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   <!-- Values: "S" for strong caster, "W" for weak caster, leave blank if unneeded; will auto-detect Combat Casting and include it -->
  
| Ability-1-Description = In any condition of illumination other than full daylight, a shadow mastiff can disappear into the shadows, giving it total concealment (50% miss chance). Artificial illumination, such as from a [[Lay_Magic#Lightstone Average|lightstone]] or a [[Light (Sorcerer/Wizard Spell)]], does not negate this ability. A [[Daylight (Sorcerer/Wizard Spell)]], however, will.
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| Ability-1-Description = In any condition of illumination other than full daylight, a shadow mastiff can disappear into the shadows, giving it total concealment (50% miss chance). Artificial illumination, such as from a [[lightstone]] or a [[Light (Sorcerer/Wizard Spell)]], does not negate this ability. A [[Daylight (Sorcerer/Wizard Spell)]], however, will.
  
   <!-- Insert colons ":" before each paragraph after first; replace any to-hit, damage or save DC numbers with variables below -->
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   <!-- Insert colons ":" before each paragraph after first; replace any to-hit, damage or save DC numbers with variables:
  <!-- Available Variables:  
 
        {{#var:Special1ToHit}}          To-Hit
 
        {{#var:Special1TouchAttack}}    Touch To-Hit
 
        {{#var:Special1SaveDC}}          Save DC
 
        {{#var:Special1StandardDmg}}    Std Damage
 
        {{#var:Special1SwiftDmg}}        Swift Damage
 
        {{#var:Special1AlphaDmg}}        Alpha Damage
 
        {{#var:Special1-Ability-Dmg}}    Stat Damage
 
        {{#var:Special1-Hit-Points}}    Hit Points
 
        {{#var:Special1-Hit-Dice}}      Hit Dice
 
        {{#var:Special1-Maneuver-Offense}}      Maneuver Offense
 
        {{#var:Special1-Maneuver-Defense}}      Maneuver Defense
 
        {{#var:Special1-CR}}            CR
 
        {{#var:Easy-Skill-DC}}
 
        {{#var:Average-Skill-DC}}
 
        {{#var:Challenging-Skill-DC}}
 
        {{#var:Hard-Skill-DC}}
 
        {{#var:Impossible-Skill-DC}}
 
    -->
 
    <!-- You can also adjust these variables using: {{#expr: }} to perform simple math operations, like +, -, /, *. -->
 
    <!-- {{#expr:{{#var:Special1-CR}}+2}} adds two to the CR.  {{#expr:{{#var:Special1-CR}}*2}} doubles the CR.    -->
 
  
| NudgeAbility1ToHit =
+
   {{To-Hit}}                {{Skill-DC|Easy}}          {{Special-Standard-Dmg}}
   <!-- ADDER: any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-4 -->
+
   {{Touch-Attack}}          {{Skill-DC|Average}}        {{Special-Swift-Dmg}}
 
+
   {{Save-DC}}              {{Skill-DC|Challenging}}   {{Special-Alpha-Dmg}}
| NudgeAbility1TouchAttack =
+
   {{Hit-Points}}            {{Skill-DC|Hard}}          {{Ability-Dmg}}
   <!-- ADDER: any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-4 -->
+
   {{Bloodied-Hit-Points}}  {{Skill-DC|Impossible}}    {{Siege-Dmg}}
 
+
   {{Hit-Dice}}                                          {{Primary-Dmg}}
| NudgeAbility1SaveDC =
+
   {{Maneuver-Offense}}                                  {{Secondary-Dmg}}
  <!-- ADDER: any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-3 -->
+
   {{Maneuver-Defense}}                                  {{Tertiary-Dmg}}
 
+
   {{CR}}                                                {{Quaternary-Dmg}}
| NudgeAbility1StandardDamage =
+
                                                        {{Ranged-Dmg}}
   <!-- Values: vhi (+4 CR's), hi (+2 CR's), lo (-2 CR's), vlo (-4 CR's), or leave blank -->
 
 
 
| NudgeAbility1SwiftDamage =
 
   <!-- Values: vhi (+4 CR's), hi (+2 CR's), lo (-2 CR's), vlo (-4 CR's), or leave blank -->
 
 
 
| NudgeAbility1AlphaDamage =
 
   <!-- Values: vhi (+4 CR's), hi (+2 CR's), lo (-2 CR's), vlo (-4 CR's), or leave blank -->
 
 
 
| NudgeAbility1-AbilityDamage =
 
   <!-- ADDER: use any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-2 -->
 
 
 
| NudgeAbility1-HitPoints =
 
   <!-- MULTIPLIER: to get 25% of the creature's hit points, use 0.25 -->
 
 
 
| NudgeAbility1-HitDice =
 
   <!-- MULTIPLIER: to get 25% of the creature's hit dice, use 0.25 -->
 
 
 
| NudgeAbility1-CR =
 
   <!-- MULTIPLIER: to get 25% of the creature's challenge rating (CR), use 0.25 -->
 
 
 
| NudgeAbility1-ManeuverOffense =
 
   <!-- ADDER: use any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-4 -->
 
 
 
| NudgeAbility1-ManeuverDefense =
 
  <!-- ADDER: use any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-4 -->
 
  
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  POISON / DISEASE FORMAT
  
 +
{{Malady
 +
| Name =
 +
| Intensity =
 +
| Save-Type =
 +
| Save-Mod =
 +
| Frequency =
 +
| Effect =
 +
| Fruition =
 +
| F-Duration =
 +
}}
  
 +
-->
 
<!--  SPECIAL ABILITY 2  -->
 
<!--  SPECIAL ABILITY 2  -->
  
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| Ability-2-Description = If a shadow mastiff is targeted or damaged by an attack of any sort from beyond their melee reach, and their Shadow Blend ability is working, they may use [[Greater Teleport]], up to 60 feet, once per encounter as a move action, to move adjacent to the enemy who dared to attack them.  If they attack the enemy with their Shadowy Maw attack in the same round as they use Shadowy Lunge, the target is made [[flat-footed]] prior to Shadowy Lunge's attack roll.
 
| Ability-2-Description = If a shadow mastiff is targeted or damaged by an attack of any sort from beyond their melee reach, and their Shadow Blend ability is working, they may use [[Greater Teleport]], up to 60 feet, once per encounter as a move action, to move adjacent to the enemy who dared to attack them.  If they attack the enemy with their Shadowy Maw attack in the same round as they use Shadowy Lunge, the target is made [[flat-footed]] prior to Shadowy Lunge's attack roll.
  
   <!--Insert colons ":" before each paragraph after first; replace any to-hit, damage or save DC numbers with variables below-->
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   <!-- Insert colons ":" before each paragraph after first; replace any to-hit, damage or save DC numbers with variables:
  <!--Available Variables:  
 
        {{#var:Special2ToHit}}          To-Hit
 
        {{#var:Special2TouchAttack}}    Touch To-Hit
 
        {{#var:Special2SaveDC}}          Save DC
 
        {{#var:Special2StandardDmg}}    Std Damage
 
        {{#var:Special2SwiftDmg}}        Swift Damage
 
        {{#var:Special2AlphaDmg}}        Alpha Damage
 
        {{#var:Special2-Ability-Dmg}}    Stat Damage
 
        {{#var:Special2-Hit-Points}}    Hit Points
 
        {{#var:Special2-Hit-Dice}}      Hit Dice
 
        {{#var:Special2-Maneuver-Offense}}      Maneuver Offense
 
        {{#var:Special2-Maneuver-Defense}}      Maneuver Defense
 
        {{#var:Special2-CR}}            CR
 
        {{#var:Easy-Skill-DC}}
 
        {{#var:Average-Skill-DC}}
 
        {{#var:Challenging-Skill-DC}}
 
        {{#var:Hard-Skill-DC}}
 
        {{#var:Impossible-Skill-DC}}
 
    -->
 
    <!-- You can also adjust these variables using: {{#expr: }} to perform simple math operations, like +, -, /, *. -->
 
    <!-- {{#expr:{{#var:Special1-CR}}+2}} adds two to the CR.  {{#expr:{{#var:Special1-CR}}*2}} doubles the CR.    -->
 
 
 
| NudgeAbility2ToHit =
 
  <!--ADDER: any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-4 -->
 
 
 
| NudgeAbility2TouchAttack =
 
  <!--ADDER: any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-4 -->
 
 
 
| NudgeAbility2SaveDC =
 
  <!--ADDER: any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-3 -->
 
 
 
| NudgeAbility2StandardDamage =
 
  <!--Values: vhi (+4 CR's), hi (+2 CR's), lo (-2 CR's), vlo (-4 CR's), or leave blank -->
 
 
 
| NudgeAbility2SwiftDamage =
 
  <!--Values: vhi (+4 CR's), hi (+2 CR's), lo (-2 CR's), vlo (-4 CR's), or leave blank -->
 
 
 
| NudgeAbility2AlphaDamage =
 
  <!--Values: vhi (+4 CR's), hi (+2 CR's), lo (-2 CR's), vlo (-4 CR's), or leave blank -->
 
 
 
| NudgeAbility2-AbilityDamage =
 
  <!-- ADDER: use any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-2 -->
 
 
 
| NudgeAbility2-HitPoints =
 
  <!-- MULTIPLIER: to get 25% of the creature's hit points, use 0.25 -->
 
 
 
| NudgeAbility2-HitDice =
 
  <!-- MULTIPLIER: to get 25% of the creature's hit dice, use 0.25 -->
 
 
 
| NudgeAbility2-CR =
 
  <!-- MULTIPLIER: to get 25% of the creature's challenge rating (CR), use 0.25 -->
 
 
 
| NudgeAbility2-ManeuverOffense =
 
  <!-- ADDER: use any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-4 -->
 
  
| NudgeAbility2-ManeuverDefense =
+
  {{To-Hit}}                {{Skill-DC|Easy}}          {{Special-Standard-Dmg}}
   <!-- ADDER: use any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-4 -->
+
  {{Touch-Attack}}          {{Skill-DC|Average}}        {{Special-Swift-Dmg}}
 +
  {{Save-DC}}              {{Skill-DC|Challenging}}    {{Special-Alpha-Dmg}}
 +
  {{Hit-Points}}            {{Skill-DC|Hard}}          {{Ability-Dmg}}
 +
   {{Bloodied-Hit-Points}}  {{Skill-DC|Impossible}}    {{Siege-Dmg}}
 +
  {{Hit-Dice}}                                          {{Primary-Dmg}}
 +
  {{Maneuver-Offense}}                                  {{Secondary-Dmg}}
 +
  {{Maneuver-Defense}}                                  {{Tertiary-Dmg}}
 +
  {{CR}}                                                {{Quaternary-Dmg}}
 +
                                                        {{Ranged-Dmg}}
  
 +
  POISON / DISEASE FORMAT
  
 +
{{Malady
 +
| Name =
 +
| Intensity =
 +
| Save-Type =
 +
| Save-Mod =
 +
| Frequency =
 +
| Effect =
 +
| Fruition =
 +
| F-Duration =
 +
}}
  
 +
-->
 
<!--  SPECIAL ABILITY 3  -->
 
<!--  SPECIAL ABILITY 3  -->
  
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:Creatures subjected to ''Menace'' can only be forced to save against it up to once per round.  Once a creature has rolled a save against ''Menace'', succeed or fail, that creature can ignore the subsequent uses of ''Menace'' (but not its effects) until the following round.
 
:Creatures subjected to ''Menace'' can only be forced to save against it up to once per round.  Once a creature has rolled a save against ''Menace'', succeed or fail, that creature can ignore the subsequent uses of ''Menace'' (but not its effects) until the following round.
  
   <!--Insert colons ":" before each paragraph after first; replace any to-hit, damage or save DC numbers with variables below-->
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   <!-- Insert colons ":" before each paragraph after first; replace any to-hit, damage or save DC numbers with variables:
  <!--Available Variables:  
 
        {{#var:Special3ToHit}}          To-Hit
 
        {{#var:Special3TouchAttack}}    Touch To-Hit
 
        {{#var:Special3SaveDC}}          Save DC
 
        {{#var:Special3StandardDmg}}    Std Damage
 
        {{#var:Special3SwiftDmg}}        Swift Damage
 
        {{#var:Special3AlphaDmg}}        Alpha Damage
 
        {{#var:Special3-Ability-Dmg}}    Stat Damage
 
        {{#var:Special3-Hit-Points}}    Hit Points
 
        {{#var:Special3-Hit-Dice}}      Hit Dice
 
        {{#var:Special3-Maneuver-Offense}}      Maneuver Offense
 
        {{#var:Special3-Maneuver-Defense}}      Maneuver Defense
 
        {{#var:Special3-CR}}            CR
 
        {{#var:Easy-Skill-DC}}
 
        {{#var:Average-Skill-DC}}
 
        {{#var:Challenging-Skill-DC}}
 
        {{#var:Hard-Skill-DC}}
 
        {{#var:Impossible-Skill-DC}}
 
    -->
 
    <!-- You can also adjust these variables using: {{#expr: }} to perform simple math operations, like +, -, /, *. -->
 
    <!-- {{#expr:{{#var:Special1-CR}}+2}} adds two to the CR.  {{#expr:{{#var:Special1-CR}}*2}} doubles the CR.    -->
 
  
| NudgeAbility3ToHit =
+
   {{To-Hit}}                {{Skill-DC|Easy}}          {{Special-Standard-Dmg}}
   <!--ADDER: any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-4 -->
+
   {{Touch-Attack}}          {{Skill-DC|Average}}        {{Special-Swift-Dmg}}
 
+
   {{Save-DC}}              {{Skill-DC|Challenging}}   {{Special-Alpha-Dmg}}
| NudgeAbility3TouchAttack =
+
   {{Hit-Points}}            {{Skill-DC|Hard}}          {{Ability-Dmg}}
   <!--ADDER: any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-4 -->
+
   {{Bloodied-Hit-Points}}  {{Skill-DC|Impossible}}    {{Siege-Dmg}}
 
+
   {{Hit-Dice}}                                          {{Primary-Dmg}}
| NudgeAbility3SaveDC =
+
   {{Maneuver-Offense}}                                  {{Secondary-Dmg}}
  <!--ADDER: any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-3 -->
+
   {{Maneuver-Defense}}                                  {{Tertiary-Dmg}}
 
+
   {{CR}}                                                {{Quaternary-Dmg}}
| NudgeAbility3StandardDamage =
+
                                                        {{Ranged-Dmg}}
   <!--Values: vhi (+4 CR's), hi (+2 CR's), lo (-2 CR's), vlo (-4 CR's), or leave blank -->
 
 
 
| NudgeAbility3SwiftDamage =
 
   <!--Values: vhi (+4 CR's), hi (+2 CR's), lo (-2 CR's), vlo (-4 CR's), or leave blank -->
 
 
 
| NudgeAbility3AlphaDamage =
 
   <!--Values: vhi (+4 CR's), hi (+2 CR's), lo (-2 CR's), vlo (-4 CR's), or leave blank -->
 
 
 
| NudgeAbility3-AbilityDamage =
 
   <!-- ADDER: use any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-2 -->
 
 
 
| NudgeAbility3-HitPoints =
 
   <!-- MULTIPLIER: to get 25% of the creature's hit points, use 0.25 -->
 
 
 
| NudgeAbility3-HitDice =
 
   <!-- MULTIPLIER: to get 25% of the creature's hit dice, use 0.25 -->
 
 
 
| NudgeAbility3-CR =
 
   <!-- MULTIPLIER: to get 25% of the creature's challenge rating (CR), use 0.25 -->
 
 
 
| NudgeAbility3-ManeuverOffense =
 
   <!-- ADDER: use any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-4 -->
 
 
 
| NudgeAbility3-ManeuverDefense =
 
  <!-- ADDER: use any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-4 -->
 
  
 +
  POISON / DISEASE FORMAT
  
 +
{{Malady
 +
| Name =
 +
| Intensity =
 +
| Save-Type =
 +
| Save-Mod =
 +
| Frequency =
 +
| Effect =
 +
| Fruition =
 +
| F-Duration =
 +
}}
  
 +
-->
 
<!--  SPECIAL ABILITY 4  -->
 
<!--  SPECIAL ABILITY 4  -->
  
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   <!--Values: "S" for strong caster, "W" for weak caster, leave blank if unneeded-->
 
   <!--Values: "S" for strong caster, "W" for weak caster, leave blank if unneeded-->
  
| Ability-4-Description = A shadow mastiff that hits with its Shadowy Maw attack can attempt to [[trip]] the opponent as a free action without provoking an attack of opportunity, rolling their [[Maneuver Offense]] (1d20 + {{Maneuver-Offense}}) against their target's [[Maneuver Defense]]. If the attempt fails, the opponent cannot attempt to trip the shadow mastiff in return.
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| Ability-4-Description = A shadow mastiff that hits with its Shadowy Maw attack can attempt to [[trip]] the opponent as a free action without provoking an attack of opportunity, rolling their [[Maneuver Offense]] (1d20 + {{Maneuver-Offense|n=+2}}) against their target's [[Maneuver Defense]]. If the attempt fails, the opponent cannot attempt to trip the shadow mastiff in return.
 
 
  <!--Insert colons ":" before each paragraph after first; replace any to-hit, damage or save DC numbers with variables below-->
 
  <!--Available Variables:
 
        {{#var:Special4ToHit}}          To-Hit
 
        {{#var:Special4TouchAttack}}    Touch To-Hit
 
        {{#var:Special4SaveDC}}          Save DC
 
        {{#var:Special4StandardDmg}}    Std Damage
 
        {{#var:Special4SwiftDmg}}        Swift Damage
 
        {{#var:Special4AlphaDmg}}        Alpha Damage
 
        {{#var:Special4-Ability-Dmg}}    Stat Damage
 
        {{#var:Special4-Hit-Points}}    Hit Points
 
        {{#var:Special4-Hit-Dice}}      Hit Dice
 
        {{#var:Special4-Maneuver-Offense}}      Maneuver Offense
 
        {{#var:Special4-Maneuver-Defense}}      Maneuver Defense
 
        {{#var:Special4-CR}}            CR
 
        {{#var:Easy-Skill-DC}}
 
        {{#var:Average-Skill-DC}}
 
        {{#var:Challenging-Skill-DC}}
 
        {{#var:Hard-Skill-DC}}
 
        {{#var:Impossible-Skill-DC}}
 
    -->
 
    <!-- You can also adjust these variables using: {{#expr: }} to perform simple math operations, like +, -, /, *. -->
 
    <!-- {{#expr:{{#var:Special1-CR}}+2}} adds two to the CR.  {{#expr:{{#var:Special1-CR}}*2}} doubles the CR.    -->
 
  
| NudgeAbility4ToHit =
+
   <!-- Insert colons ":" before each paragraph after first; replace any to-hit, damage or save DC numbers with variables:
   <!--ADDER: any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-4 -->
 
  
| NudgeAbility4TouchAttack =
+
   {{To-Hit}}                {{Skill-DC|Easy}}          {{Special-Standard-Dmg}}
   <!--ADDER: any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-4 -->
+
   {{Touch-Attack}}          {{Skill-DC|Average}}        {{Special-Swift-Dmg}}
 
+
   {{Save-DC}}              {{Skill-DC|Challenging}}   {{Special-Alpha-Dmg}}
| NudgeAbility4SaveDC =
+
   {{Hit-Points}}            {{Skill-DC|Hard}}          {{Ability-Dmg}}
   <!--ADDER: any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-3 -->
+
   {{Bloodied-Hit-Points}}  {{Skill-DC|Impossible}}    {{Siege-Dmg}}
 
+
   {{Hit-Dice}}                                          {{Primary-Dmg}}
| NudgeAbility4StandardDamage =
+
   {{Maneuver-Offense}}                                  {{Secondary-Dmg}}
   <!--Values: vhi (+4 CR's), hi (+2 CR's), lo (-2 CR's), vlo (-4 CR's), or leave blank -->
+
   {{Maneuver-Defense}}                                  {{Tertiary-Dmg}}
 
+
   {{CR}}                                                {{Quaternary-Dmg}}
| NudgeAbility4SwiftDamage =
+
                                                        {{Ranged-Dmg}}
   <!--Values: vhi (+4 CR's), hi (+2 CR's), lo (-2 CR's), vlo (-4 CR's), or leave blank -->
 
 
 
| NudgeAbility4AlphaDamage =
 
   <!--Values: vhi (+4 CR's), hi (+2 CR's), lo (-2 CR's), vlo (-4 CR's), or leave blank -->
 
 
 
| NudgeAbility4-AbilityDamage =
 
   <!-- ADDER: use any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-2 -->
 
 
 
| NudgeAbility4-HitPoints =
 
   <!-- MULTIPLIER: to get 25% of the creature's hit points, use 0.25 -->
 
 
 
| NudgeAbility4-HitDice =
 
   <!-- MULTIPLIER: to get 25% of the creature's hit dice, use 0.25 -->
 
 
 
| NudgeAbility4-CR =
 
   <!-- MULTIPLIER: to get 25% of the creature's challenge rating (CR), use 0.25 -->
 
 
 
| NudgeAbility4-ManeuverOffense = 2
 
   <!-- ADDER: use any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-4 -->
 
 
 
| NudgeAbility4-ManeuverDefense =
 
  <!-- ADDER: use any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-4 -->
 
  
 +
  POISON / DISEASE FORMAT
  
 +
{{Malady
 +
| Name =
 +
| Intensity =
 +
| Save-Type =
 +
| Save-Mod =
 +
| Frequency =
 +
| Effect =
 +
| Fruition =
 +
| F-Duration =
 +
}}
  
 +
-->
 
<!--  SPECIAL ABILITY 5  -->
 
<!--  SPECIAL ABILITY 5  -->
  
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| Ability-5-Description =  
 
| Ability-5-Description =  
  <!--Insert colons ":" before each paragraph after first; replace any to-hit, damage or save DC numbers with variables below-->
 
  <!--Available Variables:
 
        {{#var:Special5ToHit}}          To-Hit
 
        {{#var:Special5TouchAttack}}    Touch To-Hit
 
        {{#var:Special5SaveDC}}          Save DC
 
        {{#var:Special5StandardDmg}}    Std Damage
 
        {{#var:Special5SwiftDmg}}        Swift Damage
 
        {{#var:Special5AlphaDmg}}        Alpha Damage
 
        {{#var:Special5-Ability-Dmg}}    Stat Damage
 
        {{#var:Special5-Hit-Points}}    Hit Points
 
        {{#var:Special5-Hit-Dice}}      Hit Dice
 
        {{#var:Special5-Maneuver-Offense}}      Maneuver Offense
 
        {{#var:Special5-Maneuver-Defense}}      Maneuver Defense
 
        {{#var:Special5-CR}}            CR
 
        {{#var:Easy-Skill-DC}}
 
        {{#var:Average-Skill-DC}}
 
        {{#var:Challenging-Skill-DC}}
 
        {{#var:Hard-Skill-DC}}
 
        {{#var:Impossible-Skill-DC}}
 
    -->
 
    <!-- You can also adjust these variables using: {{#expr: }} to perform simple math operations, like +, -, /, *. -->
 
    <!-- {{#expr:{{#var:Special1-CR}}+2}} adds two to the CR.  {{#expr:{{#var:Special1-CR}}*2}} doubles the CR.    -->
 
 
| NudgeAbility5ToHit =
 
  <!--ADDER: any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-4 -->
 
 
| NudgeAbility5TouchAttack =
 
  <!--ADDER: any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-4 -->
 
 
| NudgeAbility5SaveDC =
 
  <!--ADDER: any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-3 -->
 
 
| NudgeAbility5StandardDamage =
 
  <!--Values: vhi (+4 CR's), hi (+2 CR's), lo (-2 CR's), vlo (-4 CR's), or leave blank -->
 
 
| NudgeAbility5SwiftDamage =
 
  <!--Values: vhi (+4 CR's), hi (+2 CR's), lo (-2 CR's), vlo (-4 CR's), or leave blank -->
 
 
| NudgeAbility5AlphaDamage =
 
  <!--Values: vhi (+4 CR's), hi (+2 CR's), lo (-2 CR's), vlo (-4 CR's), or leave blank -->
 
 
| NudgeAbility5-AbilityDamage =
 
  <!-- ADDER: use any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-2 -->
 
 
| NudgeAbility5-HitPoints =
 
  <!-- MULTIPLIER: to get 25% of the creature's hit points, use 0.25 -->
 
 
| NudgeAbility5-HitDice =
 
  <!-- MULTIPLIER: to get 25% of the creature's hit dice, use 0.25 -->
 
 
| NudgeAbility5-CR =
 
  <!-- MULTIPLIER: to get 25% of the creature's challenge rating (CR), use 0.25 -->
 
  
| NudgeAbility5-ManeuverOffense =
+
   <!-- Insert colons ":" before each paragraph after first; replace any to-hit, damage or save DC numbers with variables:
   <!-- ADDER: use any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-4 -->
 
  
| NudgeAbility5-ManeuverDefense =
+
  {{To-Hit}}                {{Skill-DC|Easy}}          {{Special-Standard-Dmg}}
   <!-- ADDER: use any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-4 -->
+
  {{Touch-Attack}}          {{Skill-DC|Average}}        {{Special-Swift-Dmg}}
 +
  {{Save-DC}}              {{Skill-DC|Challenging}}    {{Special-Alpha-Dmg}}
 +
  {{Hit-Points}}            {{Skill-DC|Hard}}          {{Ability-Dmg}}
 +
   {{Bloodied-Hit-Points}}  {{Skill-DC|Impossible}}    {{Siege-Dmg}}
 +
  {{Hit-Dice}}                                          {{Primary-Dmg}}
 +
  {{Maneuver-Offense}}                                  {{Secondary-Dmg}}
 +
  {{Maneuver-Defense}}                                  {{Tertiary-Dmg}}
 +
  {{CR}}                                                {{Quaternary-Dmg}}
 +
                                                        {{Ranged-Dmg}}
  
 +
  POISON / DISEASE FORMAT
  
 +
{{Malady
 +
| Name =
 +
| Intensity =
 +
| Save-Type =
 +
| Save-Mod =
 +
| Frequency =
 +
| Effect =
 +
| Fruition =
 +
| F-Duration =
 +
}}
  
 +
-->
 
<!--  SPECIAL ABILITY 6  -->
 
<!--  SPECIAL ABILITY 6  -->
  
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| Ability-6-Description =  
 
| Ability-6-Description =  
  <!--Insert colons ":" before each paragraph after first; replace any to-hit, damage or save DC numbers with variables below-->
 
  <!--Available Variables:
 
        {{#var:Special6ToHit}}          To-Hit
 
        {{#var:Special6TouchAttack}}    Touch To-Hit
 
        {{#var:Special6SaveDC}}          Save DC
 
        {{#var:Special6StandardDmg}}    Std Damage
 
        {{#var:Special6SwiftDmg}}        Swift Damage
 
        {{#var:Special6AlphaDmg}}        Alpha Damage
 
        {{#var:Special6-Ability-Dmg}}    Stat Damage
 
        {{#var:Special6-Hit-Points}}    Hit Points
 
        {{#var:Special6-Hit-Dice}}      Hit Dice
 
        {{#var:Special6-Maneuver-Offense}}      Maneuver Offense
 
        {{#var:Special6-Maneuver-Defense}}      Maneuver Defense
 
        {{#var:Special6-CR}}            CR
 
        {{#var:Easy-Skill-DC}}
 
        {{#var:Average-Skill-DC}}
 
        {{#var:Challenging-Skill-DC}}
 
        {{#var:Hard-Skill-DC}}
 
        {{#var:Impossible-Skill-DC}}
 
    -->
 
    <!-- You can also adjust these variables using: {{#expr: }} to perform simple math operations, like +, -, /, *. -->
 
    <!-- {{#expr:{{#var:Special1-CR}}+2}} adds two to the CR.  {{#expr:{{#var:Special1-CR}}*2}} doubles the CR.    -->
 
 
| NudgeAbility6ToHit =
 
  <!--ADDER: any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-4 -->
 
 
| NudgeAbility6TouchAttack =
 
  <!--ADDER: any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-4 -->
 
 
| NudgeAbility6SaveDC =
 
  <!--ADDER: any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-3 -->
 
 
| NudgeAbility6StandardDamage =
 
  <!--Values: vhi (+4 CR's), hi (+2 CR's), lo (-2 CR's), vlo (-4 CR's), or leave blank -->
 
 
| NudgeAbility6SwiftDamage =
 
  <!--Values: vhi (+4 CR's), hi (+2 CR's), lo (-2 CR's), vlo (-4 CR's), or leave blank -->
 
 
| NudgeAbility6AlphaDamage =
 
  <!--Values: vhi (+4 CR's), hi (+2 CR's), lo (-2 CR's), vlo (-4 CR's), or leave blank -->
 
 
| NudgeAbility6-AbilityDamage =
 
  <!-- ADDER: use any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-2 -->
 
 
| NudgeAbility6-HitPoints =
 
  <!-- MULTIPLIER: to get 25% of the creature's hit points, use 0.25 -->
 
 
| NudgeAbility6-HitDice =
 
  <!-- MULTIPLIER: to get 25% of the creature's hit dice, use 0.25 -->
 
  
| NudgeAbility6-CR =
+
   <!-- Insert colons ":" before each paragraph after first; replace any to-hit, damage or save DC numbers with variables:
   <!-- MULTIPLIER: to get 25% of the creature's challenge rating (CR), use 0.25 -->
 
  
| NudgeAbility6-ManeuverOffense =
+
  {{To-Hit}}                {{Skill-DC|Easy}}          {{Special-Standard-Dmg}}
   <!-- ADDER: use any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-4 -->
+
   {{Touch-Attack}}          {{Skill-DC|Average}}        {{Special-Swift-Dmg}}
 
+
  {{Save-DC}}              {{Skill-DC|Challenging}}    {{Special-Alpha-Dmg}}
| NudgeAbility6-ManeuverDefense =
+
  {{Hit-Points}}            {{Skill-DC|Hard}}          {{Ability-Dmg}}
   <!-- ADDER: use any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-4 -->
+
  {{Bloodied-Hit-Points}}  {{Skill-DC|Impossible}}    {{Siege-Dmg}}
 +
   {{Hit-Dice}}                                          {{Primary-Dmg}}
 +
  {{Maneuver-Offense}}                                  {{Secondary-Dmg}}
 +
  {{Maneuver-Defense}}                                  {{Tertiary-Dmg}}
 +
  {{CR}}                                                {{Quaternary-Dmg}}
 +
                                                        {{Ranged-Dmg}}
  
 +
  POISON / DISEASE FORMAT
  
 +
{{Malady
 +
| Name =
 +
| Intensity =
 +
| Save-Type =
 +
| Save-Mod =
 +
| Frequency =
 +
| Effect =
 +
| Fruition =
 +
| F-Duration =
 +
}}
  
 +
-->
 
<!--  SPECIAL ABILITY 7  -->
 
<!--  SPECIAL ABILITY 7  -->
  
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| Ability-7-Description =  
 
| Ability-7-Description =  
  <!--Insert colons ":" before each paragraph after first; replace any to-hit, damage or save DC numbers with variables below-->
 
  <!--Available Variables:
 
        {{#var:Special7ToHit}}          To-Hit
 
        {{#var:Special7TouchAttack}}    Touch To-Hit
 
        {{#var:Special7SaveDC}}          Save DC
 
        {{#var:Special7StandardDmg}}    Std Damage
 
        {{#var:Special7SwiftDmg}}        Swift Damage
 
        {{#var:Special7AlphaDmg}}        Alpha Damage
 
        {{#var:Special7-Ability-Dmg}}    Stat Damage
 
        {{#var:Special7-Hit-Points}}    Hit Points
 
        {{#var:Special7-Hit-Dice}}      Hit Dice
 
        {{#var:Special7-Maneuver-Offense}}      Maneuver Offense
 
        {{#var:Special7-Maneuver-Defense}}      Maneuver Defense
 
        {{#var:Special7-CR}}            CR
 
        {{#var:Easy-Skill-DC}}
 
        {{#var:Average-Skill-DC}}
 
        {{#var:Challenging-Skill-DC}}
 
        {{#var:Hard-Skill-DC}}
 
        {{#var:Impossible-Skill-DC}}
 
    -->
 
    <!-- You can also adjust these variables using: {{#expr: }} to perform simple math operations, like +, -, /, *. -->
 
    <!-- {{#expr:{{#var:Special1-CR}}+2}} adds two to the CR.  {{#expr:{{#var:Special1-CR}}*2}} doubles the CR.    -->
 
 
| NudgeAbility7ToHit =
 
  <!--ADDER: any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-4 -->
 
 
| NudgeAbility7TouchAttack =
 
  <!--ADDER: any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-4 -->
 
 
| NudgeAbility7SaveDC =
 
  <!--ADDER: any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-3 -->
 
 
| NudgeAbility7StandardDamage =
 
  <!--Values: vhi (+4 CR's), hi (+2 CR's), lo (-2 CR's), vlo (-4 CR's), or leave blank -->
 
 
| NudgeAbility7SwiftDamage =
 
  <!--Values: vhi (+4 CR's), hi (+2 CR's), lo (-2 CR's), vlo (-4 CR's), or leave blank -->
 
  
| NudgeAbility7AlphaDamage =
+
   <!-- Insert colons ":" before each paragraph after first; replace any to-hit, damage or save DC numbers with variables:
   <!--Values: vhi (+4 CR's), hi (+2 CR's), lo (-2 CR's), vlo (-4 CR's), or leave blank -->
 
  
| NudgeAbility7-AbilityDamage =
+
  {{To-Hit}}                {{Skill-DC|Easy}}          {{Special-Standard-Dmg}}
   <!-- ADDER: use any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-2 -->
+
   {{Touch-Attack}}          {{Skill-DC|Average}}        {{Special-Swift-Dmg}}
 
+
   {{Save-DC}}              {{Skill-DC|Challenging}}    {{Special-Alpha-Dmg}}
| NudgeAbility7-HitPoints =
+
   {{Hit-Points}}            {{Skill-DC|Hard}}          {{Ability-Dmg}}
   <!-- MULTIPLIER: to get 25% of the creature's hit points, use 0.25 -->
+
   {{Bloodied-Hit-Points}}  {{Skill-DC|Impossible}}    {{Siege-Dmg}}
 
+
   {{Hit-Dice}}                                          {{Primary-Dmg}}
| NudgeAbility7-HitDice =
+
  {{Maneuver-Offense}}                                  {{Secondary-Dmg}}
   <!-- MULTIPLIER: to get 25% of the creature's hit dice, use 0.25 -->
+
  {{Maneuver-Defense}}                                  {{Tertiary-Dmg}}
 
+
   {{CR}}                                                {{Quaternary-Dmg}}
| NudgeAbility7-CR =
+
                                                        {{Ranged-Dmg}}
   <!-- MULTIPLIER: to get 25% of the creature's challenge rating (CR), use 0.25 -->
 
 
 
| NudgeAbility7-ManeuverOffense =
 
   <!-- ADDER: use any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-4 -->
 
 
 
| NudgeAbility7-ManeuverDefense =
 
   <!-- ADDER: use any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-4 -->
 
  
 +
  POISON / DISEASE FORMAT
  
 +
{{Malady
 +
| Name =
 +
| Intensity =
 +
| Save-Type =
 +
| Save-Mod =
 +
| Frequency =
 +
| Effect =
 +
| Fruition =
 +
| F-Duration =
 +
}}
  
 +
-->
 
<!--  SPECIAL ABILITY 8  -->
 
<!--  SPECIAL ABILITY 8  -->
  
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| Ability-8-Description =  
 
| Ability-8-Description =  
  <!--Insert colons ":" before each paragraph after first; replace any to-hit, damage or save DC numbers with variables below-->
 
  <!--Available Variables:
 
        {{#var:Special8ToHit}}          To-Hit
 
        {{#var:Special8TouchAttack}}    Touch To-Hit
 
        {{#var:Special8SaveDC}}          Save DC
 
        {{#var:Special8StandardDmg}}    Std Damage
 
        {{#var:Special8SwiftDmg}}        Swift Damage
 
        {{#var:Special8AlphaDmg}}        Alpha Damage
 
        {{#var:Special8-Ability-Dmg}}    Stat Damage
 
        {{#var:Special8-Hit-Points}}    Hit Points
 
        {{#var:Special8-Hit-Dice}}      Hit Dice
 
        {{#var:Special8-Maneuver-Offense}}      Maneuver Offense
 
        {{#var:Special8-Maneuver-Defense}}      Maneuver Defense
 
        {{#var:Special8-CR}}            CR
 
        {{#var:Easy-Skill-DC}}
 
        {{#var:Average-Skill-DC}}
 
        {{#var:Challenging-Skill-DC}}
 
        {{#var:Hard-Skill-DC}}
 
        {{#var:Impossible-Skill-DC}}
 
    -->
 
    <!-- You can also adjust these variables using: {{#expr: }} to perform simple math operations, like +, -, /, *. -->
 
    <!-- {{#expr:{{#var:Special1-CR}}+2}} adds two to the CR.  {{#expr:{{#var:Special1-CR}}*2}} doubles the CR.    -->
 
 
| NudgeAbility8ToHit =
 
  <!--ADDER: any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-4 -->
 
 
| NudgeAbility8TouchAttack =
 
  <!--ADDER: any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-4 -->
 
 
| NudgeAbility8SaveDC =
 
  <!--ADDER: any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-3 -->
 
 
| NudgeAbility8StandardDamage =
 
  <!--Values: vhi (+4 CR's), hi (+2 CR's), lo (-2 CR's), vlo (-4 CR's), or leave blank -->
 
 
| NudgeAbility8SwiftDamage =
 
  <!--Values: vhi (+4 CR's), hi (+2 CR's), lo (-2 CR's), vlo (-4 CR's), or leave blank -->
 
 
| NudgeAbility8AlphaDamage =
 
  <!--Values: vhi (+4 CR's), hi (+2 CR's), lo (-2 CR's), vlo (-4 CR's), or leave blank -->
 
 
| NudgeAbility8-AbilityDamage =
 
  <!-- ADDER: use any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-2 -->
 
  
| NudgeAbility8-HitPoints =
+
   <!-- Insert colons ":" before each paragraph after first; replace any to-hit, damage or save DC numbers with variables:
   <!-- MULTIPLIER: to get 25% of the creature's hit points, use 0.25 -->
 
  
| NudgeAbility8-HitDice =
+
  {{To-Hit}}                {{Skill-DC|Easy}}          {{Special-Standard-Dmg}}
   <!-- MULTIPLIER: to get 25% of the creature's hit dice, use 0.25 -->
+
   {{Touch-Attack}}          {{Skill-DC|Average}}        {{Special-Swift-Dmg}}
 
+
  {{Save-DC}}              {{Skill-DC|Challenging}}    {{Special-Alpha-Dmg}}
| NudgeAbility8-CR =
+
   {{Hit-Points}}            {{Skill-DC|Hard}}          {{Ability-Dmg}}
   <!-- MULTIPLIER: to get 25% of the creature's challenge rating (CR), use 0.25 -->
+
   {{Bloodied-Hit-Points}}  {{Skill-DC|Impossible}}    {{Siege-Dmg}}
 
+
  {{Hit-Dice}}                                          {{Primary-Dmg}}
| NudgeAbility8-ManeuverOffense =
+
  {{Maneuver-Offense}}                                  {{Secondary-Dmg}}
   <!-- ADDER: use any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-4 -->
+
   {{Maneuver-Defense}}                                  {{Tertiary-Dmg}}
 
+
  {{CR}}                                                {{Quaternary-Dmg}}
| NudgeAbility8-ManeuverDefense =
+
                                                        {{Ranged-Dmg}}
   <!-- ADDER: use any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-4 -->
 
  
 +
  POISON / DISEASE FORMAT
  
 +
{{Malady
 +
| Name =
 +
| Intensity =
 +
| Save-Type =
 +
| Save-Mod =
 +
| Frequency =
 +
| Effect =
 +
| Fruition =
 +
| F-Duration =
 +
}}
  
 +
-->
 
<!--  SPECIAL ABILITY 9  -->
 
<!--  SPECIAL ABILITY 9  -->
  
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| Ability-9-Description =  
 
| Ability-9-Description =  
  <!--Insert colons ":" before each paragraph after first; replace any to-hit, damage or save DC numbers with variables below-->
 
  <!--Available Variables:
 
        {{#var:Special91ToHit}}          To-Hit
 
        {{#var:Special9TouchAttack}}    Touch To-Hit
 
        {{#var:Special9SaveDC}}          Save DC
 
        {{#var:Special9StandardDmg}}    Std Damage
 
        {{#var:Special9SwiftDmg}}        Swift Damage
 
        {{#var:Special9AlphaDmg}}        Alpha Damage
 
        {{#var:Special9-Ability-Dmg}}    Stat Damage
 
        {{#var:Special9-Hit-Points}}    Hit Points
 
        {{#var:Special9-Hit-Dice}}      Hit Dice
 
        {{#var:Special9-Maneuver-Offense}}      Maneuver Offense
 
        {{#var:Special9-Maneuver-Defense}}      Maneuver Defense
 
        {{#var:Special9-CR}}            CR
 
        {{#var:Easy-Skill-DC}}
 
        {{#var:Average-Skill-DC}}
 
        {{#var:Challenging-Skill-DC}}
 
        {{#var:Hard-Skill-DC}}
 
        {{#var:Impossible-Skill-DC}}
 
    -->
 
    <!-- You can also adjust these variables using: {{#expr: }} to perform simple math operations, like +, -, /, *. -->
 
    <!-- {{#expr:{{#var:Special1-CR}}+2}} adds two to the CR.  {{#expr:{{#var:Special1-CR}}*2}} doubles the CR.    -->
 
 
| NudgeAbility9ToHit =
 
  <!--ADDER: any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-4 -->
 
 
| NudgeAbility9TouchAttack =
 
  <!--ADDER: any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-4 -->
 
 
| NudgeAbility9SaveDC =
 
  <!--ADDER: any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-3 -->
 
 
| NudgeAbility9StandardDamage =
 
  <!--Values: vhi (+4 CR's), hi (+2 CR's), lo (-2 CR's), vlo (-4 CR's), or leave blank -->
 
 
| NudgeAbility9SwiftDamage =
 
  <!--Values: vhi (+4 CR's), hi (+2 CR's), lo (-2 CR's), vlo (-4 CR's), or leave blank -->
 
 
| NudgeAbility9AlphaDamage =
 
  <!--Values: vhi (+4 CR's), hi (+2 CR's), lo (-2 CR's), vlo (-4 CR's), or leave blank -->
 
 
| NudgeAbility9-AbilityDamage =
 
  <!-- ADDER: use any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-2 -->
 
 
| NudgeAbility9-HitPoints =
 
  <!-- MULTIPLIER: to get 25% of the creature's hit points, use 0.25 -->
 
 
| NudgeAbility9-HitDice =
 
  <!-- MULTIPLIER: to get 25% of the creature's hit dice, use 0.25 -->
 
 
| NudgeAbility9-CR =
 
  <!-- MULTIPLIER: to get 25% of the creature's challenge rating (CR), use 0.25 -->
 
  
| NudgeAbility9-ManeuverOffense =
+
   <!-- Insert colons ":" before each paragraph after first; replace any to-hit, damage or save DC numbers with variables:
   <!-- ADDER: use any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-4 -->
 
  
| NudgeAbility9-ManeuverDefense =
+
  {{To-Hit}}                {{Skill-DC|Easy}}          {{Special-Standard-Dmg}}
   <!-- ADDER: use any positive or negative number, or leave blank. Max recommended is +/-4 -->
+
  {{Touch-Attack}}          {{Skill-DC|Average}}        {{Special-Swift-Dmg}}
 +
  {{Save-DC}}              {{Skill-DC|Challenging}}    {{Special-Alpha-Dmg}}
 +
  {{Hit-Points}}            {{Skill-DC|Hard}}          {{Ability-Dmg}}
 +
   {{Bloodied-Hit-Points}}  {{Skill-DC|Impossible}}    {{Siege-Dmg}}
 +
  {{Hit-Dice}}                                          {{Primary-Dmg}}
 +
  {{Maneuver-Offense}}                                  {{Secondary-Dmg}}
 +
  {{Maneuver-Defense}}                                  {{Tertiary-Dmg}}
 +
  {{CR}}                                                {{Quaternary-Dmg}}
 +
                                                        {{Ranged-Dmg}}
  
 +
  POISON / DISEASE FORMAT
  
 +
{{Malady
 +
| Name =
 +
| Intensity =
 +
| Save-Type =
 +
| Save-Mod =
 +
| Frequency =
 +
| Effect =
 +
| Fruition =
 +
| F-Duration =
 +
}}
  
 +
-->
 
<!--  COMBAT TACTICS  -->
 
<!--  COMBAT TACTICS  -->
  

Revision as of 19:46, 15 August 2019

Shadow Mastiff

Shadow Mastiff (CR 12)

Neutral Evil - Medium - Outsider
A shadow mastiff is a creature that looks like a large dog, except that its coat is deep, supernatural black. On a quick glance, a shadow mastiff may pass for an ordinary, if very large dog — 'man's best friend'. However, on closer examination, the horrendous evil lurking in this creature is obvious.
Shadow mastiffs come from some dark place, some place outside this world, a shadowy place where the world is a twisted reflection of our own. This is the Plane of Shadows, where even the best things, like mankind's loyal companions, are twisted and evil.
Shadow mastiffs exude terrible menace at the best of times, and when they make even the smallest of threatening gestures, fear grips the heart of even the most hardened souls.

General

Lore Check: Know (Planes) (Basic: DC 23; Full: DC 39)
Init: +22
Ambush Chance: 10+ on d20 (req's 1 minute prep)
Senses: Standard Senses, Darkvision 60 ft., Scent 30 ft.
Passive Perception: 32 (Spot: +22, req's move action)

Defense

AC: 32
Maneuver Defense (MD): 34
Hit Points: 249     (Bloodied Value: 124)    Hit Dice: 22
Fort: +15    Refl: +12    Will: +12
Special Defenses:
Strong Against:
Weak Against:
  • Vulnerable (1.5x damage): Light (energy, uncommon) or Sunlight (energy, rare) damage

Offense

Movement Types: Walk 50 ft.
Space / Reach: 5 ft. / 5 ft.
Standard Attack:
  • 1x Shadowy Maw +20 (3d10+12/x2) as crushing (physical, common); plus: Trip
Full Attack:
  • 1x Shadowy Maw +20 (3d10+12/x2) as crushing (physical, common); plus: Trip
  • 2x Darkened Claws +20 (3d6+4/x2) as slashing (physical, common); plus: 1d6 points of Tenebrous (energy, rare) damage
Standard Ranged:
Maneuver Offense: +19
Siege Damage: Not siege capable
Special Attacks: Shadow Blend, Shadowy Lunge, Menace, Trip
Action Points: 0

Statistics

Str: 19    Dex: 15    Con: 19    Int: 5    Wis: 14    Cha: 13
Feats:
Skills:
Languages: Can understand, but not speak, Common and Fuligin

Special Abilities

Shadow Blend (Su)

In any condition of illumination other than full daylight, a shadow mastiff can disappear into the shadows, giving it total concealment (50% miss chance). Artificial illumination, such as from a lightstone or a Light (Sorcerer/Wizard Spell), does not negate this ability. A Daylight (Sorcerer/Wizard Spell), however, will.

Shadowy Lunge (Su)

If a shadow mastiff is targeted or damaged by an attack of any sort from beyond their melee reach, and their Shadow Blend ability is working, they may use Greater Teleport, up to 60 feet, once per encounter as a move action, to move adjacent to the enemy who dared to attack them. If they attack the enemy with their Shadowy Maw attack in the same round as they use Shadowy Lunge, the target is made flat-footed prior to Shadowy Lunge's attack roll.

Menace (Su)

As a swift action, a Shadow Mastiff can exude menace, inspiring fear in nearby enemies. All enemies within 100 feet of the Shadow Mastiff become Startled until the end of the encounter unless they succeed on a Will save, DC 13 (a successful save negates this effect). This is a fear effect. If a creature fails a save while already Startled by a previous use of Menace, they instead become Panicked for one round, after which they are Startled until the end of the encounter.
Creatures subjected to Menace can only be forced to save against it up to once per round. Once a creature has rolled a save against Menace, succeed or fail, that creature can ignore the subsequent uses of Menace (but not its effects) until the following round.

Trip (Su)

A shadow mastiff that hits with its Shadowy Maw attack can attempt to trip the opponent as a free action without provoking an attack of opportunity, rolling their Maneuver Offense (1d20 + 5) against their target's Maneuver Defense. If the attempt fails, the opponent cannot attempt to trip the shadow mastiff in return.


Combat Tactics

Shadow Mastiffs hunt in packs, and cooperate to efficiently bring down their enemies. Because Menace cannot affect a foe more than once per round, only one Mastiff will use the Menace ability each round.
Shadow Mastiffs also have Spring Attack, allowing them to use their excellent speed to run into a fight, make a bite attack, and run back out. This forces enemies to move up to the Mastiff, possibly provoking attacks of opportunity from their startled allies. Even worse, if someone attacks the beasts from range, then the next round the offended Mastiff will use Shadowy Lunge to exact revenge. More than one hapless Wizard has expired suddenly and terribly after hitting Shadow Mastiffs with a fireball, only to be buried under a swarm of enraged beasts that suddenly appeared adjacent to them...with flanks, and attacking against their flat-footed armor class.
Once enemies move to engage, the Mastiff is usually pretty happy to take full attacks, but may use spring attack to find a flank or reposition themselves. Shadow Mastiffs are not brilliant, but have animal cunning, and a solid understanding of pack tactics, and will use their 50 percent miss chance to try and set up flanks, attack prone foes, and generally be terribly dangerous.
Shadow Mastiffs will flee a combat if clearly outmatched by their enemies, and especially if their Shadow Blend power has been negated.

Out of Combat

Shadow Mastiffs are surprisingly not very popular as pets of other monster clans, mainly because they are nearly impossible to leash or control, thanks to their Shadowy Lunge power. In addition, their temperament is bad in the extreme.
Instead, if Shadow Mastiffs are found with other monsters, they are treated as working companions, not pets, typically housed separately from others and placed strategically in the way of invaders. Given how mean and aggressive a Shadow Mastiff is, they will perform their duty without prompting.

Rewards

XP: 19,200
Treasure: Sellable Goods worth 12,875 gp.
Weight: 130 lbs.     Volume: 5.2 cu ft
  • Shadow Mastiff teeth and skulls are very valuable to collectors.
Optional Treasure Rules: Roll on the following table once per encounter (NOT per creature). Any items discovered are in addition to the normal treasure for the encounter.
Table 1: Roll a d20:
Result Remnant Found (If Any)
1 - 10 Nothing Found
11 - 14 1 Languid Remnant (tier 1)
15 - 17 1 Pale Remnant (tier 2)
18 - 19 1 Bright Remnant (tier 3)
20 Roll on Table 2
Table 2: Roll a d20:
Result Remnant(s) Found
1 - 5 3 Languid Remnants (tier 1)
6 - 10 3 Pale Remnants (tier 2)
11 - 14 1 Intense Remnant (tier 4)
15 - 17 1 Blazing Remnant (tier 5)
18 - 19 1 Vital Remnant (tier 6)
20 Roll on Table 3
Table 3: Roll a d20:
Result Remnant(s) Found
1 - 5 3 Bright Remnants (tier 3)
6 - 8 3 Intense Remnants (tier 4)
9 - 11 3 Blazing Remnants (tier 5)
12 - 14 3 Vital Remnants (tier 6)
15 - 17 1 Prime Remnant (tier 7)
18 - 19 1 Mythic Remnant (tier 8)
20 1 Empyrean Remnant (tier 9)