Deathpriest Hierophant    
Medium natural humanoid human , human
Level 21 Elite Controller (Leader) XP 6400

Initiative +11        Senses Perception +14
Aura of Decay (Necrotic) aura 5; living enemies in the aura take a -2 penalty to all defenses.
HP 382; Bloodied 191
AC 35; Fortitude 35, Reflex 32, Will 37
Resist 10 necrotic
Saving Throws +2
Speed 5
Action Points 1

Mace (standard, at-will) Necrotic, Weapon

+24 vs AC; 1d8+5 damage, and ongoing 10 necrotic damage (save ends).

Vision of Death (minor 1/round, recharge ) Psychic

Ranged 10; +24 vs Will; 2d6+7 psychic damage, and the target is dazed (save ends).

Word of Orcus (standard, recharge

Close burst 5; targets enemies; +24 vs Fortitude; 2d6+7 necrotic damage, and the target is stunned (save ends). Undead in the burst regain 15 hit points.

Alignment Chaotic evil        Languages Abyssal, Common
Skills Religion +17
Str 20 (+15)      Dex 13 (+11)      Wis 18 (+14)
Con 15 (+12)      Int 14 (+12)      Cha 24 (+17)

Equipment: censer, mace , plate armor .

Description: Cultists of orcus are demented individuals, and this deathpriest has risen to their highest ranks. He is not a cleric, since Orcus lives in the Abyss and cannot grant divine magic to his priests. Nevertheless, he is blessed with great power from his demonic master, and himself teeters on the edge between life and undeath.


Published in Monster Manual, page(s) 209, Dungeon Delve, page(s) 127, 154, E1 Death's Reach, page(s) 47.