Duergar Tyrant

The dull gray skin of this dwarf ripples with kinetic power.

Duergar Tyrant CR 3

XP 800
Duergar tyrant geokineticist 3
LE Medium humanoid (dwarf)
Init +1; Senses darkvision 120 ft.; Perception +8


AC 16, touch 11, flat-footed 15 (+5 armor, +1 Dex)
hp 37 (3d8+12)
Fort +7, Reflex +4, Will +3; +2 vs. spells or +4 vs. psychic spells
Defensive Abilities psychic resilience; DR 1/adamantine; Immune paralysis, phantasms, poison; SR 14
Weaknesses light sensitivity


Speed 20 ft.
Ranged earth blast +4 (2d6+6)
Special Attacks kinetic blast
Psychic Magic (CL 3rd; concentration +3)

5 PEironskin (2 PE), mind thrust I (1 PE)

Kineticist Wild Talents Known

  • Defense—flesh of stone; Infusions—extended range, kinetic blade (2d6)
  • Kinetic Blasts—earth blast (2d6+6)
  • Utility—basic geokinesis, kinetic cover


Str 16, Dex 13, Con 19, Int 10, Wis 14, Cha 6
Base Atk +2; CMB +5; CMD 16 (20 vs. bull rush and trip while on solid ground)
Feats Point-Blank Shot, Weapon Focus (earth blast)
Skills Intimidate +4, Knowledge (dungeoneering) +6, Perception +8 (+10 related to stonework), Stealth +10; Racial Modifiers +2 Perception related to stonework, +4 Stealth
Languages Common, Dwarven, Undercommon
SQ burn (1/round, maximum 7), elemental overflow +1, slow and steady, stability, telekinetic adept


Psychic Magic

Duergar tyrants can cast ironskin (2 PE) and mind thrust I (1 PE) as per the psychic magic universal monster rule. The caster level is equal to the duergar tyrant’s total character level. Duergar tyrants have a reservoir of 5 PE per day.

Psychic Resilience (Ex)

Duergar tyrants’ racial bonus against spells and spell-like abilities increases from +2 to +4 on saving throws against psychic spells and spell-like abilities.

Spell Resistance

A duergar tyrant has spell resistance equal to 11 + her character level.

Telekinetic Adept

A duergar tyrant has access to the basic telekinesis, kinetic form, telekinetic finesse, telekinetic haul, and telekinetic invisibility kineticist wild talents with an effective kineticist level equal to her total character level.


Environment any underground
Organization solitary, squad (1 plus 6–12 duergar plus 3 sergeants of 3rd level and 1 leader of 3rd–8th level), or clan (1 plus 13–18 duergar, 25% noncombatant children, 1 sergeant of 3rd level per 5 adults, 3–6 lieutenants of 3rd–6th level, and 1–4 captains of 9th level)
Treasure NPC gear (+1 chain shirt, 400 gp)

One in a hundred births brings forth a duergar bestowed with powerful psychic gifts. When such children grow into their powers, they often become authoritarian members of their clans known as tyrants.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Occult Bestiary © 2015, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Josh Colon, John Compton, Paris Crenshaw, Adam Daigle, Eleanor Ferron, James Jacobs, Joe Homes, Mikko Kallio, Mike Kimmel, Ron Lundeen, Kate Marshall, Kalervo Oikarinen, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, and F. Wesley Schneider.

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