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PFS StandardDeimavigga (Apostate Devil)

As masters of cold, calculated logic and perfectly timed proselytization, the loathsome deimaviggas seek to set friend against friend and turn the faithful from their beliefs at every opportunity.

Recall Knowledge - Fiend (Religion): DC 36
Unspecific Lore: DC 34
Specific Lore: DC 31

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DeimaviggaCreature 17

Legacy Content

LE Medium Devil Fiend 
Source Bestiary 3 pg. 66
Perception +32; (+36 to Sense Motive) greater darkvision
Languages Abyssal, Celestial, Common, Draconic, Infernal; indomitable oration, telepathy 100 feet
Skills Acrobatics +29, Deception +34, Diplomacy +36, Intimidation +30, Religion +30, Society +27, Stealth +33
Str +7, Dex +8, Con +6, Int +4, Wis +7, Cha +9
Indomitable Oration Any creature capable of comprehending speech understands the deimavigga, as if they constantly spoke in all languages at once.
Items +2 resilient glamered full plate
AC 40; Fort +27, Ref +29, Will +32; +1 status to all saves vs. magic
HP 285; Immunities fire; Resistances physical 15 (except silver); Weaknesses good 15
Whispers of Discord [reaction] Trigger A creature within 60 feet is targeted by a spell that would restore Hit Points or provide a status bonus (the deimavigga automatically recognizes such effects); Effect The deimavigga whispers disturbing lies, audible only to the target, to shake the target's faith in the spell's caster. The target must attempt a DC 43 Will save. Critical Success The target disbelieves the lies and receives the intended benefit of the spell; the target becomes temporarily immune to Whispers of Discord for 24 hours. Success As critical success, but the target isn't temporarily immune. Failure The spell fails to affect the target. The target refuses all aid from that caster for 1 round and doesn't count as the caster's ally. Critical Failure As failure, but the duration is 1 minute.
Speed 30 feet, fly 40 feet
Melee [one-action] claw +33 [+29/+25] (agile, evil, finesse, magical), Damage 3d8+15 slashing plus 1d6 evilDivine Innate Spells DC 42, attack +34; 9th divine decree, dominate, illusory scene (at will); 7th dimension door, scrying, touch of idiocy (at will), veil, warp mind; 4th dimension door (at will); 3rd dream message (at will)
Rituals DC 43; 1st infernal pact
Boundless Reach (conjuration, divine, teleportation) A deimavigga's razor-sharp claws can slice through reality, allowing them to make claw Strikes and use spells with a range of touch against any creature they can see directly or via divination magic. A creature targeted this way can retaliate until the start of the deimavigga's next turn; it can target the devil's claws as if the devil were physically present and adjacent to the target, though the claws are concealed.Change Shape [one-action] (concentrate, divine, polymorph, transmutation) The deimavigga can take on the appearance of any humanoid. This doesn't change their Speed or attack and damage bonuses with Strikes but might change the damage type their Strikes deal (typically to bludgeoning).Whisper Earworm [one-action] (divination, divine, emotion, mental) The deimavigga whispers a terrifying multiversal truth to one adjacent creature, shaking its faith in reality and divinity. The target must attempt a DC 43 Will save. Celestials and fiends gain a +2 status bonus to this save.
Critical Success The target is unaffected and temporarily immune to Whisper Earworm for 24 hours.
Success The target is unaffected.
Failure The next time the target rests, it ruminates on the deimavigga's words instead of sleeping or otherwise resting and awakens fatigued. The target also becomes drained 1 and stupefied 1 until it's no longer fatigued.
Critical Failure As failure, but drained 2. After this rest, the target must attempt another DC 43 Will save. On a failure, the target becomes stupefied 2 and takes a –4 status penalty to Will saves against effects from evil creatures. These effects last until the target unlearns the truth spoken by the deimavigga, requiring a modify memory spell, other means of modifying their memory, or powerful magic such as wish.

Sidebar - Related Creatures Lone Operators

While most devils perform a specialized role within a complex infernal machine, deimaviggas work almost exclusively alone, as they find even the most obedient minions a hindrance to their stratagems.

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Erinys (Fury Devil)8
Ferrugon (Rust Devil)12
Gelugon (Ice Devil)13
Gylou (Handmaiden Devil)14
Hamatula (Barbed Devil)11
Hellbound Attorney4
Levaloch (Warmonger Devil)7
Munagola (Executioner Devil)11
Osyluth (Bone Devil)9
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Pit Fiend (Tyrant Devil)20
Sarglagon (Drowning Devil)8
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Source Bestiary pg. 86
Masters of corruption and architects of conquest, devils seek both to tempt mortal life to join in their pursuit of all things profane and to spread tyranny throughout all worlds. The temptations they offer mortals range from great powers granted by the signing of an infernal contract to twisted favors following a whispered pledge to a diabolic patron, or any number of even subtler exchanges. Those who succumb to these temptations find themselves consigned to an afterlife of endless torment in the pits of Hell, wherein the only hope of escape lies in the chance of being promoted to become a devil in the infernal ranks. Every devil has a specific role to play in the upkeep of the remorseless bureaucratic machine that is Hell, from soldiers and scholars to inquisitors, lawyers, judges, and executioners. Lowly lemures and imps perform subservient labor to more powerful and specialized devils, such as contract devils and erinyes, while the greatest pit fiends command entire infernal armies.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Archdevils

At any one time, eight archdevils rule the eight upper layers of Hell, while the deepest layer is ruled by Asmodeus. Each archdevil is a unique demigod with a dedicated role in guiding the infernal machine forward. Barbatos is the doorwarden of Hellʼs uppermost layer, while Dispater rules Hellʼs largest city. Mammon guards Hellʼs treasuries, and Belial designs new weapons for Hellʼs legions. Geryon is the oldest archdevil and keeper of many secrets, while Moloch leads Hellʼs armies. Baalzebul is a brooding archdevil who has fallen from Asmodeusʼs favor, while mighty Mephistopheles was formed from the plane of Hell itself.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Diabolic Divinities

Many unique and powerful devils hold positions of power in Hell. The most numerous of these are the infernal dukes, many of whom were promoted to this position from already impressive statures as pit fiends. The supreme ruler of Hell itself is Asmodeus, the Prince of Darkness. Between these two tiers rule the eight archdevils—see the sidebar on the facing page.

Sidebar - Locations Diabolic Locations

The nine layers of Hell are the planar home of all devils, and they much prefer its tyrannically ordered environs to anywhere else in the multiverse. Yet devils can be encountered anywhere mortals can be tempted by infernal bargains or seek diabolic aid. On Golarion, the nation of Cheliax is particularly aligned with Hell. Its government is based upon Hellʼs organization, and the state church is that of Asmodeus.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Fiendish Relations

Devils view daemonsʼ constant hunt for souls as a short-sighted waste of potential, and demonsʼ chaotic destruction of society and flesh as uncivilized and obnoxious, but they do not loathe their fiendish counterparts. Indeed, most devils are more than willing to take advantage of daemons and demons as they can to further their own machinations.

Sidebar - Advice and Rules Hellfire

Stinking, sulfurous hellfire is infused with evil. Hellfire always deals a combination of fire damage and evil damage, though the specific ratio depends on the hellfire's origin. Certain types of hellfire can impose other effects on creatures as well, such as sapping their strength or memories.

Sidebar - Locations Hellmouths

While travel to and from Hell is possible with plane shift, another way to reach and traverse the infernal realms is via hellmouths, strange living portals connecting different layers or even different planes. A hellmouth takes the form of a grimacing face, distended maw, or other distressingly organic aperture, and no two share the same appearance. Most are carefully guarded, but some new or well-hidden hellmouths have yet to be discovered.

Sidebar - Related Creatures Other Devils

The devils presented on these pages are a small sampling of the torments Hell has to offer. Other devils, like the inquisition-focused bone devils, the cherub-faced and fly-bodied accuser devils, and the aquatic drowning devil are a few examples of these widespread immortal creatures.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Queens of the Night

The four queens of the night wield great power in the Pit. Ardad Lili is a plotter and manipulator with ambitions of ruling the heavens, while Doloras revels in suffering. Most distant is Mahathallah, watching over fate and death. Mightiest among them is Eiseth, who is assembling an army in Dis in the hopes of claiming the iron throne of Malebolge.

Sidebar - Additional Lore The Hierarchy of Hell

Hell is a harsh plane of law with little use for compassion or empathy. As such, it exists entirely within a strict hierarchy, and this order extends to its denizens. While different types of demons correspond to various sins and daemons are associated with modes of mortal death, the different types of devils exist solely to fulfill particular roles in the infernal machine. On occasion, a particular devil can transcend the role for which they were literally shaped, but this often transforms the devil physically into the type suitable for their new role.