Balaur (3.5e Creature)
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Balaur can be both decisive and contemplative. They often prefer dominating their enemy from a distance before closing in and using their mantra ability to gain the upper edge on the enemy.
Breath Weapon (Su): Cone, 40 ft., damage 6d10 fire plus 6d10 spellfire, Reflex half (DC 26) for both damage types. The save DC is Constitution based.
Spellfire (Su): A Balaur is able to create and manipulate spellfire, an intense raw font of arcane energy that is likened to fire. Spellfire ignores conventional resistance to fire. When a creature gets dealt spellfire damage, they must succeed on a DC 25 Fortitude save or gain vulnerability to fire (including spellfire) for the next 2d4 rounds, causing all damages dealt by such fire and spellfire effects to be multiplied by 1½. When an already vulnerable creature is dealt spellfire damage, the new 2d4 round duration overlaps with that of the existing duration (if any).
Mantra (Ps): A Balaur has access to an ability called 'mantra' or 'mantra sight'. This ability keys in on the mental and thought patterns of any creature within 200 ft. radius from the Balaur, granting it special insights on the movements of such creatures. A Balaur gains a +10 insight bonus to Armor Class, attack rolls and Reflex saving throws, heightening its AC to 42, its attack bonus to +38 and its Reflex save bonus to +23 against such creatures. These bonuses do not apply to attacks made or spells cast by creatures further than 200 ft. away from the Balaur, nor do they apply against any mindless creature or construct (even if said construct has an Intelligence score. The mind blank spell can be used to completely block the effects of mantra. Furthermore, the mantra ability only has a 50 % chance of being effective against creatures with an Intelligence score of 2 or lower, as well as creatures under the effects of a confusion spell or other effect that causes them to act on a comparably random supply of constant impulses.
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