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Bugbear, Bugbear Bloodmage

Bugbear Bloodmage CR 11

Source Monster Codex pg. 26
XP 12,800
Bugbear sorcerer 10
CE Medium humanoid (goblinoid)
Init +6; Senses darkvision 60 ft., scent; Perception +0


AC 18, touch 13, flat-footed 15 (+2 Dex, +1 dodge, +5 natural)
hp 97 (13 HD; 3d8+10d6+49)
Fort +8, Ref +11, Will +9
Resist fire 20


Speed 30 ft.
Melee +1 quarterstaff +12/+7 (1d6+7)
Ranged mwk shortbow +10 (1d6/×3)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 10th; concentration +12)
6/day—elemental ray (1d6+5 fire)
1/day—elemental blast (10d6 fire, DC 18)
Sorcerer Spells Known (CL 10th; concentration +13)
5th (3/day)—fire snakeAPG (DC 18)
4th (5/day)—black tentacles, elemental body I, fire shield
3rd (6/day)—fireball (DC 16), howling agonyUM (DC 16), protection from energy, rage, stinking cloud (DC 16)
2nd (7/day)—alter self, invisibility, levitate, scorching ray, see invisibility, touch of idiocy
1st (7/day)—burning hands (DC 14), color spray (DC 14), enlarge person (DC 14), magic missile, ray of enfeeblement (DC 14), shield
0 (at will)—acid splash, daze (DC 13), detect magic, detect poison, ghost sound (DC 13), mage hand, read magic, resistance, touch of fatigue (DC 13)
Bloodline elemental (fire)


Before Combat The bloodmage casts invisibility and positions herself where she can hurl spells with impunity.
During Combat At the start of the battle, the bloodmage casts fire snake and fireball on her foes. She reserves spells such as fire shield and shield to protect herself when she becomes the target of attacks.


Str 18, Dex 15, Con 16, Int 8, Wis 10, Cha 17
Base Atk +7; CMB +11; CMD 24
Feats Combat Casting, Dodge, Empower Spell, Enlarge Spell, Eschew Materials, Improved Initiative, Lightning Reflexes, Point-Blank Shot, Precise Shot
Skills Intimidate +6, Spellcraft +12, Stealth +9
Languages Common, Goblin
SQ bloodline arcana (change energy damage spells to fire), stalker
Combat Gear potion of cure moderate wounds; Other Gear +1 quarterstaff, mwk dagger, mwk shortbow with 20 arrows, amulet of natural armor +2, cloak of resistance +1, headband of alluring charisma +2, 117 gp


Environment temperate mountains


Arcane spellcasters among bugbears are typically sorcerers—few bugbears have enough interest or patience to follow arcane paths such as wizardry that require study or control. Bugbears call those with natural magical talent bloodmages, and treat their spellcasting ability the same as any skill—if it’s useful for hurting, it’s worth knowing. A typical bloodmage is interested in only spells that cause destruction and pain, plus a few supplemental spells to help her defend herself. Almost no bloodmages learn to create magic items.

Creatures in "Bugbear" Category

Bugbear Ambusher10
Bugbear Bloodmage11
Bugbear Cultist7
Bugbear Flesh Glutton8
Bugbear Gnasher4
Bugbear Lurker8
Bugbear Shadow Sneak10
Bugbear Stalker5
Bugbear Tyrant13


This dark-furred creature raises a spiked morningstar, its tiny, milk-white eyes glittering with the thrill of the coming kill.