Devil, Pretender (Dissimulare; 3pp)

With eyes of deep azure and sun-colored wings that glint in the fiery glow of its longbow, this humanoid creature emanates celestial radiance. The creature’s shimmering skin reflects light from the constant halo surrounding it, softening the small, jagged scar that mars its otherwise angelic features.

Pretender Devil (Dissimulare) CR 4

XP 1,200
LE Medium outsider (devil, evil, extraplanar, lawful)
Init +6; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +9
Aura emotion (30 ft., DC 16)


AC 15, touch 12, flat-footed 13 (+2 Dex, +3 natural)
hp 42 (5d10+15)
Fort +7, Ref +6, Will +2
DR 5/good or silver; Immune fire, poison; Resist acid 10, cold 10


Speed 30 ft., climb 10 ft., fly 30 ft. (average)
Melee 2 claws +6 (1d4+1), 2 wings +1 (1d4)
Ranged +1 flaming composite longbow +8 (1d8+2/×3 plus 1d6 fire)
Special Attacks countersong
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 5th; concentration +9)

2/daydetect good, infernal healing, misdirection
1/daymagic circle against good


Str 12, Dex 15, Con 16, Int 16, Wis 12, Cha 19
Base Atk +5; CMB +6; CMD 18
Feats Improved Initiative, Point-Blank Shot, Precise Shot
Skills Bluff +12, Climb +9, Diplomacy +12, Disguise +12, Fly +10, Intimidate +9, Knowledge (local) +8, Knowledge (nobility) +5, Knowledge (planes) +8, Knowledge (religion) +8, Perception +9, Sense Motive +9, Stealth +7
Languages Celestial, Common, Draconic, Infernal
SQ infernal mark


Countersong (Su)

A pretender devil can counter magic effects that depend on sound.

This ability functions as the bard ability of the same name, except that the pretender devil makes a Bluff check instead of a Perform check each round.

Infernal Mark (Su)

Despite the pretender devil’s celestial appearance, its true devilish background manifests in a single infernal mark. This could be a razor-sharp fang, a red-tinted iris, or any other physical feature that might hint at its sinister origins.

Smoke Arrow (Su)

A pretender devil’s bow needs no ammunition and automatically creates an arrow that acts as a smoke arrow when drawn.

A pretender devil is patient and employs elaborate schemes to cultivate trust, even committing beneficent deeds it secretly abhors. It especially revels in manipulating weak-minded individuals with wavering convictions, inspiring them to zealous purpose only to callously reveal its treachery in the end. Some say the heavenly radiance of these false angels is actually the light of hope leached from the eyes of those they betrayed.


Environment any (Hell)
Organization solitary or pair
Treasure double (+1 flaming composite longbow, other gear)

Though its angelic appearance is not an illusion and does not obscure the infernal trait, if true seeing is cast upon the pretender devil, the aberrant feature glows a deep red. A pretender devil must succeed at a Disguise check for its evil mark to remain undetected.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Wayfinder #17. © 2017, Paizo Fans United; Authors: Gabriel Almer, Beth Breitmaier, Dave Breitmaier, Charlie Brooks, Russ Brown, Ben Chason-Sokol, Jeremy Clements, Dixon Cohee, Matt Duval, Robert Feather, Benjamin Fields, Wojciech Grucha?a, Garrett Guillotte, Joe Kondrak, John Laffan, Isabelle Lee, Jeff Lee, Crystal Malarsky, Ben Martin, Jacob McKiernan, Jen McTeague, Jacob W. Michaels, Emily Parks, Rep Pickard, Matt Roth, André Roy, Elliot Smith, Joe Smith, ‘Piratey Steve’ Smith, Neil Spicer, Todd Stewart, John Paul Stoddard, Andrew P. Sturtevant, Margherita Tramontano, Nicholas Wasko, Kerney Williams, and Scott Young.

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