Expert Bodyguard (Human Warrior 7)

Expert Bodyguard CR 5

XP 1,600
Human Warrior 7
N Medium humanoid (human)
Init +3; Senses Perception +8


AC 17, touch 9, flat-footed 17 (+7 armor, –1 Dex, +1 shield)
hp 59 (7d10+21)
Fort +7, Ref +1, Will +5


Speed 20 ft.
Melee +1 longsword +10/+5 (1d8+2/19–20) or kukri +8/+3 (1d4+1/18–20)
Ranged mwk light crossbow +7 (1d8/19–20)


During Combat If she sees an enemy approaching, the warrior fires her screaming bolt before entering melee. In melee, she uses Stand Still to prevent enemies from getting past her, giving her employer time to escape.


Str 13, Dex 9, Con 14, Int 10, Wis 12, Cha 8
Base Atk +7; CMB +8; CMD 17
Feats Combat Reflexes, Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Stand Still, Weapon Focus (longsword)
Skills Intimidate +9, Perception +8, Sense Motive +8
Languages Common
Combat Gear potion of barkskin, potion of bear’s endurance, potion of cure moderate wounds, screaming bolt, tanglefoot bag (2); Other Gear masterwork banded mail, masterwork light steel shield, +1 longsword, kukri, masterwork light crossbow with 20 bolts, masterwork manacles, 114 gp


A bodyguard carries many scars from attempts on her employer’s life. Unlike a common guard or even a grizzled old mercenary, she is willing to die to protect her charge if that is the only way to keep him safe. If given the option to sacrifice her own life to save him or f lee to save herself, she’ll choose the former.

A skilled bodyguard focuses her attention on her employer and any potential threats to his safety. She searches rooms before he enters, frisks unexpected guests for weapons, and may drive his chariot or employ common guards she trusts to do so.

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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