Two pairs of stretched and veiny leather wings adorn the back of this shrouded reptilian nightmare.

Dorvae CR 11

XP 12,800
NE Medium outsider (evil)
Init +5; Senses darkvision 60 ft., see invisibility; Perception +24


AC 24, touch 16, flat-footed 18 (+5 Dex, +1 dodge, +8 natural)
hp 123 (13d10+52)
Fort +8, Ref +13, Will +10
DR 10/good; Immune mind-affecting effects, poison; SR 22


Speed 30 ft., fly 60 ft. (good)
Melee 2 claws +18 (3d8+4/19–20 plus grab)
Special Attacks writhing snakes
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 11th; concentration +14)

Constantsee invisibility
At willdetect thoughts (DC 15)
3/daybestow curse (DC 17), dimension door
1/dayfeeblemind (DC 18), lesser geas (DC 17)


Str 18, Dex 21, Con 18, Int 17, Wis 14, Cha 17
Base Atk +13; CMB +20 (+24 grapple); CMD 33
Feats Agile Maneuvers, Dodge, Flyby Attack, Improved Critical (claw), Mobility, Skill Focus (Perception), Weapon Focus (claw)
Skills Acrobatics +21, Bluff +19, Diplomacy +13, Fly +18, Intimidate +16, Knowledge (planes) +19, Knowledge (religion) +19, Perception +24, Sense Motive +18, Stealth +21
Languages Abyssal, Celestial, Common, Infernal; telepathy 50 ft.


Writhing Snakes (Ex)

When a dorvae succeeds at a grapple check against an opponent, the serpents of its body writhe around the grappled foe, biting wherever they can gain purchase. This deals 2d8 points of piercing damage, and the grappled foe is subject to the dorvae’s supernatural poison.

Dorvae Poison (Su)

Writhing snakes—injury; save DC 20; frequency 1/round for 12 rounds; effect 1d4 Wis and on the first failed save the target is susceptible to the dorvae’s lesser geas no matter its Hit Dice for 24 hours. Cure 3 saves. The save DC is Constitution-based.


Environment any (evil planes)
Organization solitary
Treasure standard

The dorvaes are a race of fiends standing apart from all others. Each dorvae prides itself on owing no allegiance to anything but itself, and is never willing to suffer a master no matter how powerful or intelligent that creature may be. Dorvaes believe all other creatures in the universe live solely to entertain the dorvaes’ perverse pleasures. Cruel, self ish, and calculating, each dorvae pursues its own dark agenda and desires without guilt, empathy for its playthings, or even consideration of the possible consequences. Master manipulators, dorvaes would rather stand back and create unquestioning minions to champion their schemes. Many dorvaes meddle in the politics and power plays of evil planar beings, but a number of these fiends ply their manipulations on the Material Plane. Often they seek out primitive humanoid tribes, which they lead like vengeful and angry gods. Others look for cosmopolitan centers to manipulate, often masquerading as the mysterious leaders of foreign cults, or as the masterminds of criminal societies.

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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