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Troll

Source Pathfinder RPG Bestiary pg. 268

Creatures in "Troll" Category

NameCR
Canopy Troll3
Chimney Troll2
Flood Troll2
Ice Troll4
Jotund Troll15
Moss Troll3
Mountain Troll14
Rock Troll6
Sewer Troll2
Troll5
Troll Acolyte6
Troll Berserker9
Troll Brute7
Troll Elder Matron10
Troll Fury8
Troll Monarch15
Troll Render10
Troll Ripper8
Troll Warden6

Troll, Troll Elder Matron

Troll Elder Matron CR 10

Source Monster Codex pg. 230
XP 9,600
Troll witch 10 (Pathfinder RPG Advanced Player’s Guide 65)
CE Large humanoid (giant)
Init +6; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, scent; Perception +16

Defense

AC 18, touch 11, flat-footed 16 (+2 armor, +2 Dex, +5 natural, –1 size)
hp 200 (16 HD; 6d8+10d6+138); regeneration 5 (acid or fire)
Fort +17, Ref +8, Will +12

Offense

Speed 30 ft.
Melee bite +12 (1d8+4), 2 claws +12 (1d6+4)
Space 10 ft., Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks hexes (agony [10 rounds], cackle, evil eye [–4, 6 rounds], misfortune [2 rounds], slumber [10 rounds], water lungUM), rend (2 claws, 1d6+7)
Witch Spells Prepared (CL 10th; concentration +13)
5th—flame strike (DC 20), mass pain strikeAPG (DC 18)
4th—confusion (DC 17), enervation, wall of ice (DC 17)
3rd—fireball (2, DC 18), ray of exhaustion (DC 16), screechAPG (DC 16)
2nd—bull’s strength, burning gazeAPG (DC 17), enthrall (DC 15), flaming sphere (DC 17), touch of idiocy
1st—burning hands (DC 16), cause fear (DC 14), ray of enfeeblement (DC 14), reduce person (DC 14)
0 (at will)—bleed (DC 13), detect magic, purify food and drink, touch of fatigue (DC 13)
Patron elements

Tactics

During Combat The troll elder matron attacks with flame strike or mass pain strike. She then adjusts her strategy to suit her opponents, usually choosing the misfortune or evil eye hex and using Split Hex to apply it to the two enemies who would be most hindered by it.

Statistics

Str 19, Dex 14, Con 27, Int 16, Wis 11, Cha 8
Base Atk +9; CMB +14; CMD 26
Feats Combat Casting, Craft Wondrous Item, Elemental FocusAPG (fire), Greater Elemental FocusAPG (fire), Improved Initiative, Improved Iron Will, Iron Will, Split Hex
Skills Bluff +7, Intimidate +14, Knowledge (arcana) +14, Knowledge (nature) +11, Perception +16, Sense Motive +8, Spellcraft +11, Stealth +8, Survival +8, Swim +9
Languages Abyssal, Giant, Goblin, Orc
SQ witch’s familiar (bat)
Combat Gear dust of disappearance; Other Gear bracers of armor +2, cloak of resistance +1, headband of vast intelligence +4, 500 gp

Ecology

Environment cold mountains

Description

A troll elder matron serves her tribe as the fount of all magical knowledge. She is both her tribemates’ fiercest protector and their harshest critic, doling out punishments to those who fail to achieve the (sometimes cryptic) goals she sets for them. Female trolls benefit from a matron’s teachings almost exclusively, though she might set a promising young male on the path toward becoming a ranger. The matron often lives or travels with females nearing adulthood who are struggling with their studies; those she rejects as unworthy rejoin their sisters and never speak of the strange things they experienced while apprenticed to the matron. Even a troll monarch listens to an elder matron’s counsel, for she has outlived many monarchs and watched generations of trolls be born, grow, and die.