Greater barghest

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Greater barghest

A greater barghest is a barghest1 who has shed its skin and grown in power after feeding on the corpses of mortals. They often seek tribes of goblins, or other such creatures, to rule over like cults.2


Like their common counterparts, a greater barghest is a fiendish shapechanger resembling a cross of goblin and wolf. They can be told apart from common barghests by being significantly larger in size.2


A barghest becomes a greater barghest by consuming enough and returning to the Outer Rifts, although their lack of innate planar travel means such a return can take years for them to achieve.2

A greater barghest retains all of the abilities it possessed before its growth, now combined with increased strength, speed, intellect, and resistance to damage. Beyond that, they also gain new magical abilities and mutations, such as increasing the strength or size of multiple allies at once, or turning them invisible.2


  1. Note that the alignment of barghests and greater barghests has changed from lawful evil in 1E to chaotic evil in 2E.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Logan Bonner, et al. “Monsters A-Z” in Bestiary, 36–37. Paizo Inc., 2019