Jigsaw Man (CR 12/MR 5)

This humanoid’s dismembered limbs and head float independently from its emaciated, rotting body. It fingers a cruel, sawblade while surveying you with empty eye sockets oozing bright scarlet tears.

Jigsaw Man (CR 12/ MR 5)
XP 19,200
NE Medium undead (mythic)
Init +15MF; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +16
Aura frightful presence (30 ft., DC 22, 5d6 rounds)

Defense

AC 31, touch 20, flat-footed 24 (+6 Dex, +1 dodge, +15 natural)
hp 182 (15d8+115)
Fort +10, Ref +11, Will +12
Defensive Abilities channel resistance +5, fortification (50%), quartered anatomyMA; DR 10/epic and magic; Immune undead traits; SR 23

Offense

Speed 40 ft., fly 40 ft. (good)
Melee jigsaw +20/+15/+10 (1d10+8/15-20/x3 plus 1d6 bleed)
Special Attacks jigsawMA, mythic power (5/day, surge +1d8), severing strikeMA (DC 23)

Statistics

Str 17, Dex 23, Con −, Int 11, Wis 16, Cha 20
Base Atk +11; CMB +14; CMD 30
Feats Dodge, Improved Critical (jigsaw)MF, Improved InitiativeMF, Mobility, Skill Focus (Stealth), Stealthy, Step Up, Weapon FinesseMF, Weapon Focus (jigsaw)
Skills Acrobatics +17, Escape Artist +21, Fly +19, Intimidate +23, Perception +16, Stealth +30
Languages Common
SQ disassembleMA

Ecology

Environment any land
Organization solitary
Treasure double standard

Special Abilities

Disassemble (Su) As a full-round action, a jigsaw man can disassemble its body into a 5-foot-square swarm of Diminutive carrion resembling bloody puzzle pieces. It gains the swarm subtype, a swarm attack dealing 3d6 points of damage, and can pass through openings an inch wide. When disassembled, its jigsaw discorporates and merges with its, reforming when the jigsaw man spends a full-round action to resume its normal form.

Jigsaw (Ex) A jigsaw man’s rusty, gore-stained sawblade functions as a +2 elven curve blade, and in its hands it deals 1d6 bleed damage on each hit and is considered an epic weapon. The jigsaw has hardness 14 and 30 hit points, and if destroyed the jigsaw man is stunned for 1 round. If the jigsaw man is destroyed, the jigsaw crumbles to dust. A jigsaw man can spend 1 hour and one use of mythic power to create a new jigsaw, destroying the old one.

Quartered Anatomy (Su) A jigsaw man can rearrange its floating anatomy as an immediate action to negate a single attack requiring an attack roll. It must be aware of the attack. It can expend one use of mythic power to use this ability as a free action.

Severing Strike (Ex) When a jigsaw man rolls a critical threat against a humanoid target, it can expend one use of mythic power as a free action deal an additional 1d6 points of bleed damage and stun the target for 1d2 rounds (DC 23 Fortitude negates stunning but not bleed). The save is Dexterity-based.


When a talented, unrepentant serial killer is executed by quartering, the murderer can sometimes animate its own shredded remains through sheer force of will and rise as an undead monstrosity bent on continuing its homicidal existence. A jigsaw man stands just under 7 feet tall and weighs 120 pounds.

Ecology
When a jigsaw man first rises, it seeks out any victims it was prevented from killing before it was executed before turning its wrath on those responsible for its capture and execution. Thereafter, the jigsaw man establishes a lair and begins stalking new victims. A jigsaw man is compelled to decorate its lair with the dismembered corpses of its victims, which it does to both intimidate would-be avengers and as a twisted form of artistic expression. Though its dismembered body is emaciated and gaunt, a jigsaw man’s face appears much as it did in life. It’s eyes however betray it as an undead monster, as they are open bloody sockets that constantly weep long trails of fresh blood

Habitat and Society
A jigsaw man is a solitary creature, pursuing its former murderous passion with an undying obsession. In rare cases, a jigsaw man with a flair for the dramatic may trick or intimidate others into assisting it, often to construct elaborate and sadistic deathtraps or to kidnap individuals who know and love its intended victims, in order to force them to watch its macabre theater of death.

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