Saturday, March 01, 2008

Bat out of Hell

Spawned out of the fiery furnace of Hell itself, these creatures are bred solely for killing and devouring its prey. The bat out of Hell's favorite food is meatloaf, but it'll settle for any humanoid flesh. In solitary environments they are sneaky, usually swooping down and taking off with one of the group. In colonies, they are formidable foes, ambushing their prey in large, deep caverns, where their prey cannot flee to safety.

Bat out of Hell (CR 6)
Lawful Evil Large Outsider (Evil, Extraplanar, Fire, Lawful)
Initiative: +10
Senses: Blindsight 60ft

Armor Class: 23 (-1 size, +7 Dex, +7 natural), touch 17, flat-footed 15
Hit Dice: 8d8+18 (60 hp)
Saves: Fort +10, Ref +13, Will +10

Speed: 30 ft. (6 squares), fly 60 ft. (12 squares)
Attack: Bite +5 melee (1d8+4)
Space/Reach: 10 ft./10 ft.
Base Attack/Grapple: +3/+10

Feats: Alertness, Stealthy, Fly-by attack, Improved Grapple
Special Qualities: Blindsense 60 ft.

Abilities: Str 19, Dex 24, Con 17, Int 2, Wis 14, Cha 6
Skills: Hide +8, Listen +16*, Move Silently +14, Spot +10*

Environment: Subterranean caverns, Planes of Hell, Outer Planes
Organization: Solitary or colony (5-8)
Challenge Rating: 6
Treasure: None

Advancement: 9-16 HD (Huge)
Level Adjustment: —

An adult bat out of Hell has a wingspan of 15-20 feet and weighs between 300 and 500 pounds.


Dire bats swoop down upon unsuspecting prey from above, often grappling them on a fly-by attack and taking them to higher ground where they can fight them one-on-one or outnumber them.

Blindsense (Ex)

A bat out a Hell uses echolocation to pinpoint creatures within 60 feet. Opponents still have total concealment against the bat unless it can actually see them.

Breath Weapon (Su)

Bats out of Hell can breath fire in a 10-foot cone, once every 2d4 rounds, damage 2d6 fire, Reflex DC 13 half. The save DC is Constitution-based. On the Planes of Hell, this damage is 3d6.

Fiery Bite (Su)

A bat out of Hell deals an extra 1d6 points of fire damage every time it bites an opponent, as if its bite were a flaming weapon. on the Planes of Hell, this extra fire damage is 2d6.


Bats out of Hell have a +4 racial bonus on Spot and Listen checks. These bonuses are lost if its blindsense is negated. On the Planes of Hell, these bonuses are +8.

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