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Gigas

Source Pathfinder #30: The Twice-Damned Prince pg. 84

Creatures in "Gigas" Category

NameCR
Abaddon Gigas17
Abyss Gigas16
Hell Gigas15

Gigas, Hell Gigas

A giant like a mountain of corpses thunders into view. Armor crafted from the twisted bones of a hundred gigantic victims girds a twisted humanoid body covered in angry red burns and the jagged scars of crippling battles. Despite its wounds, the surviving figure exerts a terrible strength, hefting its grisly armor with ease.

Hell Gigas CR 15

Source Pathfinder #30: The Twice-Damned Prince pg. 84
XP 51,200
LE Gargantuan humanoid (evil, extraplanar, giant, lawful)
Init +7; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +29

Defense

AC 29, touch 9, flat-footed 26 (+6 armor, +3 Dex, +14 natural, -4 size)
hp 237 (19d8+152)
Fort +19, Ref +11, Will +12
Defensive Abilities rock catching; DR 10/chaotic; Immune fire; Resist acid 10, cold 10, electricity 10, sonic 10

Offense

Speed 60 ft.
Melee mwk ranseur +24/+19/+14 (4d6+19)
Ranged rock +14 (2d6+19 plus 6d6 fire)
Space 20 ft., Reach 20 ft.
Special Attacks hurl fireball, rock throwing (140 ft.)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 15th; concentration +17)
At will - disguise self, levitate, major image (DC 15), pyrotechnics
3/day - animate dead, dispel magic, unholy blight (DC 16), wall of fire

Statistics

Str 37, Dex 16, Con 26, Int 20, Wis 22, Cha 15
Base Atk +14; CMB +31; CMD 44
Feats Alertness, Awesome Blow, Catch Off-Guard, Combat Reflexes, Improved Bull Rush, Improved Initiative, Improvised Weapon Mastery, Lightning Reflexes, Power Attack, Throw Anything
Skills Climb +35, Knowledge (planes) +21, Perception +29, Sense Motive +0, Stealth +0, Survival +28
Languages Common, Giant, Infernal
SQ planar empowerment

Ecology

Environment any (Hell)
Organization solitary, pair, or gang (3-7)
Treasure standard (mwk breastplate, mwk ranseur, other treasure)

Special Abilities

Hurl Fireball (Su) Hell gigas charge any rocks they throw with explosive energy. Wherever a rock thrown by a Hell gigas lands, it explodes in a 30-foot burst of flame that deals 1d6 points of fire damage for every three Hit Dice the gigas possesses (Reflex DC 27 for half ). This is in addition to any damage caused by the thrown rock. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Planar Empowerment (Su) While on the plane of Hell, a Hell gigas gains access to earthquake (DC 25), firestorm (DC 25), and unholy aura as spell-like abilities, each usable once per day. If the gigas ventures onto another plane, it cannot make use of these abilities (though its other spell-like abilities remain available). The save DC for the spell-like abilities is Charisma-based and includes a +5 racial bonus.

Description

The giants of the Pit, Hell gigas roam the hinterlands of Hell, stalking forth from ruined, millennia-old fortresses to enslave those who slip through the grasp of devilkind. Called “phyriphlegeians” by titans and some of the other elder races of the multiverse, these arrogant and most ancient of giants care only for their own tyrannies, petty schemes made abominable by their masters’ scale, strength, and disregard for the survival of all other beings. More than capable of personally ruining most of their own foes physically, Hell gigas prefer campaigns of fear and pain, expending legions of slaves before bringing their own monstrous might to bear upon thoroughly defeated foes—though their rage often provokes them to forgo more satisfying climaxes in favor of immediate destruction.

The typical Hell gigas stands well over 50 feet tall and weighs upward of 20 tons, in addition to the weight of its armor of bone and metal.