Forge Rider (Dwarf Paladin 12)

Forge Rider
CR 11

XP 12,800
Dwarf Paladin 12
LG Medium humanoid (dwarf)
Init +0; Senses Perception +7; Aura courage (10 ft.), justice (10 ft.), resolve (10 ft.)


AC 22, touch 11, flat-footed 22 (+11 armor, +1 deflection)
hp 142 (12d10+72)
Fort +13, Ref +5, Will +11; +2 vs. poison, spells, and spell-like abilities
Defensive Abilities defensive training (+4 dodge bonus to AC vs. giants); Immune charm, disease, fear


Speed 20 ft.
Melee +1/+1 dwarven urgrosh +18/+13/+8 (1d8+7/1d6+7/×3)
Ranged mwk light crossbow +13 (1d8/19–20)
Special Attacks +1 on attack rolls against goblinoid and orc humanoids, channel positive energy (DC 16, 6d6), smite evil 4/day (+0 attack and AC, +12 damage)
Paladin Spell-Like Abilities (CL 12th; concentration +12)

At willdetect evil


During Combat The paladin charges into battle, using Power Attack and Improved Vital Strike. He prefers fighting on horseback, but if dismounted, he finishes the battle on foot.

Base Statistics

Without resist energy, the paladin’s statistics are Resist none.


Str 18, Dex 10, Con 18, Int 8, Wis 15, Cha 10
Base Atk +12; CMB +16; CMD 27 (31 vs. bull rush or trip)
Feats Improved Vital Strike, Mounted Combat, Power Attack, Toughness, Vital Strike, Weapon Focus (dwarven urgrosh)
Skills Intimidate +2, Perception +7 (+9 to notice unusual stonework), Ride +3
Languages Common, Dwarven
SQ aura, code of conduct, divine bond (mount), lay on hands (6d6, 6/day), mercies (dazed, fatigued, poisoned, stunned)
Combat Gear potion of displacement, potions of haste (2); Other Gear +2 full plate, +1/+1 dwarven urgrosh, masterwork light crossbow with 10 bolts, belt of giant strength +2, cloak of resistance +1, ring of protection +1, silver holy symbol, chainmail barding, military saddle, 379 gp


The forge rider defends dwarven communities and meets foes head on.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

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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