The barghest are a kind of evil shapechanging fiends found in the plane of Mabar, the Endless Night.[1]

History Edit

Barghest cross over to the Material Plane to hunt and feed on mortals whenever Mabar becomes coterminous with Eberron.[1]

Appearance & Personality Edit

Barghests superficially resemble lupine goblinoids.[2]

In its normal form, it resembles a goblin–wolf hybrid with monstrous jaws and razor sharp claws. A full-grown barghest is about 6 feet (180 cm) long and weighed 180 pounds (82 kg). A barghest’s eyes glow orange when the creature became excited.[2]

Abilities Edit

While they have a variety of magical powers, barghests are feared for their ability to consume those they slay and absorb their powers. Young barghests can not attain standing in their society until they have slain and consumed a number of great mortal heroes. Eventually, these monsters shed their skin and transform into a greater barghest.[2]

Notes Edit

Barghests were expanded in the core rules of 4th edition to include bugbears, and hobgoblins among the various forms they might assume.[3]


External LinksEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 Eberron Campaign Setting. Keith Baker, Bill Slavicsek, and James Wyatt (2004). Wizards of the CoastISBN 0-7869-3274-0.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Monster Manual. Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, and Monte Cook (July 2003). Wizards of the CoastISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  3. Monster Manual 2, p. 20. Rob Heinsoo, Chris Sims, Eytan Bernstein, Greg Bilsland, Jesse Decker, N. Eric Heath, Peter Lee, Owen K.C. Stephens (2009). Wizards of the CoastISBN 0-7869-5101-X.
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