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This creature is a mix of different animals fused together, with a bear's torso and head, clawed ape legs, and a furred tentacle arm.

Yaoguai CR 7

XP 3,200
N Huge magical beast
Init +0; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +7


AC 18, touch 8, flat-footed 18 (+10 natural, –2 size)
hp 84 (8d10+40); fast healing 5
Fort +11, Ref +6, Will +4; +4 vs. mind-affecting effects
Defensive Abilities fortification (50%); DR 5/—; Immune nauseated, sickened; SR 18
Weaknesses polymorph susceptibility


Speed 40 ft.
Melee bite +12 (2d6+6), claw +12 (1d8+6), tentacle +12 (1d8+6 plus grab)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks constrict (1d6+6)


Str 23, Dex 10, Con 21, Int 2, Wis 11, Cha 8
Base Atk +8; CMB +16; CMD 26
Feats Blind-Fight, Cleave, Iron Will, Power Attack
Skills Climb +11, Perception +7, Swim +11
SQ maker's gift (grab and constrict)


Maker's Gift (Ex)

Each yaoguai gains one additional ability that is based on its specific form. Typical additional yaoguai abilities include the following.

  • Flight: The yaoguai gains a fly speed of 30 feet (clumsy).
  • Grab and Constrict: The yaoguai's tentacle attack gains grab and constrict. The creature's constrict damage is equal to its slam damage plus its Strength bonus.
  • Poison: One claw or tentacle attack is replaced with a sting attack (same damage as the replaced attack) plus poison.

    Poison Sting—injury; save Fort DC 19; frequency 1/round for 6 rounds; effect 1d2 Strength damage; cure 1 save. The save DC is Constitution-based.

  • Pounce and Rake: The yaoguai gains pounce and rake (2 claws +14, 1d8+7).
  • Quills: A creature attacking the yaoguai with a melee weapon, an unarmed strike, or a natural weapon takes 1d8+7 points of piercing damage from the yaoguai's quills. Melee weapons with reach do not endanger their users in this way.
  • Trample: The yaoguai gains a trample attack that deals an amount of damage equal to its claw damage plus 1-1/2 times its Strength modifier.

Polymorph Susceptibility (Su)

A yaoguai is immune to polymorph effects or effects that otherwise change its shape, but the attempt to alter its shape causes it great pain and it must attempt a saving throw if the effect allows it. If it fails its save or the effect doesn't allow a saving throw, the yaoguai is staggered and loses its damage reduction and fast healing for 1d4 rounds.