Pudding, Black (CR 8/MR 3)

This black, amorphous blob piles up on itself, a quivering mound of midnight sludge that glistens darkly before surging forward.

Mythic Black Pudding (CR 8/MR 3)
XP 4,800
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary
N Huge ooze (mythic)
Init –5; Senses blindsight 60 ft.; Perception –5


AC 6, touch 3, flat-footed 6 (–5 Dex, +3 natural, –2 size)
hp 129 (10d8+84)
Fort +9, Ref –2, Will –2
Defensive Abilities split (piercing and slashing, 10 hp); DR 5/epic; Immune ooze traits; Resist fire 10


Speed 20 ft., climb 20 ft.
Melee slam +9 (2d6+6 plus 2d10 acid plus grab) or 2 slams +9/+9 (2d4+4 plus 2d10 acid plus grab)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 10 ft. (5 ft. with 2 slams; see amorphous attacks)
Special Attacks amorphous attacksMA, concentrated acidMA, constrict (2d6+6 plus 2d10 acid), corrosion, engulfMA (DC 19, 2d10 acid), mythic power (5/day, surge 1d6+1)


Str 18, Dex 1, Con 22, Int —, Wis 1, Cha 1
Base Atk +7; CMB +13 (+17 grapple); CMD 18 (28 vs. bull rush, drag, or reposition, can’t be tripped)
Feats Extra Mythic Power, Potent Surge
Skills Climb +12
SQ oil slickMA, split, suction


Environment any underground
Organization solitary
Treasure none

Special Abilities

Acid (Ex) A black pudding secretes a digestive acid that dissolves organic material and metal quickly, but does not affect stone. Each time a creature suffers damage from a black pudding’s acid, its clothing and armor take the same amount of damage from the acid. A DC 21 Reflex save prevents damage to clothing and armor. A metal or wooden weapon that strikes a black pudding takes 2d6 acid damage unless the weapon’s wielder succeeds on a DC 21 Reflex save. If a black pudding remains in contact with a wooden or metal object for 1 full round, it inflicts 21 points of acid damage (no save) to the object. The save DCs are Constitution-based.

Amorphous Attacks (Ex) A mythic black pudding can deform and extrude its amorphous substance in a variety of ways when attacking. By decreasing its reach to 5 feet it can make two slam attacks per round rather than one. Finally, a mythic black pudding is not considered grappled when it is grappling an opponent (including creatures pinned by its engulf ability).

Concentrated Acid (Ex) A mythic black pudding’s acid deals 2d10 points of damage, and this damage is doubled on a critical hit.

Corrosion (Ex) An opponent that is being constricted by a black pudding takes a -4 penalty on Reflex saves made to resist acid damage applying to clothing and armor.

Oil Slick (Ex) A mythic black pudding’s primordial colloid is resistant to flames, granting it resist fire 10. However, its body constantly exudes a denatured residue that is highly flammable. If the pudding takes fire damage, it bursts into flames for 1 round for every 10 points of fire damage the attack dealt (minimum 1 round). Each round the pudding burns, any creature adjacent to it must make a DC 15 Reflex save or catch on fire; a creature grappled by the pudding automatically catches on fire.

In addition, when the pudding moves it leaves a flammable oil slick behind it that persists for 1 minute after the pudding has passed. This slick is as slippery as a grease spell, and if fire damage is dealt to any portion of the oil slick it spreads to the entirety of the area covered by it, dealing 1d6 points of fire damage and forcing creatures to save or catch on fire as described above.

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