Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Baatezu, Lesser - Hamatula

Baatezu, Lesser - Hamatula

Climate/Terrain: Baator
Frequency: Uncommon
Organization: Solitary
Activity Cycle: Any
Diet: Carnivore
Intelligence: Very (11-12)
Treasure: Nil
Alignment: Lawful Evil
Number Appearing: 1 or 3-12
Armor Class: 1
Movement: 12
Hit Dice: 7
THAC0: 13
Number of Attacks: 3
   Claws (x2): 2d4/2d4 + Hug*
   Bite: 3d4
Special Attacks: 
   Advanced Illusion (per spell, Baatezu Ability)
   Affect Normal Fires (per spell, Hamatula Ability)
   Animate Dead (per spell, Baatezu Ability)
   Charm Person (per spell, Baatezu Ability)
   Fear, on touch: Save vs. Rod/Staff/Wand or flee in panic for d6 rounds
   Gate, per spell: 2d6 BlackGreen or Red Abishai (50% chance) or d4 Hamatula (35% chance), 1/day
   Hold Person (per spell, Hamatula Ability)
   *Hug: If both claws attacks hit, can hug it's victim, impaling them on its barbs, for an additional 2d4 damage, no attack roll needed. This will continue each round until the victim is released. If the Hamatula takes 15 points of damage in a single round, it releases its victim. A victim with 16 or greater Strength can escape with a successful Strength check.
   Know Alignment (per spell, Baatezu Ability, always active)
   Produce Flame (per spell, Hamatula Ability)
   Pyrotechnics (per spell, Hamatula Ability)
   Suggestion (per spell, Baatezu Ability)
Special Defenses: 
   +1 or better Weapons to hit, but takes half damage from Silver Weapons
   Immune to fire (including magical and dragon) and Poison
   Never Surprised
   Takes half damage from Cold and Gas.
Special Abilities:
   Infravision (per spell, Baatezu Ability)
   Teleport Without Error (per spell, Baatezu Ability) but cannot use to travel between planes (other layers of Baator or to other planes)
Special Weaknesses:
   Takes half damage from Silver Weapons
Magic Resistance: 30%
Size: M (7 feet tall)
Morale: Fearless (19-20)
XP Value: 6,000

Source: 2nd Edition AD&D 2602, Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix, page 24

Ed's Notes: Elite guardians and patrolmen of Baator. Can end a battle pretty quickly if the entire party ends up Hugged. 😈

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