Civilization is weakness and brutality is strength in the credo of Baphomet, the Horned King and the Prince of Beasts. He is worshiped by those who want to break the confines of civility and unleash their bestial natures, for Baphomet envisions a world without restraint, where creatures live out their most bloodthirsty desires.
Cults devoted to Baphomet use mazes and complex knots as their emblems. They create secret places to indulge themselves, including labyrinths of the sort their master favors. Bloodstained crowns and weapons of iron and brass decorate their profane altars.
Huge Fiend (Demon), Chaotic Evil
Armor Class: 22 (natural armor)
Hit Points: 319 (22dl2 + 176)
Speed: 40 ft.
- STR – 30 (+10)
DEX – 14 (+2)
CON – 26 (+8)
INT – 18 (+4)
WIS – 24 (+7)
CHA – 16 (+3)
Saving Throws: Dex +9, Con + 15, Wis + 14
Skills: Intimidation +17, Perception +14
Damage Resistances: cold, fire, lightning
Damage Immunities: poison; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing that is nonmagical Condition Immunities charmed, exhaustion, frightened, poisoned·
Senses: truesight 120 ft., passive Perception 24
Languages: all, telepathy 120 ft.
Challenge: 23 (50,000 XP)
Proficiency Bonus: +7
Labyrinthine Recall. Baphomet can perfectly recall any path he has traveled, and he is immune to the maze spell.
Legendary Resistance (3/Day). If Baphomet fails a saving throw, he can choose to succeed instead.
Magic Resistance. Baphomet has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.
Multiattack. Baphomet makes one Bite attack, one Gore attack, and one Heartcleaver attack. He also uses Frightful Presence.
Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +17 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 19 (2d8 + 10) piercing damage
Gore. Melee Weapon Attack: +17 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 17 (2d6 + 10) piercing damage. If Baphomet moved at least 10 feet straight toward the target immediately before the hit, the target takes an extra 16 (3d10) piercing damage. If the target is a creature, it must succeed on a DC 25 Strength saving throw or be pushed up to 10 feet away and knocked prone.
Heartcleaver. Melee Weapon Attack: +17 to hit, reach 15 ft., one target. Hit: 21 (2d10 + 10) force damage.
Frightful Presence. Each creature of Baphomet’s choice within 120 feet of him and aware of him must succeed on a DC 18 Wisdom saving throw or become frightened for 1 minute. A frightened creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success. These later saves have disadvantage if Baphomet is within line of sight of the creature.
If a creature succeeds on any of these saves or the effect ends on it, the creature is immune to Baphomet’s Frightful Presence for the next 24 hours.
Spellcasting. Baphomet casts one of the following spells, requiring no material components and using Charisma as the spellcasting ability (spell save DC 18):
3/day each: dispel magic, dominate beast, maze, wall of stone
Baphomet 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. Baphomet regains spent legendary actions at the start of his turn.
Heartcleaver Attack. Baphomet makes one Heartcleaver attack.
Charge (Costs 2 Actions). Baphomet moves up to his speed without provoking opportunity attacks, then makes a Gore attack.