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Unseen Archer

Unseen Archer CR 14

Source NPC Codex pg. 154
XP 38,400
Half-elf rogue 15
NE Medium humanoid (elf, human)
Init +6; Senses low-light vision; Perception +21


AC 22, touch 17, flat-footed 16 (+5 armor, +1 deflection, +5 Dex, +1 dodge)
hp 101 (15d8+30)
Fort +7, Ref +16, Will +7; +2 vs. enchantments
Defensive Abilities improved evasion, improved uncanny dodge, trap sense +5


Speed 30 ft.
Melee mwk rapier +14/+9/+4 (1d6+2/18–20)
Ranged +1 shock composite longbow +19/+14/+9 (1d8+3/×3 plus 1d6 electricity)
Special Attacks sneak attack +8d6


Before Combat The rogue uses his ring of invisibility and finds a hiding place from which he can ambush the PCs.
During Combat The rogue uses Manyshot and Rapid Shot against his foes. If discovered, he uses his ring of invisibility again and changes location.


Str 14, Dex 22, Con 13, Int 10, Wis 12, Cha 8
Base Atk +11; CMB +13; CMD 31
Feats Dodge, Improved Precise Shot, Manyshot, Mobility, Point-Blank Shot, Precise Shot, Rapid Shot, Shot on the Run, Skill Focus (Stealth), Weapon Focus (composite longbow)
Skills Acrobatics +24, Climb +20, Disguise +17, Knowledge (dungeoneering) +8, Knowledge (geography) +5, Knowledge (nature) +15, Perception +21, Ride +21, Stealth +30, Swim +10
Languages Common, Elven
SQ rogue talents (bleeding attack +8, defensive roll, fast stealth, improved evasion, rogue crawl, slippery mind, weapon training), trapfinding +7, elf blood
Combat Gear +1 human-bane arrows (5), +1 magical beast-bane arrows (5), silversheen (2); Other Gear +2 studded leather, +1 shock composite longbow (+2 Str) with 50 arrows, masterwork rapier, belt of incredible dexterity +2, cloak of resistance +1, efficient quiver, ring of invisibility, ring of protection +1, disguise kit, sunrods (4), 1,587 gp

The unseen archer strikes from concealment, planning for his target to die before it has a chance to see him.


Roscolian is a mercenary sniper, willing to work alone or as part of a team as long as he gets to fight at a safe distance, shooting at creatures that don’t know he’s there. He doesn’t care whether it’s unfair or unsportsmanlike; he’d rather be a coward with a hundred kills than a hero with a sword in his neck. He relies on his ring of invisibility to keep him out of trouble, and isn’t averse to abandoning his companions and fleeing invisibly if a battle goes wrong. He doesn’t particularly like dungeons because he feels the narrow tunnels don’t allow enough space between him and his targets.

Combat Encounters: When invisible, Roscolian can attack from anywhere, surprising unsuspecting PCs with a hail of deadly arrows and staying hidden until he can activate his ring again. Since he works best at a distance, he prefers situations where he can kill a target and then move before he is discovered.

Roleplaying Suggestions: Roscolian doesn’t brag about what he does, and the PCs might think he is just a humble, local scout or archer. He’ll work for almost anyone, so the PCs may be able to hire him—though only on his terms.