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A bodak is an undead creature with a deadly gaze.

Appearance[]

The bodak encountered by the Mighty Nein had a hood-shrouded humanoid body with long arms beneath a brown, tattered robe. The skin had a dark gray rubbery texture. There were black, gem-like shines in its sunken eye sockets, and no nose. Its mouth was a large, open, dragging, gaping, black, void maw.[2] It was a strange, elongated, fleshy undead grey entity, with a rotted shawl resting over the top part of its torso. Its elongated howling mouth of darkness made a sucking gasping sound.[3]

Abilities[]

  • Aura of Annihilation[1]: Members of the Mighty Nein in the bodak's proximity automatically took eight necrotic damage each round.[4]
  • Death Gaze[1]: Standing directly in front of the creature looking into its face, on a failed constitution saving throw Beauregard was immediately dropped to zero hit points and was unconscious.[5]
  • Withering Gaze[1]: On a failed constitution saving throw, Fjord took 48 points of necrotic damage from the creature after it turned its head to look at him.[6]

History[]

The Mighty Nein encountered and fought a creature matching the description of a bodak on Rumblecusp.[7]

Trivia[]

When the yet-to-be-named Bells Hells were attempting to sneak into the Moon Tower in Jrusar, Laudna created a Silent Image of a flower girl with no eyes and jaw, similar to a bodak, to distract a guard. The guard fainted when he saw it, similar to a bodak's Death Gaze.[8]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 See D&D: Volo's Guide to Monsters, 5th ed., p. 127.
  2. See "Mysteries, Memories, and Music" (2x101) at 3:36:17.
  3. See "Ghosts, Dinosaurs, and Stuff" (2x102) at 0:15:45.
  4. See "Ghosts, Dinosaurs, and Stuff" (2x102) at 0:45:18.
  5. See "Ghosts, Dinosaurs, and Stuff" (2x102) at 0:21:25.
  6. See "Ghosts, Dinosaurs, and Stuff" (2x102) at 0:26:04.
  7. See "Ghosts, Dinosaurs, and Stuff" (2x102) from 0:11:14 through 0:49:28.
  8. See "Ghosts, Dates, and Darker Fates" (3x10) at 2:49:15.

Art:

  1. Fan art of the bodak on Rumblecusp, by Mel Paisley (source). Used with permission.
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