This creature's upper torso is that of a comely woman with cat's eyes and sharp fangs, while her lower body is that of a lion.

Lamia CR 6

XP 2,400
CE Large monstrous humanoid
Init +3; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +15


AC 20, touch 13, flat-footed 16 (+3 Dex, +1 dodge, +7 natural, –1 size)
hp 67 (9d10+18)
Fort +7, Ref +9, Will +11


Speed 60 ft.
Melee +1 dagger +13/+8 (1d4+4/19–20), touch +7 (1d4 Wisdom drain), 2 claws +7 (1d4+2)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks Wisdom drain
Spells Known (CL 9th)

At willdisguise self, ventriloquism
3/daycharm monster (DC 15), major image (DC 14), mirror image, suggestion (DC 14)
1/daydeep slumber (DC 14)


Str 18, Dex 16, Con 14, Int 13, Wis 17, Cha 13
Base Atk +9; CMB +14; CMD 28 (32 vs. trip)
Feats Dodge, Great Fortitude, Iron Will, Mobility, Spring Attack
Skills Bluff +9, Diplomacy +4, Disguise +6, Intimidate +10, Knowledge (religion) +4, Perception +15, Stealth +15, Survival +12; Racial Modifiers +4 Bluff, +4 Stealth
Languages Abyssal, Common
SQ undersized weapons


Undersized Weapons (Ex)

Although a lamia is Large, its upper torso is the same size as that of a Medium humanoid. As a result, lamias wield weapons as if they were one size category smaller than their actual size (Medium for most lamias).

Wisdom Drain (Su)

A lamia drains 1d4 points of Wisdom each time it hits with its melee touch attack. (Unlike with other kinds of ability drain attacks, a lamia does not heal any damage when it uses its Wisdom drain.) Lamias try to use this power early in an encounter to make foes more susceptible to charm monster and suggestion.

Examples and NPCs

Lamias, Lamia Matriarchs, Harridans, Hungerers and Kuchrima are all variant members of the race though they fall into several different categories.

Female lamia cleric 8