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Greater Barghest

Greater Barghest CR 10 (Expert)

XP 9,600
LE Large outsider (evil, extraplanar, lawful, shapeshanger)
Init +2; Senses blindsense (scent) 60 ft., darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +19


HP 150
EAC 23; KAC 24
Fort +9; Ref +11; Will +13
DR 10/magic


Speed 30 ft.
Melee bite +21 (2d8+18P plus trip), or claw +21 (2d8+18S)
Offensive Abilities feed
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 10th)

At willflight II (self only), jester’s jaunt (self only)
3/daycharm monster (DC 19), crushing despair (DC 19)*
1/dayconfusion (DC 20), dimension door

*see Starfarer’s Companion 16


Str +8; Dex +2; Con +3; Int +3; Wis +3; Cha +5
Skills Athletics +24, Intimidate +24, Sense Motive +19, Stealth +24, Survival +19
Languages Infernal, Goblin, Worg
Other Abilities change shape (humanoids [goblinoids only] or wolf), tracking (scent)

Barghests are terrible outsiders who come to the mortal world to feed upon its heroes. These wolflike creatures have an affinity with goblins, and can assume the form of a goblin or wolf at will. Many goblins worship barghests as demigods.

While they have a variety of magical powers, barghests are feared for their ability to consume those they slay and absorb their powers. Young barghests cannot attain noteworthy standing in their society until they have slain and consumed a number of great mortal heroes. Eventually, these monsters shed their skin and transform into a greater barghest.

In its natural form, a barghest resembles a goblinwolf hybrid with terrible jaws and sharp claws. As whelps, barghests are nearly indistinguishable from wolves, except for their size and claws. As they grow larger and stronger, their skin darkens to bluish-red and eventually becomes blue altogether. A full-grown barghest is about 6 feet long and weighs 180 pounds (18 bulk). A barghest’s eyes glow orange when the creature becomes excited.

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