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Duergar, Duergar Tyrant

The dull gray skin of this dwarf ripples with kinetic power.

Duergar Tyrant CR 3

Source Occult Bestiary pg. 23
XP 800
Duergar tyrant geokineticist 3 (Pathfinder RPG Occult Adventures 10)
LE Medium humanoid (dwarf)
Init +1; Senses darkvision 120 ft.; Perception +8


AC 16, touch 11, flat-footed 15 (+1 Dex, +5 armor)
hp 37 (3d8+12)
Fort +7, Ref +4, Will +3; +2 vs. spells or +4 vs. psychic spells
Defensive Abilities psychic resilience; DR 1/adamantine; Immune paralysis, phantasms, poison; SR 14
Weaknesses light sensitivity


Speed 20 ft.
Ranged earth blast +4 (2d6+6)
Special Attacks kinetic blast
Kineticist Wild Talents Known
Defense—flesh of stone
Infusions—extended range, kinetic blade (2d6)
Kinetic Blasts—earth blast (2d6+6)
Utility—basic geokinesis, kinetic cover


Str 16, Dex 13, Con 19, Int 10, Wis 14, Cha 6
Base Atk +2; CMB +5; CMD 16 (20 vs. bull rush and trip while on solid ground)
Feats Point-Blank Shot, Weapon Focus (earth blast)
Skills Intimidate +4, Knowledge (dungeoneering) +6, Perception +8 (+10 related to stonework), Stealth +10; Racial Modifiers +2 Perception related to stonework, +4 Stealth
SQ burn (1/round, maximum 7), elemental overflow +1, slow and steady, stability, telekinetic adept


Environment any underground
Organization solitary, squad (1 plus 6–12 duergar plus 3 sergeants of 3rd level and 1 leader of 3rd–8th level), or clan (1 plus 13–18 duergar, 25% noncombatant children, 1 sergeant of 3rd level per 5 adults, 3–6 lieutenants of 3rd–6th level, and 1–4 captains of 9th level)
Treasure NPC gear (+1 chain shirt, 400 gp)


One in a hundred births brings forth a duergar bestowed with powerful psychic gifts. When such children grow into their powers, they often become authoritarian members of their clans known as tyrants.

Duergar Tyrant Characters

Duergar tyrants are defined by their class levels—they do not have racial Hit Dice. A duergar tyrant’s Challenge Rating is equal to her class level. Duergar tyrants have all of the racial traits of duergar characters (Pathfinder RPG Bestiary 117) except spell-like abilities, in addition to the following.

+2 Strength, +4 Constitution, +2 Wisdom, –2 Charisma: Duergar tyrants are strong, hardy, and willful. These ability score modifiers replace the standard duergar ability score modifiers.

Telekinetic Adept: A duergar tyrant has access to the basic telekinesis, kinetic form, telekinetic finesse, telekinetic haul, and telekinetic invisibility kineticist wild talents with an effective kineticist level equal to her total character level.

Psychic Magic: Duergar tyrants can cast ironskin (2 PE) and mind thrust I (1 PE) as per the psychic magic universal monster rule (see page 2). The caster level is equal to the duergar tyrant’s total character level. Duergar tyrants have a reservoir of 5 PE per day.

Psychic Resilience (Ex): Duergar tyrants’ racial bonus against spells and spell-like abilities increases from +2 to +4 on saving throws against psychic spells and spell-like abilities.

Spell Resistance: A duergar tyrant has spell resistance equal to 11 + her character level.

Creatures in "Duergar" Category

Duergar Anvil1
Duergar Bombardier1
Duergar Captain8
Duergar Hammer11
Duergar High Priest12
Duergar Lieutenant5
Duergar Sergeant1
Duergar Sharpshooter1/2
Duergar Slaver1/2
Duergar Taskmaster9
Duergar Tyrant3