Chang Nam

Chang Nam CR 2

XP 600
N Tiny magical beast (aquatic)
Init -1; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +7


AC 14, touch 11, flat-footed 14 (-1 Dex, +2 size, +3 natural)
hp 21 (3d10+6)
Fort +5, Ref +2, Will +2


Speed 20 ft., swim 20 ft.
Melee gore +4 (1d3-2 plus energy drain)
Special Attacks energy drain (1 level, DC 11), gaze (shadow of death, Fort DC 11), shadow gore


Str 6, Dex 8, Con 15, Int 4, Wis 12, Cha 7
Base Atk +3; CMB -1; CMD 8
Feats Ability Focus (gaze), Weapon Focus (gore)
Skills Perception +7
SQ amphibious


Shadow of Death (Su)

Those who behold the chang nam’s shadow are affected as if it were a gaze attack. Affected creatures gains 1 negative level from energy drain, range 30 feet, Fortitude DC 11 negates. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Shadow Gore (Su)

The chang nam can thrust its tusks into the reflection of a creature rather than attacking the creature directly.

It can attack a space adjacent to a creature, not allowing the creature to use its Dex bonus to AC. A successful hit deals damage as though the chang nam had struck the creature directly. In addition, the chang nam can attack the footprints of a creature that has traveled on the ground and can thrust its tusks into the creature’s footprint in the same manner as attacking its reflection. The creature must have moved through that space within the past 1 minute.


Environment warm or temperate forests or jungle
Organization solitary
Treasure standard

This miniature elephant is the size of a small cat, with sharp tusks and bright eyes.

The chang nam or “water elephant” (also called a ye thin) is native to jungle streams and deltas in tropical and subtropical lands. It appears nearly identical to a typical small-eared Asiatic elephant, save for being the size of a large rat. Its tusks are sharp, and these irascible beasts are aggressive when threatened. Most creatures give it a wide berth because its very shadow contains the power of death for those that gaze upon it, should they attract the chang nam’s ire. Its tusks can bring doom as well, as the deadly energies that reside within the chang nam’s shadow flow forth with each needle-like thrust. They are potent not only when piercing flesh but even when striking into the vestige of a creature’s passage like their reflection on water or the footsteps they leave behind.

Some cultists and temples have tried to train chang nams with some success to serve as guardians, especially when training is supplemented with magical control. They are clever beasts and enjoy shiny things, collecting them with their tiny but prehensile trunks. They can be plied with gifts to gain their favor, and some may be encountered dressed in regal finery resembling the accouterments of royal elephants, but in miniature.

In combat, a chang nam relies on its deadly shadow of death ability. If cornered, it gores, and when forced to retreat, will try to gore an opponent’s shadow before fleeing.

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Asian Monsters (PF1) © 2022, Legendary Games; Authors Jason Nelson, Robert J. Grady, Andrew Ha, Gord Henderson, Thurston Hillman, Aurélien Lainé, Jeff Lee, Alex Riggs, Loren Sieg, Mike Welham.

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