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Vampire, Vrykolakas Master

Vrykolakas Master Creature10

NE Medium Undead Vampire

Senses Perception +19; darkvision

Skills Acrobatics +19, Athletics +23, Deception +19, Intimidation +21, Stealth +21, Survival +17

Languages Common

Str +7, Dex +5, Con +3, Int -2, Wis +3, Cha +5

Children of the Night (divine, enchantment, mental)

Swift Tracker

AC 30; Fort +19, Ref +21, Will +17

HP 190, negative healing; Immunities death effects, disease, paralyze, poison, sleep

Pestilential Aura (aura, divine, necromancy) DC 29

Vrykolakas Vulnerabilities

Feral Possession [free-action] (divine, incapacitation, mental, necromancy, possession) DC 29

Speed 40 feet, climb 20 feet

Melee [one-action] fangs +23, Damage 2d12+13 piercing plus Drink Blood

Melee [one-action] claw +23 (agile), Damage 2d8+13 slashing

Divine Innate Spells DC 29; 5th vampiric touch (-3); 3rd fear (-3)

Change Shape [one-action] (concentrate, divine, polymorph, transmutation)

Create Spawn (divine, downtime, necromancy)

Dominate Animal [one-action] (divine, enchantment, incapacitation, mental) DC 29

Drink Blood [one-action] (divine, necromancy) When Drinking Blood, the vrykolakas master regains 19 HP.

Rend [one-action] claw


Vrykolakas masters are sinister shapechangers. They walk undetected among the living and prey upon them like a wolf among sheep, often leaving the corpses to rise as vrykolakas spawn.

Vrykolakas ancients are the sinister overlords of their kind, stealing blood, breath, and life to feed their immortal hunger.

The vrykolakas (pronounced “vree-KO-la-kahss”) is an undead creature from Greek folklore. These revenants appear as humans come back after death to complete some task left undone before they can peacefully rest. Many are vengeful and murderous, but some are simply attempting to return to their former lives, like a shoemaker rising from the grave to mend his children’s shoes, carry water, and chop firewood. The Pathfinder version of this creature is more associated with a feral form of vampire.

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