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Creatures in "Orc" Category

NameCR
Gorthek7
Gorthek Rider6
Orc1/3
Orc Chieftain9
Orc Lieutenant4
Orc Mystic2
Orc Scout5
Orc Sergeant2
Orc Thug3
Orc War Drummer3
Orc Warlord6
Orc Witch Doctor8

Orc, Orc Mystic

Orc Mystic CR 2

Source Monster Codex pg. 167
XP 600
Orc cleric 3
CE Medium humanoid (orc)
Init –1; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +2

Defense

AC 15, touch 9, flat-footed 15 (+6 armor, –1 Dex)
hp 20 (3d8+3)
Fort +5, Ref +1, Will +5
Defensive Abilities ferocity
Weaknesses light sensitivity

Offense

Speed 20 ft.
Melee battleaxe +5 (1d8+3/×3)
Ranged javelin +1 (1d6+3)
Special Attacks channel negative energy 4/day (DC 12, 2d6)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 3rd; concentration +4)
4/day—copycat (3 rounds), touch of evil (1 rounds)
Cleric Spells Prepared (CL 3rd; concentration +4)
2nd—bull’s strength, invisibilityD
1st—bane (DC 12), magic weapon, murderous commandUM (DC 12), protection from goodD
0 (at will)—bleed (DC 11), detect magic, guidance, read magic
D domain spell; Domains Evil, Trickery

Tactics

Before Combat The mystic casts bull’s strength on one ally and magic weapon on one ally’s weapon.
During Combat After casting invisibility on himself, the mystic gets into an advantageous position while his allies battle the enemy. He typically casts bane first, followed by murderous command, targeting whichever opponent looks the strongest.

Statistics

Str 17, Dex 8, Con 12, Int 8, Wis 13, Cha 12
Base Atk +2; CMB +5; CMD 14
Feats Combat Casting, Skill Focus (Stealth)
Skills Knowledge (religion) +4, Perception +2, Stealth +4
Languages Common, Orc
SQ weapon familiarity
Combat Gear scroll of sound burst, scroll of summon monster II; Other Gear breastplate, battleaxe, javelins (4), cloak of resistance +1, wooden holy symbol, 135 gp

Ecology

Environment temperate hills, mountains, or underground

Description

Orcs worship in a different way from many other races, adhering to a polytheistic tradition that varies by tribe. These gods speak to the orcs’ love of fire, destruction, slavery, and the like, but the particular offerings and prayers one tribe uses for the Blood God might be the same ones a different tribe gives to the Destroyer. Orcs take little notice of these distinctions. There’s no point in religious squabbling when there are villages to raid and people to slaughter.

There’s seldom more than one full mystic in a tribe, though the mystic may teach the ways of divine magic to multiple apprentices. These apprentices are practically slaves to the mystic, and face beatings and starvation during their tutelage. It’s not uncommon for a mystic to murder overly ambitious apprentices who seek to usurp his position in the tribe.