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Troglodyte Shaman (Troglodyte Cleric 1)

Editor’s Note

Although technically this is a CR 2 creature, the power and versatility of this particular race and class combination could be deadly to a 1st-3rd level party. Gamemasters should carefully consider their party’s capabilities before using this creature, and consider raising the CR for their own campaign.

This humanoid’s scaly hide is dull gray. Its frame resembles that of a cave lizard, with a long tail and crests on its head and back. It wears a studded hide over its scales and a greataxe hangs at its side.

Troglodyte Shaman CR 2

XP 600
Male troglodyte cleric 1
CE Medium humanoid (reptilian)
Init +1; Senses darkvision 90 ft.; Perception +3; Aura evil, stench (30 ft., DC 14, 10 rounds)

DEFENSE

AC 20, touch 11, flat-footed 19 (+3 armor, +1 Dex, +6 natural)
hp 23 (2d8+1d8+1 favored class +9)
Fort +8, Ref +1, Will +4

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft.
Melee mwk greataxe +5 (1d12+3/x3) and bite -2 (1d4+1)
Ranged javelin +2 (1d6+2)
Special Attacks battle rage 5/day (+1 damage), channel negative energy 2/day (1d6, DC 9), destructive smite 5/day (+1 damage)
Cleric Spells Prepared (CL 1st; concentration +3)

1stcure light wounds, divine favor, magic weapon D
0 (at will)create water, mending, stabilize
D domain spell; Domains Destruction, War

TACTICS

When discovered, the clerics throw their currently held meat scraps at their attackers, then step back, allowing their monitor lizard pets to take the front line. While the PCs handle the lizards, the clerics cast magic weapon and divine favor before stepping into melee. The clerics fight until slain.

STATISTICS

Str 14, Dex 13, Con 16, Int 8, Wis 15, Cha 8
Base Atk +1; CMB +3; CMD 14
Feats Combat Casting, Weapon Focus (greataxe)
Skills Knowledge (Religion) +3, Perception +3, Stealth +5 (+9 in rocky areas); Racial Modifiers +4 Stealth (+8 in rocky areas)
Languages Draconic
SQ spontaneous casting (inflict spells)
Gear studded leather armor, masterwork greataxe, 6 javelins, necklace of bone fragments and teeth

ECOLOGY

Environment underground
Organization solitary or cult (2-6)
Treasure NPC Gear

These are fanatical troglodytes in the service of their dark god. Each keeps a monitor lizard close by and tends it by feeding it meat from freshly slain gnolls.

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Pathfinder 20: House of the Beast. Copyright 2009, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Author: Tim Hitchcock.