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Vecna the Archlich

Vecna the Archlich

Medium Undead (Wizard), Lawful EvilMedium Undead (Wizard), Lawful Evil
Armor Class 18 (natural armor)18 (natural armor)
[~<13]
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Hit Points 272 (32d8+128)272 ([32d8+128])
[~1-6]
Speed 30 ft.30 ft.

STR
14 (+2)
DEX
16 (+3)
CON
18 (+4)
INT
22 (+6)
WIS
24 (+7)
CHA
16 (+3)

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Saving Throws Con +12, Int +14, Wis +15 Con [+12], Int [+14], Wis [+15]
Skills Arcana +22, History +14, Insight +15, Perception +15 Arcana [+22], History [+14], Insight [+15], Perception [+15]
Damage Vulnerabilities
Damage Resistances cold, lightning, necrotic
Damage Immunities poison; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks
Condition Immunities charmed, exhaustion, frightened, paralyzed, poisoned, stunned charmed, exhaustion, frightened, paralyzed, poisoned, stunned
Senses truesight 120 ft., passive Perception 25truesight 120 ft., passive Perception 25
Languages Common, Draconic, Elvish, InfernalCommon, Draconic, Elvish, Infernal
PB +8
Challenge 26 (90,000 XP)

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Special Equipment. Vecna carries a magic dagger named Afterthought. In the hands of anyone other than Vecna, Afterthought is a +2 dagger.

Legendary Resistance (5/Day). If Vecna fails a saving throw, he can choose to succeed instead.

Undying. If Vecna is slain, his soul refuses to accept its fate and lives on as a disembodied spirit that fashions a new body for itself after 1d100 years. Vecna's soul can fashion a new body even if its old body was burned to ash or otherwise obliterated. When the new body is complete, Vecna regains all his hit points and becomes active again. Vecna's new body appears anywhere within 100 miles of where Vecna was slain.

Unusual Nature. Vecna doesn't require air, food, drink, or sleep.

[b]Special Equipment.[/b] Vecna carries a magic dagger named Afterthought. In the hands of anyone other than Vecna, Afterthought is a [+2] dagger.

[b]Legendary Resistance (5/Day).[/b] If Vecna fails a saving throw, he can choose to succeed instead.

[b]Undying.[/b] If Vecna is slain, his soul refuses to accept its fate and lives on as a disembodied spirit that fashions a new body for itself after [1d100] years. Vecna's soul can fashion a new body even if its old body was burned to ash or otherwise obliterated. When the new body is complete, Vecna regains all his hit points and becomes active again. Vecna's new body appears anywhere within 100 miles of where Vecna was slain.

[b]Unusual Nature.[/b] Vecna doesn't require air, food, drink, or sleep.

Actions

[~Hit +2, DC <13, DPR 0-1]

Multiattack. Vecna uses Flight of the Damned (if available), Rotten Fate, or Spellcasting. He then makes two attacks with Afterthought.

Afterthought. Melee Weapon Attack: +13 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d4+5) piercing damage, plus 9 (2d8) necrotic damage. If the target is a creature, it is afflicted by entropic magic, taking 9 (2d8) necrotic damage at the start of each of its turns. Immediately after taking this damage on its turn, the target can make a DC 20 Constitution saving throw, ending the effect on itself on a success. Until it succeeds on this save, the afflicted target can't regain hit points.

Flight of the Damned (Recharge d6: 5–6). Vecna conjures a torrent of flying, spectral entities that fill a 120-foot cone and pass through all creatures in that area before dissipating. Each creature in that area must make a DC 22 Constitution saving throw. On a failed save, the creature takes 36 (8d8) necrotic damage and is frightened of Vecna for 1 minute. On a failed save, the creature takes half as much damage and isn't frightened. A frightened creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Rotten Fate. Vecna causes necrotic magic to engulf one creature he can see within 120 feet of himself. The target must make a DC 22 Constitution saving throw, taking 96 (8d8+60) necrotic damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one. A Humanoid killed by this magic rises as a zombie at the start of Vecna's next turn and acts immediately after Vecna in the initiative order. The zombie is under Vecna's control.

Spellcasting. Vecna casts one of the following spells, requiring no material components and using Intelligence as the spellcasting ability (spell save DC 22):


Bonus Actions

Vile Teleport. Vecna teleports, along with any equipment he is wearing or carrying, up to 30 feet to an unoccupied space he can see. He can cause each creature of his choice within 15 feet of his destination space to take 10 (3d6) psychic damage. If at least one creature takes this damage, Vecna regains 80 hit points.

Reactions

Vecna can take up to three reactions per round but only one per turn.

Dread Counterspell. Vecna utters a dread word to interrupt a creature he can see that is casting a spell. If the spell is 4th level or lower, it fails and has no effect. If the spell is 5th level or higher, Vecna makes an Intelligence check (DC 10 + the spell's level). On a success, the spell fails and has no effect. Whatever the spell's level, the caster takes 10 (3d6) psychic damage if the spell fails.

Fell Rebuke. In response to being hit by an attack, Vecna utters a fell word, dealing 10 (3d6) necrotic damage to the attacker, and Vecna teleports, along with any equipment he is wearing or carrying, up to 30 feet to an unoccupied space he can see.

[b]Multiattack.[/b] Vecna uses Flight of the Damned (if available), Rotten Fate, or Spellcasting. He then makes two attacks with Afterthought.

[b]Afterthought.[/b] Melee Weapon Attack: [+13] to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 ([1d4+5]) piercing damage, plus 9 ([2d8]) necrotic damage. If the target is a creature, it is afflicted by entropic magic, taking 9 ([2d8]) necrotic damage at the start of each of its turns. Immediately after taking this damage on its turn, the target can make a DC 20 Constitution saving throw, ending the effect on itself on a success. Until it succeeds on this save, the afflicted target can't regain hit points.

[b]Flight of the Damned (Recharge [d6]: 5–6).[/b] Vecna conjures a torrent of flying, spectral entities that fill a 120-foot cone and pass through all creatures in that area before dissipating. Each creature in that area must make a DC 22 Constitution saving throw. On a failed save, the creature takes 36 ([8d8]) necrotic damage and is frightened of Vecna for 1 minute. On a failed save, the creature takes half as much damage and isn't frightened. A frightened creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

[b]Rotten Fate.[/b] Vecna causes necrotic magic to engulf one creature he can see within 120 feet of himself. The target must make a DC 22 Constitution saving throw, taking 96 ([8d8+60]) necrotic damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one. A Humanoid killed by this magic rises as a zombie at the start of Vecna's next turn and acts immediately after Vecna in the initiative order. The zombie is under Vecna's control.

[b]Spellcasting.[/b] Vecna casts one of the following spells, requiring no material components and using Intelligence as the spellcasting ability (spell save DC 22):
[*]At will: [spell]animate dead[/spell] (as an action), [spell]detect magic[/spell], [spell]dispel magic[/spell], [spell]fly[/spell], [spell]lightning bolt[/spell], [spell]mage hand[/spell], [spell]prestidigitation[/spell]
[*]2/day each: [spell]dimension door[/spell], [spell]invisibility[/spell], [spell]scrying[/spell] (as an action)
[*]1/day each: [spell]dominate monster[/spell], [spell]globe of invulnerability[/spell], [spell]plane shift[/spell] (self only)

[big]Bonus Actions[/big]

[b]Vile Teleport.[/b] Vecna teleports, along with any equipment he is wearing or carrying, up to 30 feet to an unoccupied space he can see. He can cause each creature of his choice within 15 feet of his destination space to take 10 ([3d6]) psychic damage. If at least one creature takes this damage, Vecna regains 80 hit points.

[big]Reactions[/big]

Vecna can take up to three reactions per round but only one per turn.

[b]Dread Counterspell.[/b] Vecna utters a dread word to interrupt a creature he can see that is casting a spell. If the spell is 4th level or lower, it fails and has no effect. If the spell is 5th level or higher, Vecna makes an Intelligence check (DC 10 + the spell's level). On a success, the spell fails and has no effect. Whatever the spell's level, the caster takes 10 ([3d6]) psychic damage if the spell fails.

[b]Fell Rebuke.[/b] In response to being hit by an attack, Vecna utters a fell word, dealing 10 ([3d6]) necrotic damage to the attacker, and Vecna teleports, along with any equipment he is wearing or carrying, up to 30 feet to an unoccupied space he can see.

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Monster Statistics by Challenge Rating

CRProf. BonusACHPAttack BonusDamage / RoundSave DC
0+2<131-6<+30-1<13
1/8+2137-35+32-313
1/4+21336-49+34-513
1/2+21350-70+36-813
1+21371-85+39-1413
2+21386-100+315-2013
3+213101-115+421-2613
4+214116-130+527-3214
5+315131-145+633-3815
6+315146-160+639-4415
7+315161-175+645-5015
8+316176-190+751-5616
9+416191-205+757-6216
10+417206-220+763-6816
11+417221-235+869-7417
12+417236-250+875-8017
13+518251-265+881-8618
14+518266-280+887-9218
15+518281-295+893-9818
16+518296-310+999-10418
17+619311-325+10105-11019
18+619326-340+10111-11619
19+619341-355+10117-12219
20+619356-400+10123-14019
21+719401-445+11141-15820
22+719446-490+11159-17620
23+719491-535+11177-19420
24+719536-580+12195-21221
25+819581-625+12213-23021
26+819626-670+12231-24821
27+819671-715+13249-26622
28+819716-760+13267-28422
29+919761-805+13285-30222
30+919806-850+14303-32023

Damage Severity by Level

LevelSetbackDangerousDeadly
1-41d102d104d10
5-102d104d1010d10
11-164d1010d1018d10
17-2010d1018d1024d10

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