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Valkyrie

Surrounded by lightning, this impressive female warrior wears a gleaming golden breastplate and carries a shining spear.

Valkrie CR 12

XP 19,200
CN Medium outsider (extraplanar)
Init +3; Senses darkvision 60 ft., deathwatch; Perception +24

DEFENSE

AC 27, touch 19, flat-footed 24 (+8 armor, +6 deflection, +3 Dex)
hp 168 (16d10+80)
Fort +10, Ref +13, Will +15
DR 10/cold iron and lawful; Immune cold, electricity, poison; Resist acid 10, fire 10; SR 23

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft., fly 100 ft. (perfect)
Melee +2 returning spear +23/+18/+13/+8 (1d8+8/x3)
Ranged +2 returning spear +22 (1d8+6/x3)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 12th; concentration +18)

Constantdeathwatch, tongues
At willaid, death ward, gentle repose, plane shift (self and mount only)
3/daycall lightning storm (DC 21), divine power, geas/quest
1/daybreath of life, heal, summon (level 8, 1 sleipnir 100%)

STATISTICS

Str 18, Dex 17, Con 20, Int 13, Wis 20, Cha 23
Base Atk +16; CMB +20; CMD 39
Feats Mounted Combat, Power Attack, Ride-By Attack, Skill Focus (Ride), Spirited Charge, Trample, Vital Strike, Weapon Focus (spear)
Skills Fly +27, Handle Animal +25, Heal +24, Knowledge (planes) +20, Perception +24, Ride +28, Sense Motive +24
Languages Celestial, Common; tongues
SQ battle trained, choose the slain, holy zeal

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Battle Trained (Ex)

A valkyrie is proficient with all armor. Armor never impacts a valkyrie’s speed, nor does a valkyrie take armor check penalties on Ride checks.

Choose the Slain (Su)

A valkyrie can draw the soul from a newly dead body and store it in her spear for transport to the Outer Planes. This functions as soul bind, but the dead creature must be willing to have its soul taken. If the creature is unwilling, this ability has no effect.

Holy Zeal (Su)

A valkyrie adds her Charisma modifier as a deflection bonus to her Armor Class.


ECOLOGY

Environment any
Organization solitary or ride (2-8 valkyries)
Treasure triple (+2 breastplate, +2 returning spear, other treasure)

Valkyries are outsiders who scour the battlefields of the Material Plane for warriors of great prowess and legendary renown. With a glance, a valkyrie can tell who is near death and ready to give up life and who fights on to live another day, and can either claim the soul of the slain or aid the living to continue the fight.

Valkyries are always female, and appear as strong and beautiful human, dwarven, or elven women. A human valkyrie is 6 feet tall and weighs close to 200 pounds. Valkyries serve a variety of deities, though they are most often associated with the gods of war, conflict, valor, and courage. Although capable combatants in their own right, valkyries are almost always encountered mounted, typically on flying steeds such as dragon horses, pegasi, or sleipnirs.

Section 15: Copyright Notice – Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 3
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 3, © 2011, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors Jesse Benner, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, James Jacobs, Michael Kenway, Rob McCreary, Patrick Renie, Chris Sims, F. Wesley Schneider, James L. Sutter, and Russ Taylor, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.