Death Coach

Two spectral horses pull this ornate, ghostly carriage, whose windows are blocked by dark, heavy curtains.

Death Coach CR 14

XP 38,400
NE Huge undead (incorporeal)
Init +14; Senses darkvision 60 ft., deathwatch, lifesense; Perception +30; Aura aura of doom (30 ft., DC 26)


AC 27, touch 27, flat-footed 16 (+8 deflection, +10 Dex, +1 dodge, –2 size)
hp 212 (17d8+136)
Fort +13, Ref +15, Will +14
Defensive Abilities channel resistance +4, incorporeal;
Immune undead traits


Speed 40 ft., fly 30 ft. (average); soulbound gallop
Melee incorporeal touch +20 (17d6 negative energy)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 15 ft.
Special Attacks collect soul
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 16th; concentration +24)

At willghost sound (DC 18), scare (DC 20), distracting cacophony (DC 21)
3/dayquickened fear (DC 22), phantasmal killer (DC 22)


Str —, Dex 30, Con —, Int 15, Wis 18, Cha 27
Base Atk +12; CMB +24; CMD 43 (can’t be tripped)
Feats Combat Reflexes, Dodge, Improved Initiative, Lightning Stance, Mobility, Quicken Spell-Like Ability (fear), Skill Focus (Intimidate), Skill Focus (Perception), Wind Stance
Skills Fly +26, Intimidate +34, Knowledge (geography, history, local, nobility) +9, Perception +30, Sense Motive +13, Survival +21
Languages Abyssal, Common, Infernal (can’t speak any language)


Aura of Doom (Su)

The death coach’s aura acts like an aura of doom with a radius of 30 feet. A creature that succeeds at its save is immune to that death coach’s aura for 24 hours. This is a mind-affecting fear effect. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Collect Soul (Su)

When a death coach deals damage to a creature with its touch attack, it can immediately attempt to collect the creature’s soul, forcing the creature to attempt a DC 24 Fortitude save. Creatures under the effects of a fear effect take a –4 penalty on this save. A creature that succeeds at its save takes 3d6+16 points of damage. On a failed save, the creature takes 160 points of damage (as if affected by a CL 16 finger of death).

The soul of a creature slain by this attack becomes trapped in the death coach’s interior. A trapped soul can be restored to life only by a miracle or wish. This is a death effect, and a creature that succeeds at its save is immune to that death coach’s collect soul ability for 24 hours. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Soulbound Gallop (Su)

When the death coach has trapped a soul with its collect soul ability, all of its movement speeds double. The doubling occurs before applying any other effects that increase its speed.


Environment any
Organization solitary
Treasure standard

Fearsome phantasmal carriages pulled by ghostly horses, death coaches appear without warning to collect and carry off unwilling mortal souls to the afterlife, slaying their victims first if need be.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 5 © 2015, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Dennis Baker, Jesse Benner, John Bennett, Logan Bonner, Creighton Broadhurst, Robert Brookes, Benjamin Bruck, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, Thurston Hillman, Eric Hindley, Joe Homes, James Jacobs, Amanda Hamon Kunz, Ben McFarland, Jason Nelson, Thom Phillips, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Alistair Rigg, Alex Riggs, David N. Ross, Wes Schneider, David Schwartz, Mark Seifter, Mike Shel, James L. Sutter, and Linda Zayas-Palmer.

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