Greater BarghestCR 5

Always LE Large Outsider (Evil, Extraplanar, Lawful, Shapechanger)

Init +6; Senses darkvision 60 ft., scent; Listen +16, Spot +16

Languages Goblin, Infernal, Worg

AC 20, touch 11, flat-footed 18
(−1 size, +2 Dex, +9 natural)

hp 67 (9 HD); DR 10/magic

Fort +9, Ref +8, Will +10

Speed 40 ft.,

Melee Bite +13 (1d8+5) and 2 claws +8 (1d6+2)

Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.

Base Atk +9; Grp +18

Atk Options Combat Reflexes

Special Actions feed, change shape

Spell-like Abilities (CL Barghest's HD):

At will—blink, invisibility sphere, levitate, misdirection (DC 14), rage (DC 15)

1/day—charm monster (DC 16), crushing despair (DC 16), dimension door, mass bull's strength, mass enlarge person

The save DCs are Charisma-based

Abilities Str 20, Dex 15, Con 16, Int 18, Wis 18, Cha 18

Feats Combat Casting, Combat Reflexes, Improved Initiative, Track

Skills Bluff +16, Climb +17, Concentration +15, Diplomacy +8, Disguise +4 (+6 acting), Hide +10*, Intimidate +18, Jump +21, Listen +16, Move Silently +14, Sense Motive +16, Spot +16, Survival +16 (+18 following tracks), Tumble +16

Advancement Special (see below)

Change Shape (Su) A greater barghest can assume the shape of a goblin or a wolf as a standard action. In goblin form, a barghest cannot use its natural weapons but can wield weapons and wear armor. In wolf form, a barghest loses its claw attacks but retains its bite attack.

Feed (Su) When a barghest slays a humanoid opponent, it can feed on the corpse, devouring both flesh and life force, as a full-round action. Feeding destroys the victim's body and prevents any form of raising or resurrection that requires part of the corpse. There is a 50% chance that a wish , miracle , or true resurrection spell can restore a devoured victim to life. Check once for each destroyed creature. If the check fails, the creature cannot be brought back to life by mortal magic.

A greater barghest advances in Hit Dice by consuming corpses in this fashion. For every three suitable corpses a barghest devours, it gains 1 Hit Die, and its Strength, Constitution, and natural armor increase by +1. Its attack bonus and saves improve as normal for an outsider of its Hit Dice, and it gains skill points, feats, and ability score improvements normally.

The greater barghest only advances by consuming the corpses of creatures whose Hit Dice or levels are equal to or greater than its own current total. A barghest that reaches 9 Hit Dice through feeding immediately becomes a greater barghest upon completion of the act.

A greater barghest can reach a maximum of 18 Hit Dice through feeding.

Pass Without Trace (Ex) A greater barghest in wolf form can use pass without trace (as the spell) as a free action.

Skills *A greater barghest in wolf form gains a +4 circumstance bonus on Hide checks.