Mythic Manananggal

Mythic Manananggal CR 8/MR 3

XP 4,800
CE Medium undead (mythic)
Init +3; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +16


AC 24, touch 15, flat-footed 19 (+3 Dex, +2 dodge, +9 natural)
hp 119 (10d8+74)
Fort +8, Ref +8, Will +10
DR 10/epic and good or silver; Immune undead traits
Weaknesses light sensitivity, vulnerable to light blades


Speed 30 ft., fly 100 ft. (good)
Melee bite +11 (1d8+4), 2 claws +13 (1d8+4 plus grab)
Special Attacks blood drain (1d2 Con), mythic power (3/day, surge +1d6), prehensile tongue
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 9th; concentration +14)


Str 19, Dex 17, Con —, Int 12, Wis 16, Cha 21
Base Atk +7; CMB +11 (+15 grapple); CMD 25
Feats Deceitful, Dodge, Flyby Attack, Lightning Reflexes, Weapon Focus (claws)
Skills Bluff +19, Disguise +22, Fly +16, Knowledge (religion) +11, Perception +16, Sense Motive +11, Spellcraft +6
Languages Abyssal, Common
SQ deceptive noises, separate, shroud of shadows


Deceptive Noises (Su)

A mythic manananggal emits a clicking noise as it flies, which can be detected with a DC 10 Perception check any round that it flies at least 5 feet. However, the noises echo strangely and are highly deceptive, growing quieter the closer the mythic manananggal is to the listener, and seeming to come from other directions. Any creature that can hear the sounds must succeed on a DC 20 Will save or be disoriented by the sound, believing it to be coming from a random direction (determined with a d8), and that the source of the noise is a number of feet away equal to 200 feet minus the actual distance (so, a listener 180 feet from the mythic manananggal would believe it was roughly 20 feet away). The mythic manananggal can suppress or resume this effect as a move action, but can use it only while separated. This is a mind-affecting effect. The saving throw DC is Charisma-based.

Drain Mythic Power (Ex)

Whenever a mythic manananggal drains blood from a mythic creature (by inflicting Constitution damage with its blood drain or prehensile tongue abilities), the drained creature also loses one use of mythic power, and the mythic manananggal gains one use of mythic power. This can allow the mythic manananggal to have more uses of mythic power than it can normally possess, up to a maximum of 6 uses of mythic power at any given time.

Prehensile Tongue (Ex)

As a swift action, a mythic manananggal that is currently separated can extend an impossibly long prehensile tongue from its mouth. This tongue ends in a lamprey-like sucker, and can be extended as far as 20 feet, increasing the reach of its bite attack to that amount. This tongue is somewhat unwieldy, and the mythic manananggal suffers a –1 penalty on attack rolls made with the tongue for each 5-foot square between it and its target. Finally, the tongue can be pressed against a helpless or willing creature to drain blood from it, inflicting 1d2 points of constitution damage for each minute that it remains attached. Sleeping or unconscious creatures that have their blood drained in this way make make a DC 15 Perception check (with the normal penalty for being unconscious) to be awakened by this feeding, once per minute.

Separate (Su)

During the day, a mythic manananggal looks like a living human woman. She does not detect as undead during the day, but is still an undead creature. At night, her upper torso rips away (this is a full round action that occurs at sunset), leaving her lower torso behind. Her lower torso is helpless, but her upper torso gains its fly speed and natural attacks at this time. The upper and lower portions share the same pool of hit points (despite any intervening distance), and if the helpless lower portion is damaged, the mythic manananggal is immediately aware of the attack. Since mythic manananggals can be destroyed by damage to their lower bodies, they prefer to hide their lower torsos when separated. A mythic manananggal must return to its lower torso and reattach to it (a full-round action) within the hour before sunrise—each round a mythic manananggal remains separated after sunrise, it takes 1d6 points of damage until it rejoins its lower torso or it crumbles into dust.

Shroud of Shadows (Su)

As a move action, by expending 1 use of mythic power, a mythic manananggal can shroud itself in darkness, causing it to appear as though made entirely of shadows. While shrouded in shadows in this way, the mythic manananggal loses its light sensitivity, gains concealment (20% miss chance) from all attacks, and can choose to use its separate ability as a full round action even if it is not currently sunset, allowing it to be separated during the day (it does not suffer damage for being separated in this way). This effect lasts for 10 minutes. If the mythic manananggal is separated at the end of this time, it resumes taking damage, as normal for being separated after sunrise.

Vulnerable to Light Blades (Ex)

Light blades (such as daggers, kamas, kukris, rapiers, short swords, sickles, and starknives) deal double the weapon’s base damage on a successful hit against a mythic manananggal.


Environment any land
Organization solitary or pack (2–6)
Treasure standard

This disembodied female torso flaps through the air on batlike wings, her fanged face a hateful mask.

Horrid undead, manananggals walk among the living by day and prey upon them at night. These creatures delight in spreading fear and distrust. By day, they tend to stay inside because of their light sensitivity. They mask this odd behavior by either living just outside villages as reclusive hermits or by obtaining roles within the community that explain away or justify their eccentricities. Manananggals pass themselves off as normal people, usually posing as mad old women, midwives, hedge witches, or mystics. This allows the undead creatures to select their prey from within the community.

Manananggals particularly enjoy feeding upon pregnant women, targeting them in their sleep so the undead may feast on the blood of both mothers and the children they carry.

These foul creatures drain blood via their long, black, hollow tongues. Manananggals despise the scent of garlic and strong spices like cloves and anise. As they fly through the night, manananggals make a ticking or clicking sound, leading some villagers to call the creatures “tik-tiks.” Once separated, a manananggal’s mobile torso has a 6-foot wingspan.

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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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