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Devil, Gelugon (Ice Devil)


A pair of frozen, multifaceted eyes coldly judge all before this towering, insectile monstrosity.

Ice Devil (Gelugon) CR 13

XP 25,600
LE Large outsider (devil, evil, extraplanar, lawful)
Init +9; Senses darkvision 60 ft., see in darkness; Perception +27
Aura fear (10 ft., DC 22)

DEFENSE

AC 32, touch 14, flat-footed 27 (+5 Dex, +18 natural, –1 size)
hp 161 (14d10+84); regeneration 5 (good weapons, good spells)
Fort +15, Ref +14, Will +12
DR 10/good; Immune fire, cold, poison; Resist acid 10; SR 24

OFFENSE

Speed 40 ft., fly 60 ft. (good)
Melee +1 frost spear +21/+16/+11 (2d6+10/×3 plus 1d6 cold plus slow), bite +14 (2d6+6), tail +14 (3d6+3 plus slow)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 13th)

Constant— fly
At will— cone of cold (DC 20), ice storm , greater teleport (self plus 50 lbs. of objects only), persistent image (DC 20), wall of ice (DC 19)
1/day— Summon (level 4, 2 bone devils, 50%)
STATISTICS

Str 23, Dex 21, Con 22, Int 25, Wis 22, Cha 20
Base Atk +14; CMB +21; CMD 36
Feats Alertness, Cleave, Combat Reflexes, Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Power Attack, Weapon Focus (spear)
Skills Acrobatics +22, Bluff +22, Diplomacy +22, Fly +13, Intimidate +19, Knowledge (planes) +24, Knowledge (any three others) +21, Perception +27, Sense Motive +27, Spellcraft +21, Stealth +18, Survival +23
Languages Celestial, Common, Draconic, Infernal; telepathy 100 ft.

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Slow (Su)

A hit from an ice devil’s tail or spear induces numbing cold. The opponent must succeed on a DC 23 Fortitude save or be affected as though by a slow spell for 1d6 rounds. This effect comes from the devil in the case of its weapon; it is not a quality possessed by the spear itself. The save DC is Constitution-based.

ECOLOGY

Environment any (Hell)
Organization
solitary, team (2–3), council (4–10), or contingent (1–3 ice devils, 2–6 horned devils, and 1–4 bone devils)
Treasure
standard (+1 frost spear, other treasure)

It is said that each ice devil—known as gelugons among the ranks of devilkind—bears within its chest a stolen, frozen mortal heart, which allows it to make decisions free of all emotion. Born on the icy layer of Cocytus, Hell’s seventh layer, most ice devils migrate to Caina, the eighth layer, where they plot world-damning machinations from courts of freezing steel. Although they are perhaps the most alien and monstrous in appearance of all devils, few breeds are accorded greater respect.

In combat, a gelugon prefers to let its minions engage foes in melee so that it can hang back and appraise the foe’s tactics, strengths, and weaknesses. The ice devil supports its minions with its spell-like abilities, always taking care to avoid impacting its minions in the area of effect of its spells—this not from any sense of camaraderie, only a cold and logical truth that its allies can survive longer in a fight if they are not exposed to friendly fire.

Gelugons stand at 12 feet tall, and weigh approximately 700 pounds.