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Creatures in "Centaur" Category

NameCR
Centaur3
Centaur Charger14
Centaur Forager6
Centaur Greenspeaker4
Centaur Outcast7

Centaur, Centaur Charger

An imposing wall of steel, corded muscle, and blood-stained banners, this centaur wields a lance and shield with the majesty and prowess of any human knight.

Centaur Charger CR 14

Source Inner Sea Monster Codex pg. 9
XP 38,400
Centaur cavalier (charger) 11 (Pathfinder RPG Bestiary 42, Pathfinder RPG Advanced Player’s Guide 32, see page 5)
N Large monstrous humanoid
Init +3; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +10

Defense

AC 27, touch 13, flat-footed 24 (+8 armor, +1 deflection, +3 Dex, +2 natural, +4 shield, –1 size)
hp 183 (15 HD; 4d10+11d10+101)
Fort +15, Ref +11, Will +11

Offense

Speed 90 ft.
Melee +2 lance +22/+17/+12 (1d8+9/×3), 2 hooves +15 (2d6+2/19–20) or mwk longsword +20/+15/+10 (1d8+5/19–20), 2 hooves +15 (2d6+2/19–20)
Ranged spear +17/+12/+7 (1d8+5/×3)
Space 10 ft., Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks banner +3/+2, challenge (+11, +3, 4/day), ride down, thundering hooves

Statistics

Str 20, Dex 16, Con 22, Int 9, Wis 16, Cha 12
Base Atk +15; CMB +21; CMD 35 (39 vs. trip)
Feats Acrobatic Steps, Cavalry FormationUC, Dazzling DisplayB, LookoutAPG, Nimble Moves, Power Attack, Quick Draw, Ride-By Attack, Spirited Charge, Weapon Focus (lance), Weapon Focus (hooves)
Skills Acrobatics +13 (+25 when jumping), Bluff +10, Intimidate +13, Knowledge (nature) +3, Perception +10, Sense Motive +11, Survival +11
Languages Common, Elven, Sylvan
SQ courser, greater tactician (3/day, 8 rounds, swift action), natural mount, order of the cockatrice (braggart, steal glory), undersized weapons
Combat Gear potion of cure serious wounds, potion of heroism, potion of spider climb; Other Gear +2 mithral breastplate, +2 heavy steel shield, +2 lance, mwk longsword, spears (4), amulet of natural armor +1, belt of mighty constitution +2, cloak of resistance +1, horseshoes of speed, ring of protection +1, banners (3)

Ecology

Environment temperate forests and plains

Description

At the forefront of any centaur army, these idolized warriors epitomize centaur efficacy and glory on the battlefield. When centaurs demand that a conflict be settled by a trial of champions, they select a charger as their champion more often than not. Galloping on ironclad hooves, these shock troops blast into their enemies and trample foes in a spray of crimson gore—a gruesome display that’s enough to slake almost anyone’s thirst for violence. Even young colts and fillies play at being these heroes and leaders during their childhood games. Their prowess is legendary, clans sing of their deeds, and their funeral pyres burn the brightest.

The relative rarity of steel tools among centaurs—with most tribes reluctant to settle down long enough to mine, smelt, or forge metal goods—speaks to the prestige afforded to chargers. Theirs is a lifestyle almost entirely dependant on the settled races they so often clash against. Many chargers depend on elven communities to outfit them, in exchange for using their martial skills to protect a settlement, hunt a menacing beast, or serve short terms as escorts or—most humiliatingly—mounts. Rarer but more terrifying are chargers outfitted by dwarves, who hone their combat skills in dwarven surface wars against orcs and giants.

These warriors also serve their tribes as advisors. While they lack the skills to effectively lead in peacetime, they may assume control temporarily and without question when outside threats press into centaur lands.