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Vrock (Wrath Demon)

When the gates to the Abyss swing wide, the first demons through are often vrocks, vulture-headed scions of rage who wheel through the air on black wings or dance with the exultation of their fiendish power. Their hatred for mortals is matched only by their desire to inflict suffering through their horrible screech or their devastating dance. Vrocks form from the souls of hateful mortals who are thus given another chance to inflict their rage on the world.

Vrocks often travel in small groups so as to make the best use of their dance of ruin ability, but they rarely appear in groups larger than four. Against small groups and individuals, they swoop down without fear, hoping to play with their prey before going for the kill. Against formidable foes, they are just as happy to fly above, using their dance of ruin to cast a storm of lightning down on them.

Recall Knowledge (Religion): DC 26

VrockCreature 9

CELargeDemonFiend
Source Bestiary pg. 78
Perception +18; darkvision
Languages Abyssal, Celestial, Draconic; telepathy 100 feet
Skills Acrobatics +18, Intimidation +18, Performance +18, Religion +18, Stealth +18, Survival +16
Str +6, Dex +3, Con +5, Int +2, Wis +3, Cha +3
AC 26, Fort +20, Ref +18, Will +15; +1 status to all saves vs. magic
HP 185; Resistances electricity 10; Weaknesses cold iron 10, good 10
Attack of Opportunity ReactionReaction If the vrock is flying and a creature triggers an attack of opportunity, the vrock can make 2 Strikes with its talons against that creature instead of 1 Strike.
Peace Vulnerability A vrock’s wrath is the heart of their essence, and forcing peace upon them wrenches at their soul. If they fail a save against calm emotions or a similar effect forcing them to be peaceful, a vrock takes 4d6 mental damage.
Speed 25 feet, fly 35 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action beak +21 (evil, magical, reach 10 feet), Damage 3d8+9 piercing plus 1d6 evilMelee Single ActionSingle Action claw +21 (agile, evil, magical, reach 10 feet), Damage 3d6+9 slashing plus 1d6 evilMelee Single ActionSingle Action talon +19 (agile, evil, magical, reach 10 feet), Damage 2d6+8 slashing plus 1d6 evilDivine Innate Spells DC 26; 5th dimension door; 4th dimension door (at will); 2nd mirror image
Divine Rituals DC 26; 1st abyssal pact
Dance of Ruin Three ActionsThree Actions (divine, electricity, evocation, manipulate, move) The vrock dances in flight and chants to create a ruinous explosion of electricity. If more vrocks within 30 feet want to join the dance, the vrock can delay the dance to wait for more vrocks; in that case, the effect occurs after the last vrock uses Dance of Ruin or one of the vrocks chooses to complete that round of the dance. Each non-demon creature in a 20-foot emanation from any of the dancing vrocks takes 2d12 electricity damage (DC 28 basic Reflex save). For each additional vrock that joins the dance, the damage increases by 1d12 and the save DC increases by 1 (to a maximum of four vrocks dealing 5d12 damage with a DC 31 save). The vrocks can continue dancing by using Dance of Ruin each round, for up to 3 rounds in total. The emanation’s size increases by 20 feet each round, and the damage increases by 1d12 per vrock each round.Spore Cloud Single ActionSingle Action (disease, poison) The vrock emits a cloud of spores from their body, dealing 2d8 poison damage to all adjacent creatures. Each creature damaged this way must succeed at a DC 28 Fortitude save or take 2d8 persistent piercing damage as the spores penetrate its skin and grow into thick, green vines. The vines cease growing after 10 rounds, and they wither away in 1d4 days if not shaved off before then. The vines can be destroyed if the creature is affected by a good spell or if holy water is applied to the vines (with an Interact action). Once the vrock uses Spore Cloud, the ability can’t be used for 1d6 rounds.Stunning Screech Single ActionSingle Action (auditory, divine, incapacitation, sonic) Frequency once per minute. Effect The vrock emits a shrill screech. Each non-demon creature within a 30-foot burst must attempt a DC 28 Fortitude save. On a failure, the creature is stunned 2, and on a critical failure, it’s stunned 3.

All Monsters in "Demon"

NameLevel
Balor (Fire Demon)20
Glabrezu (Treachery Demon)13
Kalavakus (Slaver Demon)10
Marilith (Pride Demon)17
Quasit1
Shemhazian (Mutilation Demon)16
Succubus (Lust Demon)7
Vrock (Wrath Demon)9

Demon

Source Bestiary pg. 76
When a sinful mortal soul is judged and sent on to the Abyss, it can become a deadly fiend—a demon. Demons are living incarnations of sin—be they classic sins like wrath or gluttony, or more “specialized” depravities like an obsession with torture or the act of treason or treachery. Once formed, a demon’s driving goals are twofold—the amassing of personal power, and the corruption of mortal souls to cause them to become tainted by sin. In this way demons ensure a never-ending supply of new demons to bolster their ever-growing ranks in the Abyss.

Demonic Deities

The most powerful demons are known as demon lords (the term is gender neutral in this case). Of these divinities, Lamashtu is the most powerful. Countless other demon lords exist, including Abraxas, Cyth-V’sug, Kabriri, and Zura.

Demonic Locations

The sprawling, heaving, changing realm of the Abyss is the planar home of demonic life, but demons can be found anywhere the capacity to sin exists. Evil or foolish conjurers are fond of calling upon demons for advice or darker needs. When the Abyss wears through the boundaries of reality to create wound-like portals into other worlds, demons can spill over to wreak incredible havoc.

Demonic Possession

Some demons specialize in the art of possessing creatures or objects to spread fear and chaos. In such cases a demon gains a powerful disguise with which to work its evils upon the world, a subterfuge that delights the demon.

Demonic Sources

When a sinful mortal soul is consigned to the Abyss, it spends time wallowing in the mire and feeding on filth. If it survives and is not itself eaten, the soul eventually ascends into a demon, as influenced by the nature of its sin, yet most demons are themselves capable of reproduction as well. The fecundity of demonic life is perhaps the greatest—and most threatening—aspect of these dangerous fiends.

Other Demons

The Abyss may be the largest of the Outer Planes, and mortals have an equally large capacity to betray themselves, society, and the natural order of reality. With this limitless source for increasingly specialized sins, the Abyss is constantly generating new types of demons to plague reality. While the vast majority of these are swiftly destroyed and never rise again, enough survive that dozens, if not hundreds, of types of demons are known to exist beyond those listed here. The shadowy invidiak is a demon without a body, born of envious souls. The goat-faced, flame-hooved brimorak rises from the souls of arsonists. Slimy, horned blood demons spawn from assassins, boar demons from the greedy... the list goes on and on.

Sinful Destruction

While they enjoy causing destruction themselves, most demons prefer to trick and tempt mortals into falling to sin of their own volition.

The Nature of Chaos

Some say that the nature of chaos inherently precludes cooperation and subtlety, but demons are proof of the fallacy of this claim.

What Makes a Sin?

Some classify sin into seven categories—envy, gluttony, greed, lust, pride, sloth, and wrath. While these sins embody some of the most powerful and numerous demons, far more than seven demons exist. Any act of cruelty or destruction a mortal takes to gratify the self at others’ expense is, in effect, a sin, and any such act can spawn a demon from a soul in the afterlife.