Demon, Painajai

The eight spider eyes of this pale, towering humanoid glisten hungrily, and its mouth contains dozens of sharp teeth. It carries a barbed spear with a long, clinking chain attached to its end.

Painajai CR 14

XP 38,400
CE Large outsider (chaotic, demon, evil, extraplanar)
Init +7; Senses darkvision 60 ft., true seeing; Perception +21; Aura mental static (DC 21)


AC 28, touch 12, flat-footed 25 (+3 Dex, +16 natural, –1 size)
hp 203 (14d10+126)
Fort +18, Ref +12, Will +10
DR 10/good; Immune electricity, poison, sleep; Resist acid 10, cold 10, fire 10; SR 25


Speed 40 ft., climb 40 ft.
Melee +1 cold iron spear +23/+18/+13 (2d6+13/19–20/×3), bite +16 (1d8+4) or bite +21 (1d8+12)
Ranged +1 cold iron spear +18 (2d6+9/19–20/×3)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks chain-spear
Psychic Magic (CL 14th; concentration +18)

25 PEcognitive block (3 PE, DC 17), confusion (4 PE, DC 18), fear (4 PE, DC 18), greater oneiric horror (4 PE, DC 18), hungry pit (5 PE, DC 19), mental barrier II (3 PE), mirage arcana (5 PE, DC 19), nightmare (5 PE, DC 19), phantasmal killer (4 PE, DC 18), synaptic pulse (3 PE, DC 17)

Spell-Like Abilities (CL 14th; concentration +18)

Constanttrue seeing
1/daysummon (level 6, 1 painajai 35%)


Str 27, Dex 16, Con 29, Int 18, Wis 18, Cha 19
Base Atk +14; CMB +23; CMD 36
Feats Combat Reflexes, Improved Critical (spear), Improved Initiative, Improved Vital Strike, Iron Will, Vital Strike, Weapon Focus (spear)
Skills Acrobatics +20 (+24 when jumping), Bluff +21, Climb +33, Intimidate +21, Knowledge (local) +18, Knowledge (nature) +18, Knowledge (planes) +21, Perception +21, Stealth +16, Survival +21
Languages Abyssal, Celestial, Draconic; telepathy 100 ft.
SQ dreamwalker


Chain-Spear (Ex)

A painajai can hurl its spear at a target within 50 feet with no range penalty. If the attack hits, the painajai can immediately yank the chain to attempt a reposition or trip combat maneuver check against the target. The painajai is considered to have the Improved Reposition and Improved Trip feats when performing these maneuvers with its spear only. A reposition combat maneuver performed in this way can only move the target closer to the painajai. The painajai can recover its spear as a swift action.

Dreamwalker (Su)

A painajai can travel between the Abyss and the Dimension of Dreams at will, as per dream travel, except that it cannot enter any other planes or take other creatures with it.


Environment any (Abyss or Dimension of Dreams)
Organization solitary
Treasure standard (+1 cold iron spear, other treasure)

These demons were created to haunt mortal dreams and watch their nightmares, as well as to hunt lone uinuja azatas. Though painajais far outnumber uinujas, the demons’ inability to cooperate keeps them from gaining the upper hand in their eternal struggle. These demons also indiscriminately attack anyone crossing their path, including dream travelers and other painajais, and only an overseer of overwhelming strength can prevent them from doing so. Painajais speak in a throaty and resonating voice that seems to abrade any ear upon which it falls. They grind their sharp teeth compulsively, sometimes on purpose to unnerve their opponents, and may even chew on the insides of their cheeks to produce a bloody, filthy froth.

Painajais stand 10 feet tall and weigh about 800 pounds.

These demons form from the souls of mortals whose cruel deeds have caused nightmares in other people.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Occult Bestiary © 2015, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Josh Colon, John Compton, Paris Crenshaw, Adam Daigle, Eleanor Ferron, James Jacobs, Joe Homes, Mikko Kallio, Mike Kimmel, Ron Lundeen, Kate Marshall, Kalervo Oikarinen, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, and F. Wesley Schneider.

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