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Shemhazian (Mutilation Demon)

Shemhazians rise from the souls of torturers and those who reveled in mutilating the physical bodies of their victims. Standing 35 feet tall, a shemhazian is well equipped with a wide range of talons, claws, and fangs to continue inflicting such torments on those it encounters.

Shemhazians delight in visiting torment upon mortals, of course, but more than most demons, these fiends revel in sharing the pain with their own kind. Other demons fear and hate shemhazians for this reason, with only the most powerful willing to work with a shemhazian to achieve a shared goal. Even then, the shemhazian is always on the watch for an opportunity to bring pain and suffering to its allies along with any foe.

ShemhazianCreature 16

Source Bestiary pg. 80
Perception +30; darkvision, scent (imprecise) 60 feet, true seeing
Languages Abyssal, Celestial, Draconic; telepathy 100 feet
Skills Athletics +31, Deception +25, Intimidation +27, Medicine +28, Religion +30
Str +9, Dex +5, Con +7, Int +0, Wis +6, Cha +3
AC 39, Fort +32, Ref +26, Will +27; +1 status to all saves vs. magic
HP 350; Weaknesses cold iron 15, good 15
Paralyzing Gaze (aura, divine, enchantment, visual) 30 feet. A non-evil creature that ends its turn in the aura must attempt a DC 35 Fortitude save. If it fails, it’s slowed 1 for 1 round, and if it critically fails, it is instead paralyzed for 1 round.
Succor Vulnerability A shemhazian’s mutilation is a part of them, and they can’t bear to see it reversed. The first time each round that a creature heals from damage the shemhazian dealt on their last turn, the demon takes 3d6 mental damage.
Tail Whip ReactionReaction Trigger A creature within reach of the shemhazian’s tail leaves a square during a move action it’s using. Effect The shemhazian attempts to Trip the triggering creature. On a success, the creature also takes damage as if the shemhazian had hit with a tail Strike, and if the creature was flying, it falls 30 feet.
Speed 35 feet, climb 20 feet, fly 35 feet (from fly)

All Monsters in "Demon"

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


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.