This creature has the upper body of a woman, the lower body of a snake, and a mass of undulating cobras for hair.

Euryale CR 20

XP 307,200
CE Medium monstrous humanoid
Init +15; Senses blindsight 60 ft., darkvision 120 ft., true seeing; Perception +38


AC 37, touch 32, flat-footed 25 (+11 Dex, +1 dodge, +5 natural, +10 profane)
hp 367 (21d10+252)
Fort +19, Ref +23, Will +20; +4 vs. death effects, +8 vs. mind-affecting effects
Defensive Abilities absorb essence, all-around vision, death ward, mind blank, profane visions; DR 15/good and slashing; Immune blindness, daze, petrification, poison, sonic


Speed 60 ft., burrow 30 ft.; earth glide
Melee viper rod +35/+30/+25/+20 (1d8+14 plus poison), 6 snake bites +28 (1d6+4 plus poison)
Ranged viper fangs +37/+32/+27/+22 (1d8+5/×3 plus poison)
Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft. with snake bites)
Special Attacks gaze, irresistible poison, poison, shattering shriek, snake independence, statue control, viper rod
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 20th; concentration +30)

Constantdeath ward, mind blank, true seeing
At willdivination, flesh to stone (DC 26), greater shout (DC 28), stone shape
3/daydelayed blast fireball (sonic damage) (DC 27), quickened flesh to stone (DC 26), sonic thrust (DC 25)
1/daycommune, wail of the banshee (DC 29)
Oracle Spells Known (CL 18th; concentration +28)

9th (4)clashing rocks (DC 29)
8th (6)greater spell immunity, unholy aura (DC 28)
7th (7)ethereal jaunt, greater scrying (DC 27), statue
6th (8)greater dispel magic, heal, stone tell
5th (8)life bubble, plane shift (DC 25), righteous might, slay living (DC 25)
4th (8)air walk, cure serious wounds, divine power, freedom of movement
3rd (8)dispel magic, invisibility purge, magic vestment, meld into stone
2nd (9)cure moderate wounds, eagle’s splendor, resist energy, sound burst (DC 22), stone call
1st (9)command (DC 21), cure light wounds, endure elements, sanctuary (DC 21), shield of faith
0 (at will)bleed (DC 20), create water, detect magic, guidance, light, purify food and drink, resistance, stabilize, virtue


Str 28, Dex 32, Con 35, Int 29, Wis 26, Cha 31
Base Atk +21; CMB +30; CMD 62 (can’t be tripped)
Feats Combat Casting, Combat Expertise, Combat Reflexes, Dodge, Extend Spell, Improved Initiative, Multiattack, Power Attack, Quicken Spell, Quicken Spell-Like Ability (flesh to stone), Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills Bluff +31, Diplomacy +31, Disguise +31, Intimidate +34, Knowledge (arcana, history, religion) +30, Perception +38, Perform (sing) +31, Sense Motive +29, Spellcraft +30, Stealth +35, Use Magic Device +31
Languages Abyssal, Celestial, Common, Draconic, Infernal, Terran, Undercommon
SQ change shape (Medium humanoid; alter self)


Absorb Essence (Ex)

Whenever a creature that has been petrified is destroyed within 60 feet of a euryale, the euryale gains the effects of a cure serious wounds spell and a restoration spell (both at CL 20th).

Gaze (Su)

The euryale’s gaze attack has a range of 30 feet and turns the target to stone permanently (Fortitude DC 32 negates). The save DC is Constitution-based.

Irresistible Poison (Ex)

A creature must roll twice and take the lower result on all saving throws against a euryale’s poison effects. If the creature would normally be immune to poison, the immunity doesn’t apply, but it only needs to roll its save once. Delay poison doesn’t delay her poison effects; they still occur immediately. A euryale gains a +4 bonus on saving throws against neutralize poison cast against her to negate her venomous attacks.

Poison (Ex)

Snake bite, viper fangs, or viper rod—injury; save Fort DC 32; frequency 1/round for 6 rounds; effect 1d4 Dex damage, 1d4 Con damage, and vulnerable to sonic for 1 minute; cure 3 consecutive saves. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Profane Visions (Ex)

A euryale’s prophetic visions allow her to avoid misfortune. She gains a profane bonus to Armor Class equal to her Charisma bonus, and whenever she would be forced to reroll a d20 or to roll a d20 twice and take the lower result, she takes the higher result of the two rolls instead.

Shattering Shriek (Su)

Whenever a euryale uses one of her sonic spell-like abilities, any sonic damage dealt by the spell increases by 1 point per die. In addition, sonic damage from her spell-like abilities bypasses the hardness of a petrified creature, and the damage is not halved when applied to petrified creatures. (A typical Medium petrified creature has 30 hit points.) A petrified creature that is destroyed by the effects of a euryale’s shattering shriek explodes into a 20-foot burst of jagged stone shards, dealing 4d6 points of slashing damage to any creatures in that area (Reflex DC 30 half); this explosion heals the euryale as detailed in absorb essence above. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Snake Independence (Ex)

A euryale’s snakes are independently intelligent and can attack even when she doesn’t. No matter what action the euryale takes, she can still always make all six snake bite attacks on her turn. Even when she doesn’t attack with any other weapons that round, her snake bites always count as secondary attacks.


A euryale casts spells as an 18th-level oracle.

Statue Control (Su)

A euryale can control the statues of any creatures she petrifies via her spells or special abilities as long as they remain within 120 feet of her. Petrified creatures are treated as animated stone objects. While the typical Medium animated object is almost insignificant in a CR 20 encounter, the euryale often commands these statues to move so as to provide her cover or to place them in areas where she can shatter them to deal the most damage to foes (see the shattering shriek ability). The euryale’s control over these statues is a purely mental act that takes no action.

A euryale can control a number of statues at once equal to her Charisma modifier (10 for the typical euryale).

Viper Rod (Su)

Any blunt weapon or object a euryale holds becomes a rod of the viper with a +5 enhancement bonus that uses her poison instead of its usual poison. She can flick the snake head of her viper rod to fire poisoned fangs as a ranged attack. Treat these attacks as if she fired arrows from a +5 longbow; fangs launched in this manner deliver her poison.


Environment any
Organization solitary, pair, triumvirate (3), or cult (1 plus 4–17 medusas)
Treasure standard

Euryales are powerful medusa matriarchs.

These rare heretical euryales have alignments other than chaotic evil as well as additional powers gained through their struggle to control their own destinies. Typically they advance by Hit Dice, although it’s also fairly common for them to take up to 2 oracle levels to improve their oracle spellcasting and to represent the curse the Mother of Monsters inflicted upon them for daring to cross her.

A euryale is 7 feet tall and weighs 460 pounds.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 6 © 2017, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Robert Brookes, Benjamin Bruck, John Compton, Paris Crenshaw, Adam Daigle, Crystal Frasier, James Jacobs, Thurston Hillman, Tim Hitchcock, Brandon Hodge, Jason Keeley, Isabelle Lee, Jason Nelson, Tim Nightengale, F. Wesley Schneider, David Schwartz, Mark Seifter, Todd Stewart, Josh Vogt, and Linda Zayas-Palmer.

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