Border Guard (CR 3)

Border Guard CR 3

XP 800
Half-orc ranger 4
NE Medium humanoid (human, orc)
Init +4; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +8


AC 18, touch 14, flat-footed 14 (+4 armor, +4 Dex)
hp 30 (4d10+4)
Fort +5, Ref +8, Will +2
Defensive Abilities orc ferocity


Speed 30 ft.
Melee falchion +6 (2d4+3/18–20)
Ranged mwk hunting rifle +9 or +7/+7 (2d8/×4)
Special Attacks favored enemy (humans +2)
Ranger Spells Prepared (CL 1st; concentration +2)

1stgravity bullet


Before Combat The ranger casts gravity bullet.

During Combat The ranger keeps her foes as far away as possible.

Base Statistics

Without gravity bullet, the ranger’s statistics are:

Ranged masterwork hunting rifle (1d10/x4).


Str 14, Dex 18, Con 12, Int 10, Wis 13, Cha 8
Base Atk +4; CMB +6; CMD 20
Feats Endurance, Point-Blank Shot, Precise Shot, Rapid Shot
Skills Climb +8, Intimidate +8, Knowledge (geography) +5, Knowledge (local) +2, Knowledge (nature) +7, Perception +8, Stealth +10, Survival +8
Languages Common, Orc
SQ favored terrain (choose one +2), hunter’s bond (companions), orc blood, track +2, weapon familiarity, wild empathy +3
Combat Gear potion of cure moderate wounds, potion of shield of faith; Other Gear masterwork light trooper armor, masterwork hunting rifle with 30 metal cartridges, concussion grenade, falchion, elixir of hiding, 6 gp.

Border guards often keep small dinosaur companions as hunting beasts and as trained guards, using their senses to spot invisible creatures and run them to ground. For border guards with such pets, replace their hunter’s bond (companions) with the following animal companion.

Velociraptor Companion

Velociraptor Companion CR —

Small animal
Init +3; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +5


AC 17, touch 14, flat-footed 14 (+2 armor, +3 Dex, +1 natural, +1 size)
hp 15 (2d8+6)
Fort +6, Ref +6, Will +1


Speed 60 ft.
Melee bite +5 (1d4), 2 talons +5 (1d6)


Str 11, Dex 17, Con 17, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 14
Base Atk +1; CMB +0; CMD 13
Feats Weapon Finesse
Skills Acrobatics +7 (+19 when jumping), Perception +5
SQ tricks (attack, come, defend, down, fetch, guard, seek)
Other Gear leather armor

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