Grey slaadi are born when green slaadi focus their powers on their first century of life. In Faces of Evil he is one of the 'authors' of the section on tanar'ri, and in The Inner Planes he 'wrote' the section on the Quasielemental Plane of Steam. If you hit with them, you deal piercing damage equal to 1d6 + your Strength modifier.Coward. In earlier editions of D&D the slaad were divided only into red, blue, green, gray and death subtypes. The blue slaad, death slaad, the gray slaad, the green slaad, and the red slaad appear in the revised Monster Manual for this edition (2003). In history, only two have ever been born and they became the slaad lords who rule over the race to this day. Mearls, Mike, Stephen Schubert, and James Wyatt. As such they are of the outsider type, being composed of the essence of their home plane. As such, death slaad tend more towards an evil alignment than do most other slaadi. The slaad (pluralized as slaadi, or as slaads in the 4th edition) is a fictional monster in the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game. Skills Arcana +3, Perception +2 Damage Resistances acid, cold, fire, lightning, thunder Senses blindsight 30 ft., darkvision 60 ft. Azriim (the leader) chooses a half-drow form with 2 different color eyes, Dolgan chooses a Cormyrean warrior (basically a big human) and is the dumb brute of the gang, Serrin is dark and assassin-like and chooses a slender human. To date, there are red, blue, green, white, grey, death, black, and gormeel slaadi. If you hit with them, you deal slashing damage equal to 1d4 + your Strength modifier.Chaos Phage. Challenge 8 (3,900 XP) Simply click on a trait or attack to copy a Roll20 macro to your clipboard Shapechanger. Your base walking speed is 30 feet. A grey slaad can then become a death slaad, or a white slaad if they live up to a century. Each color of slaad reproduces or transforms in a different way, with red slaadi spawning blue and green slaadi, and blue slaadi spawning red and green. In the books they appear to be bound to the Sojourner, and serve as a constant foe to Erevis Cale and his companions as they try to thwart the Sojourner. Death slaadi possess amazing magical and physical might, but eschew focusing on the former, as the greys do, being bent more on perpetuating slaughter and death. You must finish a short or long rest to use this trait again. You can't use this trait again until you finish a short or long rest.Water Form. With the advent of the Planescape campaign setting, TSR, Inc. made an effort to create a more fearsome image of the slaadi, with their toad qualities toned down in favor of showing more frightening aspects depicting them as beings of pure chaos. Most die violent deaths early due to their chaotic nature.Alignment. Red and blue slaadi reproduce by infecting living hosts. In looking at the stat blocks for the Red and Blue Slaad, they both can infect PCs with diseases, the Red with the Slaad egg and the Blue with the Chaos Phage. Another slaad lord, Wartle, appeared in the adventure anthology, Tales of the Outer Planes (1988). Your Wisdom score increases by 1.Spellcasting. True slaadi are described as beings of ultimate chaos who have no set form. Green slaadi are rarer and highly valued for their spellcasting prowess. Zgotar, a death slaad, appears in Scott Bennie's "Threshold of Evil" adventure in Dungeon Magazine #10.  In 4th edition, the slaads are elemental creatures, native to the Elemental Chaos. Ability Score Increase. They are all green slaadi and have been granted various powers by the Sojourner. Their true slaad forms are green, very large, scaled reptiles, with powerful legs, long claws, and sharp teeth. The black slaad is the most powerful slaad, excluding the slaad lords. Attack bonus: +10/+5 Your eyes are incredibly well adjusted to even magical effects. Ability Score Increase. 3rd Edition D&D added the mud, and epic level white and black subtypes. You can't discern color in darkness, only shades of gray.Amphibious. Each green slaad undergoes a lifelong cycle of transformation into the more powerful gray, death, white, and black slaadi. Creatures of chaos, red slaadi are the weakest of their kind. You know and can cast the chaos bolt spell once, at lowest level. Damage: 1d4+4 / 1d4+4 / 2d8+4 (claw/claw/bite creature weapons), Trained skills:(‡) listen (4), move silently (6), spot (6) While unarmored, Armor Class is equal to 12 + your Dexterity modifier. , The slaadi and their role in the planes are detailed in this edition's Manual of the Planes (1987).. Slaadi are very chaotic. Due to the quality of hosts affecting their offspring, they may be compelled to search for powerful individuals to infect.  However, Zgotar also appeared in Castle Greyhawk (1987) in an adventure scenario also written by Scott Bennie. Darkvision. Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score increases by 1.Bite. If either a red slaad or blue slaad infects an arcane spellcaster, the host will spawn a green slaad, superior to its parent in that it may cast spells. These slaadi are the most evil of all slaadkind, bent on perpetuating destruction. Ability Score Increase. You have advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects. The gormeel appeared in Dragon #306 (April 2003). Originally Posted by 5e Monster Manual page 276. It also includes information concerning The Spawning Stone that was created by Primus, which ultimately led to the creation of the slaadi. *Height = base height + height modifier Now born, the slaadi move to destroy all modrons in Limbo to rid the plane of abhorrent Order. "Though his mannerisms are often odd, his information is always reliable".. In all editions the slaad have been dominated by the Slaad Lords, Ssendam and Ygorl. Stross said of their creation, Well, the fact that I was running a fever when I came up with the Slaadi is probably not going to surprise anyone—think of 'em as my independent exploration of Lovecraftiana. DMing. If the death slaad survives a century, it turns into the white slaad. Some can mellow into neutrality but only the gormeel variety are really able to be lawful.Size. Xanxost is referred to as "it" in Faces of Evil, which makes some sense given the unusual nature of slaadi reproduction, but as "he" in The Inner Planes. You are resistant to psychic damage.Aberration Association. You are proficient in the Arcana skill.Green Skin. , The mud slaad appears in the Fiend Folio (2003) for this edition.. Green slaadi are rarer and highly valued for their spellcasting prowess. Ability Score Increase. The slaadi appear in this edition of the Monster Manual, with additional lore about the reproduction of slaadi. These slaadi outcasts are lawful instead of chaotic. Thus, he created the Spawning Stone, which was ostensibly able to absorb the chaos. You have advantage in Dexterity (Stealth) checks in forest environments. The slaadi are known to be born as tadpoles, maturing in a matter of days. Their skin is not entirely smooth, and actually rather scaly. Ability Score Increase. "The Dragon's Bestiary: Lords of Chaos.". Your Constitution modifier increases by 1.Claws. These two rulers, Ssendam and Yorgl, have since then influenced the stone's workings to prevent the creation of any more true slaadi who could challenge their power. You have sharp teeth to bite defensively with. You can speak, read, and write Common and Undercommon.Subrace.