Shirota CR 12

XP 19,200
Male human jiang-shi sorcerer 11
LE Medium undead (augmented human)
Init +4; Senses blindsight 60 ft. (breathing creatures only); Perception +16


AC 19, touch 17, flat-footed 14 (+2 deflection, +4 Dex, +1 dodge, +2 natural)
hp 118 (11d6+77); fast healing 5
Fort +10, Ref +9, Will +11; +3 luck bonus during surprise round or when unaware of an attack
Defensive Abilities channel resistance +4, prayer scroll; DR 10/magic and slashing; Immune disease, spell completion and spell trigger effects, undead traits; Resist cold 20
Weaknesses jiang-shi weaknesses


Speed 25 ft.
Melee bite +9 (1d6+1), 2 claws +9 (1d8+1/19–20 plus grab)
Special Attacks brutal claws, drain chi (DC 22)
Bloodline Spell-Like Abilities (CL 11th; concentration +16)

  • 8/day—touch of destiny (+5 bonus, 8/day)

Sorcerer Spells Known (CL 11th; concentration +16)

Bloodline destined


Str 12, Dex 19, Con —, Int 16, Wis 14, Cha 20
Base Atk +5; CMB +9 (+13 grapple); CMD 23 (can’t be tripped)
Feats Ability Focus (drain chi), Agile Maneuvers, AlertnessB, Combat Casting, DodgeB, Eschew Materials, Fleet, Maximize Spell, MobilityB, Quicken Spell, Skill Focus (Acrobatics)B, Spring AttackB, Toughness, Weapon Finesse
Skills Acrobatics +16, Appraise +8, Bluff +13, Fly +12, Intimidate +16, Knowledge (arcana) +17, Knowledge (history) +11, Knowledge (nobility) +6, Perception +16, Sense Motive +4, Spellcraft +17, Stealth +12, Use Magic Device +19; Racial Modifiers +8 Acrobatics, +8 Perception, +8 Stealth
Languages Common, Far Eastern, Imperial, Viking
SQ bloodline arcana (gain luck bonus on saves when casting personal-range spells), fated (+3), hop, it was meant to be
Gear brooch of shielding, lesser metamagic rod of silencecloak of resistance +2, ring of protection +2


Brutal Claws (Ex)

A jiang-shi’s nails are brutally sharp and can extend and retract at will. They threaten a critical hit on a roll of 19–20, are magical weapons for the purposes of overcoming DR, and grant the grab ability.

Drain Chi (Su)

Instead of draining blood, a jiang-shi vampire drains “chi,” or life energy, from a victim’s breath. When a jiang-shi makes a successful grapple check (in addition to any other effects caused by a successful check, including additional damage), the jiang-shi can attempt to drain chi by drinking the victim’s breath. The victim can resist this attack by making a successful Fortitude save. On a failed save, the victim gains 1 negative level and is staggered for 1d4 rounds.

Prayer Scroll (Su)

The scroll attached to the brow of a jiang-shi grants immunity to any effects generated from spell-completion or spell-trigger magic items, such as scrolls and wands. Such magical effects treat the jiang-shi as if it had unbeatable spell resistance.

A jiang-shi‘s prayer scroll can be removed with a successful steal combat maneuver which immediately ends the jiang-shi’s immunity to these effects. If a jiang-shi’s prayer scroll is destroyed (a standard action), the vampire also loses its fast healing ability. A jiangshi may create a replacement prayer scroll by using any strip of parchment and a writing instrument but doing so requires 10 minutes of uninterrupted work.

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