Bestiary 4 Table of Contents

Monday, October 21, 2013

Eager to snag your copy of Bestiary 4? Here’s the complete run down of all the monsters you’ll be missing if you don’t.

Spoiler:
Abaia7
Agyra (kaiju)166–167
Almiraj8
Alpluachra9
Ankou10
Aoandon11
Apocalypse locust12
Archaeopteryx (familiar)96
Argus13
Astral leviathan14
Bakekujira15
Barometz16
Beheaded17
Bezravnis (kaiju)168–169
Bhole18
Blood golem130
Blood hag19
Bodythief20–21
Boilborn22
Bokrug (Great Old One)136–137
Brethedan23
Broken soul24–25
Buggane26
Bull shark241
Catrina (psychopomp)218
Cephalophore27
Cernunnos (empyreal lord)88–89
Chaneque28
Changeling29
Cliff giant126
Clockwork dragon30–31
Clockwork mage32
Clockwork steed33
Colour out of space38–39
Comozant wyrd40
Contemplative41
Coral golem131
Cthulhu (Great Old One)138–139
Dagon (demon lord)46–47
Dark caller42
Dark dancer43
Death dog44
Devilbound creature56–57
Dimorphodon (dinosaur)58
Diplodocus (dinosaur)58
Dire weasel275
Divine guardian60–61
Dodo (familiar)96
Dorvae62
Dossenus63
Drakainia76–77
Drowning devil52
Ectoplasmic creature82–83
Einherji84
Elder thing85
Elohim86
Emperor walrus271
Erlking94
Executioner’s hood (lurking ray)186
Fachen95
Festering spirit98
Flesh colossus35
Fleshdreg100
Flying polyp106–107
Fomorian titan261
Formian myrmarch109
Formian queen110
Formian taskmaster111
Formian warrior112
Formian worker113
Fossegrim114
Freezing flow115
Fungal creature116–117
Gaki118
Gallowdead119
Galvo120
Gashadokuro121
Gathlain122
Gearghost123
Geist124
Gholdako125
Ghonhatine (fleshwarp)102
Giant emperor scorpion232
Giant flea99
Giant locust183
Giant seahorse234
Giant tortoise263
Giant water strider273
Giant weasel275
Giraffe (herd animal)150
Goliath spider252
Graeae134
Great white shark241
Greensting scorpion232
Grendel145
Grimple (gremlin)142
Grothlut (fleshwarp)103
Guardian dragon146–147
Halsora (fleshwarp)104
Hamadryad148
Haniver (gremlin)143
Harionago149
Hastur (Great Old One)140–141
Host devil53
Huldra151
Hungry flesh152
Hyakume153
Hypnalis154
Ijiraq155
Immense tortoise263
Immortal ichor156
Incutilis157
Irminsul158
Irnakurse (fleshwarp)105
Iron colossus36
Isitoq159
Jack-o’-lantern160
Jinmenju161
Juggernaut162–163
Julunggali164
Junk golem132
Juvenile seps237
Kapre172
Karkinoi173
Kasatha174
Killer seahorse234
Kitsune175
Korada (empyreal lord)90–91
Kostchtchie (demon lord)48–49
Lampad178
Lava drake78
Leaf ray179
Leanen sidhe180
Living topiary181
Living wall182
Locust swarm183
Lorelei184
Lunar dragon66–67
Lunarma185
Lurker above (lurking ray)187
Maenad191
Mammoth flea99
Manitou192
Mi-go193
Mindslaver mold194
Mist drake79
Mogaru (kaiju)170–171
Monaciello (gremlin)144
Morrigna (psychopomp)219
Mudlord195
Mummified creature196–197
Myrmecoleon198
Nagaji199
Necrocraft200–201
Nemisis devil54–55
Nependis202
Nightgaunt203
Nightmare creature204–205
Ningyo206
Nosferatu (vampire)268–269
Nosoi (psychopomp)220
Nycar207
Nymph water strider273
Ocean giant127
Oceanid208
Oma209
Ostiarius (kyton)176
Owb210
Pard211
Pazuzu (demon lord)50–51
Peluda212
Phantom armor213
Pickled punk214
Pipefox215
Platypus (familiar)96
Pooka216
Qallupilluk224
Rat king225
Ratling226
River giant128
Rokurokubi227
Rukh228
Sacristan (kyton)177
Saguaroi229
Samsaran230
Sayona231
Scarlet spider252
Sea cat233
Seaweed siren235
Selkie236
Seps237
Shadow creature238–239
Shadow drake80
Shard slag240
Shobhad242
Shredskin243
Shriezyx244
Shulsaga245
Skinstitch246
Slag giant129
Sloth (familiar)97
Snallygaster247
Solar dragon68–69
Soulbound mannequin248
Soulbound shell249
Soulsilver250
Spawn of Yog-Sothoth251
Spire drake81
Spring-Heeled Jack253
Stag (herd animal)150
Star-spawn of Cthulhu254–255
Stone colossus37
Styracosaurus (dinosaur)59
Svartalfar256
Swan maiden257
Taniniver258
Tiberolith259
Tikbalang260
Time dragon70–71
Tooth fairy262
Trapper (lurking ray)187
Trox264
Trumpeter swan257
Tuatara (familiar)97
Tunche265
Tyrant jelly266
Udaeus267
Vanth (psychopomp)221
Velociraptor (dinosaur)59
Vildeis (empyreal lord)92–93
Void dragon72–73
Vortex dragon74–75
Vouivre270
Walrus271
Warsworn272
Wax golem133
Wayang274
Weedwhip276
Werebat (lycanthrope)188
Werecrocodile (lycanthrope)189
Wereshark (lycanthrope)190
Wickerman277
Wikkawak278
Winter hag279
Wyrwood280
Wyvaran281
Xanthos282
Xenopterid283
Yamaraj (psychopomp)222–223
Yaoguai284
Ypotryll285
Zombie lord286
Zomok287

Not seeing your favorite monster on this list? Well let us know on the Bestiary 5 Wish List thread. Though it might never happen again, if we decide to do another massive book of beasts that’s the first place we’ll check.

Bestiary 4 is available October 30th, so be sure to check out our newest collection of creatures right here!

F. Wesley Schneider
Editor-in-Chief


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Will the velociraptor be different from the "Deinonychus with young template" from Bestiary 1?


No love for phasm and arrowhawk


*checking download list hourly


Ravid?? I don't spoil myself on that list, but is Ravid in?

NO Bakeneko or Nekomata? MANY people wished for those? Are there other plans with these?

Please don't tell me some 3rd company had already took them...?

Happy to see somebody mention the Hyakume, That will be the beholder (hopefully) of pathfinder!


Sad to see Velociraptor made it in... Rather see more unique dinosaurs, but there are 5 and I only know about the bird familiar, Styracosaurus and Velociraptor.

THere is still a chance for Therizinosaurus, the only dinosaur I still like to see because its so unique.


Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but there's no Ravid, no Bakeneko, no Nekomata, and no Therizinosaurus.

Lots of other cool stuff to look forward to though.

Silver Crusade

LOTS of cool stuff.


I'm happy to see my Fomorian as a titan. Judging from its page number, it's definitely in the "T" section :D


Tinkergoth wrote:

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but there's no Ravid, no Bakeneko, no Nekomata, and no Therizinosaurus.

Lots of other cool stuff to look forward to though.

Like Dire Weasels, GIant Weasels and Velociraptors? nah I don't believe you! :-p


Gancanagh wrote:
Tinkergoth wrote:

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but there's no Ravid, no Bakeneko, no Nekomata, and no Therizinosaurus.

Lots of other cool stuff to look forward to though.

Like Dire Weasels, GIant Weasels and Velociraptors? nah I don't believe you! :-p

How about all manner of really obscure mythological creatures? I remember that was 99% of your wishlist posts.


I know I know, I was just kiddn with the Weasel/Velociraptor post.

I'm just sad that Nekomata did'n't get some love while I really really thought it would be in this time.


I count 254 creatures didn't they say that there was 300+ creatures in the book?

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Nice to see the archaeopteryx.

I'm still hoping for a Coelurosauravus at some point to have as a familiar/animal companion. There's just something primeval about them :-)


Dragon78 wrote:
I count 254 creatures didn't they say that there was 300+ creatures in the book?

No,

Blog announcement wrote:
Bestiary 4 has more than 300 pages and features hundreds of monsters[...]

300+ pages. not 300+ monsters.


Hundreds of monsters does more sound like 300 than 200 hundred to me...

Sad to see its 50 less than the previous bestiary 3... probably because of the many 2 pages-monsters.

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Impuritygaming wrote:

Elohim? James, did you just decide to stat a god? Or does the name have more menings than one?

Apart from that.. MORE DARK FOLK.!! Wuhu!!

The Elohim are monsters, not a god. This is an example of using a real world word to describe a monster. IIRC, there was a race of aliens called "elohim" from d20 modern, so this is not even the first time they appear.

Dark Archive

Ha, Spring-Heeled Jack!

Also fun with the new Dark Folk, Tuatara, Huldra, Svartalfar and the Manitou.

Shadow Lodge

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Threeshades wrote:
Dragon78 wrote:
I count 254 creatures didn't they say that there was 300+ creatures in the book?

No,

Blog announcement wrote:
Bestiary 4 has more than 300 pages and features hundreds of monsters[...]
300+ pages. not 300+ monsters.

The product description States over 300 monsters though.


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ya but thats like one swarm


Over 300 monsters and animals are not monsters so they don't count :-p

So that means there are even less than 250 monsters. As Giraffe, Stag and other such animals aren't monsters. ;-)

I can't wait to see the Hyakume.

Are there pictures among the spoilers?


Cat-thulhu wrote:
Threeshades wrote:
Dragon78 wrote:
I count 254 creatures didn't they say that there was 300+ creatures in the book?

No,

Blog announcement wrote:
Bestiary 4 has more than 300 pages and features hundreds of monsters[...]
300+ pages. not 300+ monsters.
The product description States over 300 monsters though.

You're right, i didn't spot that beforehand. Maybe it counts the different ages of dragons and such things as different monsters?

Probably not though, could be a typo, based on the "over 300 pages" thing.

Thomas, A wrote:
ya but thats like one swarm

Heh, but it actually says "different monsters" so unless it's a mixed swarm...


Though it might never happen again

That would be the worst mistake ever unless a new version of pathfinder 4 will be released in the meantime.

Cuz I can't remember anything getting so much attention and love as the bestiaries.

And there are SO much creatures left to cover, with only proteans you can already cover 20 pages, with new demons and devils even more, the possibilities are endless.

ANd Nekomata, Akaname, Kikimora, Karkadann & Batibat really need to be in a Bestiary of Pathfinder, even if its just to make D&D jealous.


Will there be a weasel template? I look forward to assaulting my players with velociweasels.


Devastation Bob wrote:
Will there be a weasel template? I look forward to assaulting my players with velociweasels.

You mean weaselociraptors?

There is something for my homebrew to-do list.


Might I take a moment then, to sharply criticize the distinct lack of rodents of the squirrely variety in this list?

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Threeshades wrote:
Will the velociraptor be different from the "Deinonychus with young template" from Bestiary 1?

Slightly, yes. We've done similar things with similar animals and vermin as well, though.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

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Gancanagh wrote:

Hundreds of monsters does more sound like 300 than 200 hundred to me...

Sad to see its 50 less than the previous bestiary 3... probably because of the many 2 pages-monsters.

At this point, we're no longer trying to populate the game with the baseline things we need to do 2 Adventure Paths a year. Now that we're on the 4th Bestiary, we have the luxury to slow down a little and to expand into more 2 page monsters... which in a book that includes things of up to CR 30 is really really really handy.

And never fear... there's always more monsters to come!


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*In a Professor Farnsworth voice* Pazuzu!!!


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Hastur!


If there are less monsters per Bestiary then we need to have more hardcover bestiaries;) So next year must be a Bestiary 5 or I will be a sad (flesh eating) panda:(

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Adam Daigle wrote:
I'll just tease by saying there is more in this book to do with dark folk than just the dark caller and dark dancer. There's a related monster too.

DON'T DO THIS TO ME DAIGLE! YOU AREN'T MAKING THIS WAIT FOR MY PREORDER ANY EASIER!

Now.

Are any of these of a CR lower then 2 or are they all around or over CR 3?

Editor-in-Chief

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Distant Scholar wrote:
F. Wesley Schneider wrote:
There are others that we could do if we were completionists, but we've picked up all the ones we're keen on now.
No arrowhawk? I always kind of liked those. More than the tojanida, anyway.

Who knows, maybe we'll do Misfit Monsters Redeemed II someday but for now...

Editor-in-Chief

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Umbral Reaver wrote:

Pickle punk? That sounds silly.

Just googled it.

UNDEAD FORMALDEHYDE FETUS MONSTER

D:

Where's the trust? As if we did't have hundreds of semi-obscure horror, occult, and paranormal oddities scrambling for places in these bestiaries. ;P

Editor-in-Chief

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Starsunder wrote:
Soooo...is it similar to FFIV's?

They're probably most like the living wall we did in Dragon back in the way. If you don't have that handy, well, they're kind of their own thing.

Editor-in-Chief

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Lord Snow wrote:

Also, I'm really excited to see more Kytons - they are important to my modified Curse of the Crimson Throne Campaign!

Glad to see so much love for the kytons. The ostairus is a very recent pick up from Shattered Star #64: Beyond the Doomsday Door (if you didn't see the page of kyton philosophy and propaganda in there, you are missing out!). The sacristan is something entirely new... kind of a bruiser... with a portal to the Plane of Shadow locked in his fused shut mouth. So pretty humdrum as kytons go. ;P

Editor-in-Chief

Adam Daigle wrote:
I'll just tease by saying there is more in this book to do with dark folk than just the dark caller and dark dancer. There's a related monster too.

Nice, man. ;)


F. Wesley Schneider wrote:
Umbral Reaver wrote:

Pickle punk? That sounds silly.

Just googled it.

UNDEAD FORMALDEHYDE FETUS MONSTER

D:

Where's the trust? As if we did't have hundreds of semi-obscure horror, occult, and paranormal oddities scrambling for places in these bestiaries. ;P

I was exaggerating the horrified response for fun. I've spent plenty of time making my own creatures of hideous nature. There was one that cast vomit swarm using its enemies as the point of origin instead of itself. You have to fight through the swarms pouring out of your own mouth to reach the monster.

Editor-in-Chief

Impuritygaming wrote:
Elohim? James, did you just decide to stat a god? Or does the name have more menings than one?

There are several other creatures in B4 that fall into the category of god, much more than the elohim.

We play a bit fast and loose with these guys from a world religion perspective, very much treating them as gods with a lower-case "g." That said, that doesn't make them any less god-like in their influence over creation and their role in the multiverse.

You'll see...

Editor-in-Chief

Odraude wrote:
I'm happy to see my Fomorian as a titan. Judging from its page number, it's definitely in the "T" section :D

Cagey, sir.

Editor-in-Chief

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Dragon78 wrote:
I count 254 creatures didn't they say that there was 300+ creatures in the book?

Gotta love them variants, among a few other tricks that also don't get listed in the TOC.

Editor-in-Chief

Umbral Reaver wrote:
F. Wesley Schneider wrote:
Umbral Reaver wrote:

Pickle punk? That sounds silly.

Just googled it.

UNDEAD FORMALDEHYDE FETUS MONSTER

D:

Where's the trust? As if we did't have hundreds of semi-obscure horror, occult, and paranormal oddities scrambling for places in these bestiaries. ;P
I was exaggerating the horrified response for fun. I've spent plenty of time making my own creatures of hideous nature. There was one that cast vomit swarm using its enemies as the point of origin instead of itself. You have to fight through the swarms pouring out of your own mouth to reach the monster.

That spread with the pickled punk and pipefox: easily my favorite in the whole book. :D


Distant Scholar wrote:
Mikaze wrote:
And Dark Caller calls to mind some awesome possibilities...

Somebody has to run the Dark Square Dances.

Other comments:
- Colour out of space: Let's see WizKids make a miniature out of this one.
- Immense tortoise: If this can't be confused for an island, I'll be disappointed. Oh, and let's see WizKids make a miniature out of this one.
- Rukh: I wonder how this is different from a roc.
- Shadow creature: I hope I can simulate the (original?) non-undead shadows with this. I could probably homebrew one easily enough, but...

Color Out of Space first appeared in Carrion Crown AP. It's handled as an ooze creature there.

Rukh first appeared as a 3.5e creature in the Legacy of Fire AP. It's a giant two-headed vulture.

Shadow creature first appeared in the Advanced Race Guide with the shadow caller summoner archetype for fetchlings (link to PRD). It's basically another variant on the celestial/fiendish/entropic/resolute creature simple templates, except for a creature from the plane of shadow.

Advanced Race Guide Shadow Creature Template from the PRD:
Shadow Creature (CR +1)

Creatures with the shadow creature template dwell on the Shadow Plane, only rarely venturing onto other, brighter planes, and can be summoned by shadow callers. A shadow creature's CR increases by +1. A shadow creature's quick and rebuild rules are the same.

Rebuild Rules: Senses gains darkvision and low-light vision 60 ft.; Defensive Abilities gains energy resistance and DR as noted on the table below; SR gains SR equal to new CR + 5; Special Abilities Shadow Blend (Su) In any condition of illumination other than bright light, a shadow creature blends into the shadows, giving it concealment (20% miss chance). A shadow creature can suspend or resume this ability as a free action.
Shadow Creature Defenses
HD Resist Cold and Electricity DR
1–4 5 —
5–10 10 5/magic
11+ 15 10/magic


Boilborn, well that sounds disturbing.

I wonder if any of these creatures are elementals.


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James Jacobs wrote:
Threeshades wrote:
Will the velociraptor be different from the "Deinonychus with young template" from Bestiary 1?
Slightly, yes. We've done similar things with similar animals and vermin as well, though.

Gah! Inconsistencies!?

lol. Just kidding. It's really very minor.


It's actually good they take the templated monsters and make them their own thing for Polymorph purposes. Since by the rules, you can't polymorph into an animal with templates, by RAW, you can't polymorph into a Velociraptor or Polar Bear or Great White Shark. So I'm glad to see these made into real animals.


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That's a GREAT point!

Oh wow.

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

I wonder what the Cephalophore would be? Fey, outsider, or maybe a non-evil undead*?

*according to wikipedia, they're often depicted as decapitated saints.


DeciusNero wrote:

I wonder what the Cephalophore would be? Fey, outsider, or maybe a non-evil undead*?

*according to wikipedia, they're often depicted as decapitated saints.

If it's the one from Shattered Star, it's a construct.

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Ah, sort of like a carytid column, then.

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