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Aldori Swordlord

Aldori Swordlord CR 5

Source Inner Sea NPC Codex pg. 4
XP 1,600
Human fighter (Aldori swordlord) 5/Aldori swordlord 1
LN Medium humanoid (human)
Init +5; Senses Perception +0


AC 19, touch 13, flat-footed 16 (+4 armor, +3 Dex, +2 shield)
hp 54 (6d10+17)
Fort +7, Ref +6, Will +2 (+1 vs. fear)
Defensive Abilities bravery +1, defensive parry


Speed 30 ft.
Melee +1 Aldori dueling sword +11/+6 (1d8+6/19–20)
Ranged dagger +9 (1d4+1/19–20)
Special Attacks disarming strike


Str 12, Dex 17, Con 14, Int 14, Wis 10, Cha 8
Base Atk +6; CMB +7 (+9 disarm); CMD 20 (22 vs. disarm)
Feats Aldori Dueling MasteryISWG, Combat Expertise, Dazzling Display, Exotic Weapon Proficiency (Aldori dueling sword), Improved Disarm, Weapon Finesse, Weapon Focus (Aldori dueling sword), Weapon Specialization (Aldori dueling sword)
Skills Acrobatics +11, Bluff +7, Diplomacy +7, Intimidate +7, Knowledge (nobility) +10, Sense Motive +8
Languages Common, Hallit, Orc
SQ deft strike
Combat Gear potions of cure light wounds (2); Other Gear +1 studded leather, +1 Aldori dueling swordISWG, dagger, cloak of resistance +1, cold weather outfit, 45 gp

Special Abilities

Aldori Dueling Mastery The Aldori swordlord gains a +2 bonus on Initiative checks whenever she starts combat with an Aldori dueling sword in her hand. As long as she wields only a single Aldori dueling sword in one hand, she gains a +2 shield bonus to AC; if she wields the sword in two hands, this bonus decreases to +1. (See page 284 of Pathfinder Campaign Setting: The Inner Sea World Guide.)

Defensive Parry (Ex) When the Aldori swordlord makes a full attack with an Aldori dueling sword, she gains a +1 bonus to AC against melee attacks until the beginning of her next turn.

Deft Strike (Ex) The Aldori swordlord can add her Dexterity bonus on damage rolls made with an Aldori dueling sword instead of using her Strength bonus. This bonus on damage applies whether she is wielding an Aldori dueling sword one-handed or two-handed, though she does not apply 1-1/2 times her Dexterity bonus on damage rolls while fighting two-handed. She cannot use this ability if she is wielding a shield or an off-hand weapon, including armor spikes, unarmed strikes, or natural weapons.

Disarming Strike (Ex) When the Aldori swordlord successfully disarms an opponent using an Aldori dueling sword, she also deals normal damage to the target, but without the normal Strength (or Dexterity) bonus to damage.

Proud and stern, Aldori swordlords represent the pinnacle of Brevoy’s sword-dueling culture. Swordlords dedicate their lives to mastering a single blade and using it to defeat any with the courage to openly oppose them. Their pride and determination to constantly challenge themselves makes them ever-eager to prove the superiority of their fighting style, which often sets them at odds with others.