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Bugbear, Bugbear Tyrant

Bugbear Tyrant CR 13

Source Monster Codex pg. 27
XP 25,600
Male bugbear antipaladin (fearmonger) 12 (Pathfinder RPG Advanced Player’s Guide 118, see page 20)
CE Medium humanoid (goblinoid)
Init +1; Senses darkvision 60 ft., scent; Perception +11
Aura cowardice (10 ft.), despair (10 ft.), vengeance (10 ft.)


AC 27, touch 12, flat-footed 26 (+11 armor, +1 deflection, +1 Dex, +4 natural)
hp 136 (15 HD; 3d8+12d10+57)
Fort +15, Ref +11, Will +11
Immune disease


Speed 30 ft.
Melee +2 falchion +22/+17/+12 (2d4+9/18–20)
Ranged mwk javelin +16 (1d6+5)
Special Attacks channel negative energy (DC 18, 6d6), smite good 4/day (+2 attack and AC, +12 damage)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 12th; concentration +14)
At will—detect good
Antipaladin Spells Prepared (CL 9th; concentration +11)
3rd—isolate (DC 15)
2nd—corruption resistanceAPG, litany of wardingUC, scare (DC 14)
1st—disguise self, litany of slothUC, litany of weaknessUC


Before Combat The bugbear tyrant uses disguise self to get close to unsuspecting enemies.
During Combat Using the fear effects at his disposal, the bugbear tyrant increases his damage with Cruel Opportunist and Hurtful, while regaining hit points using his feed on fear ability. The tyrant cares little about the lives of those he fights alongside; if he must retreat, he allows his allies to die.


Str 20, Dex 12, Con 16, Int 12, Wis 8, Cha 15
Base Atk +14; CMB +19; CMD 30
Feats Cruel Opportunist, Dazzling Display, Hurtful, Intimidating Prowess, Pile On, Power Attack, Visceral Threat, Weapon Focus (falchion)
Skills Intimidate +26, Perception +11, Stealth +15
Languages Abyssal, Common, Goblin
SQ cruelties (dazed, frightened, panicked), feed on fear (6 hp), fiendish boon (weapon +3, 2/day), stalker
Combat Gear elixir of oppression, potion of cure moderate wounds; Other Gear +2 full plate, +2 falchion, mwk javelins (2), amulet of natural armor +1, boots of striding and springing, cloak of resistance +1, ring of protection +1, 973 gp


Environment temperate mountains


Though he draws other bugbears to follow him by his charismatic presence, a bugbear tyrant truly makes his legend by defeating and torturing other creatures. Bugbears care far less about gaining territory or forcing surrender than they do about inflicting pain and collecting heads. They’re quick to recognize and appreciate the cruelty in an antipaladin’s heart, and the supernatural ability to inflict pain on others that he brings to bear.

The tyrant doesn’t reserve his violence for enemies of the bugbear race. It doesn’t take much for him to turn on his underlings and slice them up for fun, especially if he’s growing bored.

Creatures in "Bugbear" Category

Bugbear Ambusher10
Bugbear Bloodmage11
Bugbear Cultist7
Bugbear Flesh Glutton8
Bugbear Gnasher4
Bugbear Lurker8
Bugbear Shadow Sneak10
Bugbear Stalker5
Bugbear Tyrant13


This dark-furred creature raises a spiked morningstar, its tiny, milk-white eyes glittering with the thrill of the coming kill.