SRD:Cauchemar Nightmare

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Nightmare, Cauchemar
Size/Type: Huge Outsider (Evil, Extraplanar)
Hit Dice: 15d8+105 (172 hp)
Initiative: +6
Speed: 40 ft. (8 squares), fly 90 ft. (good)
Armor Class: 26 (–2 size, +2 Dex, +16 natural),, touch 10, flat-footed 24
Base Attack/Grapple: +15/+33
Attack: Hoof +23 melee (2d6+10 plus 1d4 fire)
Full Attack: 2 hooves +23 melee (2d6+10 plus 1d4 fire) and bite +18 melee (2d6+5)
Space/Reach: 15 ft./10 ft.
Special Attacks: Flaming hooves, smoke
Special Qualities: Astral projection, darkvision 60 ft., etherealness
Saves: Fort +16, Ref +11, Will +10
Abilities: Str 31, Dex 14, Con 24, Int 16, Wis 12, Cha 12
Skills: Bluff +19, Concentration +25, Diplomacy +5, Disguise +1 (+3 acting), Intimidate +21, Knowledge (arcana) +21, Knowledge (the planes) +21, Listen +21, Move Silently +20, Search +21, Sense Motive +19, Spot +21, Survival +19 (+21 on other planes and following tracks)
Feats: Alertness, Cleave, Improved Initiative, Power Attack, Run, Track
Environment: A neutral evil plane
Organization: Solitary
Challenge Rating: 11
Treasure: None
Alignment: Always neutral evil
Level Adjustment: +4 (cohort)

The cauchemar is a horrible, especially malevolent version of a nightmare. The sight of one of these great horrors bearing down is enough to shake the heart of the boldest champion.

A cauchemar nightmare is about the size of a light war horse.


A nightmare can fight while carrying a rider, but the rider cannot also fight unless he or she succeeds on a Ride check.

A nightmare’s natural weapons, as well as any weapons it wields, are treated as evil-aligned for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction.

Flaming Hooves (Su): A blow from a nightmare’s hooves sets combustible materials alight.

Smoke (Su): During the excitement of battle, a nightmare snorts and neighs with rage. This snorting fills a 15-foot cone with a hot, sulfurous smoke that chokes and blinds opponents. Anyone in the cone must succeed on a DC 24 Fortitude save or take a –2 penalty on all attack and damage rolls until 1d6 minutes after leaving the cone. The cone lasts 1 round, and the nightmare uses it once as a free action during its turn each round. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Because of the smoke it gives off, a nightmare has concealment against creatures 5 feet away and total concealment against creatures 10 feet or farther away. The smoke does not obscure the nightmare’s vision at all.

Astral Projection and Etherealness (Su): These abilities function just like the spells of the same names (caster level 20th); a nightmare can use either at will.

Carrying Capacity: A light load for a cauchemar is up to 612 pounds; a medium load, 613–1,224 pounds; and a heavy load, 1,225–1,840 pounds.


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