Hellstar (5e Creature)

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Gargantuan elemental, neutral evil

Armor Class 16
Hit Points 555 (30d20 + 240)
Speed 0 ft., fly 90 ft. (hover)

12 (+1) 23 (+6) 26 (+8) 15 (+2) 10 (+0) 21 (+5)

Saving Throws Wis +7
Skills Perception +7
Damage Resistances bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks
Damage Immunities fire, lightning, poison
Condition Immunities exhaustion, grappled, paralyzed, petrified, poisoned, prone, restrained, unconscious
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 17
Languages Ignan, Infernal
Challenge 24 (62,000 XP)

Death Throes. When the hellstar is reduced to 0 hit points, it immediately perishes in a massive explosion. All creatures within 1,000 feet of the hellstar must make a DC 21 Dexterity saving throw, taking 27 (5d10) fire damage and 27 (5d10) lightning damage on a failed save, or half as much on a successful one.

Magic Resistance. The hellstar has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.

Plasma Form. The hellstar can move through a space as narrow as 5 feet wide without squeezing. A creature that touches the hellstar or hits it with a melee attack while within 5 feet of it takes 5 (1d10) fire damage and 5 (1d10) lightning damage. In addition, the elemental can enter a hostile creature's space and stop there. The first time it enters a creature's space on a turn, that creature takes 5 (1d10) fire damage and 5 (1d10) lightning damage and catches fire, until someone takes an action to douse the fire, the creature takes 5 (1d10) fire damage at the start of each of its turns.

Plasma Absorption. Whenever the hellstar is subjected to lightning or fire damage, it takes no damage and instead regains a number of hit points equal to the lightning or fire damage dealt.

Radiation. The hellstar sheds bright light in a 120-foot radius and dim light for an additional 120 feet. Creatures and objects that start their turn in the hellstar's bright light take 5 (1d10) fire damage and 5 (1d10) necrotic damage.

Spellcasting. The hellstar is a 20th-level spellcaster. It's spellcasting ability is its Charisma (spell save DC 20, +12 to hit with spell attacks). The hellfire knows the following sorcerer spells:

Cantrips (at will): dancing lights, fire bolt, light, message, minor illusion, true strike
1st level (4 slots): burning hands, mage armor
2nd level (3 slots): scorching ray, see invisibility
3rd level (3 slots): daylight, lightning bolt
4th level (3 slots): wall of fire, dimension door
5th level (3 slots): telekinesis, animate objects
6th level (2 slots): sunbeam, chain lightning
7th level (2 slots): fire storm
8th level (1 slot): sunburst
9th level (1 slot): meteor swarm


Solar Arc. Melee Weapon Attack: +12 to hit, reach 15 ft., one target. Hit: 33 (5d10 + 6) fire damage and 33 (5d10 + 6) lightning damage. If the target is a creature or a flammable object, it ignites. Until a creature takes an action to douse the fire, the target takes 5 (1d10) fire damage at the start of each of its turns.

The temperature continues to rise as a burning red sun rises over the horizon. It is almost as if the sun itself were coming closer to the planet... to your horror, the sun begins to grow, and expand, as it rushes towards you... you can almost make out a cruel demonic face within its painful light...

Evil fire elementals who have absorbed the power of hellfire into their being usually perish, but a few managed to harness the energy, bloating to tremendous size as their bodies become a hellfire engine generating their own unstoppable flame. They sail above the skies, appearing to be bright stars or the sun itself, then dive bomb the surface and burn everything to ash, leaving terror and destruction in its wake.

The Hellstar is little more than a ball of incandescent gas, superheated plasma with a heart of hellfire. A face sometimes plays along the surface, with dark "sunspots" and solar flares visible. When moving at high speeds it leaves trails of fire in its wake, appearing as a comet. They are unusually common in Baator, where they hide amongst the ever-falling fireball storms of that plane. Some say Mephistopheles himself is the one who engineered these terrors. Given his control of hellfire, this may not be too far off.


Hellstars are reckless, fearing little as they zoom down on surprised opponents from above. They raise the temperature to an unbearable degree, scorching the landscape as much as their opponents. Only if the enemy puts up a prolonged fight or fails to char properly does a hellstar become serious. In such cases it will either become bored and retreat to torment another, or throw a tantrum of epic proportions, its rage directed at whatever happens to be in the way.

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