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Skin Stealer

Dark pink flesh drawn tightly across its emaciated body, this being resembles a gaunt human stripped of its skin, its pulsing muscles completely exposed.

Skin Stealer CR 2

Source Pathfinder #44: Trial of the Beast pg. 88
XP 600
CE Medium fey
Init +3; Senses low-light vision; Perception +7


AC 15, touch 13, flat-footed 12 (+3 Dex, +2 natural)
hp 18 (4d6+4)
Fort +2, Ref +7, Will +4


Speed 30 ft.
Melee 2 claws +5 (1d4+1)
Special Attacks sneak attack (+1d6), steal skin


Str 12, Dex 17, Con 13, Int 16, Wis 10, Cha 17
Base Atk +2; CMB +3; CMD 16
Feats Deceitful, Weapon Finesse
Skills Acrobatics +10, Bluff +12, Disguise +16 (+26 with stolen skin), Escape Artist +10, Heal +8, Perception +7, Sense Motive +7, Sleight of Hand +10, Stealth +14; Racial Modifiers +4 Disguise, +4 Heal, +4 Stealth
Languages Aklo, Common, Elven, Sylvan


Environment any
Organization solitary
Treasure standard

Special Abilities

Steal Skin (Su) As a full-round action, a skin stealer may steal the skin of a creature of Small, Medium, or Large size with a roughly humanoid shape. The target creature must be dead, helpless, or willing. If the target creature is alive, the skin stealer must make a successful coup de grace attack to steal its skin. The skin stealer can don or remove a stolen skin as a move action. When wearing a stolen skin, the skin stealer takes on the likeness of the skin’s original owner, including the victim’s voice, build, and size, but gains none of the creature’s abilities. The stolen skin grants the skin stealer a +10 bonus on Disguise checks, with none of the usual penalties for different gender, race, age, and size. Stolen skins are preserved and remain as supple as living skin. A skin stealer may only steal and use a number of skins equal to its Charisma score. The skin stealer may choose to discard unwanted skins to make room for new ones at any time; discarded skins rot and decay normally.


A sadistic being from the realm of the fey, a skin stealer is a terrifying sight to behold. These blood-red creatures resemble horrid, emaciated humans without skin, their yellowish eyes and teeth suggesting malnourishment or disease. Skin stealers suffer from no ailment, however, except for their insatiable lust for chaos and their hunger for flesh.

Hailing from the First World, skin stealers are fey bent on destruction and gruesome murder. When left to their own devices, these gangly beings are unpredictable and spontaneous; when assigned duties from some higher, stronger power, however, skin stealers prove adept at performing complex assassinations and spy work.

A skin stealer is a little over 6 feet tall and weighs about 100 pounds, though it can adjust its size to inhabit many different creatures’ skins.