Warpwolf (CR 5/MR 2)

This slavering brownish hound with huge-fanged jaws seems to waver and ripple before your eyes, drifting and shifting from one place to another even when standing still or split between several places at once. Even its flesh seems unstable and flowing, bending and curling in on itself to expose its inner tissues and organs before swallowing itself and dragging its rough-coated exterior out again.

Warpwolf (CR 5/MR 2)
XP 1,600
CE Medium magical beast (mythic)
Init +3; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +8

Defense

AC 20, touch 14, flat-footed 16 (+3 Dex, +1 dodge, +6 natural)
hp 65 (6d10+32)
Fort +7, Ref +8, Will +3
Defensive Abilities gut-wrenchingMA, warp fugue; DR 5/epic

Offense

Speed 40 ft.
Melee bite +10 (1d6+6)
Special Attacks bifurcated biteMA, mythic power (2/day, surge 1d6)

Spell-Like Abilities (CL 6th; concentration +7)
Constant—displacement
At will—blink
1/day—dimension door

Statistics

Str 19, Dex 17, Con 14, Int 8, Wis 13, Cha 12
Base Atk +6; CMB +10; CMD 24 (28 vs. trip)
Feats DodgeMF, Mobility, Precise StrikeB, Spring Attack
Skills Acrobatics +7 (+11 when jumping), Perception +8, Stealth +7; Racial Modifiers +4 Acrobatics when jumping
Languages Aklo
SQ pack of oneMA, transdimensional

Ecology

Environment any
Organization solitary, pair, or pack (3–9)
Treasure incidental

Special Abilities

Bifurcated Bite (Su) As a standard action, a warpwolf can make two bite attacks against a single opponent. These bites can originated in any square adjacent to both the warpwolf and the target for the purpose of cover and flanking, allowing the warpwolf to provide flanking for itself.

Dimensional Instability (Su) A warpwolf’s bifurcated bite, gut-wrenching, transdimensional, and warp fugue abilities are suppressed by dimensional anchor, dimensional lock, or forbiddance.

Gut-wrenching (Su) A warpwolf’s body is in a constant state of inverting flux, its inward parts and its nominal exterior constantly churning and folding in upon each other. A warpwolf gains a +10 bonus on combat maneuver checks made to escape a grapple and on saving throws to avoid becoming entangled.

Whenever it is struck by an attack, it can attempt a combat maneuver check to disarm its attacker as an immediate action that does not provoke attacks of opportunity. If the weapon is disarmed, it is engulfed inside the warpwolf ’s body and cannot be retrieved unless the warpwolf is killed. If the warpwolf expends one use of its mythic power as part of this immediate action, it can disgorge part of its transpatial innards on its attacker (including creatures using natural weapons, unarmed strokes, or melee touch attacks) as a melee touch attack, affecting the target as a tanglefoot bag on a successful hit.

Pack of One (Ex) A warpwolf gains one teamwork feat as a bonus feat, and all of its allies are treated as if they had the same feat for the purpose of the warpwolf gaining its benefits. Its allies gain no benefits from this ability. When a warpwolf uses its bifurcated bite, it gains the benefit of its teamwork feat with respect to the creature it attacked, as if the warpwolf were its own adjacent ally. A warpwolf can expend one use of its mythic power as a full-round action to switch its teamwork feat to a different teamwork feat for which it qualifies.

Transdimensional (Su) A warpwolf exists across multiple planes simultaneously, and its senses extend into those planes as well as the interstices between planes. A warpwolf can see and attack astral, ethereal, and incorporeal creatures, as well as creatures using blink, shadow walk, or similar spells that move them through transitive planes that border the Material Plane. Its attacks deal full damage to such creatures and never have a miss chance against them.

Warp Fugue (Su) A warpwolf has constant displacement, but this effect is not purely illusory; a warpwolf actually exists partially in several places simultaneously. A warpwolf cannot be flanked, and it can treat any adjacent square (including squares occupied by other creatures or objects) as its own space for the purpose of determining flanking and cover.


Warpwolves are deadly and savage transdimensional predators that exist simultaneously in multiple planes but are fully at home in none. Their appearance is similar to oversized brownish wolfhounds with oversized jaws filled with cruel fangs, but their strangely unstable bodies and spatial existence mark them as wholly unnatural creatures. They are merciless killers with little care for whom or what they destroy. Warpwolves stand between 3 and 4 feet tall at the shoulder and weigh 200 to 300 pounds.

Ecology
Warpwolves are primarily carnivorous, though they will happily feast on carrion when it is available, and they also kill for pleasure as well as for nutrition and may leave corpses of their prey to rot. They are territorial and possessive, driving off other predators or scavengers who would disturb their kills; however, they are also easily distracted and prone to wanderlust, and will often simply move on and leave heaps of dead flesh behind. The sole exception is that they will always devour any blink dogs they have slain and will hunt down and destroy any creature that dares steal a blink dog corpse from them.

Habitat and Society
Warpwolves are distant and debased relatives of blink dogs who once became stuck and stretched over the threshold between worlds, their minds and bodies being pulled and twisted in a hundred directions by the remorseless skeins of reality. Thus unwound and spun back together over the course of ages until they were finally able to disentangle a portion of themselves back into a semblance of reality, warpwolves have a vicious hatred of all existence, but their keenest loathing is for their former kin.

Like their blink dog kin, warpwolves tend to run in packs led by an alpha, though warpwolves do not differentiate between genders, perhaps as a result of the commingling of male and female warpwolves who were caught together in the planar interstices as each was rewoven with parts of all others. It is theorized that, due to the fluid nature of warpwolf flesh, gender could likewise be mutable to suit biological need for procreation, and it has also proven tragically true on a few occasions that warpwolves can mate with blink dogs. While most such litters end up stillborn, some pups do survive to maturity and breed true as new warpwolves.

Warpwolves packs are not particularly stable, as they are prone to divide whenever an individual warpwolf begins to chafe under a dominant alpha. These divisions may consist of just wandering off when the mood strikes, while at other times a disgruntled warpwolf may try to rally others in the pack to its cause, splitting the pack down the middle. Most such sedition is met with violence, with the alpha seeking to destroy the upstart rival in order to preserve its place, but many alphas happily let malcontents go as long as they do not directly challenge the alpha’s authority.

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