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Beasts from the Abyss


A compendium of 36 fiends from the Abyss for use with 5th edition D&D, with Challenge Ratings from 1/2 all the way up to 18.  Includes creatures from 3rd and 4th edition, along with artwork provided by Wizards of the Coast.

This will be the first of a series of bestiaries categorized by type utilizing artwork presented by WOTC.

*NOTE: Some of these creatures have since been released in official books since this book was published. These include:

Bodak (Volo's Guide to Monsters)

Demon - Armanite (Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes)

Demon - Babau (Volo's Guide to Monsters)

Demon - Bulezau (Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes)

Demon - Molydeus (Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes)

Demon - Nabassu (Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes)

Demon - Rutterkin (Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes)

Howler (Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes)

Maw Demon (Demon - Abyssal Maw) (Volo's Guide to Monsters)

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Jody J June 09, 2016 6:36 pm UTC
This product has been added to the DMs Guild Creature Index.
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Devin C June 22, 2016 3:39 pm UTC
Thank you.
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Jody J May 27, 2016 2:06 pm UTC
Personally this would be more useful with a more Printer Friendly version. The black on gray text is hard to read. When printed out every page uses a ton of ink when the background (page color) isn't plain white.

The color art is fine.
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Devin C May 28, 2016 1:23 am UTC
I can definitely make it more printer friendly. Let me look into it.
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Devin C May 28, 2016 2:50 am UTC
OK I got rid of the coloured background. I hope that allows you to print out and use the creatures more easily.
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Jody J June 02, 2016 12:47 pm UTC
Thanks Devin. I think this makes it much friendlier for printing and reading.
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Devin C May 26, 2016 8:08 pm UTC
If you spot any spelling or grammar errors, please let me know. I will fix them right away. As far as the bulezau CR, I know CR setting is an art, not a science. But, to give you an idea how I arrived at its CR:

115 hp is a defensive CR of 3. With multiple resistances and a target CR of 5-10, the hp becomes 172, which is a defensive CR of 7. AC is 15 which is then bumped up by 2 for Magic Resistance for a modified AC of 17. As that is 2 steps above a defensive CR of 7, the overall defensive CR is raised to 8.

For offensive CR, average base damage is 40. For the charge feature, you assume 1 charge in the 3 rounds of combat you are averaging damage (this per the DMG). So charge gives an extra 9 damage divided by 3 rounds = 3 damage per round. Total damage per round is therefore 43. That puts its offensive CR at 6.

Average of Defensive CR of 8 and Offensive CR of 6 = overall CR of 7.

Teleport provides no CR bump (per DMG)

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