Barghest, Greater Creature 7
Str +6, Dex +2, Con +4, Int +3, Wis +3, Cha +5
Melee jaws +17,
Melee claw +17 (agile),
Change Shape (
Mutations The process of consuming corpses to evolve into a greater barghest results in odd and unpredictable physiological changes. A greater barghest has one mutation, typically chosen from the following options.
- Fangs (
poison) The barghest grows elongated fangs that seep poison. Its jaws deal 1d6 additional poison damageand 1d6 persistent poison damage.
- Toxic Breath (
divine, evocation, poison) The barghest breathes a cloud of toxic gas that deals 8d6 poison damageto all creatures in a 30-foot cone(DC 25 basic Fortitudesave). It can't use Toxic Breath again for 1d4 rounds.
- Vestigial Arm
Strike Frequencyonce per round; TriggerThe barghest completes a Strike. EffectThe barghest makes a claw Strikewith a shriveled third arm hanging from its torso. This attackdoesn't count for the barghest's multiple attack penalty, nor does that penaltyapply on the attack.
- Wings The barghest has malformed wings extending from its back. It gains a fly
Speedof 25 feet.
Once a barghest has eaten enough to grow into a greater barghest, it typically seeks a method to leave the Material Plane and return to the Abyss, there joining other fiends as yet another of that plane's horrors. As barghests have no innate
In addition to greater barghests being more powerful than typical barghests, the process of transforming into a greater barghest results in hideous mutations that often grant