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Squid, Vampire

Vampire Squid Creature0

N Small Animal Aquatic

Senses Perception +7; darkvision

Skills Athletics +4, Stealth +7

Str +0, Dex +3, Con +0, Int -4, Wis +3, Cha -2

AC 16; Fort +4, Ref +8, Will +6

HP 15; Resistances cold 5

Speed swim 25 feet

Melee [one-action] beak +7 (finesse), Damage 1d8 piercing

Melee [one-action] tentacles +7 (agile, finesse), Damage 1d6 bludgeoning

Glowing Mucus [one-action] Frequency once per day; Requirements The vampire squid is in water; Effect The vampire squid ejects a cloud of bioluminescent mucus in a 15-foot cone. Non-squid creatures within the cloud must attempt a DC 16 Fortitude save or become sickened 1. The glowing mucus remains in the area for 1 minute, and any creature that ends its turn in the area must succeed at a DC 13 Fortitude save or become sickened 1.


Vampire squid are neither undead nor blood drinkers. Their name is instead inspired by their red eyes and the dark, cloak-like webbing between their arms. Living in the lightless depths of the ocean, the vampire squid can eject a cloud of bioluminescent mucus that nauseates predators.

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