Mythic Bhuta

Mythic Bhuta CR 13/ MR 5

XP 25,600
NE Medium undead (incorporeal, mythic)
Init +7; Senses darkvision 60 ft., scent; Perception +13)


AC 31, touch 31, flat-footed 22 (+12 deflection, +8 Dex, +1 dodge)
hp 187 (14d8+124); regeneration 5 (cold iron)
Fort +10, Ref +11, Will +10
Defensive Abilities incorporeal, channel resistance +4; DR 10/epic; Immune undead traits
Weaknesses cold iron


Speed fly 30 ft. (perfect)
Melee 2 incorporeal claws +17 (5d8 plus bleed)
Special Attacks bleed (1d8), blood drain (1d6 Constitution), feral savagery (rend), mythic power (5/day, surge +1d8), rend (2 claws, 5d8 plus bleed)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 11th; concentration +18)


Str —, Dex 27, Con —, Int 11, Wis 8, Cha 24
Base Atk +10; CMB +17; CMD 35
Feats Animal Affinity, Dodge, Flyby Attack, Iron Will, Lunge, Mobility, Stealthy
Skills Bluff +17, Escape Artist +12, Fly +16, Handle Animal +17, Knowledge (nature) +8, Perception +13, Ride +12, Sense Motive +13, Stealth +27
Languages Common
SQ corrupt milk, damned fate


Corrupt Milk (Su)

A mythic bhuta can expend one use of mythic power to turn one ounce of normal milk into one dose of bhuta milk. When added to any beverage, such as chai, tea, or a larger glass of milk, or added to a food or sauce, bhuta milk does not alter the appearance or taste of the food or drink. However, a bhuta consuming a dose of bhuta milk heals 5 points of damage, while a living creature consuming it becomes prone to paranoia, distrust, and fear.

Bhuta milk: Poison-ingested; save Fortitude DC 24; onset 1 round; frequency 1/minute for 4 minutes; effect 1d4 Wis damage; cure 1 save. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Damned Fate (Su)

A mythic bhuta can use lesser geas as a spell-like ability. In addition, it can expend one use of mythic power to cast geas/quest with a caster level equal to its Hit Dice. In addition, the bhuta can use this geas to compel a creature to carry out instructions which could kill it or end in certain death but doing so allows the creature a to attempt a DC 23 Will save each round at the end of its turn to end the geas. A creature that successfully saves against a mythic bhuta’s geas or lesser geas cannot be affected by it again for 24 hours. The save DC is Charisma-based.


Environment any above-ground natural area
Organization solitary or with a group of animals
Treasure none

This ghostly apparition floats in the air on backward-facing feet. Its hands end in sharp talons, and its eyes glow with blue fire.

A bhuta is a ghostlike undead creature born of horrible death or murder in a natural setting. It is a manifestation of rage at the injustice of a death that interrupted important business or unsated desires. Doomed to haunt the wilderness within several miles of the site of its demise, a bhuta turns to the local fauna as tools for its vengeance. Animals are attracted to bhutas, who use their magic to manipulate them toward mischief and murder, though they avoid corrupting domesticated animals, familiars, and similar beasts whose sudden change in behavior might arouse suspicion and reveal a bhuta’s presence. A bhuta can assume animalistic form itself, but its natural appearance is that of a bestial humanoid phantom that floats a foot above the ground as it moves.

A bhuta’s feet point backward. To disguise its nature, a bhuta can appear solid, manifesting in long robes that help disguise the fact that it floats and has strange feet. When a bhuta possesses an animal with magic jar, that beast casts no shadow, so it prefers to lurk in heavily canopied or thicketed areas, waiting for the right time to strike out and attack intruders.

Bhutas who have no specific target for retribution still seek to trouble those living in or near their domains, coaxing passersby into accepting them as traveling companions and using their influence over animals as a testament to their benevolence. When invited to join a group, a bhuta can journey outside its normal territory.

However, a bhuta’s hunger for living blood usually drives it to attack its companions before it wanders far.

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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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