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is among the most powerful types of tanar'ri. Of all the inhabitants of
the Abyss, they are second in power only to the Abyssal Lords, acting as
the generals of their demonic armies.
A dark aura of power
surrounds this towering humanoid with huge bat wings. Lurid flames dance
over its skin. In one of its massive clawed hands, this creature bears a
sword that looks sharp enough to cut even to the soul. In its other hand,
it bears a whip licked by tongues of fire.
Balors stand among
the greatest and most terrible of the underworld creatures. They rule as
generals over demonic armies. They are the masterminds of schemes to seize
power and destroy the innocent. Even among their own kind, balors are feared,
as they motivate their kindred to spread terror and misery.
A balor stands about 12 feet tall. Its skin is usually dark red. It weighs about 4,500 pounds.
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Balor (CR 20)
AC 35 (+7 Dexterity,
+19 natural, -1 size), touch 16, flat-footed 28
Speed 40 ft.
(8 squares), Fly 90 ft. (good)
At will -blasphemy (DC 25), deeper darkness, desecrate, detect
good, detect law, dominate
monster (DC 27), fear (DC 22), greater
dispel magic, greater
teleport (self plus 50 pounds of objects only), insanity (DC 25), power word stun, pyrotechnics, read magic, symbol (all) (DC
27), telekinesis (DC 23), unhallow, unholy aura (DC 26), unholy
blight (DC 22), wall of
fire (DC 22).
35, Dexterity 25, Constitution 31, Intelligence 24, Wisdom 24, Charisma 26
Solitary or troupe (1 balor, 1 marilith,
and 2-5 hezrous)
Death Throes (Ex): When killed, a balor explodes in a blinding flash of light that deals 5 points of damage per HD (100 points for an average balor) to anything within 5 feet per HD (100 feet for an average balor) (Reflex DC 30 half). A balor's death throes appear different depending on whether the death involved is permanent or temporary, and each balor's death throes are individually distinctive although this has no mechanical effect. This explosion automatically destroys any weapons the balor is holding. The save DC is Constitution-based.
Disease (Su): A target gored by a balor must make a Fort save DC 30 or else catch demon fever. The save DC is Constitution-based.
Entangle (Ex): A balor's +1 flaming Whip entangles foes much like an attack with a net. The Whip has 20 hit points and needs no folding. If it hits, the target and the balor immediately make opposed Strength checks; if the balor wins, it drags the target against its flaming body (see below). The target remains anchored against the balor's body until it escapes the Whip.
Flaming Body (Su): The body of a balor is wreathed in flame. Anyone grappling a balor takes 6d6 points of fire damage each round. This flame never deals damage to the balor, even those who are not immune to fire.
Innate Weaponry (Su): A balor can reform or recall its weapons to its hand as a free action. If the balor and the weapons are separated across planar boundaries, the weapons fade.
Skills: Balors have a +8 racial bonus on Perception checks.
Originally Posted by
Dracomortis of the Wizards Community forums.
Characters with ranks in Knowledge (the Planes) can learn more about balors. When a character makes a successful skill check, the following lore is revealed, including the information from the lower DCs.
|This huge, winged humanoid is a balor, a demon that serves as a general in Abyssal armies. This result reveals all outsider and tanarri traits.|
|Balors are scheming masterminds, often plotting to overthrow and dominate others, even amongst their own kin. They also delight in destroying the innocent.|
|A balors body is wreathed in intense flames, damaging those who attempt to grapple with it; in combat, it often uses its Whip to entangle foes and drag them straight into the flame.|
|When a balor is slain, its body explodes in a brilliant flash of light that destroys everything in a 100-foot radius, including the balors own weapons: a +1 vorpal longsword and a +1 flaming Whip.|
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