This tall, bronze-complexioned man is abnormally long-limbed and clad in armor of stained and battered coins. His wiry frame is festooned with mismatched bracelets, rings, and necklaces, each gaudier than the last. The easy smile on his face is cold with envy.
Servants of Mammon. Rarely seen in their natural form outside of Hell, gilded devils are the servitors of Mammon, archdevil of greed. They tempt and corrupt with promises of wealth, power, and fame, twisting mortal greed into sure damnation.
Impression of Wisdom. When pursuing a mortal of high standing, gilded devils prefer unassuming appearances, molding their flesh and gaudy trappings to make themselves look the parts of wise advisers, canny merchants, or sly confidants.
Fond of Gold and Jewels. Even in their humblest form, gilded devils always wear a piece of golden jewelry or a jeweled button or ornament.
Medium fiend (devil), lawful evil
Armor Class 16 (coin mail)
Hit Points 112 (15d8 + 45)
Speed 30 ft.
|17 (+3)||15 (+2)||17 (+3)||15 (+2)||18 (+4)||17 (+3)|
Saving Throws Str +6, Con +6, Wis +7, Cha +6
Skills Deception +9, History +5, Insight +10, Persuasion +9, Sleight of Hand +8
Damage Resistances cold; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage from nonmagical weapons that aren’t silvered
Damage Immunities fire, poison
Condition Immunities poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft.
Languages Celestial, Common, Draconic, Infernal; telepathy (120 ft.)
Challenge 7 (2,900 XP)
Devil’s Sight. Magical darkness doesn’t impede the devil’s darkvision.
Liar’s Largesse. A gilded devil has influence over the recipient of a gift for as long as that creature retains the gift. The recipient receives a -2 penalty on saving throws against the gilded devil’s abilities and a further -10 penalty against scrying attempts made by the gilded devil. A Remove Curse spell removes this effect.
Magic Resistance. The devil has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.
Magic Weapons. The gilded devil’s weapon attacks are magical.
Innate Spellcasting. The gilded devil’s spellcasting ability is Wisdom (spell save DC 15, +7 to hit with spell attacks). The gilded devil can innately cast the following spells, requiring no material components:
1/day: Teleport (self plus 50 lb. of objects only)
Multiattack. The gilded devil makes two heavy flail attacks.
Heavy Flail (Scourge of Avarice). Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (1d10 + 5) bludgeoning damage.
Betrayal of Riches (Recharge 5-6). As a bonus action, a gilded devil can turn rings, necklaces, and other jewelry momentarily against their wearer. The devil can affect any visible item of jewelry on up to two creatures within 60 feet, twisting them into cruel barbs and spikes. Each target must succeed on a DC 15 Wisdom saving throw to halve the damage from this effect. If the saving throw fails, the victim takes 13 (3d8) piercing damage and an additional effect based on the item location targeted.
|Arms||Melee damage halved until short rest|
|Hand||Drop any held item|
|Head||Disadvantage on Int checks until long rest|
|Feet||Speed halved for 24 hours|
|Neck||Stunned, unable to breathe for 1 round|
|Other||No additional effect|
An item is treated as jewelry if it is made of a precious material (such as silver, gold, ivory, or adamantine), adorned with gems, or both, and is worth at least 100 gp.
Scorn Base Metals. A gilded devil’s attacks ignore any protection provided by nonmagical armor made of bronze, iron, steel, or similar metals. Protection provided by valuable metals such as adamantine, mithral, and gold apply, as do bonuses provided by non-metallic objects.
Scourge of Avarice. As a bonus action, a gilded devil wearing jewelry worth at least 1,000 gp can reshape it into a +2 heavy flail. A creature struck by this jeweled flail suffers disadvantage on all Wisdom saving throws until his or her next short rest, in addition to normal weapon damage. The flail reverts to its base components 1 minute after it leaves the devil’s grasp, or upon the gilded devil’s death.
Voracious Greed. As an action, a gilded devil can consume non-magical jewelry or coinage worth up to 1,000 gp. For each 200 gp consumed, it heals 5 hp of damage. A gilded devil can use this ability against the worn items of a grappled foe. The target must succeed on a DC 13 Dexterity saving throw to keep an item from being consumed.