Jarilith (CR 13)

Large Outsider (Chaotic, Evil, Extraplanar, and Tanar'ri)
Alignment: Always chaotic evil
Initiative: +9 (Dex); Senses: scent, Listen +7, and Spot +14
Languages: Telepathy 100 ft.


AC: 32 (-1 size, +9 Dex, +14 natural), touch 18, flat-footed 23
Hit Dice: 10d8+80 (125 hp); DR: 15/good
Fort +15, Ref +16, Will +8
Speed: 60 ft.
Space: 10 ft./5 ft.
Base Attack +10; Grapple +26
Attack: Claw +22 melee
Full Attack: 2 claws +22 melee and bite +19 melee
Damage: Claw 2d6+12/18-20/x3, bite 2d8+6/18-20/x3
Special Attacks/Actions: Frightful presence, improved grab, pounce, rake 2d6+6/18-20, spell-like abilities
Abilities: Str 35, Dex 29, Con 27, Int 8, Wis 12, Cha 14
Special Qualities: Augmented critical, outsider traits, SR 25, summon Tanar'ri, Tanar'ri traits
Feats: Improved Bull Rush; Multiattack; Power Attack; Weapon Focus (claw)
Skills: Balance +19, Climb +19, Concentration +21, Hide +22, Jump +31 (includes speed), Listen +7, Move Silently +26, Search +5, and Spot +14
Advancement: 11-23 HD (Large); 24-30 HD (Huge)
Climate/Terrain: Any land and underground
Organization: Solitary, pair, or pride (6-10)
Treasure: Standard

Source: Monster Manual II

Frightful Presence (Ex): When a jarilith charges or attacks, it inspires terror in all creatures within 30 feet that have fewer Hit Dice or levels than it has. Each potentially affected opponent must succeed at a Will save (DC 17) or become shaken - a condition that lasts until the opponent is out of range. A successful save leaves that opponent immune to that jarilith's frightful presence for 24 hours.

Improved Grab (Ex): If a jarilith hits an opponent that is at least one size category smaller than itself with a bite attack, it deals normal damage and attempts to start a grapple as a free action without provoking an attack of opportunity (grapple bonus +26). If it gets a hold, it can attempt to rake in the same round. Thereafter, the jarilith has the option to conduct the grapple normally, or simply use its jaws to hold the opponent (-20 penalty on grapple check, but the jarilith is not considered grappled). In either case, each successful grapple check it makes during successive rounds automatically deals bite damage and allows another rake attempt.

Pounce (Ex): If a jarilith charges, it can make a full attack (including a rake attempt, see below) even though it has moved.

Rake (Ex): On any round that a jarilith has a hold on an opponent (see Improved Grab, above), it can make two rake attacks (+21 melee) with its hind legs for 2d6+6 points of damage each. The jarilith can also attempt to rake when it pounces on an opponent.

Spell-Like Abilities: At will - clairaudience/clairvoyance, darkness, detect good, detect thoughts, doom. Caster level 12th; save DC 12 + spell level.

Augmented Critical (Ex): A jarilith threatens a critical hit on a natural attack roll of 18-20. On a successful critical hit with a bite, claw, or rake attack, it deals triple damage.

Scent (Ex): A jarilith can detect approaching enemies, sniff out hidden foes, and track by sense of smell.

Outsider Traits: A demon has darkvision (60-foot range). It cannot be raised or resurrected.

Tanar'ri Traits: Tanar'ri can communicate telepathic with any creature within 100 feet that has a language. Except as noted in the specific descriptions, a tanar'ri is immune to electricity and poison, and it has acid resistance 20, cold resistance 20, and fire resistance 20.

Summon Tanar'ri (Sp): Once per day, a jarilith can attempt to summon another jarilith with a 35% chance of success. Summoned tanar'ri automatically return whence they came after 1 hour. A tanar'ri that has just been summoned cannot use its own summon ability for 1 hour. Most tanar'ri do not use their summon ability lightly, since it leaves them beholden to the summoned creatures. In general, they use it only when necessary to save their own lives.

Skills: A jarilith receives a +4 racial bonus on Balance, Hide, and Move Silently checks. In areas of tall grass or heavy undergrowth, its Hide bonus improves to +12.

Chaotic Subtype

A subtype usually applied only to outsiders native to the chaotic-aligned Outer Planes. Most creatures that have this subtype also have chaotic alignments; however, if their alignments change they still retain the subtype. Any effect that depends on alignment affects a creature with this subtype as if the creature has a chaotic alignment, no matter what its alignment actually is. The creature also suffers effects according to its actual alignment. A creature with the chaotic subtype overcomes damage reduction as if its natural weapons and any weapons it wields were chaotic-aligned (see Damage Reduction).

Evil Subtype

A subtype usually applied only to outsiders native to the evil-aligned Outer Planes. Evil outsiders are also called fiends. Most creatures that have this subtype also have evil alignments; however, if their alignments change, they still retain the subtype. Any effect that depends on alignment affects a creature with this subtype as if the creature has an evil alignment, no matter what its alignment actually is. The creature also suffers effects according to its actual alignment. A creature with the evil subtype overcomes damage reduction as if its natural weapons and any weapons it wields were evil-aligned (see Damage Reduction).

Extraplanar Subtype

A subtype applied to any creature when it is on a plane other than its native plane. A creature that travels the planes can gain or lose this subtype as it goes from plane to plane. This book assumes that encounters with creatures take place on the Material Plane, and every creature whose native plane is not the Material Plane has the extraplanar subtype (but would not have when on its home plane). An extraplanar creatures usually has a home plane mentioned in its description. These home planes are taken from the Great Wheel cosmology of the D&D game (see Chapter 5 of the Dungeon Master's Guide). If your campaign uses a different cosmology, you will need to assign different home planes to extraplanar creatures.

Creatures not labeled as extraplanar are natives of the Material Plane, and they gain the extraplanar subtype if they leave the Material Plane. No creature has the extraplanar subtype when it is on a transitive plane; the transitive planes in the D&D cosmology are the Astral Plane, the Ethereal Plane, and the Plane of Shadow.

Tanarri Subtype

Most demons encountered outside of the Abyss are tanar'ri. The most populous of the demon subtypes, the tanar'ri form the largest and most diverse group of demons. They are the unchallenged masters of the Abyss at this time. The first tanar'ri were forged from the souls of the first humanoids drawn to the Abyss. Most tanar'ri incorporate humanoid features into their forms as a result of their close ties to the mortal realm.

Traits: A tanar'ri possesses the following traits (unless otherwise noted in a creature's entry).