The shrouded gargoyle is another example of a new potential creature generated through the use of the templates. This category of templates (which also includes the tentatively named cloaked and shadow for different levels modification) will turn the affected creature into a stealthy predator that hunts from an ambush.
This particular combination falls into the category of creatures which I haven't tried out in a session, but I would really like to see how it works out. If it can be used, Ambush will give a devastating opening round and the rest of the gargoyle's natural abilities provide more staying power than most other creatures with ambush.
These creatures may potentially hide in plain sight by remaining perfectly still, appearing as rock formations or statues. Alternatively, they could blend in to natural rock formations and wait or slowly stalk their prey.
Challenge: Journeyman (Eighth Circle)
DEX: 9 Initiative: 9 Unconsciousness: 85
STR: 15 Physical Defense: 16 Death Rating: 100
TOU: 15 Mystic Defense: 18 Wound Threshold: 23
PER: 6 Social Defense: 14 Knockdown: 17
WIL: 10 Physical Armor: 10 Recovery Tests: 5
CHA: 4 Mystic Armor: 10
Movement: 10 (Flying 16)
Actions: 2; Claws x2: 15 (21)
Resist Pain (4)
Swooping Attack: The crystal infused gargoyle may split its movement (Player's Guide, p. 386) without penalty, and does not spent Strain.
Stealthy Stride (17): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 170
Clip the Wing (Opponent)
Crack the Shell (Opponent)