Adventuring Gear
View all assistive items.
Assistive Items
View all types of contracts.
Contracts (4)
Cursed Items
View all types of customizations.
Customizations (5)
Intelligent Items
View all types of services.
Services (6)
View all types of shields.
Shields (3)
Siege Weapons
View all types of wands.
Wands (3)
View all types of worn items.
Worn Items (5)

All Creatures
Abilities | Filter | Monsters | NPCs
All | Families | Templates
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z


The catoblepas is an aggressive beast at the best of times. Though it prefers swamps, the catoblepas has been know to forage in plains and forests for short periods, leaving behind hunting grounds tainted by its foul breath and noxious waste that other predators and prey alike avoid for days or even weeks thereafter. The catoblepas bullies those creatures it believes are a match for it, and eats everything weaker.

A catoblepas is 15 feet long and weighs 2,200 pounds.

Recall Knowledge - Beast (Arcana, Nature): DC 30

Elite | Normal | Weak
Proficiency without Level

CatoblepasCreature 12

Source Bestiary 2 pg. 48 2.0
Perception +22; darkvision
Languages Aklo
Skills Athletics +25, Intimidation +20, Stealth +22 (+24 in swamps), Survival +20
Str +7, Dex +4, Con +6, Int -2, Wis +4, Cha +2
Stench (aura, olfactory) 30 feet. A creature entering the aura or starting its turn in the aura must succeed at a DC 30 Fortitude save or become sickened 1 (plus slowed 1 for as long as it's sickened on a critical failure). While within the aura, affected creatures take a –2 circumstance penalty to saves against disease and to recover from the sickened condition. A creature that succeeds at its save is temporarily immune for 1 minute.
AC 33; Fort +24, Ref +20, Will +22
HP 215; Immunities disease, poison, olfactory
Ferocity ReactionReaction
Speed 35 feet, swim 20 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action jaws +25 [+20/+15] (magical, reach 10 feet), Damage 3d10+13 piercingMelee Single ActionSingle Action antler +25 [+20/+15] (magical, reach 15 feet), Damage 3d12+13 piercingMelee Single ActionSingle Action hoof +23 [+18/+13] (magical), Damage 3d10+11 bludgeoningBreath Weapon Two ActionsTwo Actions (necromancy, poison, primal) The catoblepas breathes a 60-foot cone of horrid fumes, dealing 13d6 poison damage (DC 32 basic Fortitude save). The area of this cone is reduced to 30 feet underwater. Targets that fail their saving throw also become sickened 1 (sickened 2 on a critical failure). The catoblepas can't use its Breath Weapon again for 1d4 rounds.Trample Three ActionsThree Actions Medium or smaller, hoof, DC 32

Sidebar - Locations Catoblepas Nests

A catoblepas den is an awful place indeed - a filthy nest composed of piles of decaying vegetation, half-finished or half-digested meals of decaying animals, never-quite-dry banks of mud, and tangles of thorny branches. Worse, the catoblepas's stink infuses such a site, imposing the beast's ungodly stench upon those who would explore and search within for treasure. A catoblepas nest can retain its stink in this way for up to a week after it's been abandoned by its foul denizen.