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An onidoshi.

The onidoshi, also known as ogre mages,[1] are the most common sort of oni—a fiendish spirit cloaked in living flesh, manifested in the form of an ogre. Onidoshi are often found as leaders of ogre tribes, while others become lone marauders who hold whole villages as hostages, demanding regular tributes in the form of gold, food, or maidens.[2]


Ninjas accompany an onidoshi.

Onidoshi closely resemble ogres, but of a more noble and intelligent mien. They possess jagged tusks and gleaming eyes. An onidoshi typically wears beautiful, ornate armor.[2]


Like all oni, onidoshi have the powers of regeneration and shapeshifting. As befits their name, they also have a suite of magical abilities. Despite their lack of wings, onidoshi can fly unaided.[2]


Onidoshi originated in Tian Xia, but have also become common in the Inner Sea region, where they are the best-known race of oni.[3] The lusts of onidoshi are responsible for small pockets of oni-spawn tieflings in both the Hold of Belkzen and Cheliax where they have historically served as mercenaries.[4]


  1. The plural forms of onidoshi and ogre mage are onidoshi and ogre mages, respectively.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Jason Bulmahn. (2009). Bestiary (First Edition), p. 221. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-183-1
  3. Mike Shel. (2011). Ecology of the Oni. The Brinewall Legacy, p. 73. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-361-3
  4. Hal Maclean and Colin McComb. (2012). Blood of Fiends, p. 22. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-423-8