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The amount and variety of elementals in the monster manual is somewhat lacking. I intend to rectify that with this supplement, which creates a variety of new elementals to be utilized in any number of adventures. This supplement contains the creatures from my Paraelementals product, as well as a slew of unique creatures, both adaptations from previous editions and original creations.

Paraelementals to match the standard four elementals

  • Dust Elemental (CR 5): a whirling cloud of dust that lives in deserts and other arid climates

  • Ice Elemental (CR 5): A hulking being of frigid cold that can pass through snow and ice effortlessly

  • Lightning Elemental (CR 5): a crackling ball of living lightning that can only move in bursts

  • Magma Elemental (CR 5): an oozing pile of molten stone that hates cold and loves lava flows

  • Ooze Elemental (CR 5): a slimy mound of sludge with a disease ridden variant option

  • Smoke Elemental (CR 5): a billowing creature of toxic fumes that acts like the stinking cloud spell and is invisible in smoke

  • Steam Elemental (CR 5): a sizzling cloud of superheated wator vapor that is invisible in steam. Comes with a Mist variant that deals cold damage

Mephits based on the introduction of positive and negative energy to the elements

  • Acid Mephit (CR 1/4): based on the forms of acid used in alchemy, these mephits are crass an xenophobic

  • Ash Mephit (CR 1/4): perpetually depressed creatures of living soot

  • Lightning Mephit (CR 1/4): also known as thunder bats, these mephits are a pest in cloud giant homes

  • Mercury Mephit (CR 1/4): based on the element representing the thinking spirit in alchemy, mercury mephits possess a breath that poisons the mind, weakening its defenses

  • Salt Mephit (CR 1/4): based on the element representing the material body in alchemy, salt mephits either love or hate water, and either seek to destroy or steal it

  • Sulfur Mephit (CR 1/4): based on the element representing the living soul in alchemy, sulphur mephits are stinking creatures that crave all heat for themselves

Grymtouched elementals, suffused with the power of undeath

  • Breathdrinker (CR 6): air elementals that consume the breath of the living, giving targets levels of exhaustion until they perish

  • Crimson Death (CR 6): water elementals that consume the blood of the living

  • Effigy (CR 6): fire elementals that possess the bodies of the living, burning them from within with its hate and fury

  • Gravecrawler (CR 6): earth elementals that turn flesh to stone and consume the memories of the dead

A few miscellaneous elementals:

  • Bijou (CR 0): a beetle made of living gemstones that can be used as spell components

Options for golems, including a new golem that can act as a familiar and templates to apply to already existing golems

  • Paper Golems (CR 0): origami golems that can be made by infusing folded paper with ki, granting monks a potential familiar

  • Axiomatic Golem Template: A template that can be applied to any golem to represent the effect of being touched by Mechanus

  • Gloomtouched Golem Template: A template that can be applied to any golem to represent one crafted from materials found on the Shadowfell, wielding despair like a hammer

  • Holy Golem Template: A template that can be applied to any golem to represent one crafted from materials found in the Upper Planes, a construct designed to root out evil at its source and bring light to dark places

  • Profane Golem Template: A template that can be applied to any golem to represent one crafted from materials found in the Lower Planes, creating a horrifying monster that spreads terror and empowers wicked creatures

  • Wyldehand Golem Template: A template that can be applied to any golem to represent one crafted from materials saturated with chaotic energy. This template is mostly intended to add a little fun and unexpected variety to combat, as it creates randomness by virtue of its existence

A guide on simple ways to adjust already existing monsters to serve as improvised elemental creatures, as well as a few examples.

A wondrous item detailing the creation of an elemental myrmidon

v02 – improved the formatting. Added table of contents. Adjusted grymtouched elementals

A huge thanks to The Homebrewery for creating such a fantastic website.

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