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Drow Hunter

Hunters seek out game to keep drow communities fed and functioning.

Recall Knowledge - Humanoid (Society): DC 25

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Drow HunterCreature 7

Source Pathfinder #165: Eyes of Empty Death pg. 82
Perception +16; darkvision
Languages Elven, Undercommon
Skills Athletics +14, Nature +14, Stealth +15, Survival +16 (+18 to Subsist)
Str +3, Dex +4, Con +2, Int +0, Wis +3, Cha +1
Light Blindness
Items +1 composite longbow (20 arrows), chain shirt, longsword
AC 25; Fort +15, Ref +15, Will +14; +1 status to all saves vs. magic, +2 status to all saves vs. mental
HP 115; Immunities sleep
Deft Evasion When the hunter rolls a success on a Reflex save, they get a critical success instead.
Speed 30 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action longsword +16 [+11/+6] (versatile P), Damage 1d8+7 slashingRanged Single ActionSingle Action composite longbow +18 [+13/+8] (deadly d10, propulsive, range increment 100 feet, reload 0, volley 30 feet), Damage 1d8+7 piercingDivine Innate Spells DC 23; 2nd darkness (at will), faerie fire (at will); Cantrips (4th) dancing lights
Hunter's Wound Single ActionSingle Action Frequency once per round; Prerequisites The hunter is wielding a ranged weapon with a reload of 0; Effect The hunter makes two ranged Strikes against their prey. If both hit and deal damage, the target takes an additional 1d8 persistent bleed damage.Skirmish Strike Single ActionSingle Action The hunter can Step and then Strike, or Strike and then Step.

All Monsters in "Drow"

Drow Fighter1
Drow Hunter7
Drow Priestess3
Drow Rogue2
Drow Shootist8
Drow Warden4


Source Bestiary pg. 136
The first drow were elves who fled into the depths of the world from a devastating cataclysm thousands of years ago. In their journey below, they fell to bickering and in-fighting, drawing the attention of sinister intelligences beyond their own. Whether it was the influence of a specific demon lord, the Rough Beast Rovagug, or some other fell force is unknown, but in that time the elves transformed both spiritually and physically, tainting their hearts with desires for cruelty, sadism, and violence. The hues of their eyes became sinister red or bleached white, and their flesh adopted an unearthly lavender sheen that made the drow instantly recognizable. The drow also developed potent magical abilities and resistances that further empowered them, if at the cost of their souls.

Over the centuries to follow, the drow developed into a powerful, if violently dysfunctional society, influenced by the worship of demon lords and focused on providing power and glory to a relatively small collection of noble houses. Many of these noble houses are matriarchal in nature and all hold allegiance to a specific demon lord patron—but traditions of worship, warfare, and wizardry help to bind the oft-bickering houses together enough that drow society doesn’t simply consume itself from within. Fear of earning the wrath of one’s superior—be it a teacher, a parent, a commander, or the demon one worships—is the real bond holding drow society together, and this system is held in esteem by the lowliest drow servant and by the most powerful drow priestess alike.

The drow are infamous throughout the world, but until recently most assumed stories of demon-worshipping, underground-dwelling elves were spooky legends crafted to share around a campfire. Today, the existence of drow is an understood truth, and while their presence in the dark caverns deep below is unsettling, they seem content to leave the surface world alone for now.

Sidebar - Related Creatures Adherents of Chaos

Away from the larger drow cities where worship of demon lords is instilled into all citizens from a young age, drow might adopt the worship of other entities. Many drow feel the call of the protean lords and embrace chaos, art, and freedom to set themselves apart from their demon-worshipping kin. These communities often have proteans living among them, instructing drow proteges in the power of disorder.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Becoming a Drow

Rarely, when a surface elf commits an act of cruelty heinous enough to draw the attention of a demon lord, transformation into a drow can happen spontaneously—but these transformations are rare enough to be legends in their own right. No known instance of a drow reverting to an elf has ever been recorded.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Drow Exiles

While drow society is evil, not all drow are bound to these norms. Those who seek something better in life are invariably exiles and often flee to the surface to escape their sinister kin. These drow often live as hermits, or they seek out societies where others have yet to hear the legends regarding their kind.