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Creatures in "Gargoyle" Category

Four-Armed Gargoyle9
Gargoyle Abductor10
Gargoyle Guardian8
Kapoacinth Hunter7

Gargoyle, Four-Armed Gargoyle

The stone statue of a menacing fiend crouches here, as though ready to spring to life and devour innocent passersby. Then it moves—to do just that.

Four-Armed Gargoyle CR 9

Source Pathfinder #48: Shadows of Gallowspire pg. 84
XP 6,400
CE Large monstrous humanoid (earth)
Init +1; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +15


AC 24, touch 10, flat-footed 23 (+1 Dex, +14 natural, –1 size)
hp 105 (10d10+50)
Fort +10, Ref +8, Will +9
DR 10/magic


Speed 40 ft., fly 60 ft. (average)
Melee bite +15 (1d8+6), 4 claws +15 (1d6+6/19–20), gore +15 (1d4+6)
Space 10 ft., Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks rend (1d6+6)


Str 23, Dex 12, Con 20, Int 8, Wis 15, Cha 11
Base Atk +10; CMB +17; CMD 28
Feats Great Fortitude, Hover, Improved Critical (claws), Power Attack, Skill Focus (Fly)
Skills Fly +18, Perception +15, Stealth +10; Racial Modifiers +2 Stealth (+6 in stony environs)
Languages Common, Terran
SQ freeze

Special Abilities

Freeze (Ex) A gargoyle can hold itself so still it appears to be a statue. A gargoyle that uses freeze can take 20 on Stealth checks to hide in plain sight as a stone statue.


Many races adorn their buildings and structures with carved gargoyles to make them look more fearsome, to ward off evil spirits, or in the hope of making real gargoyles think another tribe is already occupying the area. Many magic-users also create constructs in the shapes and forms of gargoyles, emulating those creatures’ ability to blend in with stone structures and taking advantage of the pervasiveness of sculpted gargoyles to create stealthy protectors and watchdogs.

Many spellcasters construct gargoyle guardians that have special abilities, making them even more capable and vigilant sentinels.

Gargoyle Sentry (+0 CR): These gargoyle guardians are created with eyes of citrine linked to a 1-footdiameter orb of the same stone. The orb always displays what the gargoyle guardian sees, though without the construct’s darkvision or low-light vision. If the gargoyle sentry is destroyed, its eyes and the linked orb shatter into worthless dust.