Demonically Fused Elemental
Monte Cook, Dragon #285
Demonically fused elementals are normal elementals corrupted and tainted with demonic essence. The composite being is a new sort of creature, wholly evil with a different agenda and different powers than their normal elemental counterparts. Demonically fused elementals usually appear as darker, more sinister versions of the original elemental creature.
Creating A Demonically Fused Elemental
"Demonically fused elemental" is a template that can be added to any elemental creature. Elementals with this template keep their creature type. A demonically fused elemental uses all the base creature's statistics and special abilities except as noted here.
Special Attacks: A demonically fused elemental creature retains all the special attacks of the base creature and also gains haste and smite good.
Smite Good (Su): Once per day the creature can make a normal attack to deal additional damage equal to its HD total (maximum of +20) against a good foe. The creature must decide to use its smite power before its attack. A missed smite good attack is wasted.
Special Qualities: A demonically fused creature retains all the special qualities of the base creature and also gains the following abilities:
Damage Reduction: Based on HD (see table).
Darkvision: To a range of 60 feet.
Resistances: Cold and fire resistance are based on HD (see table).
Spell Resistance: Equal to double the creature's HP (maximum 25).
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If the base creature already has one or more of these special qualities, use the better value.
Haste (Su): Because the creature is an actual composite entity, and both the demon and elemental are - at least somewhat - separately aware, the demonically fused elemental continually gains benefits of haste.
Abilities: Increase from the base creature as 5: Str +4, Dex +4, Con +2, Int +4, Wis +0, and Cha +2.
Challenge Rating: Up to 3 HD, as base creature +1.4 HD to 7 HD, as base creature +2. 8+ HD, as base creature +3.
Alignment: Always chaotic evil.
Advancement: Same as the base creature.
Sample Demonically Fused Elemental: Demonically Fused Fire Elemental.