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Succubus (Lust Demon)

Succubi are manifestations of the sin of destructive lust, and they are the most attractive of all demons—as befits their role in seducing mortals to fall to sin. The concept of gender is fluid to a succubus, as they can adopt countless humanoid forms of any gender to aid in their goals. Most succubi have a feminine true form (incubi, which usually have a masculine true form, are a different kind of demon), but regardless of gender, a lust demon is supernaturally beautiful or handsome, but with curving horns, bat wings, sharp claws, and a sinuous tail.

When disguised as a mortal humanoid on the Material Plane, a succubus whispers into the ears of mortals, urging them to pursue their darkest and most destructive desires and pushing them into depravity, using magic only if persuasion fails. While mortals often fixate on succubi’s application of sexual lust, these demons are can easily exploit lust for power, knowledge, fame, or any other desire as easily as more carnal appetites. Their ability to infiltrate societies makes them excellent spies, assassins, and political saboteurs as well. Ultimately, the succubus enjoys all means of upending mortal culture.

Recall Knowledge - Fiend (Religion): DC 23

SuccubusCreature 7

CEMediumDemonFiend
Source Bestiary pg. 77
Perception +15; darkvision
Languages Abyssal, Celestial, Common, Draconic; three additional mortal languages; telepathy 100 feet, tongues
Skills Acrobatics +14, Deception +18, Diplomacy +20, Intimidation +16, Religion +13, Society +15, Stealth +14
Str +2, Dex +3, Con +4, Int +4, Wis +2, Cha +7
AC 23, Fort +15, Ref +14, Will +17; +1 status to all saves vs. magic
HP 100; Weaknesses cold iron 5, good 5
Rejection Vulnerability As succubi are beings of pure lust, creatures that reject their lust can metaphysically harm them. When a succubus fails a Diplomacy check to Embrace or Request, or when a creature succeeds at its save against a succubus’s mental spell or ability, the succubus takes 2d6 mental damage. For one hour after causing mental damage to a succubus in this way, a creature can deal 2d6 mental damage to the succubus with a successful Demoralize incorporating its rejection.
Seductive Presence (aura, charm, emotion, mental) 10 feet. Any creature in the aura that could be sexually attracted to a succubus takes a –2 circumstance penalty to checks and DCs to oppose the succubus’s mental spells, Deception, and Diplomacy.
Speed 25 feet, fly 35 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action claw +16 (agile, evil, finesse, magical), Damage 2d8+8 slashing plus 1d6 evilDivine Innate Spells DC 26; 6th dominate; 5th dimension door; 4th dimension door (at will), suggestion (at will); 3rd mind reading (at will); 2nd detect alignment (at will); 1st charm (at will); Constant (5th) tongues
Divine Rituals DC 26; 1st abyssal pact
Change Shape Single ActionSingle Action (concentrate, divine, polymorph, transmutation) The succubus can take on the appearance of any Small or Medium humanoid. This doesn’t change their Speed or their attack and damage modifiers with their Strikes, but it might change the damage type their Strikes deal (typically to bludgeoning).Embrace Single ActionSingle Action (attack) The succubus attempts to Grapple a creature using their Diplomacy bonus instead of Athletics. If the creature is willing, the succubus grapples it automatically.Passionate Kiss Single ActionSingle Action (divine, emotion, enchantment, mental) Frequency Once per round. Effect The succubus engages a creature they have grabbed in an embrace or other act of passion to drain its vital essence. The kiss makes the creature drained 1 or increases its drained condition by 1, to a maximum of 4. The creature takes 3d6 negative damage and the succubus regains Hit Points equal to the damage dealt. The target must succeed at a DC 26 Will save or be affected by a suggestion to submit to more actions of passion rather than trying to Escape.Profane Gift Three ActionsThree Actions (divine, enchantment, mental) Frequency once per day. Effect The succubus on can give a willing humanoid a profane gift. That creature gains a +1 status bonus to attack rolls, skill checks, and saving throws. As long as the gift persists, the succubus can communicate telepathically with the target at any distance, see through the creature’s senses, and target the creature with suggestion through the telepathic link. In addition, the creature uses an outcome one degree of success worse than it rolls on saving throws against the lust demon’s suggestions.
A humanoid can’t have more than one profane gift at a time, and a succubus can’t grant more than one profane gift at a time. Removing the gift requires an atone ritual. The succubus can remove the gift as a free action to give the recipient a permanent stupefied 3 condition. A 4th-level restoration spell is required to reduce this stupefied condition by 1.
A summoned succubus can’t grant a profane gift.

All Monsters in "Demon"

NameLevel
Balor (Fire Demon)20
Glabrezu (Treachery Demon)13
Kalavakus (Slaver Demon)10
Marilith (Pride Demon)17
Nalfeshnee (Boar Demon)14
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.

Sidebar - Additional Lore 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.

Sidebar - Locations 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.

Sidebar - Additional Lore 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.

Sidebar - Additional Lore 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.

Sidebar - Related Creatures 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.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Sinful Destruction

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

Sidebar - Additional Lore 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.

Sidebar - Additional Lore 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.