Devil, Magaav (Greater Host Devil)

Twin pairs of mangy, disease-riddled vulture wings flap in concert, keeping this lean raptor fiend aloft. Twisted horns rise from a head like a monstrous skull and noxious fumes leak from between its yellowed fangs. Hovering with impossible control, its vicious foot talons clench and unclench, while its clawed hands wield a long, three-pointed ranseur.

Host Devil (Magaav) CR 6

XP 2,400
LE Medium outsider (devil, evil, extraplanar, lawful)
Init +4; Senses darkvision 60 ft., detect magic, see in darkness; Perception +11


AC 23, touch 15, flat-footed 18 (+4 Dex, +1 dodge, +8 natural)
hp 59 (7d10+21)
Fort +8, Ref +9, Will +3
DR 5/good; Immune fire, poison; Resist acid 10, cold 10; SR 17


Speed 20 ft., fly 50 ft. (average)
Melee mwk ranseur +12/+7 (2d4+6/×3) or 2 claws +11 (1d6+4 plus 2 bleed)
Special Attacks noxious breath, rend (2 claws, 1d6+6 plus 2 bleed)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 12th; concentration +12)

Constantdetect magic
At willgreater teleport (self plus 50 lbs. of objects only)
1/daysummon (CL 3rd, 1 magaav 40%)


Str 18, Dex 19, Con 16, Int 10, Wis 12, Cha 11
Base Atk +7; CMB +11; CMD 26
Feats Combat Reflexes, Dodge, Hover, Mobility
Skills Acrobatics +14 (+10 when jumping), Escape Artist +14, Fly +14, Intimidate +10, Perception +11, Stealth +14
Languages Celestial, Draconic, Infernal; telepathy 100 ft.
SQ master grappler, shared senses


Master Grappler (Ex)

A magaav can wield a weapon and still attempt grapple checks. While not wielding a weapon, a magaav gains a +4 bonus on grapple checks.

Noxious Breath (Su)

Three times per day, as a standard action a magaav can exhale a breath that reeks of pure corruption upon a creature within 5 feet. The target must succeed at a DC 16 Fortitude save or be sickened for 1d4 rounds. Creatures that successfully save cannot be affected by the same magaav’s noxious breath for 24 hours. This is a poison effect. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Shared Senses (Su)

All magaavs within 100 feet of one another share the same senses. Thus, if one individual perceives something (for example, with a successful Perception check), all others within range are immediately aware of it. Senses are instantly relayed from one magaav to the next, allowing for the senses of a single devil to potentially spread through and inform an entire swarm instantly. It is still possible for a magaav to be flat-footed for other reasons even if other magaavs nearby are not.


Environment any (Hell)
Organization solitary, pair, or flock (2–6)
Treasure standard (mwk ranseur, other treasure)

Hunters of souls, host devils retrieve Hell’s most elusive property. Whether souls that have long evaded capture upon the plains of Avernus, damned beings who have somehow managed to escape Hell, or creatures that have reneged upon infernal contracts, vast flocks of these winged fiends fly from the Pit to recover their prey. Rarely seen alone, host devils travel in great swarms that often number in the thousands. These four-winged mockeries of the angelic form swarm in enormous columns, moving in tandem as though they were one colossal, infernal beast controlled by a single brain.

Magaavs stand 5-1/2 feet tall and weigh 150 pounds, with wingspans reaching 10 feet across. Their fetid breath draws flies that swarm over their bodies.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 4 © 2013, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors: Dennis Baker, Jesse Benner, Savannah Broadway, Ross Byers, Adam Daigle, Tim Hitchcock, Tracy Hurley, James Jacobs, Matt James, Rob McCreary, Jason Nelson, Tom Phillips, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Sean K Reynolds, F. Wesley Schneider, Tork Shaw, and Russ Taylor.

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