
SizeMedium +
SubtypeChaotic +, Extraplanar +, Evil +, Tanar'ri + and Incorporeal +
TitleShadow Demon +
TypeOutsider +