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Zerk-Addled Monk (CR 4)

Zerk-Addled Monk CR 4

XP 1,200
Male nagaji monk 5
LE Medium humanoid (reptilian)
Init +3; Senses low-light vision; Perception +9

DEFENSE

AC 18, touch 17, flat-footed 15 (+1 deflection, +2 Dex, +1 dodge, +1 monk, +2 Wis, +1 natural)
hp 41 (5d8+15)
Fort +6, Ref +6, Will +6; +2 vs. enchantments
Defensive Abilities evasion, resistant (+2 to saves vs. mind-affecting effects and poison); Immune disease

OFFENSE

Speed 40 ft.
Melee unarmed strike +7 (1d8+6) or mwk shortspear +8 (1d6+6) or unarmed strike flurry of blows +7/+7 (1d8+4)
Ranged sling +5 (1d4+4)
Special Attacks flurry of blows, hypnotic gaze (DC 12 Will negates, fascinated 1 round), spit venom (2/day, DC 14 Fort negates, blinded 1d6 rounds), stunning fist (5/day, DC 14)

TACTICS

Before Combat If they have time, the monk drinks his potions of cat’s grace and bull’s strength. Otherwise, he turns his hypnotic gaze on the most heavily armored opponents to temporarily take them out of the fight, then targets spellcasters with Stunning Fist, Spit Venom, or a flurry of blows, dealing nonlethal damage if possible.

Morale The zerk addiction drives the monk to fight to the death, but if reduced below 10 hp, he seeks to retreat and use his potion of cure moderate wounds.

STATISTICS

Str 18, Dex 14, Con 14, Int 6, Wis 15, Cha 12
Base Atk +3; CMB +9; CMD 24
Feats Deflect Arrows, Dodge, Improved Unarmed Strike, Mobility, Spit Venom, Spring Attack, Stunning Fist
Skills Acrobatics +8 (+17 when jumping), Perception +9, Stealth +8; Racial Modifiers +9 Acrobatics when jumping
Languages Common, Draconic
SQ fast movement, maneuver training, ki pool (4 points, magic), slow fall 20 ft., high jump, zerk addiction
Combat Gear potion of bull’s strength, potion of cat’s grace, potions of cure light wounds (3), potion of cure moderate wounds; Other Gear sling with 20 bullets, ring of protection +1, 400 gp

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Zerk Addiction (Ex)

The monk is addicted to the drug zerk and gains a +4 alchemical bonus to Strength from it. He also has been smoking zerk recently and as a result have a +1 initiative bonus.

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