Abyssal Bloodline

Your innate magic comes from demonic magic. Perhaps a distant ancestor made a pact with abyssal powers, or was sired by one, or perhaps you personally felt a demonic touch that instilled a dark power in your blood.

Abyssal bloodlines tend to be sporadic and short-lived The more a sorcerer of this bloodline casts spells, the more their nature becomes manifest, and they can even adopt demonic forms in battle.

Death Reaper

Starting at 1st level, when you reduce a hostile creature to 0 hit points, you gain temporary hit points equal to your Charisma modifier + your sorcerer level (minimum of 1).

Demonic Mantle

Starting at 1st level, you can unleash the abyssal nature that dwells within.

As a bonus action, you assume a demonic form. For 1 minute, you gain the following benefits:

  • You gain natural weapons and can make bite and claw attacks. You are proficient with your unarmed strikes, and they deal 1d6 piercing or slashing damage, as appropriate to the type of natural weapon. This damage increases to 2d6 at 14th level.
  • You gain resistance to necrotic and poison damage.
  • You add your Charisma modifier to your AC.

Once you use this feature, you can’t use it again until you finish a long rest.

Improved Demonic Mantle

At 6th level, your Demonic Mantle becomes even more fearsome. You gain the following benefits while under the effects of your Demonic Mantle.

  • Your natural weapons count as magical for the purposes of overcoming resistance and immunity to non magical attacks and damage.
  • Whenever you roll necrotic or poison damage on your turn, the roll gains a bonus equal to your Charisma modifier.

Demonic Resilience

At 14th level, the roiling power of your abyssal nature can allow you to return from the precipice of death with a vengeance.

If you are reduced to 0 bit points, you can use your reaction to draw on the chaotic power within you. You are instead reduced to 1 hit point, and each creature within 10 feet of you takes necrotic or poison damage equal to half your sorcerer level + your Charisma modifier.

If you use this feature while under the effects of your Demonic Mantle, this feature instead deals necrotic or poison damage equal to your sorcerer level + double your Charisma modifier, and your Demonic Mantle immediately ends.

Once you use this feature, you can’t use it again until you finish a long rest.

Demonic Apotheosis

At 18th level, you gain ultimate control over your abyssal nature. While under the effects of your Demonic Mantle, you gain the following benefits:

  • At the start of each of your turns, each creature within 5 feet of you takes necrotic or poison damage equal to double your Charisma modifier, and destructible objects in your aura that aren’t being worn or carried begin to erode and are destroyed.
  • A creature takes necrotic or poison damage equal to double your Charisma modifier if it touches you or hits you with a melee attack from within 5 feet of you.
  • If you use Demonic Resilience, that feature deals an extra 20 poison or necrotic damage to each creature.