Tear-Warped Wretch (CR 4)

Tear-Warped Wretch CR 4

This hideously malformed, hairless, pustule-covered corpse moves and snarls more like an undead beast than a person.

XP 1,200
Variant festrog barbarian 3
NE Medium undead
Init +1; Senses darkvision 60 ft., scent; Perception +9


AC 18, touch 10, flat-footed 16 (+5 armor, +1 Dex, +1 dodge, +3 natural, –2 rage)
hp 47 (5 HD; 2d8+3d12+13)
Fort +5, Ref +2, Will +7
Defensive Abilities uncanny dodge, trap sense +1; Immune undead traits


Speed 30 ft.; spider climb
Melee bite +9 (1d6+5 plus feed), 2 claws +10 (1d4+5)
Special Attacks diseased pustules, feed, rage (8 rounds/day), rage powers (knockback)


Str 21, Dex 13, Con —, Int 10, Wis 12, Cha 15
Base Atk +4; CMB +9; CMD 19
Feats Dodge, Mobility, Weapon Focus (claws)
Skills Acrobatics +5, Climb +11, Perception +9, Stealth +7, Survival +6
Languages Syaandu
SQ fast movement
Other Gear masterwork hide armor


Environment any land*
Organization solitary, pair, gang (3-5), or pack (6-11)
Treasure standard


Diseased Pustules (Ex)

When a festrog takes damage from a piercing or slashing weapon, some of its boils rupture, squirting the attacker with puslike fluids. The noxious secretions carry a potent contact disease that causes those infected to break out into painful necrotic boils.

Necrotic Boils: Disease—contact; save Fort DC 14; onset 1 day; frequency 1/day; effect 1d4 Con; cure 1 save.

Feed (Su)

Every time a festrog makes a successful bite attack, it feeds on its opponent’s flesh and gains 5 temporary hit points. The festrog cannot have more than 5 temporary hit points gained by this ability at one time.

Rage (Ex)

Tear-warped wretches can rage as a barbarian for 8 rounds per day. When not raging, a wretch’s statistics are:

AC 20, touch 12, flat-footed 18; hp 37; Fort +3, Will +5; Melee bite +9 (1d6+5 plus feed), 2 claws +10 (1d4+5); Str 17, Cha 11; CMB +7, CMD 19; Skills Climb +9.

Spider Climb (Ex)

These variant festrogs benefit from a revolting adhesive created by the pus-like fluids released by their diseased pustules. The substance lets them climb walls and ceilings as if under a spider climb effect. This replaces a normal festrog’s charging trip and four-footed run abilities.

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