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The Real Devil Strahd! - A CR27 Version of the Devil

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This is a realistic take on the Vampire Strahd Von Zarovich. 

I made this file because the CR15 statblock that can be found in the official campaign book of curse of Strahd seemed pretty weak in contrast to the lore and the descriptions of the real powers Strahd possesses. 

I have collected information about the "Devil's" power through the lore of all the previous editions and novels and created this version that will most likely kill your players if they are not ready for him.


The statblock in this file should only be used at the final fight and never before the characters are ready to face the devil himself! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

In this file you will find a new statblock for Strahd Von Zarovich which contains:

-The fanes of widlerness!

-New legendary actions!

-New Lair actions!

-New combat adjusted spell list with 4 NEW spells made by Strahd!

-Monstrous form! ( Never anger Strahd! You don't want to see his true self! or maybe you do?) 

-Magic Equipment for Strahd!

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ethan L April 12, 2019 2:19 pm UTC
Thank you, my players will quake in fear of the true majesty of Strahd Von Zaravich.
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Libedrator E April 13, 2019 12:43 am UTC
Teach them, terror!!
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Edward O January 12, 2019 6:31 pm UTC
I was reading through the stats and noticed that the necrotic damage from his unarmed strike went from 4d6 to 2d8. Why the decrease since 4d6 statistical will do more damage.
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Libedrator E January 12, 2019 7:53 pm UTC
I have increased the slashing damage and decreased the necrotic to make it somewhat more balanced. You can change it back if you want.
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sam J December 26, 2018 10:27 pm UTC
I have not played with a group RPG in close to eight years now. Started Ravenloft back in the 1990's AD&D2e and went with D&D3e. I played Ravenloft close to around ten years. So Strahd started out around a 4th-level fighter/ 13th-level wizard there abouts. Some argue that the AD&D Strahd should be a 9th-level fight/ 13th-level Mage Dual Class Character with single class 14th-level fighter or wizard allies. That being said here is the main point.
Anyone who is taken in by Strahd politeness by shaking hands with him and get patted on the shoulder recives a hard shoulder slap suffers "Two Energy Drain" from their character class. Also Strahd has the class abilities to use a bow while invisible, playing 'hide & seek' with him sucks.
---Monstrous Form ? spell " polymorph self" into an orge with red dragon scales & wings. In the " Black Box" Strahd had a 6th-level mage spell for "Day Walking" or "Limited Wish" so that village cleric...See more
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Enric C October 14, 2018 10:45 pm UTC
What would be the CR once removing the fanes?
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Enric C October 14, 2018 11:11 pm UTC
The first level spell "puppet" doesn't seem to exist in any 5e source book, could you include it on the last page?
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Libedrator E October 14, 2018 11:13 pm UTC
Each fane increases the CR by 1 so if you remove them Strahd will be CR 24. You can further decrease the CR to 22 by removing the Heart of Sorrow.
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Libedrator E October 14, 2018 11:14 pm UTC
CREATOR its a spell from UA. You can see it at the given link.
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Davide C May 20, 2018 8:49 pm UTC
Great content! But I'm afraid a CR 27 can blast a 10th level party.
How can I tune this Strahd to downgrade it to a CR 20 for exemple?
How Montrous Form, new spell level and the new legendary action impact on CR calulation?
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Libedrator E May 21, 2018 12:53 am UTC
The party should be at least lvl 16 with the sunsword , icon, tome and with all of the fanes defeated + the ally if they want to have a chance. If you want to weaken him further you could have the final fight outside of his castle and by reduceing his hp or removing some of his abilities :)
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Damien H April 12, 2018 11:05 pm UTC
Question! In terms of the target of Strahd's Baneful Attractor, can Strahd target a pesky hero and cast it on them? If so, shouldn't they get a spell save roll? Or is he summoning something that attracts the spells instead?
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Libedrator E April 13, 2018 3:54 pm UTC
Strahd can use the spell on any target, that might be a statue , a vampire spawn , a character or anything else. In order for the spell to function ; the line of the attacking spell should be passing through the 15ft aura , so that means that a spell that passes 1ft away from the affected target (the one with the 15ft aura) will not have its target changed.
There is no saving throw for this spell since its really easy for players to find a way arround it. The best way to utilise this spell would be that strahd casted it on a vampire spawn or other creature and commands it to be always be standing next to him. Ofcourse if you don't like it the way it is written , you can always add a wis saving throw DC 22. :)
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Clayton T April 09, 2018 7:17 pm UTC
There are some typos. What is the level of Ring of Protection for his armor class, perhaps +2? Here's how it shows in the doc: "Armor Class 29 (+2 animated fullplate(20)+ ring of protection (+3)+ Mountain Fane (+6)"
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Libedrator E April 09, 2018 7:26 pm UTC
Ring of protection +3 means that it gives +3 to AC and to saves ( already included in the statblock)
+2 full plate = 18 AC +2 magical= 20 total for the full plate
20+3+6(mountain fane) = 29 AC :)
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Jarrod T April 09, 2018 8:49 am UTC
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