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Barghest

This snarling, canine beast pads forward on all fours, its slender front limbs looking more like hands than a wolf’s paws.

Creatures in "Barghest" Category

NameCR
Barghest4
Greater Barghest7

Barghest, Greater Barghest

Greater Barghest CR 7

Source Pathfinder RPG Bestiary pg. 27
XP 3,200
LE Large outsider (evil, extraplanar, lawful, shapechanger)
Init +6; Senses darkvision 60 ft., scent; Perception +16

Defense

AC 20, touch 11, flat-footed 18 (+2 Dex, +9 natural, –1 size)
hp 85 (9d10+36)
Fort +9, Ref +10, Will +10
DR 10/magic

Offense

Speed 40 ft.
Melee bite +14 (1d8+6), 2 claws +14 (1d6+6)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 9th)
At will— blink, invisibility sphere, levitate, misdirection
1/day—charm monster (DC 18), crushing despair (DC 18), dimension door, mass bull’s strength, mass enlarge

Statistics

Str 23, Dex 15, Con 19, Int 18, Wis 18, Cha 18
Base Atk +9; CMB +16; CMD 28 (32 vs. trip)
Feats Combat Casting, Combat Reflexes, Improved Initiative, Great Fortitude, Lightning Reflexes
Skills Acrobatics +14, Bluff +16, Climb +15, Diplomacy +16, Intimidate +16, Perception +16, Sense Motive +16, Stealth +10, Survival +16, Swim +15
Languages Common, Goblin, Infernal
SQ change shape (goblin or wolf, polymorph)

Said to be fiendish relations of all goblinoid races, the hateful barghests come to the Material Plane to feed. As they consume the bodies of innocents, they grow increasingly powerful. A barghest eventually sheds its skin to transform into a greater barghest, at which point it often seeks out a tribe of goblins or other creatures to rule.