Poisonous Performer (Human Monk 11)

Poisonous Performer CR 10

XP 9,600
Human Monk 11
LE Medium humanoid (human)
Init +8; Senses Perception +14


AC 23, touch 21, flat-footed 18 (+2 armor, +1 deflection, +4 Dex, +1 dodge, +2 monk, +3 Wis)
hp 60 (11d8+7)
Fort +8, Ref +12, Will +11; +2 vs. enchantments
Defensive Abilities improved evasion; Immune disease, poison


Speed 60 ft.
Melee unarmed strike +12/+7 (1d10+1/19–20) or unarmed strike flurry of blows +13/+13/+8/+8/+3 (1d10+1/ 19–20)
Ranged shuriken +12/+7 (1d2+1 plus poison) or shuriken flurry of blows +13/+13/+8/+8/+3 (1d2+1 plus poison)
Special Attacks flurry of blows, stunning fist (11/day, DC 18)


Before Combat The monk conceals her shuriken as the metal cymbals inside her tambourine, applying 2 doses of black adder venom or drow poison to the weapons before combat. She performs, bluffs, or connives her way to her target.

During Combat If the monk finds herself outnumbered, she uses flurry of blows with her poisoned shuriken. She shifts and feints through a melee. If her feint is successful, she trips that foe. Once the foe is on the ground, she slams down with a Stunning Fist. A poisonous performer does not hesitate to abandon combat if outmatched or seriously injured, drinking her potion of invisibility and fleeing the field to a place where she can drink a potion of disguise self, blend in, and disappear.


Str 12, Dex 18, Con 10, Int 13, Wis 17, Cha 10
Base Atk +8; CMB +12 (+14 trip); CMD 30 (32 vs. trip)
Feats Combat Reflexes, Deadly Aim, Dodge, Improved Critical (unarmed strike), Improved Feint, Improved Initiative, Improved Trip, Improved Unarmed Strike, Point-Blank Shot, Skill Focus (Bluff), Stunning Fist, Vital Strike, Weapon Finesse
Skills Acrobatics +17 (+40 when jumping), Bluff +16, Climb +9, Linguistics +3, Perception +14, Perform (dance, percussion) +8, Sense Motive +17, Sleight of Hand +9, Stealth +15, Swim +5
Languages Common, Dwarven, Elven, Gnome
SQ diamond body, fast movement, high jump, ki pool (8 points, lawful, magic), maneuver training, purity of body, slow fall 50 ft., wholeness of body
Combat Gear potion of cure light wounds, potion of disguise self, potion of invisibility, black adder venom (4), drow poison (4), oil of taggit; Other Gear shuriken (20), belt of incredible dexterity +2, bracers of armor +2, cloak of resistance +1, headband of inspired wisdom +2, ring of protection +1, tambourine, 71 gp


The poisonous performer is a member of a monastery that seeks enlightenment in the perfection of murder and assassination. Such monks are poison users and masters of disguise, and often greatly feared in the lands around their monasteries. They are sometimes hunted by monks from other monasteries who believe their grim rites are a perversion of proper monastic practices.

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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.

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