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Notorious Foil (Halfling Bard 17)

Notorious Foil CR 16

XP 76,800
Halfling Bard 17
CE Small humanoid (halfling)
Init +3; Senses Perception +14

DEFENSE

AC 25, touch 18, flat-footed 20 (+7 armor, +2 deflection, +4 Dex, +1 dodge, +1 size)
hp 114 (17d8+34)
Fort +10, Ref +18, Will +12; +2 vs. fear, +4 vs. bardic performance, language-dependent, and sonic

OFFENSE

Speed 20 ft.
Melee +2 keen rapier +21/+16/+11 (1d4+4/15–20)
Ranged +1 seeking sling +20/+15/+10 (1d3+1)
Special Attacks bardic performance 43 rounds/day (swift action; countersong, dirge of doom, distraction, fascinate, frightening tune, inspire competence +5, inspire courage +4, inspire greatness, inspire heroics, soothing performance, suggestion)
Bard Spells Known (CL 17th; concentration +24)

TACTICS

Before Combat The bard casts cat’s grace and uses her scroll of bull’s strength.

During Combat The bard uses spells like song of discord, then dominates or charms those who resist.

Base Statistics

Without bull’s strength and cat’s grace, the bard’s statistics are Init +3; AC 24, touch 17; Melee +2 keen rapier +19/+14/+9 (1d4+2/15–20); Ranged +1 seeking sling +18/+13/+8 (1d3+1); Str 10, Dex 16; CMB +11; CMD 27; Skills Acrobatics +4 (+0 when jumping), Climb +1, Stealth +26.

STATISTICS

Str 14, Dex 20, Con 14, Int 10, Wis 8, Cha 24
Base Atk +12; CMB +13; CMD 31
Feats Arcane Strike, Deadly Aim, Dodge, Mobility, Point-Blank Shot, Precise Shot, Weapon Finesse, Weapon Focus (rapier, sling)
Skills Acrobatics +6 (+2 when jumping), Climb +3, Knowledge (arcane, dungeoneering, history, local, nature, nobility, planes) +12, Perception +14, Perform (act, oratory) +27, Perform (dance, sing) +22, Spellcraft +18, Stealth +28, Use Magic Device +22
Languages Common, Halfling
SQ bardic knowledge +8, jack-of-all-trades (use any skill, all skills are class skills), lore master 3/day, versatile performance (act, dance, comedy, oratory)
Combat Gear scrolls of bestow curse (2), scroll of bull’s strength, wand of magic missile (CL 9th, 50 charges); Other Gear +3 glamered chain shirt, +2 keen rapier, +1 seeking sling with 20 bullets, cloak of resistance +2, headband of alluring charisma +4, ring of protection +2, 130 gp

DESCRIPTION

Whimsical and mischievous, these bards have cruel streaks.

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