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5E Epic Monsters: Lucifer II, Fallen Angel

Continuing on from the Epic Monsters post last week we’re tracking the descent of the Prince of Evil, this time with the fallen angel Lucifer II!

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Usually we switch off every week as to which side of the column goes up, but I figured if ever it was appropriate to break a rule, it’s when you’ve got this guy in the mix! By this point Lucifer has been in Hell for a while and fully transformed into a thing of pure evil, shedding the vestiges of Heaven. This is the version of the character that’s amassing a new army and consolidating control over his domain, rising in power and efficacy.

Design Notes: Like the falling angel build this statblock also started as an angel (a planetar) warped to match its new, dark purpose. To that end his proficiency bonus has gone up, he’s got some damage immunities, has some extra darkvision, becomes a perfect liar, gets a huge suite of evil innate spells, of course Legendary Resistance, some potent Regeneration, Frightful Presence, an even more improved Change Shape (more types and now acquires special actions and traits), and more effective life-draining attacks. This guy is making fiends left and right!

Let’s do the numbers! In an unusual twist the fallen angel hits the back end of the curve on the Blog of Holding’s rubric and lands him lower instead of higher at a 23 (21ac+29hp+20atk+26dam+24dc+24save=138/6) while the traditional DMG chart puts him at 25.5 (21prof+31ac+21hp+30atk+20dam+30dc=153/6=25.5). These average out to 24 and a quarter, sliding him just under another proficiency bonus increase. This also leaves the core rules some more powerful fiends, so as far as progression goes there’s room yet for a devil supreme—provided you aren't into the monster build posting next week. ;)


Lucifer II, Fallen Angel
Large fiend (fallen angel), neutral evil
Armor Class 20 (natural armor)
Hit Points 225 (18d10+126)
Speed 60 ft., fly 120 ft.

STR
DEX
CON
INT
WIS
CHA
25 (+7)​
22 (+6)​
25 (+7)​
20 (+5)​
23 (+6)​
26 (+8)​

Saving Throws Con +14, Wis +13, Cha +15
Skills Insight +20, Perception +13, Sleight of Hand +13, Stealth +20
Damage Resistances bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical weapons
Damage Immunities cold, fire, necrotic, poison
Condition Immunities charmed, diseased, exhaustion, frightened, poisoned
Senses darkvision 300 ft., truesight 120 ft., passive Perception 23
Languages all, telepathy 120 ft.
Challenge 24 (62,000 XP)

Corrupted Weapons. Lucifer’s weapon attacks are magical. When he hits with any weapon, the weapon deals an extra 5d12 necrotic damage (included in the attack).

Infernal Tongue. It is impossible to tell when Lucifer is lying. Additionally, no matter what he says, magic that would determine if Lucifer is telling the truth indicates that he is being truthful, and magic cannot reveal his alignment.

Innate Spellcasting. Lucifer’s spellcasting ability is Charisma (spell save DC 23, +15 to hit with spell attacks). He can innately cast the following spells, requiring no material components:
At will: animate dead, bestow curse, black tentacles, charm monster, chill touch, create undead, detect evil and good, detect magic, hellish rebuke (as a 3rd-level spell), invisibility, produce flame, planar ally, suggestion, vampiric touch, wall of fire
5/day each: death ward, disintegrate, dispel evil and good, dispel magic, dominate monster, eyebite, improved invisibility, finger of death, harm, mass suggestion, plane shift, teleport
1/day each: gate, incendiary cloud, time stop, weird

King of Darkness. Lucifer can see normally in darkness, both magical and nonmagical.

Legendary Resistance (3/Day). If Lucifer fails a saving throw, he can choose to succeed instead.

Magic Resistance. Lucifer has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.

Regeneration. Lucifer regains 20 hit points at the start of his turn. If he takes radiant damage, this trait doesn't function at the start of Lucifer's next turn. Lucifer dies only if he starts his turn with 0 hit points and doesn't regenerate.

Shadow Stealth. While in dim light or darkness, Lucifer can take the Hide action as a bonus action.


ACTIONS
Multiattack. Lucifer uses his Frightful Presence. He then makes three melee attacks, or he uses Soulsucking Touch and makes one melee attack.

Greatsword. Melee Weapon Attack: +14 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 21 (4d6+7) slashing damage plus 32 (5d12) necrotic damage. On a critical hit, the target's hit point maximum is reduced by an amount equal to the necrotic damage taken, and Lucifer regains hit points equal to that amount. The reduction lasts until the target finishes a long rest. The target dies if this effect reduces its hit point maximum to 0. If a humanoid is slain in this way, a fiend (with a CR equal to its CR + 1 or its level) rises from the corpse 1d4 minutes later. If a deva, planetar, or solar is slain in this way, a new fallen angel rises from the corpse 1d4 hours later.

Frightful Presence. Each creature of Lucifer's choice that is within 120 feet of him and aware of him must succeed on a DC 23 Wisdom saving throw or become frightened for 1 minute. A creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success. If a creature's saving throw is successful or the effect ends for it, the creature is immune to Lucifer’s Frightful Presence for the next 24 hours.

Soulsucking Touch. Lucifer reaches out at a creature within 50 feet that he can see, drawing away its life force. The target makes a DC 23 Charisma saving throw or reduces its Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma scores by 1d6 (roll separately for each). On a failure by 5 or more, the target rolls d8s instead. The target dies if this reduces an ability score to 0. Otherwise, the reduction lasts until the target finishes a short or long rest. If a humanoid is slain in this way, a fiend (with a CR equal to its CR + 2 or its level) rises from the corpse 1d4 rounds later. If a deva, planetar, or solar is slain in this way, a new fallen angel rises from the corpse 1d4 minutes later.

Change Shape. Lucifer magically polymorphs into an aberration, beast, dragon, fiend, humanoid, or monstrosity that has a challenge rating no higher than his own, or back into his true form. Lucifer reverts to his true form if he dies. Any equipment he is wearing or carrying is absorbed or borne by the new form (his choice).
In a new form, Lucifer retains his alignment, hit points, Hit Dice, ability to speak, proficiencies, Legendary Resistance, lair actions, and Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma scores, as well as this action. His statistics and capabilities are otherwise replaced by those of the new form (including class features and legendary actions), except any lair actions of that form.
 
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Mike Myler

Mike Myler

Rafael Martin

Explorer
Lucifer II, Fallen Angel, is another great write up! I am looking forward to seeing Lucifer III in his final, satanic form! Since you have written up The Devil, it makes sense to me for you to write up other Biblical people like Adam, Eve, Abraham, Moses, and others!
 
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dave2008

Legend
I must admit I like this one a lot, still on the weak side for the "Prince of Darkness" to me, but I see that your building to something. I like infernal tongue a lot. If I can make on suggestion: give it some way to get out of town. A limited teleport option as a bonus action or reaction (something like Moloch's teleport action, except compensate for not having legendary actions)
 

Mike Myler

Advanced Fifth Edition: https://www.levelup5e.com/
Lucifer II, Fallen Angel, is another great write up! I am looking forward to seeing Lucifer III in his final, satanic form! Since you have written up The Devil, it makes sense to me for you to write up other Biblical people like Adam, Eve, Abraham, Moses, and others!
Well we've got David and we'll get to more of them eventually (probably with reluctance because I am not terrifically fond of the Christian myths :p).
Nice. I like the dark angel vibe.

I am still lobbying for Lucifer III to be a multiheaded dragon from Revelations or the 3-headed monster from the Inferno.
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I must admit I like this one a lot, still on the weak side for the "Prince of Darkness" to me, but I see that your building to something. I like infernal tongue a lot. If I can make on suggestion: give it some way to get out of town. A limited teleport option as a bonus action or reaction (something like Moloch's teleport action, except compensate for not having legendary actions)
Woot woot! That's why he's got plane shift and teleport five times each day (and 1/day time stop which while obviously not as good as Legendary Actions, can definitely be devastating for someone that also can cast gate and at will wall of fire).
 

dave2008

Legend
Woot woot! That's why he's got plane shift and teleport five times each day (and 1/day time stop which while obviously not as good as Legendary Actions, can definitely be devastating for someone that also can cast gate and at will wall of fire).
Those are wonderful and help a lot, but their drawback is that they take an action. A bonus action or reaction 120' teleport can do wonders. Regardless a really good entry in the series - look forward to next week's Lord of Hell.
 

Mike Myler

Advanced Fifth Edition: https://www.levelup5e.com/
Those are wonderful and help a lot, but their drawback is that they take an action. A bonus action or reaction 120' teleport can do wonders. Regardless a really good entry in the series - look forward to next week's Lord of Hell.
Ehhh he's also got a 120 ft. fly speed. Let them have their opportunity attacks. :)
 





Rafael Martin

Explorer
I just a thought. See you are doing mythological write ups, how about writing up the Easter Bunny or the Tooth Fairy? If you are writing up the Easter Bunny make sure its the scary one...

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And of course...

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Tonguez

Legend
this is okay :)

one thing I’ve never really liked about DnD is that they make Fiends into battle monsters. The Prince of Darkness isnt a fighter though - he’s a deciever, a liar who uses temptation and promises of wish fulfilment to get people to do Evil, self destructive things.
I suppose youve got the Fiendish Tongue, Charm Person and Mass Suggestion but I dunno if thats really enough to cover just how seductive and mind harrowingly evil he should be - especially within the framework of all the other combat orientated abilities.

Maybe change Soulsucking Touch into something that turns you into an enslaved devotee.
 

Mike Myler

Advanced Fifth Edition: https://www.levelup5e.com/
this is okay :)

one thing I’ve never really liked about DnD is that they make Fiends into battle monsters. The Prince of Darkness isnt a fighter though - he’s a deciever, a liar who uses temptation and promises of wish fulfilment to get people to do Evil, self destructive things.
I suppose youve got the Fiendish Tongue, Charm Person and Mass Suggestion but I dunno if thats really enough to cover just how seductive and mind harrowingly evil he should be - especially within the framework of all the other combat orientated abilities.

Maybe change Soulsucking Touch into something that turns you into an enslaved devotee.
The third and final form gets the boon/deal trait. ;)
 

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