Warmonger Thunderstriker (Galvaloch)

Warmonger Thunderstriker (Galvaloch) CR 8

XP 4,800
LE Large outsider (devil, evil, extraplanar, lawful)
Init +7; Senses darkvision 60 ft., see in darkness; Perception +18


AC 23, touch 13, flat-footed 19 (+3 Dex, +1 dodge, +10 natural, -1 size)
hp 115 (10d10+60)
Fort +17; Ref +13; Will +9
Special Defenses construct form, fortification; DR 5/good and magic; Immunities electricity, fire, poison; Resistances acid 10, cold 10; SR 20


Speed 40 ft., climb 40 ft.; air walk
Melee hell-forged trident +17/+12 (2d8+10 piercing plus 1d6 electricity plus 1d8 sonic) or claw +17 (1d8+6 slashing)
Ranged hell-forged trident +15 (2d6 electricity and 2d6 sonic, DC 17 Reflex half ) or net +13 (entangle)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks hell-forged trident, merciless blow, trample (1d8+9, DC 20)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 12th, concentration +14)


Str 22, Dex 17, Con 21, Int 14, Wis 16, Cha 14
Base Atk +10; CMB +17; CMD 30
Feats Dodge, Great Fortitude, Improved Initiative, Power Attack, Toughness
Skills Acrobatics +16 (+20 jumping), Bluff +15, Climb +20, Intimidate +15, Knowledge (engineering) +11, Knowledge (planes) +15, Perception +18, Profession (soldier) +12, Sense Motive +12, Stealth +14
Languages Celestial, Draconic, Infernal; telepathy 100 ft.
SQ hellstrider, phalanx, stability
Gear trident, net


Environment Hell
Organization solitary, pair, or troop (3–18)
Treasure standard (masterwork trident, other treasure)

Armored like an infernal knight upon some monstrous steed, this fiend of iron and nails scuttles upon six heavy, bladed, beetle-like legs. Its body seems to be nothing more than plates upon hulking plates of dark metal, each pierced through with gleaming spikes studded with the gruesome trophies of past massacres. In one clawed gauntlet it grips a long, twisted trident, while in the other it readies a thick net woven with fiendish barbs.

Standing 10 feet tall and weighing 1 ton, a levaloch’s body resembles the torso of a hellish, armored knight placed atop six fiendish, clawed, insectile legs. Even compared to other devils, the anatomy of a levaloch is an enigma. They have no internal physiology at all, being little more than living suits of blasphemous chitin and Hell-forged armor.

As a result, levalochs are often misidentified as constructs.

A single levaloch is quite powerful on its own, but the devils’ true might lies in working alongside other devils in battle. Levalochs lead from the front lines, inspiring their allies and terrifying their foes. They are demanding, stern leaders, but they aren’t dismissive of devils lower in Hell’s hierarchy. Levalochs instead assess a given ally based on that being’s capabilities and strategic utility, knowing a single powerful devil might not be able to accomplish what a horde of lesser fiends can. Warmonger devils’ grasp of strategy and tactics is undisputed, and they can understand and execute complex maneuvers. Coupled with this tactical mastery is a devious creativity that allows a levaloch to respond well to unexpected changes in a situation. This adaptability surprises foes that assume the ordered minds of devils are stagnant and resistant to change.

In any confrontation, warmonger devils prefer to wipe out weaker targets first and cut off routes of escape, leaving dangerous foes without allies to call upon or any recourse but defeat or surrender. Levalochs try to avoid throwing away their own troops needlessly, not out of any sense of compassion, but out of a desire to preserve numerical advantage. Fewer troops mean a diminished ability to wage war. Regardless, levalochs value infernal warriors over mortal troops and utilize them in battle accordingly.

Galvalochs or “thunderstrikers” are elite levalochs that have been touched with the power of the infernal storm. They often lead levalochs into battle, thundering through the sky on their multitude of legs and providing overwatch to help their ground-bound comrades breach enemy lines and wreak destruction.

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Mechanical Monsters © 2023, Legendary Games; Authors: Jason Nelson, Tom Phillips, Mike D. Welham, Matt Goodall, Alex Riggs, Matt Daley.

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