Lion Tamer (Gnome Bard 15)

Lion Tamer CR 14

XP 38,400
Gnome Bard 15
CN Small humanoid (gnome)
Init +3; Senses low-light vision; Perception +15


AC 23, touch 16, flat-footed 20 (+6 armor, +2 deflection, +3 Dex, +1 natural, +1 size)
hp 86 (15d8+15)
Fort +6, Ref +13, Will +10; +2 vs. illusions, +4 vs. bardic performance, language-dependent, and sonic
Defensive Abilities defensive training (+4 dodge bonus to AC vs. giants)


Speed 20 ft.
Melee +1 shock whip +17/+12/+7 (1d2+1 nonlethal plus 1d6 electricity)
Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft. with whip)
Special Attacks +1 on attack rolls against goblinoid and reptilian humanoids, bardic performance 38 rounds/day (swift action; countersong, dirge of doom, distraction, fascinate, frightening tune, inspire competence +5, inspire courage +3, inspire greatness, inspire heroics, soothing performance, suggestion)
Gnome Spell-Like Abilities (CL 4th; concentration +8)

Bard Spells Known (CL 15th; concentration +21)


During Combat The bard casts greater invisibility on himself, and sends forth summoned creatures and trained lions.


Str 10, Dex 16, Con 10, Int 13, Wis 10, Cha 22
Base Atk +11; CMB +13 (+17 disarm or trip); CMD 25 (27 vs. disarm or trip)
Feats Agile Maneuvers, Combat Expertise, Greater Disarm, Greater Trip, Improved Disarm, Improved Trip, Weapon Finesse, Weapon Focus (whip)
Skills Knowledge (arcana) +13, Knowledge (local, nature) +15, Perception +15, Perform (comedy, dance, oratory, wind) +24, Profession (showman) +4, Stealth +24, Use Magic Device +18
Languages Common, Gnome, Sylvan
SQ bardic knowledge +7, jack-of-all-trades (use any skill), lore master 2/day, versatile performance (comedy, dance, oratory, wind), weapon familiarity
Combat Gear potion of invisibility, scroll of bull’s strength, scroll of cat’s grace, wand of cure moderate wounds (50 charges); Other Gear +2 chain shirt, +1 shock whip, amulet of natural armor +1, cloak of resistance +1, headband of alluring charisma +4, ring of protection +2, trained lion, 349 gp


These bards tame and control wild animals.

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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