Gwishin, Dalgyal

Dalgyalgwishin CR 4

XP 1,200
CE Medium undead (gwishin)
Init +4; Senses darkvision 60 ft., see invisibility; Perception +9


AC 19, touch 17, flat-footed 14 (+4 Dex, +2 natural, +2 deflection, +1 dodge)
hp 44 (8d8+8); DR 5/magic bludgeoning or piercing
Fort +3, Ref +6, Will +9
Immune fire, undead traits


Speed 0 ft., fly 40 ft. (hover)
Melee 2 claws +10 (1d4 plus silencing)
Special Attacks sneak attack +2d6
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 9th)

  • Constantsee invisibility
  • At willprestidigitation
  • 3/dayinvisibility
  • 1/daydimension door, silence (DC 13), wreath of bladesUC (DC 16)


    Str 10, Dex 18, Con -, Int 7, Wis 16, Cha 13
    Base Atk +6; CMB +6; CMD 20
    Feats Dodge, Improved Initiative, Mobility, Weapon Finesse
    Skills Bluff +4, Fly +16, Intimidate +5, Perception +9, Stealth +15
    Languages Common (does not speak)
    SQ gaseous form, spiritual defense


    Gaseous Form (Su)

    As a standard action, a dalgyal gishwin can assume gaseous form at will (caster level 5th), but it can remain gaseous indefinitely and has a fly speed of 40 feet with perfect maneuverability.

    Hunter’s Instinct (Ex)

    A dalgyalgishwin gains a +10 feet enhancement bonus to its base speed if it performs the charge or run action.

    Silencing (Ex)

    A creature struck by a dalgyalgwishin’s claw attack must make a DC 14 Fortitude save or become unable to speak or vocalize for 1 minute.

    Sneak Attack (Ex)

    A dalgyalgishwin sneak attacks as a rogue, treating its HD as its rogue level.

    Spiritual Defense (Su)

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


    Environment Any
    Organization solitary
    Treasure incidental

    This slender figure is garbed in scholarly robes and wears a tall formal hat, but where its face should be is a nearly blank mask of skin, barely showing the contours of features below it. Its clawed fingers are bloodstained, as are the sleeves of its robe.

    Often found near graves, the dalgyalgwishin is a ghost without any facial features and wearing scholars’ clothing. They may seem harmless at first, but soon after being spotted, people start to disappear, only to be found days later, hanged at a nearby tree, their faces scratched beyond recognition.

    Suffice to say, one should avoid graves at night and move in groups of two or more as the dalgyalgwishins seems to favor solitary targets. It is said that all sounds of insects, birds, even the wind, disappear when in a dalgyalgwishin’s presence.

    A dalgyalgwishin is a patient stalker, attacking with surprise and using its spell-like abilities to isolate and wound prey. It uses its gaseous form and dimension door to elude opponents and confuse and trap its prey.

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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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