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Tataka rakshasas are the least subtle and largest of their kind. They are philosophers and fanatics, loyal servants of the rakshasa immortals. Their familiarity with religion and its trappings makes them excellent corruptors and blasphemers. Such rakshasas might assault sacred sites or rituals directly so as to foil good works and slay holy people. A tataka holds all religions in contempt save the worship of rakshasas, and it openly mocks and assaults any who dare believe otherwise.
Tataka rakshasas are more than zealots, though, and they train from an early age in martial arts – their strikes can break bones as surely as any unarmed strike from a monk or other practitioner of such styles of combat.
A typical tataka is 12 feet tall and weighs 1,300 pounds.
|Tataka CR 15|
LE Large outsider (native, rakshasa, shapechanger)
Init +3; Senses Darkvision 60 ft., Scent, true seeing; Perception +19
|AC 28, touch 13, flat-footed 24 (+3 Dexterity, +1 Dodge, +15 natural, -1 size)|
hp 225 (18d10+126)
Fort +18, Ref +9, Will +12
DR 15/good and piercing; SR 30
|Speed 40 ft.; air walk|
Melee unarmed strike +24/+19/+14/+9 (2d6+7/19-20), bite +19 (1d8+3)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks detect thoughts (DC 24), martial artist
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 15th; Concentration +20)
Constant – air walk, true seeing
Spells Known (CL 12th; Concentration +17)
6th (3/day) – heal
5th (6/day) – flame strike (DC 20), telekinesis (DC 20)
4th (7/day) – charm monster (DC 19), dimension door, freedom of movement
3rd (7/day) – dispel magic, fireball (DC 18), haste, rage
2nd (7/day) – acid arrow, cure moderate wounds, death knell (DC 17), invisibility, misdirection
1st (8/day) – command (DC 16), mage armor, magic missile, ray of enfeeblement (DC 16), shield of faith
0 (at will) – acid splash, bleed (DC 15), light, mage hand, mending, message, open/close, prestidigitation, read magic
|Cleave, Improved Critical (unarmed strike), Improved Vital Strike, Power Attack, Vital Strike|
Skills Acrobatics +18 (+22 when jumping), Bluff +23, Climb+17, Disguise +26, Intimidate +23, Knowledge (religion) +10, Perception +19, Sense Motive +19, Survival +16, Swim +18; Racial Modifiers +4 Bluff, +8 Disguise
Languages Common, Infernal, Undercommon
SQ change shape (any humanoid; alter self or giant form I)
|Martial Artist (Su) A tataka’s unarmed strikes deal 2d6 points of damage. If a tataka gains monk levels, it uses its tataka unarmed strike damage or its monk unarmed strike damage, whichever is higher. Its unarmed strikes function as lawful and evil weapons for overcoming damage reduction. |
Spells A tataka casts spells as a 12th-level sorcerer. A tataka can cast spells from the cleric list as well as those normally available to a sorcerer. Cleric spells are considered arcane spells for a tataka.
Organization solitary, pair, patrol (3-6)
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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 3, © 2011, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors Jesse Benner, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, James Jacobs, Michael Kenway, Rob McCreary, Patrick Renie, Chris Sims, F. Wesley Schneider, James L. Sutter, and Russ Taylor, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.