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Source Bestiary 2 pg. 204
The result of an unfortunate union between an ogre and a humanoid, the ogrekin (or half-ogre) is cursed with horrific malformations due to its tragic ancestry. Shunned by both parents, ogrekin tend to form unstable clans of their own, often resorting to inbreeding to sustain the collective. While good-natured ogrekin are not entirely unheard of, they are far and few between.

Creating an Ogrekin

“Ogrekin” is an inherited template that can be added to any Medium humanoid (referred to hereafter as the base creature). An ogrekin retains all the base creature’s statistics and special abilities except as noted here.

CR: Same as base creature +1 (minimum 2).
Alignment: Usually evil.
Type: The creature’s subtype changes to giant.
Armor Class: Natural armor improves by +3.
Ability Scores: Str +6, Con +4, Int –2, Cha –2.
Special Qualities and Defenses: An ogrekin gains low-light vision. In addition, ogrekin receive two random deformities—one beneficial and one disadvantageous.

Beneficial Deformities: The ogrekin gains one of these, chosen randomly.
1: Oversized Limb: The ogrekin can wield weapons one size category larger than normal without any penalty and gains a +2 bonus to its Strength.
2: Oversized Maw: The ogrekin gains a bite attack (1d4).
3: Quick Metabolism: The ogrekin gains a +2 racial bonus on Fortitude saves.
4: Thick Skin: Improve natural armor bonus by +2.
5: Vestigial Limb: Vestigial third arm (can’t be used to use items) grants a +4 racial bonus on grapple checks.
6: Vestigial Twin: A malformed twin’s head juts out from the ogrekin, providing the ogrekin with all-around vision.

Disadvantageous Deformities: The ogrekin gains one of these, chosen randomly.
1: Deformed Hand: One hand can’t wield weapons; –2 penalty on attack rolls with two-handed weapons.
2: Fragile: The ogrekin is particularly frail and gaunt. It loses its +4 racial bonus to Con.
3: Light Sensitive: The ogrekin gains light sensitivity.
4: Obese: The ogrekin takes a –2 penalty to Dexterity (minimum score of 1).
5: Stunted Legs: The ogrekin’s base speed is reduced by 10 feet (minimum base speed of 5 feet).
6: Weak Mind: The ogrekin’s head is huge and misshapen. It gains a –2 penalty on Will saving throws.

Additional Deformities

Source Inner Sea Monster Codex pg. 47

All ogrekin have distinct deformities as a result of their incessant inbreeding and the partially incompatible genetics between ogres and other humanoid races. In addition to the deformities available in Bestiary 2, ogrekin can have any of the new deformities presented below.

Beneficial Deformities

The ogrekin gains one of the following, chosen randomly.

1— Bulging Eye: The ogrekin gains darkvision 60 feet.
2—Enlarged Skull: The ogrekin takes no penalty to Intelligence from the ogrekin template.
3—Gnarled Hands: The ogrekin gains a claw attack. This attack is considered a primary natural attack that deals 1d6 points of damage. If the ogrekin already possesses a claw attack, it instead gains Improved Natural Attack (claw) as a bonus feat.
4—Grotesque Ears: The ogrekin gains blindsense 10 feet and a +4 racial bonus on Perception checks.
5—Lanky: The ogrekin’s natural reach increases by 5 feet.
6—Snout: The ogrekin gains the scent ability.
7—Thick Feet: The ogrekin gains a +4 racial bonus to its CMD against bull rush, overrun, and trip combat maneuvers, as well as a +2 bonus to its AC against attacks made as part of a charge action.
8—Vice Grip: The ogrekin gains a +2 racial bonus on disarm and grapple combat maneuver checks and a +4 racial bonus to CMD against disarm and grapple maneuvers.
9—Warty Knuckles: The ogrekin gains Improved Unarmed Strike as a bonus feat.
10—Webbed Fingers: The ogrekin gains a swim speed equal to half its land speed.

Disadvantageous Deformities

The ogrekin gains one of the following, chosen randomly.

1—Atrophied Eyes: The ogrekin gains the light blindness weakness.
2—Bad Eyes: The ogrekin is partially blind. Creatures targeting the ogrekin increase their attack bonuses for flanking to +4, and the ogrekin takes a –2 penalty on all ranged attack rolls against targets more than 30 feet away.
3—Brittle Bones: The ogrekin’s bones are malformed and weak. Creatures gain a +4 circumstance bonus on attack rolls to confirm critical hits against the ogrekin.
4—Deformed Feet: The ogrekin can’t run and takes a –2 penalty to its CMD against bull rush, overrun, and trip combat maneuvers.
5—Distractible: If the ogrekin rolls a natural 1 on an ability check, attack roll, saving throw, or skill check, it becomes confused until the end of its next turn.
6—Flaking Skin: The ogrekin reduces the bonus to natural armor granted by the ogrekin template to +1 and gains vulnerability to nonlethal damage.
7—Massive Girth: The ogrekin is treated as being one size category larger when attempting Stealth checks.
8—Offensive Odor: Increase the Charisma penalty imposed by the ogrekin template to –4. Creatures with scent can detect the ogrekin from twice the normal distance.
9—Trusting: The ogrekin takes a –2 penalty on Will saves against mind-affecting effects and a –1 penalty on initiative checks.
10—Twisted Spine: The ogrekin takes a –4 penalty on grapple and trip combat maneuver checks. Standing up from prone requires the ogrekin to take a full-round action.


While most ogrekin are the result of an ogre mating with a Medium humanoid, some ogres breed with other giants, especially ash giants (Pathfinder RPG Bestiary 3 126), hill giants, marsh giants (Bestiary 2 129), and trolls. Offspring of such a union are referred to as half-ogres, and are generally outcasts from both societies. Such ogrekin are typically weaker than their pureblooded giant kin, inheriting more of the ogre parent’s defects than the giant parent’s advantages, and still suffer from beneficial and disadvantageous deformities, the result of the inherent corruption in the ogre parent’s limited gene pool.

Creating a Half-Ogre

“Half-ogre” is an inherited template that can be added to any Large humanoid with the giant subtype (referred to hereafter as the base creature). A half-ogre retains all of the base creature’s statistics and special abilities except as noted here.

CR: HD 10 or fewer, as base creature +0; HD 11 or more, as base creature –1.
Alignment: Usually evil.
Armor Class: If the base creature’s natural armor bonus is +4 or less, increase it by 1. If the base creature’s natural armor bonus is 6 or greater, decrease it by 1. Otherwise, there’s no change.
Ability Scores: Str or Con +2, Cha or Int –2.
Special Qualities and Defenses: A half-ogre receives two random deformities, one beneficial and one disadvantageous, as per the ogrekin template.

Creatures in "Ogrekin" Category

Kin Seeker6
Kreegwood Stalker3
Stroud Apprentice10
Thanegraves Looter4

Ogrekin, Thanegraves Looter

This blue-skinned humanoid’s hulking figure is covered in patches of thick ice, and its jutting jaw dominates its monstrous face.

Thanegraves Looter CR 4

Source Inner Sea Monster Codex pg. 49
XP 1,200
Half-ogre ice troll (page 47, Pathfinder RPG Bestiary 2 271)
CE Large humanoid (cold, giant)
Init +4; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +9


AC 18, touch 13, flat-footed 14 (+4 Dex, +5 natural, –1 size); +2 vs. charge
hp 45 (6d8+18); regeneration 5 (acid or fire)
Fort +8, Ref +8, Will +2
Immune cold
Weaknesses light sensitivity, vulnerable to fire


Speed 30 ft.
Melee bite +8 (1d6+5), 2 claws +8 (1d4+5)
Space 10 ft., Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks rend (2 claws, 1d6+7)


Str 21, Dex 18, Con 16, Int 7, Wis 10, Cha 7
Base Atk +4; CMB +10; CMD 24 (28 vs. bull rush, 28 vs. overrun, 28 vs. trip)
Feats Intimidating Prowess, Lightning Reflexes, Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills Intimidate +9, Perception +9
Languages Giant
SQ deformities (light sensitive, thick feet)


Environment any


A new threat wanders Irrisen, the Land of Eternal Winter: the incredibly strong and profoundly durable spawn of ice trolls and ogres in the Thanegraves of Wintercrux. Born when the boreal ogre clans of the region began to take consorts from neighboring troll families, this new breed of giant is rejected and hunted by both its parent races. Most keep to the thanes’ tombs, plundering from the dead whatever coins and long-preserved meat they can find. But raids from both boreal ogres and ice trolls regularly force the looters out from the Thanegraves and down into settled valleys, making the creatures desperate for food, living space, and someone smaller than themselves to abuse. Now all across Wintercrux and the Verge, half-ogres threaten travelers and townsfolk. Thanegraves looters brazenly lope down from the mountains to raid settlements or waylay caravans, threatening the delicate balance of power between human subjects and their monstrous rulers.

Whether because of their desperation for food or bitter rejection of their ogre heritage, Thanegraves looters stand out for their willingness to feed on undead flesh. While the boreal ogres of the region fight to control the burial site’s wights and zombies, looters feast on these fetid walking corpses, depriving the ogres of their undead minions, but suffering from the plagues that run rampant through the area as a result. Despite their legendary durability, few of these half-breeds appear healthy or live long past adulthood. Their racial maladies are severe enough that worship of Urgathoa has begun to spring up among them, foreshadowing the birth of strange cults, even by Irrisen’s standards.

Small clans of these half-trolls thrive in the mountains and plains, overcoming their meager numbers through fearsome power and absolute lack of fear—every Thanegraves looter is born to die, by their estimation. Many travelers in Irrisen claim to have witnessed entire hillsides awash with blood from these creatures’ raids, but never with bodies left behind. Everything from these clashes is salvaged, though the looters’ frames and hands are generally too large and clumsy to use much of human equipment beyond decorative baubles.