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Drelb (Haunting Custodian)

This spectral figure is composed of darkness and has no discernible features except its eyes—two small pinpoints of light that burn with a hellish glow.

Drelb CR 5

XP 1,600
N(E) Medium outsider (extraplanar, incorporeal, psionic)
Init +7; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +11


AC 15, touch 15, flat-footed 12 (+2 deflection, +3 Dex)
hp 50 (6d10+12)
Fort +6; Ref +8; Will +7
Defensive Abilities incorporeal


Speed 20 ft., fly 20 ft. (good)
Melee incorporeal touch +9 (1d4 plus nether chill)
Special Attacks illusory retreat


Str —, Dex 16, Con 14, Int 12, Wis 14, Cha 15
Base Atk +6; CMB +9; CMD 21 (can’t be tripped)
Feats Ability Focus (nether chill), Great Fortitude, Improved Initiative
Skills Bluff +11, Intimidate +11, Knowledge (the planes) +10, Perception +11, Sense Motive +11, Stealth +12, Survival +11
Languages Common, Daemonic
SQ psionic adaptation


Illusory Retreat (Sp)

A drelb can rapidly diminish its form while it advances forward. To the onlooker, it appears as if the drelb is retreating. Creatures succeeding on a DC 20 Will save see through this illusion; otherwise, the drelb advances into melee range and its opponent is considered flat-footed for the drelb’s next attack following the use of this ability. A creature that has seen a drelb use this ability before gains a +2 circumstance bonus on its Will save. The save DC is Charisma-based and includes a +5 racial bonus.

Nether Chill (Su)

A living creature touched by a drelb must make a DC 17 Fortitude save or immediately drops anything it is holding and fall prone, shivering for 1 round. It is not helpless but is unable to make any actions during this round. The save DC is Constitution-based and includes a +2 bonus for the drelb’s Ability Focus feat.

Psionic Adaptation (Su)

A drelb can imitate any psionic power or psi-like ability used within 30 feet of it as a standard action. A drelb has a manifester level of 5th. The save DC (if any) to resist an imitated psionic power or psi-like ability is 12 + the level of the power. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Further, any psionic power or psi-like ability that directly targets a drelb is reflected back on the attacker with full effect (manifester level and save DC equal to that of the original manifester).

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