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Vampire Fighter 4/Ex-Paladin 8

Vampire Fighter 4/Ex-Paladin 8 CR 12

XP 19,200
Male human vampire fighter 4/ex-paladin 8
LE Medium undead (augmented humanoid)
Init +7; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +15

DEFENSE

AC 30, touch 14, flat-footed 26 (+7 armor, +3 Dex, +1 dodge, +6 natural, +3 shield)
hp 174 (12d10+104); fast healing 5
Fort +17, Ref +8, Will +9; +1 vs. fear
Defensive Abilities bravery +1, channel resistance +4; DR 10/magic and silver; Immune undead traits; Resist cold 10, electricity 10
Weaknesses vampire weaknesses

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft.
Melee +2 ghost touch longsword +20/+15/+10 (1d8+9/17–20) or slam +17 (1d4+7 plus energy drain)
Ranged mwk light crossbow +16 (1d8/19–20)
Special Attacks blood drain, children of the night, create spawn, dominate (DC 23), energy drain (2 levels, DC 23)

TACTICS

During Combat He eschews his slam attacks in favor of the sword he once wielded in service to his goddess, making good use of his combat feats when possible.

Morale He fights until destroyed, unless the PCs manage to dispel or suppress the control his masters have over him. If no longer under their command, he ceases to attack and attempts to parley with the PCs, asking for their assistance in atoning for his fall from grace.

STATISTICS

Str 20, Dex 17, Con —, Int 10, Wis 14, Cha 24
Base Atk +12; CMB +17; CMD 31
Feats AlertnessB, Cleave, Combat ReflexesB, DodgeB, Great Cleave, Improved Critical (longsword), Improved InitiativeB, Improved Vital Strike, Lightning ReflexesB, Power Attack, Stand Still, Step Up, ToughnessB, Vital Strike, Weapon Focus (longsword), Weapon Specialization (longsword)
Skills Bluff +15, Diplomacy +15, Intimidate +15, Knowledge (nobility) +11, Knowledge (religion) +11, Perception +15, Ride +5, Sense Motive +16, Stealth +12
Languages Common
SQ armor training 1, change shape (dire bat or wolf, beast shape II), gaseous form, shadowless, spider climb
Gear +1 breastplate, +1 heavy steel shield, +2 ghost touch longsword, masterwork light crossbow with 10 bolts

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Blood Drain (Su)

A vampire can suck blood from a grappled opponent; if the vampire establishes or maintains a pin, it drains blood, dealing 1d4 points of Constitution damage. The vampire heals 5 hit points or gains 5 temporary hit points for 1 hour (up to a maximum number of temporary hit points equal to its full normal hit points) each round it drains blood.

Change Shape (Su)

A vampire can use change shape to assume the form of a dire bat or wolf, as beast shape II.

Children of the Night (Su)

Once per day, a vampire can call forth 1d6+1 rat swarms, 1d4+1 bat swarms, or 2d6 wolves as a standard action. (If the base creature is not terrestrial, this power might summon other creatures of similar power.) These creatures arrive in 2d6 rounds and serve the vampire for up to 1 hour.

Create Spawn (Su)

A vampire can create spawn out of those it slays with blood drain or energy drain, provided that the slain creature is of the same creature type as the vampire’s base creature type. The victim rises from death as a vampire in 1d4 days. This vampire is under the command of the vampire that created it, and remains enslaved until its master’s destruction. A vampire may have enslaved spawn totaling no more than twice its own Hit Dice; any spawn it creates that would exceed this limit become free-willed undead. A vampire may free an enslaved spawn in order to enslave a new spawn, but once freed, a vampire or vampire spawn cannot be enslaved again.

Dominate (Su)

A vampire can crush a humanoid opponent’s will as a standard action. Anyone the vampire targets must succeed on a Will save or fall instantly under the vampire’s influence, as though by a dominate person spell (caster level 12th). The ability has a range of 30 feet. At the GM’s discretion, some vampires might be able to affect different creature types with this power.

Energy Drain (Su)

A creature hit by a vampire’s slam (or other natural weapon) gains two negative levels. This ability only triggers once per round, regardless of the number of attacks a vampire makes.

Gaseous Form (Su)

As a standard action, a vampire can assume gaseous form at will (caster level 5th), but it can remain gaseous indefinitely and has a fly speed of 20 feet with perfect maneuverability.

Shadowless (Ex)

A vampire casts no shadows and shows no reflection in a mirror.

Spider Climb (Ex)

A vampire can climb sheer surfaces as though under the effects of a spider climb spell.

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Pathfinder Adventure Path #47: Ashes at Dawn. © 2011, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Author: Neil Spicer.