Starfinder: Juggernaut, Blood Plague

Chris Van Deelen

Juggernaut, Blood Plague Combatant CR 14 XP 38,400

Neutral large undead

Init +4; Senses Darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +25

 

Defense                                                             HP 250

EAC 28; KAC 30

Fort +16; Ref +16; Will +14

Defensive Abilities DR 14 against all attacks; Immunity: Fire

 

Offense

Speed 40 ft.

Melee 2 punches, +23, (4d8+30 B crit automatic grab) or 1 bite +27 (3d10+30 P)

Ranged Thrown item, +24, (4d8+14) up to 120 ft.

Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.

Offensive Abilities: Blood plague, ground pound, infectious bite, hurl item, rend and smash

 

Statistics

Str +14; Dex +4; Con  -; Int -3; Wis +0; Cha +3

Skills Acrobatics +25, intimidate +30

Feats Improved combat maneuver (grapple)

Languages None

Gear None

 

Ecology

Environment Any

Organization Solitary or pair

 

Special Abilities

Blood plague (Ex): The Juggernaut has become infected with the blood plague. This means that whenever it physically attacks a target, they must make a fort save (DC 20) or become infected by the blood plague. This is applied to the infectious bite, punch, bite, and rend and smash.

Ground Pound (Ex): As a full round action, the Blood plague juggernaut can smash with both fists on the ground. This will affect a radius of 20 feet and anyone caught in the area of effect (including other zombies) must make a Ref save (DC 20) or suffer 4d6+14 damage, and automatically be knocked prone. To make matters worse, all those in the area of effect must make a Fort save (DC 20) or become infected with the blood plague. The blood plague virus will remain in the area of effect for an additional 2d4+4 rounds. Anyone entering the area of effect must immediately save or contract the plague.

Hurl Item (Ex): As a standard action, this creature can hurl large items such as rocks, furniture, people, animals etc. and has a +1 racial bonus on attack rolls with thrown rocks. A creature can hurl rocks up to two categories smaller than its size; for example, this creature can hurl Small rocks. A “rock” is any large, bulky, and relatively regularly shaped object made of any material with a hardness of at least 5. The creature can hurl the rock up to five range increments. The size of the range increment varies with the creature.

Infectious bite (Ex): Anyone bitten by one of these creatures must make a Fort save (DC 20) or become infected with Blood plague.

Rend and smash (Ex): If both punches hit in combat, they are able to grab a victim. They can lift the victim for a free bite, which will not require an attack roll and the bite will do an additional 25% damage (rounded up). They will then smash the victim into the ground, causing an additional 5d10+30 points of damage and the victim will have to make a Fort saving throw (DC 20) or become stunned for 1d6 rounds. The next round the Juggernaut can attempt to hold onto the victim and continue to attack in such a manner. This is a combat maneuver and the Juggernaut attacks at +24 to the roll. It must make a successful attack roll versus the victim’s KAC +9. If it succeeds, then the same rules apply for the damage inflicted. If it fails, then the target escapes its grasp.

 

The aptly named ‘Juggernaut’ is without a doubt one of the most terrifying undead creatures. Juggernauts infected with the blood plague are even worse. The plague seems to have fortified them, increasing their strength and durability.

The creature still acts in the same manner, but if it uses the Ground Pound ability, it can infect a large number of targets at once with the blood plague.

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Chris Van Deelen is the creator and contributor to over half of the Wisdom from the Wastelands series, contributor to the Swords of Kos: Hekaton anthology, and the recently released 'Swords of Kos: The Rite'. He also wrote Creatures of the Tropical Wastelands, and 100 Oddities found in a Car. As prolific as he is, Chris Van Deelen continues to write and produce material which will be in publication soon. Not only is he a prolific content creator, he also has a wide selection of fiction and stories! If you like his work, please follow his personal author page on Facebook and on Twitter to keep up with his latest news and game content.