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Source Starfinder #39: The Gilded Cage pg. 61

Yurei CR 12

XP 19,200
NE Medium undead
Init +8; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +22


HP 170
EAC 25; KAC 26
Fort +11; Ref +11; Will +17
Immunities undead immunities


Speed 40 ft.; spider climb
Melee painful grasp +21 (2d12+12 C plus pain [DC 21])
Offensive Abilities face of death (DC 21)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 12th)
1/day—dimension door, fear (4th-level, DC 23)
3/day—bestow curse (DC 22), displacement, holographic image (3rd-level, DC 22), nightmare (DC 22)
At will—ghost sound (DC 19), invisibility


STR +0; DEX +8; CON —; INT +2; WIS +4; CHA +5
Skills Acrobatics +27, Intimidate +22, Stealth +27
Other Abilities haunted focus, unliving


Environment any
Organization solitary or haunt (1 yurei plus 2–4 ghosts)

Special Abilities

Face of Death (Su) As a full action, a yurei can expose its face to a single adjacent creature. That creature must succeed at a DC 21 Will save or be stunned for 1d6 rounds. A target that is stunned must also succeed at a DC 21 Fortitude save or immediately be reduced to 0 Hit Points and begin dying (the target doesn’t lose any Stamina Points it might have had). A target that succeeds at the initial saving throw is immune to that particular yurei’s face of death ability for 24 hours. This is a mind-affecting fear effect, and the secondary effect is a death effect.
Haunted Focus (Su) Each yurei has a bond with an object that was significant to it in life, such as a datapad or comm unit. As long as a yurei and its focus are both on the same plane of existence, a yurei can observe its focus, as per clairaudience/clairvoyance; travel to its focus, as per interplanetary teleport; and use any of its spell-like abilities as if it was in the same space as its focus, all regardless of distance.
Painful Grasp (Su) A creature that takes damage from a yurei’s painful grasp attack must succeed at a DC 21 Will saving throw or take a –2 penalty to ability checks, attack rolls, and skill checks for 1 round. This is a pain effect.


Yurei are formed from the spirits of those who died in the throes of betrayal, whether by a lover, parent, or other close relation. They relentlessly stalk their betrayers, terrorizing them with horrific nightmares before painfully drawing the warmth from their victims with their terribly burnt hands.

A yurei rarely finds peace after taking revenge, often mistaking a different subject as the focus of its wrath. While there are tales of people who calmed a yurei’s rage, too often these creatures can only be put to rest through violence.

Extra Content

The following extra content was found for this creature:
- Yurei (Other) Graft Template