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Mephit, Steam (Eldritch)

Eldritch Steam Mephit CR 4

This small humanoid creature flits through the air on thin, leathery wings. A patch of horns adorns its skull and in its eyes you can see madness itself.

XP 1,200
CN Small outsider (chaotic, fire)
Init +6; Senses darkvision 120 ft.; Perception +6

DEFENSE

AC 17, touch 14, flat-footed 14 (+2 Dex, +1 dodge, +3 natural, +1 size)
hp 19 (3d10+3); fast healing 2 (only in boiling water or steam)
Fort +2, Ref +5, Will +3
Defensive Abilities ferocity; DR 5/magic; Immune fire; Resist acid 5, cold 5; SR 9
Weaknesses vulnerability to cold

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft., fly 40 ft. (average)
Melee 2 claws +5 (1d3+1)
Special Attacks boiling rain 1/day (20-ft.- square, 2d6 fire, Fort DC 14 for half), breath weapon once/4 rounds (15-foot cone, 1d4 fire, sickened 3 rounds, Reflex DC 13 for half and negate sickened), horrific death +2/+3 (5-ft.- radius, 1d6+3 acid damage)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 6th)

1/daysummon (level 2, 1 mephit of the same type 25%)
1/hourblur

TACTICS

During Combat An eldritch steam mephit uses blur and its boiling rain special attack at the beginning of combat, following up with breath weapons in between flying behind cover.

Morale Eldritch steam mephits seem reckless near the end of a battle, moving into vulnerable positions to capitalize on their horrific deaths to fell opponents when the creature seems at its weakest.

STATISTICS

Str 13, Dex 15, Con 12, Int 6, Wis 11, Cha 14
Base Atk +3; CMB +3; CMD 15
Feats Dodge, Improved Initiative
Skills Bluff +8, Fly +10, Perception +6, Stealth +12
Languages Common, Ignan
SQ voidborn

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Horrific Death (Ex)

When an eldritch steam mephit is first reduced to negative hit points, creatures within its reach take 1d6+3 acid damage (no save). While at negative hit points, the creature gains a +2 insight bonus on attack rolls and adds an insight bonus to all damage equal to its hit dice.

When it finally dies, an eldritch steam mephit dissolves into a pool of unidentifiable goo.

ECOLOGY

Environment any (Elemental Planes of Fire)
Organization solitary, pair, gang (3–6), mob (7–12)
Treasure standard

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