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Dark Folk, Dark Champion

This gaunt humanoid’s body is entirely cased in black plate armor. Its open-faced helm reveals its pale skin and shallow, fleshy hollows where its eyes should be.

Dark Champion CR 5

Source Cradle of Night pg. 62
XP 1,600
LE Medium humanoid (dark folk)
Init +1; Senses blindsight 90 ft.; Perception +8


AC 20, touch 11, flat-footed 19 (+9 armor, +1 Dex)
hp 59 (7d8+28)
Fort +9, Ref +3, Will +4
Immune gaze attacks, sight-based attacks, visual effects
Weaknesses vulnerable to sonic


Speed 30 ft.
Melee mwk greatsword +11/+6 (2d6+4/19–20)
Ranged heavy crossbow +8 (1d10/19–20)
Special Attacks death throes


Str 17, Dex 12, Con 18, Int 8, Wis 11, Cha 9
Base Atk +7; CMB +10; CMD 21
Feats Cleave, Disruptive, Iron Will, Power Attack
Skills Perception +8, Stealth +2; Racial Modifiers +4 Perception, +4 Stealth
Languages Undercommon, Dark Folk
SQ champion armor, fighter training


Environment any underground
Organization solitary, patrol (2–6), or platoon (8–16)
Treasure NPC gear (full plate, masterwork greatsword, heavy crossbow with 20 bolts, other treasure)

Special Abilities

Champion Armor (Ex) A dark champion’s speed is not reduced for wearing armor.

Death Throes (Su) A slain dark champion combusts in an explosive flash that destroys its armor but not its other gear. All creatures within a 10-foot radius burst take 3d6 points of fire damage and an additional 2d6 points of piercing damage (Reflex DC 17 half). The save DC is Constitution-based.

Fighter Training (Ex) Dark champions are proficient with all simple and martial weapons and with all armor and shields. They have a base attack bonus equal to their Hit Dice and can select combat feats that have fighter levels as a prerequisite, treating their Hit Dice as their fighter level for that purpose.


The rare dark folk children born without eyes are assigned to the dark champion caste and begin a life of rigor, privation, and martial training. Their armor is typically bolted to their bodies in sections and removed only rarely. Most other dark folk appreciate the discipline and might of dark champions, but they treat them with wary respect.

Creatures in "Dark Folk" Category

Dark Caller5
Dark Champion5
Dark Creeper2
Dark Dancer1
Dark Empath2
Dark Slayer3
Dark Stalker4

Dark Folk

Source Pathfinder RPG Bestiary pg. 53