Rakshasa, Orsatka

This hulking bear-headed fiend has a mouth full of fangs and clawed, six-fingered hands with too many knuckles.

Orsatka CR 13

XP 25,600
LE Medium outsider (native, rakshasa, shapechanger)
Init +6; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +26


AC 28, touch 16, flat-footed 22 (+6 Dex, +12 natural)
hp 189 (14d10+112)
Fort +17, Ref +15, Will +11
DR 15/good and piercing; SR 28


Speed 40 ft., climb 20 ft.
Melee bite +23 (4d6+9/19–20 plus stagger), 2 claws +23 (2d4+9 plus stagger)
Space 5 ft., Reach 5 ft. (10 ft. with trip)
Special Attacks detect thoughts (DC 23), wicked reach
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 11th; concentration +15)
At willmagic missile
3/daydispel magic, magic circle against good
1/day—true formAPG (DC 18)


Str 28, Dex 22, Con 26, Int 15, Wis 21, Cha 19
Base Atk +14; CMB +23 (+27 trip); CMD 39 (41 vs. trip)
Feats Alertness, Combat Expertise, Greater Trip, Improved Critical (bite), Improved Trip, Iron Will, Power Attack
Skills Bluff +25, Climb +34, Disguise +29, Intimidate +21, Knowledge (local, planes) +12, Perception +26, Sense Motive +26, Stealth +23; Racial Modifiers +4 Bluff, +8 Disguise
Languages Common, Infernal, Undercommon
SQ change shape (any humanoid, alter self)


Stagger (Su)

A creature damaged by an orsatka’s bite or claw must succeed at a DC 21 Will save or be staggered for 1 round by the overwhelming pain. This is a mind-affecting pain effect. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Wicked Reach (Ex)

An orsatka’s joints are strange and unnatural even by the standards of rakshasas. An orsatka can stretch its limbs for the purpose of trip combat maneuvers: it is considered to have a reach of 10 feet when attempting to trip, and can perform such a maneuver as an attack of opportunity.


Environment any
Organization solitary or guard (1 plus 1 other rakshasa)
Treasure double

Often called “fiend killers” by those acquainted with their bruising ways, orsatkas are among the least subtle of rakshasas. Orsatkas arise from those who committed acts of senseless brutality on a massive scale. They are cruelty and brute force incarnate; instead of having incredible spellcasting power, orsatkas have the capability to inflict devastating damage. Rakshasas’ typical affinity for magic manifests in orsatkas as an uncanny way of sniffing out their enemies, regardless of the abjurations and illusions those foes might use to protect themselves.

When not disguised, orsatkas resemble huge, muscle-bound humans with bearlike heads, which sometimes boast thick, red-tinted fur.

Orsatkas are about 7 feet tall and weigh around 400 pounds.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Book of the Damned © 2017, Paizo Inc.; Authors: John Compton, Adam Daigle, Amanda Hamon Kunz, James Jacobs, Isabelle Lee, F. Wesley Schneider, Todd Stewart, and Josh Vogt.

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