This winged creature has clawed hands and bird's talons. Large, glinting eyes and a serrated beak dominate its avian face.
Garuda CR 9
CG Medium outsider (native)
Init +5; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +20
AC 19, touch 15, flat-footed 14 (+5 Dex, +4 natural)
hp 115 (11d10+55)
Fort +8, Ref +12, Will +9
DR 10/evil or magic; SR 21
Speed 30 ft., fly 80 ft. (good)
Melee bite +16 (1d6+3), 2 claws +16 (1d4+3), 2 talons +16 (1d4+3), 2 wings +11 (1d4+1)
Ranged +1 shock longbow +17/+12/+7 (1d8+4/×3 plus 1d6 electricity)
Special Attacks hatred, swooping pounce, talon or wing
Spells Known (CL 7th; concentration +10)
Str 16, Dex 21, Con 20, Int 15, Wis 14, Cha 17
Base Atk +11; CMB +14; CMD 29
Languages Common, Garuda
Environment tropical hills and mountains
Organization solitary, pair, or aerie (3–6)
Treasure double (+1 shock composite longbow [+3 Str], other treasure)
Hatred (Ex) Garudas receive a +1 racial bonus on attack and damage rolls against nagas and other serpentine monsters of the aberration type.
Spells Garudas cast spells as 7th-level sorcerers.
Swooping Pounce (Ex) When a garuda makes a diving aerial charge, it can make a full attack with its natural weapons.
Talon or Wing (Ex) A garuda cannot use its wing attacks while flying, and cannot use its talon attacks while not flying.
Garudas are noble, birdlike creatures that inhabit rugged hills. While they remain detached from humanoid societies, they are impetuous and gallant, often serving as protectors of nearby communities.
Most garudas stand around 6 feet tall with a wingspan of 15 feet and weigh approximately 150 pounds.