This bipedal lizard has mottled gray-and-brown flesh. A short dorsal fin runs the length of its body and its forelimbs look like hands.

Muckdweller CR 1/4

XP 100
N Small magical beast
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +5


AC 14, touch 13, flat-footed 12 (+2 Dex, +1 natural, +1 size)
hp 5 (1d10)
Fort +2, Ref +4, Will +1


Speed 10 ft., swim 30 ft.
Melee bite +4 (1d6–1)
Special Attacks blinding spray


Str 8, Dex 14, Con 11, Int 9, Wis 12, Cha 7
Base Atk +1; CMB –1; CMD 11
Feats Weapon Finesse
Skills Acrobatics +6, Perception +5, Swim +14; Racial Modifiers +4 Acrobatics, +4 Swim
Languages Draconic
SQ dextrous swimmer


Blinding Spray (Ex)

By filling its mouth with muddy water, a muckdweller can fire a concentrated stream of muck in a 10-foot line. A creature in the area must succeed at a DC 10 Reflex save or be blinded for 1d2 rounds. A muckdweller must spend a move action to refill its mouth with muddy water to use its spray again. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Dextrous Swimmer (Ex)

A muckdweller moves through water gracefully. It uses its Dexterity modifier instead of its Strength modifier on Swim checks.


Environment temperate marshes
Organization solitary, pack (3–7), or swarm (8–17)
Treasure standard

Muckdwellers have long tails that allow them to swim rapidly through the water or maintain their balance when standing upright. They sometimes associate with lizardfolk, forming allied settlements, but rarely living in the same community. Still they work and hunt together for mutual benefit. Most muck dwellers stand 3-1/2 feet tall and weigh 70 pounds.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 5 © 2015, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Dennis Baker, Jesse Benner, John Bennett, Logan Bonner, Creighton Broadhurst, Robert Brookes, Benjamin Bruck, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, Thurston Hillman, Eric Hindley, Joe Homes, James Jacobs, Amanda Hamon Kunz, Ben McFarland, Jason Nelson, Thom Phillips, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Alistair Rigg, Alex Riggs, David N. Ross, Wes Schneider, David Schwartz, Mark Seifter, Mike Shel, James L. Sutter, and Linda Zayas-Palmer.

scroll to top