Arcane Pretender CR 13
During Combat The fighter uses scorching ray and lightning bolt to soften up targets, then moves in with her bastard sword, using her first attack to disarm. If facing a spellcaster, she uses a scroll of silence. If she disarms a particularly powerful weapon, she spends a round picking it up and stuffing it in her handy haversack.
Without bear’s endurance, bull’s strength, and heroism, the Fighter’s statistics are Senses Perception +1; hp 95; Fort +12, Ref +11, Will +8; Speed 20 ft.; Melee +1 bastard sword +22/+17/+12 (1d8+8/19–20); Str 15, Con 10; CMB +15 (+19 disarm); CMD 28 (+30 vs. disarm); Skills Acrobatics +18 (+14 when jumping), Bluff +17, Climb +4, Fly +6, Knowledge (arcana) +14, Perception +1, Spellcraft +16, Use Magic Device +23.
Str 19, Dex 14, Con 14, Int 14, Wis 8, Cha 16
Base Atk +14; CMB +19 (+23 disarm); CMD 32 (+34 vs. disarm)
Feats Combat Expertise, Dodge, Exotic Weapon Proficiency (bastard sword), Greater Disarm, Improved Disarm, Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Lightning Reflexes, Mobility, Penetrating Strike, Skill Focus (Use Magic Device), Strike Back, Toughness, Weapon Focus (bastard sword), Weapon Specialization (bastard sword)
Skills Acrobatics +20 (+16 when jumping), Bluff +19, Climb +8, Fly +12, Knowledge (arcana) +16, Perception +3, Spellcraft +18, Use Magic Device +25
Languages Common, Elven, Goblin, Halfling
SQ armor training 3
Combat Gear potion of cure moderate wounds, scrolls of bear’s endurance (2), scrolls of bull’s strength (2), scroll of cure serious wounds (arcane, CL 7th), scroll of dimension door, scroll of fly (CL 8th), scroll of heroism, scroll of silence (CL 6th), wand of lightning bolts (CL 10th, 5 charges), wand of scorching ray (CL 11th, 18 charges), wand of shield (CL 3rd, 12 charges), wand of shield of faith (CL 6th, 11 charges); Other Gear +1 adamantine breastplate, +1 bastard sword, amulet of natural armor +1, cloak of resistance +2, handy haversack, 370 gp
Mixing martial prowess with magic support, arcane pretenders typically serve as guards for powerful casters. Other arcane pretenders become adventurers, sellswords, or explorers.
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game NPC Codex © 2012, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors: Jesse Benner, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, Alex Greenshields, Rob McCreary, Mark Moreland, Jason Nelson, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Patrick Renie, Sean K Reynolds, and Russ Taylor.