Mythic Gashadokuro

Mythic Gashadokuro CR 16/MR 6

XP 76,800
NE Huge undead (mythic)
Init +4; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +20
Aura starvation (60 ft., DC 25)


AC 34, touch 8, flat-footed 34 (+26 natural, –2 size)
hp 228 (19d8+143)
Fort +12, Ref +6, Will +14
Defensive Abilities channel resistance +4, fortification (50%), protection from the malnourished, rejuvenation; DR 10/bludgeoning and epic; Immune undead traits


Speed 30 ft.
Melee bite +24 (2d8+12 plus grab), 2 claws +25 (2d6+12/19–20/x3)
Ranged 2 gnawing skulls +12 (2d6+12)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 15 ft.
Special Attacks breath weapon (30-ft. cone, 12d6 bludgeoning damage, Reflex DC 25 half, usable every 1d4 rounds), corpse consumption, mythic power (6/day, surge +1d8), fast swallow, roar of anguished hunger, swallow whole (6d6 bludgeoning damage, AC 23, 22 hp)


Str 34, Dex 11, Con —, Int 6, Wis 17, Cha 23
Base Atk +14; CMB +28 (+30 bull rush, +32 grapple); CMD 38 (40 vs. bull rush)
Feats Awesome Blow, Cleave, Great Cleave, Improved Bull Rush, Improved Critical (claw), Improved Initiative, Intimidating Prowess, Power Attack, Vital Strike, Weapon Focus (claw)
Skills Climb +25, Intimidate +33, Perception +20
Languages Common (can’t speak)


Breath Weapon (Su)

A gashadokuro can breathe bone shards as a standard action.

Corpse Consumption (Su)

A gashadokuro that kills creature by using its swallow whole special ability automatically consumes its victim’s body and regains a number of hit points equal to the victim’s Constitution score. Consumed creatures cannot be resurrected by any effect short of a miracle or wish spell until the gashadokuro is destroyed.

Gnawing Skulls (Ex)

As part of a full-attack action, a mythic gashadokuro can fire 2 skulls at one or two creatures. The skulls have a 60-foot range increment. If a skull strikes an opponent, it can make a free grapple attempt, using the gashadokuro’s CMB. Each skull that succeeds latches onto its victim, dealing 2d6 points of damage at the beginning of the gashadokuro’s turn until it is removed. The victim is not considered to be grappled while a skull is attached.

A successful grapple or Escape Artist check, using the gashadokuro’s CMD, removes the skull, as does dealing 22 points of damage to the skull, which has AC 10 and DR 10/bludgeoning.

A mythic gashadokuro can fire a single skull as a swift action by expending one use of mythic power.

Protection from the Malnourished (Su)

A mythic gashadokuro benefits from spell resistance 33 against spells and effects originating from creatures suffering from starvation.

Rejuvenation (Su)

A destroyed mythic gashadokuro reforms in 2d4 days. To permanently destroy the gashadokuro, create food and water must be cast within the area of a hallow spell over its remains once per hour for 24 hours. At the end of the 24-hour period, a caster must cast heroes’ feast and succeed at a caster level check with a DC equal to 10 + the gashadokuro’s Hit Dice + its mythic rank to complete the destruction.

Roar of Anguished Hunger (Su)

As a standard action, a mythic gashadokuro can unleash a cry that affects all creatures in a 100-foot radius. Creatures failing a DC 25 Will save become shaken for 2d6 rounds. A gashadokuro can expend one use of mythic power when using this ability to instead cause victims who fail the save to become frightened for 2d4 rounds, while those who succeed become shaken for 2d4 rounds. Creatures that successfully save cannot be affected by the same mythic gashadokuro’s roar for 24 hours. The save DC is Charismabased.

Starvation Aura (Su)

A gashadokuro emits a powerful aura that causes all creatures within range to feel the intense pains of starvation. Each creature within 60 feet must succeed at a DC 25 Fortitude save or be fatigued and succumb to the supernatural starvation of the gashadokuro, taking 2d6 points of nonlethal damage at the end of its turn each round it remains in the aura. Even after leaving the area or slaying the gashadokuro, an affected creature continues to starve and cannot heal from the nonlethal damage dealt by this ability until it consumes food.

All creatures taking damage from a mythic gashadokuro’s starvation aura must succeed at an additional DC 25 Fortitude save or suffer from the effects of feast of ashes. A gashadokuro can expend one use of mythic power as a standard action to instead inflict the effects of mythic feast of ashes for 1 hour.


Environment any
Organization solitary
Treasure standard

The bones and skulls of countless smaller creatures dribble from the joints and rib cage of this massive skeleton.

Gashadokuros are enormous skeletons that come into being as a result of mass starvation, the countless victims of such a tragedy fusing together into an undead colossus that continues to hunger even in death. Although a gashadokuro may at first appear to be the skeleton of some giant humanoid, the detritus sifting through its joints and its deadly ability to absorb creatures quickly reveal that the animated horror is something far more terrible. A gashadokuro’s size depends on the scale of the famine that caused its emergence, with more devastating food shortages resulting in larger gashadokuros.

A typical gashadokuro is 30 feet tall and weighs up to 5,000 pounds.

Gashadokuros usually form in the wake of horrible natural disasters such as floods, droughts, or destructive storms that destroy crops and leave thousands without food. As hunger turns into famine and famine turns into death, the spirits of the dying sometimes leave a fragment of their pain and hunger embedded in their physical bodies. When the haunted corpses begin to decompose and sink into the ground, the bones do not fertilize the nearby grubs and plants as would normal bone meal, but instead become the devourers, absorbing countless vermin and showing the first sparks of undead energy as the bone shards and bits of marrow begin to move through the dirt of their own accord. The cursed bones of the starved victims congregate beneath the soil, and when they finally stitch themselves together and take the form of a gashadokuro, the undead monstrosity bursts forth and begins an endless search to satisfy its unearthly hunger.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

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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