Rakshas (5e Creature)

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The legendary former assassin of the Bakiraka clan is not someone to be trifled with, however, after his supposed death, he has become something else.

Completely black, resembling a cloak that can alter its shape. Rakshas is also faceless with the only features being three eyes and a slight protrusion of his nose. He wears a mask with the spikes on the bottom resembling teeth, and three eyes in a semicircle formation.

In Apostle form, he becomes larger and more monstrous, his tentacles gaining more dexterity, but otherwise looks similar to his 'human' self. When flying, the many amorphous protrusions appear to resemble hundreds of bat wings.



Medium fiend, neutral evil

Armor Class 22
Hit Points 122 (5d20 + 22)
Speed 75 ft.

18 (+4) 28 (+9) 16 (+3) 17 (+3) 20 (+5) 9 (-1)

Saving Throws Dexterity + 11, Wisdom + 7
Skills Stealth + 15, Acrobatics + 12
Damage Vulnerabilities Slashing, fire, radiant
Damage Resistances Non-magical piercing, force
Damage Immunities Non-magical bludgeoning
Condition Immunities Deafened
Senses passive Perception 19
Languages Common, Abyssal
Challenge 18 (15,000 XP)

Amorphous When a creature attempts to grapple Rakshas, they have disadvantage. If the grapple succeeds, at the beginning of Rakshas' turn he uses dexterity to attempt an escape and has advantage.

Born Assassin When in dim-light or darker, Rakshas' can teleport up to 150 ft., and enemy creatures have disadvantage on perception.


Multiattack Rakshas makes three attacks, it cannot use "Apostle Form" more than once.

Slice Melee Weapon Attack: Parts of Rakshas' cloak form into scythes and slash at the target. 10 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 35 (4d12 + 9) slashing damage.

Lunge Melee Weapon Attack: Rakshas' cloak forms into a spear as he lunges at the target with 20 ft. of movement. +10 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 27 (4d8 + 9) piercing damage.

Sneak Attack Melee Weapon Attack: If a creature is unaware of Rakshas, he will perform a sneak attack (Slice attack) with an extra 2d12 of damage. +10 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 48 (6d12 + 9) slashing damage.

Apostle Form When in a desperate situation, Rakshas goes into his apostle form at which point he becomes a huge creature, he gains 50 ft. of flying speed, has 30 strength and 30 dexterity, loses 2 ac, his multiattack is now 4 attacks, and his attacks benefit from both strength and dexterity, having a +20 to damage rolls.


Twisted Form Once a day, Rakshas can avoid a critical hit by shifting his organs around his body.

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