Best of the Beastiary, D&D

Fire Elemental: BURN TO THE GROUND!

How many kids are gonna get that joke? Actually, scratch that, how many of you period got that joke? Please tell, I’m most curious.

Once again, the fire elemental doesn’t have any truly unique lore behind it. Nor does it have a compelling design; it’s fire that’s vaguely humanoid. Once again, the only thing there really is to talk about are the stats.

I really should’ve done all these guys at once…

Much like the earth elemental before it, the fire elemental is resistant to all forms of non-magical attack. On top of that, it’s completely immune to both fire and poison, as well as pretty much every condition you can think of. These bolster the low AC, though that is a bit balanced by the triple-digit HP.

Although none of that stops the fact that you can splash water on it to kill it. Granted, doing so only does one point of damage per gallon. But if you’ve got over a hundred gallons on hand, you’re set!

Just don’t get too close. Wouldn’t want it to burn you. Also, don’t bother with hiding in the shadows. It does glow. It is, in fact, fire.

I love the fact that it’s only attack is just touching you. Not slamming or slashing. Just touching you. Plus, on top of doing 10(2d6+3) fire damage, it can light you on fire, doing an extra 5(1d10) at the start of every turn.

This can make for a pretty fun, albeit simple, fight. Certainly more interesting than the earth elemental. Still, if you’re looking for a memorable boss, you might want to look elsewhere.

With all that in mind, let’s put the Fire Elemental on the Best of the Bestiary!

  1. Beholder
  2. Death Tyrant
  3. Dragon Turtle
  4. Green Dragons
  5. Red Dragons
  6. Blue Dragons
  7. Black Dragons
  8. White Dragons
  9. Silver Dragons
  10. Couatl
  11. Behir
  12. Aboleth
  13. Bronze Dragons
  14. Brass Dragons
  15. Copper Dragons
  16. Gold Dragons
  17. Chuul
  18. Chimera
  19. Death Knight
  20. Bone Devil
  21. Dracolich
  22. Ankheg
  23. Shadow Demon
  24. Marilith
  25. Drider
  26. Aarackockra
  27. Azer
  28. Demilich
  29. Spectator
  30. Cambion
  31. Animated Armor
  32. Banshee
  33. Basilisk
  34. Yochlol
  35. Bulette
  36. Cloaker
  37. Darkmantle
  38. Doppelganger
  39. Pit Fiend
  40. Erinyes
  41. Chain Devil
  42. Bearded Devil
  43. Barbed Devil
  44. Spined Devil
  45. Ice Devil
  46. Nalfeshnee
  47. Glabrezu
  48. Chasme
  49. Barlgura
  50. Horned Devil
  51. Balor
  52. Shadow Dragon
  53. Vrock
  54. Dretch
  55. Goristro
  56. Hezrou
  57. Manes
  58. Duergar
  59. Quasit
  60. Dryad
  61. Planetar
  62. Imp
  63. Displacer Beast
  64. Carrion Crawler
  65. Rug of Smothering
  66. Bugbear Chief
  67. Bugbear
  68. Vine Blight
  69. Twig Blight
  70. Needle Blight
  71. Bullywug
  72. Cockatrice
  73. Lemure
  74. Solar
  75. Deva
  76. Cyclops
  77. Centaur
  78. Fire Elemental <———————–
  79. Air Elemental
  80. Dinosaurs (All six of them)
  81. Earth Elemental
  82. Flying Sword
  83. Crawling Claw

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