Darkflier (4e Creature)

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Darkfliers are winged creatures in the shape of giant birds, coming from The Shadowfell.

Lore[edit]

A character knows the following information with a successful Arcana check.

DC 15: The Darkfliers came from The Shadowfell, and lurk in dark caves.

DC 20: The Darkfliers, who are shadow creatures, are vunerable to radiant damage, and resistant to necrotic damage.

Encounters[edit]

The Darkfliers are taken as guards and the like for strong creatures, or they keep lurker creatures to keep their treasures.

Encounter Examples

Level 5 Encounter (XP 700)

  • 1 Darkflier (Level 5 Artillery)
  • 2 Wraiths (Level 5 Lurker)

Level 10 Encounter (XP 1900)

  • 2 Black Talon Shadowfliers (Level 10 Soldier)
  • 1 Dragonborn Gladiator (Level 10 Soldier)
  • 1 Skull Lord (Level 10 Artillery)

Darkflier[edit]

Darkflier
Level 5 Artillery
Large Shadow Beast
XP 200
HP 78; Bloodied 39 Initiative +6
AC 19; Fortitude 15, Reflex 18, Will 16 Perception +7
Speed 3 (Clumsy), fly 6 Low-light vision
Resist Necrotic 5
Vulnerable Radiant 5
Standard Actions
Basicmelee.png Wing Slash ♦ At-Will
Attack: +10 Vs. AC
Hit: 1d8 + 6 damage.
Close.png Necrotic Wind (Necrotic)♦ At-Will
Attack: Close blast 3; +8 Vs. Fortitude
Hit: 2d6 + 6 necrotic damage.
Ranged.png Slowing Wind ♦ Encounter
Attack: Ranged 6; +8 Vs. Fortitude
Hit: The target is slowed (Save ends).
Skills Intimidate +6
Str 19 (+6) Dex 23 (+8) Wis 12 (+3)
Con 16 (+5) Int 3 (-2) Cha 6 (+0)
Alignment Evil Languages Abyssal
Equipment

A Darkflier will begin a fight with Necrotic Winds. Only when an enemy is adjacent it may use it's basic melee. When bloodied, it may fly away and use Slowing Wind, then return to it's usual attacks. The Darkflier will try to use Necrotic Wind as much as it can.

Black Talon Darkflier[edit]

Black Talon Darkflier
Level 11 Soldier
Large Shadow Beast
XP 600
HP 112; Bloodied 56 Initiative +9
AC 26; Fortitude 24, Reflex 25, Will 22 Perception +8
Speed 3 (Clumsy), fly 8. Low-light vision
Resist Necrotic 7
Vulnerable Radiant 5
Standard Actions
Basicmelee.png Black Talon ♦ At-Will
Attack: +16 Vs. AC
Hit: 2d6 + 7 damage.
Close.png Mortal Blast (Necrotic)♦ At-Will
Attack: Close burst 2; +16 Vs. AC
Hit: 3d6 + 13 necrotic damage.
Melee.png Necrotic Lowering (Necrotic)♦ Encounter
Attack: +14 Vs. Will
Hit: 2d6 + 5 necrotic damage; the target suffers from a 3 vulnerability to necrotic damage (Save ends).
Skills +13 Intimidate
Str 26 (+13) Dex 23 (+11) Wis 17 (+9)
Con 22 (+11) Int 3 (+1) Cha 5 (+2)
Alignment Evil Languages Abyssal
Equipment

The Black Talon Darkflier rushes into melee combat using Black Talon, when needed using Necrotic Lowering and running away from radiant power users. The Black Talon Darkflier also uses intimidate skills to keep enemies away.


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