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Gorgon CR 8 (Combatant)

XP 4,800
N Large magical beast
Init +x; Senses blindsense (scent) 60 ft., darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +16


HP 125
EAC 20; KAC 22
Fort +12; Ref +12; Will +7


Speed 30 ft.
Melee gore +20 (3d4+14P), or hooves +20 (3d4+14B, critical knockdown)
Multiattack gore +14 (3d4+14P), 2 hooves +14 (1d10+14B, critical knockdown)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Offensive Abilities breath weapon (40-ft. cone, petrified, DC 16, usable every 1d4+1 rounds), trample (3d4+14B, DC 16)


Str +6; Dex +0; Con +4; Int -4; Wis +2; Cha -1
Skills Athletics +16, Intimidate +16, Survival +21
Other Abilities x


Breath Weapon (Su)

A gorgon can use its breath weapon once every 1d4+1 rounds to create a 40- foot cone of green gas. Those caught in the area of the gas can attempt a DC 16 Fortitude save to resist the effects, but those who fail the save are immediately petrified. This petrification is temporary — each round, a petrified creature can attempt a new DC 16 Fortitude save to recover from the petrification as long as it is not caught within the area of effect of the gorgon’s breath weapon a second time while petrified. A creature exposed to the gorgon’s breath a second time while already petrified becomes permanently petrified, and can no longer attempt to make additional Fortitude saves to recover naturally.


Environment plains, hills, and underground
Organization solitary, pair, pack (3-4), or herd (5-12)

Gorgons are powerful, bull-like magical beasts. While they have the shape of a bull, they are distinctively different in that they are covered in heavy metallic plating. Beneath this armor plating is normal flesh and blood.

The average gorgon is 8 feet long and stands about 6 feet tall. It weighs 4,000 pounds (400 bulk).

Gorgons are temperamental and aggressive creatures.

They attack anything they see as a threat to their territory. While attacking, they breathe a noxious gas that can transform organic material into stone.

Horrifyingly enough, gorgons will smash creatures they have petrified and then eat the rocky fragments. These creature gain nutrition from eating petrified beings.

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