Monstrous Physique — Ebony Maw

Hear me and rejoice! You have had the privilege of being saved by the Great Titan. You may think this is suffering. No… it is salvation. The universal scales tip toward balance because of your sacrifice. Smile… for even in death, you have become children of Thanos.

This week, I continue the MCU series and stat up Thanos’s herald, the Ebony Maw. Let’s have a look!

Ebony Maw                     CR 10
XP 9,600
NE Medium monstrous humanoid
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +19
AC 22, touch 22, flat-footed 19 (+2 Dex, +9 deflection, +1 dodge)
hp 123 (13d10+52)
Fort +8, Ref +10, Will +13
Defensive Abilities telekinetic defenses; DR 5/—; Resist acid 5, cold 5, fire 5; SR 21
Speed 30 ft., fly 60 ft. (perfect)
Melee slam +14 (2d6+2)
Ranged telekinetic barrage +22 (2d12+18)
Special Attacks powerful telekinesis
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 15th, concentration +24)
At will—telekinesis
Str 13, Dex 14, Con 15, Int 19, Wis 16, Cha 28
Base Atk +13; CMB +14; CMD 36
Feats Dodge, Great Fortitude, Iron Will, Mobility, Point-Blank Shot, Precise Shot, Shot on the Run
Skills Acrobatics +18, Diplomacy +22, Fly +12, Intimidate +22, Perception +19, Sense Motive +16, Use Magic Device +22
Languages Common
Environment any
Organization solitary
Treasure none
Powerful Telekinesis (Ex) Ebony Maw can use telekinesis with an expanded prowess. He can move up to 750 pounds of weight when using the sustained force or violent thrust versions of the spell. When using the sustained force version of the spell, he can move an object up to 100 feet per round and can finely manipulate objects without requiring an Intelligence check. He can also continue that version by concentrating as a swift action, though he can only use the spell to create a single sustained force at a time. When using the violent thrust version of the spell, he can only deal up to 15d6 points of damage with an object.
Telekinetic Barrage (Ex) Ebony Maw can fire a volley of projectiles via his telekinesis as a standard action. This volley has a range of 240 feet, uses his Charisma modifier in place of his Dexterity modifier to determine the attack bonus, and can strike up to two creatures per use. The volley’s damage can be either bludgeoning, piercing, or slashing damage, chosen by Ebony Maw at the time of the attack. This attack is treated as magic for the purposes of overcoming damage reduction.
Telekinetic Defenses (Ex) Ebony Maw adds his Charisma bonus as a deflection bonus to AC.

Ebony Maw is one of the most trusted lieutenants of Thanos the Titan. He has powerful telekinetic abilities that allow him to move objects with a surgical precision. He is able to hurl heavy objects with ease and can even finely manipulate objects with his abilities. Maw is a member of the Black Order, an elite group of individuals that serve Thanos. Among the Black Order, Maw acts as the chief strategist. Ebony Maw also is wholly loyal and dedicated to Thanos and his cause, never failing the Titan during his time in the Black Order.

That’s it for this week! If you end up introducing Ebony Maw into your game or you have any request for a future Monstrous Physique, please drop me a line at

Luis Loza

Luis Loza is a developer at Paizo, working on the Pathfinder Lost Omens line and formerly on Campaign Setting and Player Companion lines. He's done freelance for Paizo Inc, Legendary Games, Rogue Genius Games, and more third-party publishers. His hobbies include gaming both tabletop and video, making jokes, obsessing over time travel, taking naps with Nova his cat, and walks with his wife. He is eternally plagued with a hunger for tacos. Consider checking his material on his Patreon at