Gwishin, Bul

Bulgwishin CR 3

XP 800
CE Medium undead (fire, gwishin)
Init +4; Senses darkvision 60 ft., see invisibility; Perception +6


AC 14, touch 12, flat-footed 14 (+0 Dex, +2 natural armor, +2 deflection)
hp 26 (4d8+8); DR 5/magic
Fort +3, Ref +1, Will +3
Immune fire, undead traits
Weaknesses vulnerability to cold


Speed 0 ft., fly 30 ft. (hover)
Melee slam +6 (1d6+2 plus burn and grab)
Special Attacks burn (1d6, DC 14)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 3rd)


Str 15, Dex 11, Con -, Int 9, Wis 9, Cha 15
Base Atk +3; CMB +5 (+9 to grapple); CMD 15
Feats Improved Initiative, Weapon Focus (slam)
Skills Fly +15, Intimidate +9, Perception +6
Languages Common
SQ gaseous form, spiritual defense


Burning Aura (Su)

As a swift action, the bul gwishin can activate a burning aura. It casts bright light in a 30-foot-radius burst around it and dim light 30 feet beyond that, and creatures that start their turn within 5 feet of it are subjected to its burn ability. This aura lasts until it is reduced to 0 hit points or turns the aura off on its turn.

Gaseous Form (Su)

As a standard action, a bul gishwin can assume gaseous form at will (caster level 5th), but it can remain gaseous indefinitely and has a fly speed of 30 feet with perfect maneuverability.

Spiritual Defense (Su)

A bul gishwin gains a deflection bonus to AC equal to its Cha bonus (minimum +1).


Environment any
Organization solitary or gang (2-4)
Treasure incidental

This agonized corpse is wreathed in spectral flames of burning orange as it writhes and moans in endless fiery torment.

These gwishins appear when people die by fire, whether accidentally, or by someone mistakenly burning a person thought to be dead, simply to discover that it was not so. These ghosts tend to be very aggressive, attacking anyone on their path without apparent premeditation.

When a bulgwishin’s rage burns hot, the temperature around it dramatically rises, and its body chars and solidifies, rendering it unable to phase through creatures and objects.

While in this state, it cannot help but want to share its body heat with others.

A bulgwishin is a straightforward attacker, burning everything in reach. When angered, it simply focuses on nearby foes, or obvious threats, until it is victorious or takes significant damage.

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Asian Monsters (PF1) © 2022, Legendary Games; Authors Jason Nelson, Robert J. Grady, Andrew Ha, Gord Henderson, Thurston Hillman, Aurélien Lainé, Jeff Lee, Alex Riggs, Loren Sieg, Mike Welham.

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