Gambler (Dwarf Bard 7)

Gambler CR 6

XP 2,400
Dwarf Bard 7
N Medium humanoid (dwarf)
Init +1; Senses Perception +10


AC 16, touch 11, flat-footed 15 (+5 armor, +1 Dex)
hp 49 (7d8+14)
Fort +3, Ref +6, Will +5; +2 vs. poison, spells, and spell-like abilities, +4 vs. bardic performance, language-dependent, and sonic
Defensive Abilities defensive training (+4 dodge bonus to AC vs. giants)


Speed 20 ft.
Melee unarmed strike +10 (1d3+4) or mwk dagger +10 (1d4+4/19–20)
Ranged dagger +6 (1d4+4/19–20)
Special Attacks +1 on attack rolls against goblinoid and orc humanoids, bardic performance 20 rounds/day (move action; countersong, distraction, fascinate, inspire competence +3, inspire courage +2, suggestion)
Bard Spells Known (CL 7th; concentration +11)


Before Combat The bard casts eagle’s splendor.

During Combat The bard brings his fists to any brawl that breaks out when he or someone else gets caught cheating. He alternates between making melee attacks and using confusion to reduce the number of effective combatants.

Base Statistics

Without eagle’s splendor, the bard’s statistics are Bard Spells Known reduce spell DCs by 2; Cha 14; Skills Bluff +12, Diplomacy +4, Intimidate +14, Perform (comedy) +15, Perform (oratory) +12.


Str 18, Dex 13, Con 12, Int 12, Wis 10, Cha 18
Base Atk +5; CMB +9; CMD 20 (24 vs. bull rush or trip)
Feats Improved Unarmed Strike, Persuasive, Skill Focus (Perform [comedy]), Weapon Focus (unarmed strike)
Skills Bluff +14, Diplomacy +6, Intimidate +16, Knowledge (arcane, dungeoneering, geography, history, local, nature, religion) +8, Perception +10 (+12 to notice unusual stonework), Perform (comedy) +17, Perform (oratory) +14, Sense Motive +10
Languages Common, Dwarven
SQ bardic knowledge +3, lore master 1/day, versatile performance (comedy, oratory)
Combat Gear elixir of vision; Other Gear +1 chain shirt, masterwork dagger, belt of giant strength +2, 198 gp


Gamblers lounge in dark corners of taverns and gambling dens, using their keen wits and talents to make a living.
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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