CR 9 (6400 XP)
Always LG Medium outsider
Init +5/-15; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +20
AC 20, touch 16, flat-footed 14 (+5 Dex, +4 natural, +1 dodge)
hp 115 (11d10+55)
Fort +8, Ref +12, Will +9
DR 10/evil or magic
Speed 30 ft., fly 80 ft. (good)
Melee bite +17 (1d6+3), 2 claws +16 (1d4+3), 2 talons +16 (1d4+3), 2 wings +14 (1d4+1)
Special Attacks hatred, swooping pounce, talon or wing
Sorcerer Spells Known (CL 7th; concentration +10):
3rd (5/day)—ālambāyana, elemental aura (fire)
2nd (7/day)—darkness, gust of wind, invisibility
Str 16, Dex 21, Con 20, Int 15, Wis 14, Cha 17
Feats dazzling display, dodge, multiattack, skill focus (survival), weapon finesse, weapon focus (bite)
Skills Acrobatics +19, Fly +23, Intimidate +21, Perception +20, Sense Motive +20, Spellcraft +13, Stealth +19, Survival +19; Racial Modifiers +4 Intimidate, +4 Perception, +4 Sense Motive
Languages Common, Vedic
SQ change shape (human or eagle form (giant eagle + advanced, celestial, giant); polymorph)
Environment Divine Lotus or any
Organization solitary, pair, or aerie (3-6)
Hatred (Ex) Garuda receive a +1 racial bonus on attack and damage rolls against nagas, dragons, and other serpentine or draconic monsters.
Spells Garuda 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.