Half-Fiend (Template)

Template Traits

“Half-fiend” is an inherited template that can be added to any living creature (referred to hereafter as the “base creature”) other than a celestial. The creature’s type changes to outsider. It uses all the base creature’s statistics and special abilities except as noted here.

Challenge Rating: Same as base creature +2, or +3 if the half-fiend has wings.

Speed: There is a 25% chance that a half-fiend has batlike wings. Such a creature can fly at the base creature’s normal speed (average maneuverability).

Defense: The base creature’s natural armor bonus improves by +1.

Attacks: A half-fiend retains all the attacks of the base creature. It also gains a bite attack and two claw attacks if the base creature didn’t already have them. If the base creature did not have bite and claw attacks, use the base damage values in the table below. Otherwise, use the values below or the base creature’s base damage, whichever is greater.

SizeBite DamageClaw Damage
Fine1
Diminutive1d21
Tiny1d31d2
Small1d41d3
Medium-size1d61d4
Large1d81d6
Huge2d61d8
Gargantuan2d82d6
Colossal4d62d8

Special Qualities: A half-fiend retains all the special qualities of the base creature and gains the additional special qualities described below.

Darkvision (Ex): A half-fiend has darkvision with a range of 60 feet.

Damage Reduction (Ex): Roll on Table: Fiend Immunities, Resistances, and Damage Reduction, subtracting 30 from the die roll, to determine whether the half-fiend has damage reduction. If the result is less than 1, the half-fiend has no damage reduction. If the campaign includes few or no magic weapons, the GM should consider allowing specific types of weapons to ignore a half-fiend’s damage reduction or contrive some other special vulnerability.

Immunities (Ex): Roll on Table: Fiend Immunities, Resistances, and Damage Reduction, subtracting 30 from the die roll, to determine whether the half-fiend has any immunities. If the result is less than 1, the half-fiend has no immunities.

Outsider: A half-fiend has the traits common to outsiders.

Resistance to Energy (Ex): Roll on Table: Fiend Immunities, Resistances, and Damage Reduction, subtracting 30 from the die roll, to determine whether the half-fiend has any resistances. If the result is less than 1, the half-fiend has no resistances.

Spell-Like Abilities: A half-fiend with an Intelligence or Wisdom score of 8 or higher possesses spell-like abilities according to its character level, as given on the table below. Unless otherwise indicated, each ability is usable once per day.

LevelAbilitiesLevelAbilities
1–2Mage hand 3/day 11–12Levitate
3–4Daze 3/day 13–14Displacement
5–6Change self 15–16Tongues
7–8Cause fear 17–18Bestow curse
9–10Blur 19+Animate dead

Telepathy (Su): A half-fiend with an Intelligence score of 12 or higher can communicate telepathically with any living creature within 100 feet that has a language.

Allegiances: A half-fiend always has an allegiance to evil.

Saves: Same as the base creature, modified by new ability scores.

Ability Scores: A half-fiend gains the following ability score increases: Str +4, Dex +4, Con +2, Int +4, Cha +2.

Automatic Language: A half-fiend can speak Abyssal.

Skills: A half-fiend gains skill points as an outsider of its nonclass Hit Dice. Treat skills from the base creature’s list as class skills. If the creature has a class, it gains skills for class levels normally.

Feats: A half-fiend gains feats as an outsider of its nonclass Hit Dice or as the base creature, whichever gives the greater number of feats.

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