Consumptive Swarm
Large elemental beast (demon, swarm)
Level 21 Elite Skirmisher XP 6400

Initiative +20        Senses Perception +15; Darkvision
Swarm Attack (Acid) aura 1; each enemy that starts its turn within the aura takes 7 acid damage
HP 400; Bloodied 200
AC 35; Fortitude 33, Reflex 34, Will 30
Immune disease; Resist 20 variable (3/encounter), half damage from melee and ranged attacks; Vulnerable 15 against close and area attacks
Saving Throws +2
Speed 6 see also aqueous shift
Action Points 1

Swarm of Jaws (standard, at-will) Disease

+26 vs AC; 3d6+9 damage, and the swarm makes a secondary attack against the target. Secondary Attack: +24 vs. Fortitude; the target is exposed to slimy doom (DMG 50).

Ravenous Stampede (standard, at-will) Acid, Disease

The consumptive swarm shifts its speed and makes an attack against each creature it moves adjacent to during the move; +24 vs Reflex; 1d6+3 damage plus 1d6 + 3 acid damage, and the swarm makes a secondary attack against the target.

Secondary Attack: +24 vs Fortitude; the target is exposed to slimy doom (DMG 50).

Consumptive Spew (standard, recharges when first bloodied) Acid

Close blast 5; +24 vs Reflex; 4d6+9 acid damage, and ongoing 5 acid damage (save ends). Effect: Six consumptive parasites appear, each in an unoccupied square within or adjacent to the blast. They act immediately after the consumptive swarm’s initiative count. Characters do not earn experience points for killing consumptive parasites created by this power.

Currents of Chaos (minor; at-will)

The consumptive swarm shifts 1 square.

Aqueous Shift (minor; at-will)

A consumptive swarm ignores difficult terrain while shifting.

Alignment Chaotic Evil        Languages understands Abyssal
Str 18 (+14)      Dex 26 (+18)      Wis 21 (+15)
Con 24 (+17)      Int 3 (+6)      Cha 9 (+9)

Description: Prolonged exposure to the Abyss normally transforms slaads into void slaads, but those that were bathed in energy at the birth of the Abyss were more dramatically altered. From those first warped slaads burst swarms of ravenous parasites combining the worst aspects of slaad tadpoles and demons.


Published in The Plane Below, page(s) 133.