Monster Hunter CR 5
Speed 30 ft.
Melee mwk battleaxe +10/+5 (1d8+3/x3) or dagger +9/+4 (1d4+3/19–20)
Ranged +1 composite longbow +10/+5 (1d8+4) or rapid shot +1 composite longbow +8/+8/+3 (1d8+4/x3) or dagger +9 (1d4+3/19–20)
Special Attacks favored enemy (magical beasts +4, monstrous humanoids +2)
Str 16, Dex 16, Con 13, Int 10, Wis 12, Cha 8
Base Atk +6; CMB +9; CMD 22
Feats Endurance, Far Shot, Improved Precise Shot, Mounted Archery, Mounted Combat, Rapid Shot, Self-Sufficient
Skills Climb +11, Handle Animal +8, Heal +8, Knowledge (nature) +5, Perception +10, Ride +11, Stealth +11, Survival +12 (+15 to follow tracks), Swim +7
SQ hunter’s bond (animal companion [hawk]), favored terrain (forest +2), track +3, wild empathy +5
Gear masterwork chain shirt, masterwork buckler, masterwork battleaxe, dagger, +1 composite longbow (+3 Str) with 40 arrows, cold iron arrows (10), alchemical silver arrows (10), light horse (combat trained), saddle, 4 gp
Boon A monster hunter can locate and track a particular wild beast or monster, leading the PCs to its lair.
A monster hunter is a clever, experienced hunter, riding the forest trails with her faithful hawk serving as her eyes above. Whether seeking a reward or bounty, an impressive trophy, or simply an epic fireside tale of the hunt, a monster hunter seldom rests or tarries long when she hears whispered tales of wild things on the prowl. Monster hunters can be outriders and protectors of the wilderness or skilled hunters. Different types of monster hunters can be easily created by changing the monster hunter’s favored enemy, favored terrain, or animal companion.
A merchant prince often has a pair of monster hunters on payroll (CR 10) to dispose of threats to business. Patrols of four monster hunters (CR 9) might serve as wilderness border guards. A monster hunter may also adventure with a battle mage, a medium or minstrel, and a tomb raider (CR 9).
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