|“||Why be a god when I can be a creator of gods?||„|
|“||I, Acererak the Eternal, beckon you to your doom. Come, foolish ones, plunder my treasure if you dare! Others have tried, all have failed. From your skin, tapestries shall be woven, and your bones will carpet my tomb. Only I am Beyond Death's Reach. Only I know the secret to immortality.||„|
|~ Epitaph of a Demilich|
Acererak is an extremely powerful Lich- one so strong he could ascend to godhood, but chooses to refrain, instead delighting in the torment and suffering of luring adventurers with great treasure and subsequently destroying them with his traps. Previously he traveled the multiverse in search of highly potent artifacts, hiding them away- and the locations of some of these artifacts (including his phylactery) are some of the most sought after secrets in the multiverse.
Acererak is the lich responsible for the creation of the Death Curse after bringing an Atropal from the Plane of Negative Energy into this reality, and additionally is attributed with the slaying of the Nine Trickster Gods of Chult- powerful spirits, now bound to his tomb.
Acererak was born into the world a cambion- child hybrid of a demon and a human. After the slaughter of his mother, Acererak was saved by Vecna, and becomes the gods apprentice. Following Vecna's betrayal at the hands of Kas, Acererak builds a tomb for himself and devotes himself to Lichdom, eventually abandoning mortal physical form. He has made deals more recently with the succubi Malcanthet, gaining a mirror that captures souls.
Acererak's tomb is ranked as the third most iconic adventure in Dungeons and Dragons publication history by Dungeon magazine, and consistently scores in the top ten on all other lists.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least High 6-A, likely far higher
Origin: Dungeons and Dragons
Age: Thousands of years old
Classification: Cambion Demilich
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Large Size (Type 0, possibly Type 1), Non-Physical Interaction (Magic in D&D can interact with conceptual demons, abstract devils, intangible elementals, and incorporeal ghosts; potent enough magic can even affect fully nonexistent beings such as Shar) Non-Corporeal (Was born a cambion of a Balor and a human- demons are born from the concepts of sins; at some point ascended to the position of Demilich, a lich that has abandoned all physical forms), Magic, Reality Warping, Self-Sustenance (Types 1, 2, and 3, as an Undead Demilich, he requires no typical needs of survival and effectively has infinite stamina), Truesight, Spatial Manipulation, Matter Manipulation, Existence Erasure, BFR, Soul Manipulation, Absorption, Abstract Existence (Type 1, As a Cambion, Acererak is part Demon, rendering him a piece of an abstract representation of a concept), Probability Manipulation via Legendary Resistances, Regeneration (Low-Godly, all liches can reform from their soul, stored away in a phylactery), Immortality (Types 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, and 8), Telekinesis, Ice Manipulation, Electricity Manipulation, Disease Manipulation, Forcefield Creation, Lock Manipulation, Necromancy, Magic Nullification, Weather Manipulation, Illusion Creation, Fear Manipulation, Smoke Manipulation, Death Manipulation, Body Puppetry, Energy Manipulation, Energy Projection, Dimensional Travel, Regeneration Negation (Mid-Godly, can prevent souls from becoming repaired after the total destruction of the being by feeding them to himself or to his Atropal), Teleportation, Mind Manipulation, Time Manipulation, Paralysis Inducement, Curse Manipulation, Life Manipulation, Statistics Amplification, Explosion Manipulation, Sealing, Corruption (Type 2), Gravity Manipulation, Power Modification, Heat Manipulation, likely many others, Extreme Resistance to Ice Manipulation, Electricity Manipulation, Death Manipulation, Poison Manipulation, Any non-magical damage (magic being Reality Warping and mundane, general, "magic"), Mind Manipulation, Perception Manipulation, Deafening, Fear Manipulation, Petrification, Transmutation, Paralysis Inducement, Necromancy, Possession, Sleep Manipulation, Disease Manipulation, Statistics Reduction, Energy Manipulation, Magic, and Reality Warping
Attack Potency: At least Multi-Continent level (Stronger than the Atropal that acts as his ward, and thus should be laughably superior to the Phaethon abomination capable of heating the cores of worlds), likely far higher (Stated at multiple times to be capable of ascending to godhood, not dissimilar to his master, Vecna)
Speed: At least Hypersonic+ with High Hypersonic reactions (Far superior to adventurers capable of dodging lightning with relative ease)
Lifting Strength: Class 5 (Should be able to push 2.72 metric tons)
Striking Strength: At least Multi-Continent Class
Durability: At least Multi-Continent level (Superior durability to the Atropal in his keep)
Stamina: Infinite, undead and constructs have no need for rest in any way, shape, or form.
Range: Kilometers with most magic, up to inter-dimensional
Standard Equipment: Sphere of Annihilation, Staff of the Forgotten One, Demilich Construct, The Soulmonger, Talisman of the Sphere, likely many others
Intelligence: At least Extraordinary Genius, likely Super Genius (Maintains an intelligence score of 27, making him superior to the Illithid Hivemind Elder Brains, which contain all of the knowledge of their already hyper-advanced species, including space faring technology and other Spelljammer tech; was taught magic directly by Vecna himself, who is one of the rare beings in the Multiverse more intelligent than Gond)
Weaknesses: Underestimates the resolve of his enemies