Birdlike wings covered with autumnal leaves instead of feathers extend from the back of this regal, elf-like humanoid.

Erlking CR 18

XP 153,600
CN Medium fey
Init +7; Senses low-light vision; Perception +28


AC 34, touch 15, flat-footed 29 (+7 armor, +4 Dex, +1 dodge, +12 natural; +2 deflection vs. evil or law)
hp 270 (20d6+200); fast healing 10
Fort +15, Ref +20, Will +17
Defensive Abilities blur, protection from good (and law), DR 10/cold iron; Immune poison; Resist acid 30, cold 30, electricity 30


Speed 70 ft., fly 90 ft. (good)
Melee +3 cold iron keen longsword +20/+20/+15 (1d8+12/17–20 plus bleed)
Ranged +3 ironwood longbow +20/+20/+15 (1d8+3/×3 plus bleed)
Special Attacks bleed (1d6), favored enemy (all humanoids +10), ironwood mastery
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 20th; concentration +25)

Constantblur, haste (self only), protection from evil, protection from law, speak with animals, speak with plants
At willwhispering wind
3/dayanimate plants, black tentacles, cure critical wounds, haste, ironwood, move earth, plant growth, summon nature’s ally VI, summon (level 6, 1d4+1 centaurs or 1 treant 100%), tree stride
1/dayfinger of death (DC 23), repel metal or stone, summon nature’s ally IX


Str 20, Dex 25, Con 28, Int 19, Wis 20, Cha 21
Base Atk +10; CMB +15; CMD 33
Feats Critical Focus, Disruptive, Greater Weapon Focus (longsword), Greater Weapon Specialization (longsword), Power Attack, Spellbreaker, Toughness, Vital Strike, Weapon Focus (longsword), Weapon Specialization (longsword)
Skills Acrobatics +19 (+35 when jumping), Bluff +18, Climb +12, Diplomacy +13, Fly +18, Handle Animal +15, Heal +10, Intimidate +25, Knowledge (geography) +17, Knowledge (nature) +27, Knowledge (nobility) +9, Perception +28, Perform (any one) +13, Ride +16, Sense Motive +18, Spellcraft +14, Stealth +29, Survival +15, Swim +17; Racial Modifiers +16 Acrobatics when jumping
Languages Common, Elven, Sylvan; speak with animals, speak with plants
SQ warrior fey


Ironwood Mastery (Su)

Any ironwood armor an erlking wears gains a +3 enhancement bonus, and any ironwood weapon it wields is treated as a +3 cold iron keen weapon.

Warrior Fey (Ex)

An erlking counts as a 20th-level fighter for all abilities and effects requiring fighter levels.


Environment temperate forests
Organization solitary, squad (1 plus 2–12 centaurs, 2–12 satyrs, and 1–2 treants), or army (1 plus 4–24 centaurs, 4–24 satyrs, and 2–5 treants)
Treasure double (ironwood chain shirt, ironwood longbow, ironwood longsword, other treasure)

Erlkings guard the wildest, most pristine reaches of nature, and lead other fey to reclaim defiled lands. Most forest creatures acknowledge an erlking as king of the forest and arbiter in disputes between the people of the wilds. In most forests, an erlking is the brother or consort of a hamadryad, and represents the aggressive, dangerous, and vengeful aspect of the wilds.

An erlking is a blur of motion on or off the battlefield, using his powers to coordinate attacks against despoilers, manipulate terrain to his side’s advantage, and call in reinforcements when his forces would be overwhelmed. When his services are not needed, an erlking retires to the realm of the fey.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 4 © 2013, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors: Dennis Baker, Jesse Benner, Savannah Broadway, Ross Byers, Adam Daigle, Tim Hitchcock, Tracy Hurley, James Jacobs, Matt James, Rob McCreary, Jason Nelson, Tom Phillips, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Sean K Reynolds, F. Wesley Schneider, Tork Shaw, and Russ Taylor.

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