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Ghoul, Ghoul Commander

Ghoul Commander CR 8

Source Monster Codex pg. 84
XP 4,800
Ghoul antipaladin 7 (Pathfinder RPG Advanced Player’s Guide 118)
CE Medium undead
Init +3; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +15
Aura cowardice (10 ft.)


AC 21, touch 13, flat-footed 18 (+6 armor, +3 Dex, +2 natural)
hp 99 (9 HD; 2d8+7d10+52)
Fort +13, Ref +9, Will +15
Defensive Abilities channel resistance +2; Immune disease, undead traits


Speed 20 ft.
Melee mwk greataxe +15/+10 (1d12+7/19–20/×3), bite +8 (1d6+2 plus disease and paralysis) or bite +13 (1d6+5 plus disease and paralysis), 2 claws +13 (1d6+5 plus paralysis)
Ranged mwk composite shortbow +12/+7 (1d6+5/×3)
Special Attacks channel negative energy (DC 17, 4d6), disease (DC 15), paralysis (1d4+1 rounds, DC 15, elves are immune to this effect), smite good 3/day (+4 attack and AC, +7 damage)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 7th; concentration +11)
At will—detect good
Antipaladin Spells Prepared (CL 4th; concentration +8)
1st—disguise self, inflict light wounds (DC 15)


Before Combat The ghoul commander is usually accompanied by a fiendish dire boar mount. If he is defending an area, he casts desecrate on the area (these bonuses are not included in his statistics).
During Combat The commander begins combat by charging in on his boar. He prefers to attack with his greataxe.


Str 20, Dex 17, Con —, Int 13, Wis 16, Cha 18
Base Atk +8; CMB +13; CMD 26
Feats Cleave, Improved Critical (greataxe), Power Attack, Toughness, Weapon Focus (greataxe)
Skills Bluff +11, Intimidate +16, Perception +15, Ride +12
Languages Common, Undercommon
SQ cruelties (fatigued, staggered), fiendish boon (fiendish dire boar servant), touch of corruption 7/day (3d6)
Combat Gear scroll of inflict serious wounds; Other Gear mwk breastplate, mwk composite shortbow with 20 arrows, mwk greataxe, belt of giant strength +2, 79 gp


Environment any land


Fiendish Dire Boar Servant

hp 42 (Pathfinder RPG Bestiary 36, 294)

When ghouls marshal themselves into organized groups, it is ghoul commanders who shoulder the responsibility of leadership and command. In “civilized” ghoul cities and nations, ghoul commanders serve as an elite officer class, directing and commanding units of more common ghouls in military maneuvers and on excursions. While they receive their orders from ghouls higher up the chain of command, ghoul commanders are responsible for translating those orders into concrete tactics, and enjoy great autonomy on the battlefield—so long as their strategies succeed, at least.

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