View Full Version : Monsters that drain intelligence?

2009-02-25, 01:02 AM
There must be some, but I can't think of any. Can anyone help?

I'm not looking for something like the vargouille (sp?) - that only drains as part of a transformation. I'm looking for something more like an allip.

Also, any opinions on an alternate allip that drained int instead of wis? Overpowered, or ok?

2009-02-25, 01:16 AM
Don't mindflayers do this?

2009-02-25, 01:29 AM
Phthisics, found in the XPH (and also the SRD (http://www.d20srd.org/srd/psionic/monsters/phthisic.htm)) do Intelligence damage. Where there's one, I'd be surprised to learn there aren't others, but you never know.

Keld Denar
2009-02-25, 02:55 AM
Dream Vestiges from Libris Mortis: The Book of Bad Latin can do 1d4 int damage with a touch. Its a 17 HD undead though, CR16.

I think Ghosts have an ability that allows them to drain 1d4 points of their choice on a touch.

2009-02-25, 06:47 AM
There are plenty in the Expanded Psionics handbook that do this.

A few you should look for are:

The Intellect Devourer
The Thought Eater

If you don't have the book or can't get the info... homebrew I guess?

I don't know a lot about Allips, but it shouldn't be bad to change the type of ability it drains.