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Blade Lord

Blade Lord CR 19

Source NPC Codex pg. 159
XP 204,800
Elf rogue 20
NE Medium humanoid (elf)
Init +6; Senses low-light vision; Perception +25


AC 30, touch 20, flat-footed 23 (+8 armor, +3 deflection, +6 Dex, +1 dodge, +1 natural, +1 shield)
hp 173 (20d8+80)
Fort +10, Ref +20, Will +8; +2 vs. enchantments
Defensive Abilities improved evasion, improved uncanny dodge, trap sense +6; Immune sleep


Speed 30 ft.
Melee +2 brilliant energy longsword +19/+14/+9 (1d8+5/19–20), +1 frost short sword +20/+15/+10 (1d6+4/19–20 plus 1d6 cold) or +2 brilliant energy longsword +21/+16/+11 (1d8+5/19–20) or +1 keen rapier +22/+17/+12 (1d6+4/15–20) or +1 frost short sword +22/+17/+12 (1d6+4/19–20 plus 1d6 cold)
Special Attacks master strike (DC 23), sneak attack +10d6


During Combat The rogue uses Whirlwind Attack if engaging multiple foes, otherwise focusing all attacks with her longsword against a target whose defenses the weapon easily ignores.


Str 16, Dex 23, Con 14, Int 16, Wis 10, Cha 8
Base Atk +15; CMB +18; CMD 38
Feats Combat Expertise, Dodge, Greater Disarm, Greater Two-Weapon Fighting, Improved Disarm, Improved Two-Weapon Fighting, Mobility, Spring Attack, Toughness, Two-Weapon Defense, Two-Weapon Fighting, Weapon Finesse, Weapon Focus (longsword), Whirlwind Attack
Skills Acrobatics +29, Climb +26, Diplomacy +22, Disable Device +31, Disguise +22, Escape Artist +29, Intimidate +22, Knowledge (local) +26, Perception +25, Sense Motive +23, Stealth +29
SQ elven magic, rogue talents (bleeding attack +10, combat trick, crippling strike, fast stealth, feat, finesse rogue, improved evasion, slippery mind, surprise attack, weapon training), trapfinding +10, weapon familiarity
Combat Gear potions of cure serious wounds (3), potions of heroism (2), potions of invisibility (3); Other Gear +4 chain shirt, +2 brilliant energy longsword, +1 frost short sword, +1 keen rapier, amulet of natural armor +1, belt of physical perfection +2, cloak of resistance +2, headband of vast intelligence +2, ring of protection +3, masterwork thieves’ tools, 4,055 gp

The blade lord has attained mastery with swords by forsaking all other weapons.


Yalandara has spent her long elven life perfecting the use of longswords, short swords, and rapiers. She has not even touched another kind of weapon in more than a hundred years, as she feels such things are beneath her. If her survival depends on using something other than a sword, she does what she must, but vents her rage on those around her.

Combat Encounters: Yalandara knows she doesn’t have to prove her skill, but likes to teach upstarts a lesson, and might duel a martial character for fun.

Roleplaying Suggestions: Yalandara respects others who uses swords with skill, and may aid them in tasks that don’t inconvenience her. The PCs might encounter her practicing swordplay in some extreme environment chosen to test her balance and concentration.