Death Priest CR 8
Speed 20 ft.
Melee dagger +5/+0 (1d4–1/19–20)
Ranged light crossbow +8 (1d8/19–20)
Special Attacks channel negative energy 4/day (DC 17, 5d6), hand of the acolyte (7/day)
Domain Spell-Like Abilities (CL 9th; concentration +13)
7/day—bleeding touch (4 rounds)
Cleric Spells Prepared (CL 9th; concentration +13)
5th—slay livingD(2, DC 21)
4th—death wardD, freedom of movement, poison (DC 20), spell immunity
3rd—bestow curse (DC 19), contagion (2, DC 19), dispel magicD, prayer
2nd—bear’s endurance, darkness, death knellD(DC 18), delay poison (DC 16), desecrate, resist energy (DC 16)
1st—bane (DC 15), cause fearD(DC 17, 2), entropic shield, obscuring mist, protection from good
0th (at will)—bleed (DC 16), detect poison, light, virtue
During Combat The cleric lets allies or undead minions handle the bulk of the fighting, using bestow curse, contagion, and slay living against individual foes or channeling negative energy against groups or to heal herself and her undead allies.
Str 8, Dex 15, Con 18, Int 10, Wis 19, Cha 12
Base Atk +6; CMB +5; CMD 18
Feats Combat Casting, Command Undead, Greater Spell Focus (necromancy), Improved Channel, Improved Initiative, Spell Focus (necromancy)
Skills Craft (alchemy) +6, Heal +10, Intimidate +7, Knowledge (religion) +12, Perception +10
SQ aura, death’s embrace
Gear +1 chainmail, dagger, light crossbow with 20 bolts, cloak of resistance +1, headband of inspired wisdom +2, pearl of power (1st), ring of protection +1, bone unholy symbol, unholy water, onyx gems (worth 500 gp), silver dust for desecrate (worth 25 gp), 162 gp
A death priest serves the goddess of plague and undeath, and seeks to infect, kill, and animate anyone who stands in her way. She might desire to one day become undead, but remains alive for now so she can carry out tasks in places that would never allow the undead.
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.