Wu Jiangshi (5e Creature)

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Wu Jiangshi[edit]

Medium undead, neutral evil


Armor Class 13
Hit Points 78 (12d8 + 24)
Speed 30 ft., fly 30 ft.


STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
14 (+2) 16 (+3) 14 (+2) 14 (+2) 12 (+1) 16 (+3)

Saving Throws Dex +6, Wis +4
Skills Perception +4, Stealth +6
Damage Vulnerabilities fire, radiant
Damage Resistances cold
Damage Immunities necrotic, poison
Condition Immunities poisoned
Senses blindsight 30 ft., darkvision 120 ft., passive Perception 14
Languages the languages it knew in life
Challenge 6 (2,300 XP)


Innate Spellcasting. The jiangshi's innate spellcasting ability is Charisma (spell save DC 14, +6 to hit with spell attacks). It can innately cast the following spells, requiring no material components:

At will: detect thoughts, jump, mage hand, minor illusion, ray of frost, speak with dead
3/day each: bane, cure wounds, dancing lights, fog cloud, sleep
1/day each: animate dead, bestow curse, invisibility, mirror image, vampiric touch, wind wall

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

ACTIONS

Multiattack. The jiangshi makes two attacks, only one of which can be a bite attack.

Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (2d4 + 3) slashing damage. Instead of dealing damage, the jiangshi can grapple the target (escape DC 13).

Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one willing creature, or a creature that is grappled by the jiangshi, incapacitated, or restrained. Hit: 6 (1d6 + 3) piercing damage plus 7 (2d6) necrotic damage. The target's hit point maximum is reduced by an amount equal to the necrotic damage taken, and the jiangshi regains hit points equal to that amount. The reduction lasts until the target finishes a long rest. The target dies if this effect reduces its hit point maximum to 0. A humanoid slain in this way rises the following night as a aswang under the jiangshi's control. If the humanoid was a spellcaster, it instead rises as another jiangshi.

Ghostfire Spirits (Recharge 6). The jiangshi magically calls 1d2 aswang or shinen-gaki, or 1d4 jikiniki or shikki-gaki provided that the sun isn't up. The called creatures arrive in 1d4 rounds, acting as allies of the Wu Jiangshi and obeying its spoken commands. The beasts remain for 1 hour, until the mist vampire dies, or until the mist vampire dismisses them as a bonus action.

LEGENDARY ACTIONS

The jiangshi can take 3 legendary actions, choosing from the options below. Only one legendary action option can be used at a time and only at the end of another creature's turn. The jiangshi regains spent legendary actions at the start of its turn.

Attack. The jiangshi makes one attack with its claws.
Cantrip. the jiangshi can casts one spell that it can cast at will.
Whirlwind of Mist (Costs 2 Actions). The jiangshi magically transforms into a cloud of fog, moves up to 60 feet, and reverts to its normal form. While in fog form, the jiangshi is immune to all damage, and it can't be grappled, petrified, knocked prone, restrained, or stunned. Equipment worn or carried by the jiangshi remains in its possession.
Devour Soul (Costs 3 Actions). The jiangshi devours an undead creature that it can see within 5 feet of it that has a challenge rating of 3 or less, destroying it. The jiangshi can then cast one spell on its spell list without expending a use.

The mist vampire, also known as the wu jiangshi in the far East, are mistaken for hopping they generally prefer to levitate but when they see action they suddenly fly up into the air as if they are making a powerful explosive leap. They enjoy surrounding themselves with a cloak of mist and they command other hungry ghosts in the area such as aswang, onibi and various others below them in power. They generally either give their minions support with their magic and curse their enemies or they create mist and illusions to sneak up and weak foes and drain their blood while they leap away to somewhere hidden to feed. It is said that the wu jiangshi were corrupted oracles, monks, healers and village wise women who turned to despair and envy when they grew old and wanted to still stay alive.
Wu jiangshi are technically some of the lowest of the jiangshi vampires but they are still respected among oni, bakemono, rakshasas and yokai because of their ability to heal the living and animate the corpses of the slain as undead.



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