Apothecary (CR 3)

Apothecary CR 3

XP 800
Old male gnome alchemist 4/expert 1
NG Small humanoid (gnome)
Init –1; Senses low-light vision; Perception +10


AC 11, touch 10 [14 vs. rays], flat-footed 11 (+1 armor [+4 vs. rays], –1 Dex, +1 size)
hp 31 (5 HD; 4d8+1d8+9)
Fort +5, Ref +3, Will +5; +2 vs. illusions, +2 vs. poison
Weaknesses hobbled


Speed 10 ft.
Melee dagger +1 (1d3–3/19–20)
Ranged bomb +5 (2d6+4 fire)
Special Attacks bomb 8/day (2d6+4 fire and catch fire, DC 16, 10-ft. radius)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 5th; concentration +6)

1/daydancing lights, ghost sound (DC 12), prestidigitation, speak with animals

Alchemist Extracts Prepared (CL 4th)

2ndcat’s grace, lesser restoration
1stbomber’s eye, cure light wounds, expeditious retreat, keen senses


Before Combat The apothecary seeks to keep a measured distance between him and his opponents, relying on his bombs to dissuade would-be attackers. He fights with his masterwork light mace only as a last resort.

Morale With his hobbled movement, the apothecary drinks an extract of expeditious retreat to flee most altercations, doing so as soon as he falls to 10 hit points or less.


Str 5, Dex 9, Con 13, Int 18, Wis 15, Cha 12
Base Atk +3; CMB –1; CMD 8
Feats Breadth of Experience, Brew Potion, Point-Blank Shot, Throw Anything, Weapon Focus (bomb)
Skills Appraise +8, Bluff +8, Craft (alchemy) +14 (+18 to create alchemical items), Diplomacy +8, Disable Device +7, Heal +10, Knowledge (arcana) +10, Knowledge (engineering) +12, Knowledge (local) +10, Knowledge (nature) +13, Perception +10, Profession (herbalist) +12, Sense Motive +8; Racial Modifiers +2 Craft (alchemy), +2 Perception
Languages Common, Draconic, Dwarven, Elven, Giant, Gnome, Sylvan
SQ alchemy (alchemy crafting +4, identify potions), discoveries (explosive bomb, infusion), master tinker, mutagen (+4/–2, +2 natural, 40 minutes), poison use, swift alchemy
Combat Gear acid (2 flasks), alchemist’s fire (5 flasks), elixir of fire breath, mutagen (Str), potion of blur, potions of cure moderate wounds (2), potion of lesser restoration; Other Gear dagger, gray scatterlight suit


Hobbled (Ex)

The apothecary suffers from severe arthritis in his knees, which reduces his speed to 10 feet.

Master Tinker (Ex)

The apothecary has experimented with all manner of mechanical devices, gaining a +1 bonus on Disable Device and Knowledge (engineering) checks. This racial trait replaces a normal gnome’s defensive training and hatred.

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