Manus, Father of the Abyss (5e Creature)

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Huge aberration, chaotic evil

Armor Class 22 (natural)
Hit Points 362 (25d12+200)
Speed 30 ft.

26 (+8) 20 (+5) 26 (+8) 25 (+7) 25 (+7) 25 (+7)

Saving Throws Dex +13, Con +15, Wis +13
Damage Resistances radiant
Damage Immunities necrotic
Condition Immunities charmed, exhaustion, frightened, poisoned
Senses blindsight 120 ft., passive perception 17
Languages Abyssal, Primordial
Challenge 24 (62,000 XP)

Dark Weapon. When Manus attacks with a weapon, the weapons deals an extra 6d8 necrotic damage(included in the attack).

Legendary Resistance(3/day). If Manus fails a saving throw, he can choose to succeed instead.

Magic Resistance. Manus has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.


Multiattack. Manus makes two attacks with his staff and one attack with his arm.

Staff. Melee Weapon Attack: +15 to hit, reach 10 ft., Hit: 22(4d6+8) bludgeoning damage plus 27(6d8) necrotic damage.

Arm. Melee Weapon Attack: +15 to hit, reach 15 ft., hitting all creatures in a line of effect. Hit: 26(4d8+8) bludgeoning damage plus 27(6d8) necrotic damage.


The can take 3 legendary actions, choosing from the options below. Only one legendary action option can be used at a time and only at the end of another creature's turn. The regains spent legendary actions at the start of its turn.

Reach Around. Manus attacks an enemy as they enter a radius of 5 feet around him with his arm. The target creature must make a DC 25 Dexterity saving throw, taking 26(4d8+8) bludgeoning damage and 27(6d8) necrotic damage and being knocked back 10 feet on a failed save or half as much damage on a successful one.

Hail of Darkness(Costs 2 actions). Manus raises his hand upward and summons a storm of dark energy to shower on his enemies. Each creature in a 20 foot radius must make a 25 DC Dexterity saving throw, taking 28(8d6) necrotic damage on a failed save or half as much damage on a successful one.

Dark Burst(Costs 3 actions). Manus shoots multiple dark orbs from his hand. One target within 50 feet must make a DC 25 Dexterity saving throw, taking 45(10d8) necrotic damage on a failed save or half as much on a successful one.


Living deep between the depths of the Abyss, Manus commands the darkness with the power of the Dark Soul and spreads his corruption across the world. Consuming even the greatest heroes, like Artorias, and converting them to the power of the Abyss, he stands as a nearly unstoppable force of pure evil.

'The furtive Pigmy. A human, simply known as the Pygmy, discovered the last of the Lord Souls, the Dark Soul and used its power to spread darkness across the world in the form of the Abyss. Consumed and driven mad by his own power, the Pygmy mutated into Manus, the incarnation of Darkness and one of the most powerful beings in Lordran.

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