Hell Hound, Nessian

This creature resembles a powerfully built wolf the size of a large draft horse, with ebony fur and burning, fiery red eyes.

Nessian Warhound CR 9

XP 6,400

LE Large outsider (evil, extraplanar, fire, lawful)

Init +6; Senses darkvision 60 ft., scent; Perception +12

Defense

AC 24, touch 11, flat-footed 22 (+6 armor, +2 Dex, +7 natural, –1 size)

hp 126 (12d10+60)

Fort +13, Ref +10, Will +5

Immune fire

Weaknesses vulnerability to cold

Offense

Speed 40 ft.

Melee bite +20 (2d6+12/19–20 plus 2d6 fire)

Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.

Special Attacks breath weapon (30-ft. cone, once every 1d4 rounds, 10d6 fire damage, Reflex DC 21 half)

Statistics

Str 27, Dex 15, Con 21, Int 4, Wis 12, Cha 6

Base Atk +12; CMB +21; CMD 33 (37 vs. trip)

Feats Alertness, Improved Critical (bite), Improved Initiative, Skill Focus (Stealth, Survival), Weapon Focus (bite)

Skills Acrobatics +16, Perception +12, Stealth +21, Survival +18; Racial Modifiers +5 Stealth

Languages Infernal

Ecology

Environment any (Hell)

Organization solitary, pair, or pack (3–6)

Treasure standard (+2 chain shirt barding)

All are fitted with shirts of fire-scorched barding, and the loyal beasts obey their master perfectly.

They are fearsome, snarling horrors in combat.