Pathfinder RPG Reference Document
Pathfinder Reference Document

Core Race Examples

Dwarves

Type

Humanoid (dwarf)0 rp

Size

Medium0 rp

Base Speed

Slow–1 rp

Ability Score Modifiers

Standard (+2 Con, +2 Wis, –2 Cha)0 rp

Languages

Standard0 rp

Racial Traits

Defense Racial Traits

Defensive training, lesser1 rp

Hardy3 rp

Stability1 rp

Feat and Skill Racial Traits

Greed1 rp

Stonecunning1 rp

Offense Racial Traits

Hatred1 rp

Weapon familiarity2 rp

Senses Racial Traits

Darkvision 60 ft.2 rp

Total11 rp

Elves

Type

Humanoid (elf)0 rp

Size

Medium 0 rp

Base Speed

Normal0 rp

Ability Score Modifiers

Standard (+2 Dex, –2 Con, +2 Int)0 rp

Languages

Standard0 rp

Racial Traits

Defense Racial Traits

Elven immunities2 rp

Feat and Skill Racial Traits

Skill bonus (Perception)2 rp

Magical Racial Traits

Elven magic3 rp

Offense Racial Traits

Weapon familiarity 2 rp

Senses Racial Traits

Low-light vision1 rp

Total10 rp

Gnomes

Type

Humanoid (gnome)0 rp

Size

Small0 rp

Base Speed

Slow–1 rp

Ability Score Modifiers

Standard (–2 Str, +2 Con, +2 Cha)0 rp

Languages

Standard0 rp

Racial Traits

Defense Racial Traits

Defensive training, lesser 1 rp

Illusion resistance1 rp

Feat and Skill Racial Traits

Skill bonus (Perception)2 rp

Skill bonus (choose one Craft or Profession)2 rp

Magical Racial Traits

Gnome magic2 rp

Offense Racial Traits

Hatred 1 rp

Weapon familiarity1 rp

Senses Racial Traits

Low-light vision1 rp

Total 10 rp

Half-Elves

Type

Humanoid (elf, human) 0 rp

Size

Medium0 rp

Base Speed

Normal0 rp

Ability Score Modifiers

Human heritage0 rp

Languages

Linguist1 rp

Racial Traits

Defense Racial Traits

Elven immunities2 rp

Feat and Skill Racial Traits

Skill bonus (Perception)2 rp

Static bonus feat (Skill Focus)2 rp

Senses Racial Traits

Low-light vision1 rp

Other Racial Traits

Multitalented2 rp

Total 10 rp

Half-Orcs

Type

Humanoid (human, orc)0 rp

Size

Medium 0 rp

Base Speed

Normal0 rp

Ability Score Modifiers

Human heritage0 rp

Languages

Standard0 rp

Racial Traits

Offense Racial Traits

Orc ferocity2 rp

Weapon familiarity2 rp

Feat and Skill Racial Traits

Skill bonus (Intimidate) 2 rp

Senses Racial Traits

Darkvision 60 ft.2 rp

Total 8 rp

Halflings

Type

Humanoid (halfling)0 rp

Size

Small0 rp

Base Speed

Slow–1 rp

Ability Score Modifiers

Standard (–2 Str, +2 Dex, +2 Cha)0 rp

Languages

Standard0 rp

Racial Traits

Defense Racial Traits

Fearless1 rp

Lucky, lesser2 rp

Feat and Skill Racial Traits

Skill bonus (Acrobatics)2 rp

Skill bonus (Climb)2 rp

Skill bonus (Perception)2 rp

Offense Racial Traits

Weapon familiarity1 rp

Total 9 rp

Humans

Type

Humanoid (human)0 rp

Size

Medium 0 rp

Base Speed

Normal0 rp

Ability Score Modifiers

Human0 rp

Languages

Linguist1 rp

Racial Traits

Feat and Skill Racial Traits

Flexible bonus feat4 rp

Skilled4 rp

Total 9 rp

Expanded Race Examples

Aasimars

Type

Outsider (native)3 rp

Size

Medium0 rp

Base Speed

Normal0 rp

Ability Score Modifiers

Flexible (+2 Wis, +2 Cha)2 rp

Languages

Standard 0 rp

Racial Traits

Defense Racial Traits

Celestial resistance 3 rp

Feat and Skill Racial Traits

Skill bonus (Diplomacy)2 rp

Skill bonus (Perception)2 rp

Magical Racial Traits

Spell-like ability, greater3 rp

Senses Racial Traits

Darkvision 60 ft.— rp

Total 15 rp

Catfolk

Type

Humanoid (catfolk)0 rp

Size

Medium0 rp

Base Speed

Normal0 rp

Ability Score Modifiers

Standard (+2 Dex, –2 Wis, +2 Cha)0 rp

Languages

Standard0 rp

Racial Traits

Defense Racial Traits

Cat's luck1 rp

Feat and Skill Racial Traits

Skill bonus (Perception)2 rp

Skill bonus (Stealth)2 rp

Skill bonus (Survival)2 rp

Movement Racial Traits

Sprinter1 rp

Senses Racial Traits

Low-light vision1 rp

Total 9 rp

Dhampirs

Type

Humanoid (dhampir)0 rp

Size

Medium0 rp

Base Speed

Normal0 rp

Ability Score Modifiers

Standard (+2 Dex, –2 Con, +2 Cha)0 rp

Languages

Linguist1 rp

Racial Traits

Defense Racial Traits

Resist level drain1 rp

Undead resistance1 rp

Feat and Skill Racial Traits

Skill bonus (Bluff)2 rp

Skill bonus (Perception)2 rp

Magical Racial Traits

Spell-like ability, lesser3 rp

Senses Racial Traits

Darkvision 60 ft.2 rp

Low-light vision1 rp

Weakness Racial Traits

Light sensitivity–1 rp

Negative energy affinity–1 rp

Total 11 rp

Drow

Type

Humanoid (elf)0 rp

Size

Medium0 rp

Base Speed

Normal 0 rp

Ability Score Modifiers

Standard (+2 Dex, –2 Con, +2 Cha)0 rp

Languages

Standard0 rp

Racial Traits

Defense Racial Traits

Elven immunities 2 rp

Spell resistance, lesser2 rp

Feat and Skill Racial Traits

Skill bonus (Perception)2 rp

Magical Racial Traits

Spell-like ability, lesser4 rp

Offense Racial Traits

Poison use1 rp

Weapon familiarity2 rp

Senses Racial Traits

Darkvision 120 ft. 3 rp

Weakness Racial Traits

Light blindness–2 rp

Total14 rp

Drow Nobles

Type

Humanoid (elf)0 rp

Size

Medium0 rp

Base Speed

Normal0 rp

Ability Score Modifiers

Advanced (+4 Dex, –2 Con, +2 Int, +2 Wis, +2 Cha)4 rp

Languages

Standard0 rp

Racial Traits

Defense Racial Traits

Elven immunities 2 rp

Spell resistance, greater3 rp

Feat and Skill Racial Traits

Skill bonus (Perception)2 rp

Magical Racial Traits

Spell-like ability, lesser1 rp

Spell-like ability, greater6 rp

Spell-like ability, constant3 rp

Spell-like ability, at will16 rp

Offense Racial Traits

Poison use1 rp

Weapon familiarity2 rp

Senses Racial Traits

Darkvision 120 ft.3 rp

Weakness Racial Traits

Light blindness–2 rp

Total 41 rp

Duergar

Type

Humanoid (dwarf)0 rp

Size

Medium0 rp

Base Speed

Slow–1 rp

Ability Score Modifiers

Weakness (+2 Con, +2 Wis, –4 Cha)–1 rp

Languages

Standard0 rp

Racial Traits

Defense Racial Traits

Duergar immunities4 rp

Stability1 rp

Magical Racial Traits

Spell-like ability, lesser3 rp

Senses Racial Traits

Darkvision 120 ft.3 rp

Weakness Racial Traits

Light sensitivity–1 rp

Total 8 rp

Fetchlings

Type

Outsider (native)3 rp

Size

Medium0 rp

Base Speed

Normal0 rp

Ability Score Modifiers

Standard (+2 Dex, –2 Wis, +2 Cha)0 rp

Languages

Standard0 rp

Racial Traits

Defense Racial Traits

Shadow blending1 rp

Shadowy resistance2 rp

Feat and Skill Racial Traits

Skill bonus (Knowledge [planes])2 rp

Skill bonus (Stealth)2 rp

Magical Racial Traits

Spell-like ability, lesser1 rp

Shadow travel5 rp

Senses Racial Traits

Darkvision 60 ft.— rp

Low-light vision1 rp

Total 17 rp

Goblins

Type

Humanoid (goblinoid)0 rp

Size

Small0 rp

Base Speed

Normal 0 rp

Ability Score Modifiers

Greater paragon (–2 Str, +4 Dex, –2 Cha)2 rp

Languages

Standard0 rp

Racial Traits

Feat and Skill Racial Traits

Sneaky rider6 rp

Senses Racial Traits

Darkvision 60 ft.2 rp

Total 10 rp

Gripplis

Type

Humanoid (grippli)0 rp

Size

Small0 rp

Base Speed

Normal0 rp

Ability Score Modifiers

Standard (–2 Str, +2 Dex, +2 Wis)0 rp

Languages

Standard0 rp

Racial Traits

Feat and Skill Racial Traits

Camouflage1 rp

Movement Racial Traits

Climb1 rp

Terrain stride (swamp)1 rp

Offense Racial Traits

Weapon familiarity1 rp

Senses Racial Traits

Darkvision 60 ft.2 rp

Total 6 rp

Hobgoblins

Type

Humanoid (goblinoid)0 rp

Size

Medium0 rp

Base Speed

Normal0 rp

Ability Score Modifiers

Flexible (+2 Dex, +2 Con)2 rp

Languages

Standard0 rp

Racial Traits

Feat and Skill Racial Traits

Sneaky5 rp

Senses Racial Traits

Darkvision 60 ft.2 rp

Total 9 rp

Ifrits

Type

Outsider (native)3 rp

Size

Medium 0 rp

Base Speed

Normal0 rp

Ability Score Modifiers

Standard (+2 Dex, –2 Wis, +2 Cha)0 rp

Languages

Standard 0 rp

Racial Traits

Defense Racial Traits

Energy resistance (fire)1 rp

Magical Racial Traits

Elemental affinity (fire)1 rp

Spell-like ability, lesser1 rp

Senses Racial Traits

Darkvision 60 ft.— rp

Total 6 cr

Kobolds

Type

Humanoid (reptilian)0 rp

Size

Small0 rp

Base Speed

Normal0 rp

Ability Score Modifiers

Greater weakness (–4 Str, +2 Dex, –2 Con)–3 rp

Languages

Standard0 rp

Racial Traits

Defense Racial Traits

Natural armor2 rp

Feat and Skill Racial Traits

Skill bonus (craft [trapmaking])2 rp

Skill bonus (Profession [miner])2 rp

Skill training (craft [trapmaking] and 1 rpProfession [miner])

Senses Racial Traits

Darkvision 60 ft.2 rp

Weakness Racial Traits

Light sensitivity–1 rp

Total 5 rp

Orcs

Type

Humanoid (orc)0 rp

Size

Medium0 rp

Base Speed

Normal0 rp

Ability Score Modifiers

Paragon (+4 Str, –2 Int, –2 Wis, –2 Cha)1 rp

Languages

Standard0 rp

Racial Traits

Offense Racial Traits

Ferocity4 rp

Weapon familiarity 2 rp

Senses Racial Traits

Darkvision 60 ft.2 rp

Weakness Racial Traits

Light sensitivity –1 rp

Total 8 rp

Oreads

Type

Outsider (native)3 rp

Size

Medium0 rp

Base Speed

Slow–1 rp

Ability Score Modifiers

Standard (+2 Str, +2 Wis, –2 Cha)0 rp

Languages

Standard1 rp

Racial Traits

Defense Racial Traits

Energy resistance (acid)1 rp

Magical Racial Traits

Elemental affinity (earth)1 rp

Spell-like ability, lesser1 rp

Senses Racial Traits

Darkvision 60 ft.— rp

Total 6 rp

Ratfolk

Type

Humanoid (ratfolk)0 rp

Size

Small0 rp

Base Speed

Slow–1 rp

Ability Score Modifiers

Standard (–2 Str, +2 Dex, +2 Int)0 rp

Languages

Standard0 rp

Racial Traits

Feat and Skill Racial Traits

Skill bonus (craft [alchemy])2 rp

Skill bonus (Perception)2 rp

Skill bonus (Use Magic Device)2 rp

Offense Racial Traits

Swarming1 rp

Senses Racial Traits

Darkvision 60 ft.2 rp

Other Racial Traits

Rodent empathy1 rp

Total9 rp

Sulis

Type

Outsider (native)3 rp

Size

Medium0 rp

Base Speed

Normal0 rp

Ability Score Modifiers

Standard (+2 Str, –2 Int, +2 Cha)0 rp

Languages

Standard0 rp

Racial Traits

Defense Racial Traits

Energy resistance (all)4 rp

Feat and Skill Racial Trait

Skill bonus (Diplomacy)2 rp

Skill bonus (Sense Motive)2 rp

Offense Racial Traits

Elemental assault (all)4 rp

Senses Racial Traits

Darkvision 60 ft.— rp

Low-light vision1 rp

Total 16 rp

Svirfneblin

Type

Humanoid (gnome)0 rp

Size

Small0 rp

Base Speed

Slow–1 rp

Ability Score Modifiers

Mixed weakness (–2 Str, +2 Dex, +2 Wis, –4 Cha)–2 rp

Languages

Standard0 rp

Racial Traits

Defense Racial Traits

Defensive training, greater3 rp

Lucky, greater4 rp

Spell resistance, greater3 rp

Feat and Skill Racial Traits

Skill bonus (craft [alchemy])2 rp

Skill bonus (Perception)2 rp

Stonecunning1 rp

Underground sneak5 rp

Magical Racial Traits

Svirfneblin magic2 rp

Offense Racial Traits

Hatred1 rp

Senses Racial Traits

Darkvision 120 ft.3 rp

Low-light vision1 rp

Total 24 rp

Sylphs

Type´┐Ż Outsider (native)3 rp

Size

Medium0 rp

Base Speed

Normal0 rp

Ability Score Modifiers

Standard (+2 Dex, –2 Con, +2 Int)0 rp

Languages

Standard0 rp

Racial Traits

Defense Racial Traits

Energy resistance (electricity)1 rp

Magical Racial Traits

Spell-like ability, lesser1 rp

Elemental affinity (air)1 rp

Senses Racial Traits

Darkvision 60 ft.— rp

Total 6 rp

Tengus

Type

Humanoid (tengu)0 rp

Size

Medium0 rp

Base Speed

Normal0 rp

Ability Score Modifiers

Standard (+2 Dex, –2 Con, +2 Wis)0 rp

Languages

Linguist1 rp

Racial Traits

Feat and Skill Racial Traits

Gifted linguist2 rp

Skill bonus (Perception)2 rp

Skill bonus (Stealth)2 rp

Offense Racial Traits

Natural weapon1 rp

Swordtrained4 rp

Senses Racial Traits

Low-light vision1 rp

Total 13 rp

Tieflings

Type

Outsider (native)3 rp

Size

Medium0 rp

Base Speed

Normal0 rp

Ability Score Modifiers

Standard (+2 Dex, +2 Int, –2 Cha)0 rp

Languages

Standard0 rp

Racial Traits

Defense Racial Traits

Fiendish resistance3 rp

Feat and Skill Racial Traits

Skill bonus (Bluff)2 rp

Skill bonus (Stealth)2 rp

Magical Racial Traits

Fiendish sorcery1 rp

Spell-like ability, lesser2 rp

Senses Racial Traits

Darkvision 60 ft.— rp

Total 13 rp

Undines

Type

Outsider (native)3 rp

Size

Medium 0 rp

Base Speed

Normal0 rp

Ability Score Modifiers

Standard (–2 Str, +2 Dex, +2 Wis)0 rp

Languages

Standard0 rp

Racial Traits

Defense Racial Traits

Energy resistance (cold)1 rp

Magical Racial Traits

Elemental affinity (water)1 rp

Spell-like ability, lesser1 rp

Movement Racial Traits

Swim1 rp

Senses Racial Traits

Darkvision 60 ft.— rp

Total 7 rp

Vanaras

Type

Humanoid (vanara)0 rp

Size

Medium0 rp

Base Speed

Normal0 rp

Ability Score Modifiers

Standard (+2 Dex, +2 Wis, –2 Cha)0 rp

Language

Standard0 rp

Racial Traits

Feat and Skill Racial Traits

Skill bonus (Acrobatics)2 rp

Skill bonus (Stealth)2 rp

Movement Racial Traits

Climb1 rp

Senses Racial Traits

Low-light vision1 rp

Other Racial Traits

Prehensile tail2 rp

Total 8 rp

Vishkanyas

Type

Humanoid (vishkanya)0 rp

Size

Medium0 rp

Base Speed

Normal0 rp

Ability Score Modifiers

Standard (+2 Dex, –2 Wis, +2 Cha)0 rp

Languages

Standard0 rp

Racial Traits

Defense Racial Traits

Poison resistance3 rp

Feat and Skill Racial Traits

Skill bonus (Escape Artist)2 rp

Skill bonus (Perception)2 rp

Skill bonus (Stealth)2 rp

Offense Racial Traits

Toxic1 rp

Weapon familiarity2 rp

Senses Racial Traits

Low-light vision1 rp

Total13 rp

Other Race Examples

Centaur

Type

Monstrous humanoid2 rp

Size

Large7 rp

Base Speed

Normal0 rp

Ability Score Modifiers

Flexible (+2 Str, +2 Wis)2 rp

Languages

Standard0 rp

Racial Traits

Ability Score Racial Traits

Advanced Constitution (+2)4 rp

Advanced Dexterity (+2)4 rp

Advanced Strength (+2)4 rp

Defense Racial Traits

Natural armor2 rp

Movement Racial Traits

Fast (+10 feet)1 rp

Senses Racial Traits

Darkvision 60 ft.— rp

Other Racial Traits

Quadruped2 rp

Total 28 rp

Drider

Type

Aberration3 rp

Size

Large7 rp

Base Speed

Normal0 rp

Ability Score Modifiers

Flexible (+2 Con, +2 Wis)2 rp

Languages

Standard0 rp

Racial Traits

Ability Score Racial Traits

Advanced Constitution (+2)4 rp

Advanced Dexterity (+2)4 rp

Advanced Strength (+2)4 rp

Defense Racial Traits

Greater spell resistance3 rp

Natural armor2 rp

Movement Racial Traits

Climb2 rp

Senses Racial Traits

Darkvision 60 ft.— rp

Other Racial Traits

Quadruped (8 legs)4 rp

Total 35 rp

Gargoyle

Type

Monstrous humanoid3 rp

Size

Medium0 rp

Base Speed

Normal speed0 rp

Ability Score Modifiers

Paragon (+4 Con, –2 Int, –2 Wis, –2 Cha)1 rp

Languages

Standard0 rp

Racial Traits

Ability Score Racial Traits

Advanced Strength (+2)4 rp

Defense Racial Traits

Damage reduction (10/magic)6 rp

Improved natural armor (+3)6 rp

Natural armor2 rp

Feat and Skill Racial Traits

Skill bonus (+2 Stealth)2 rp

Movement Racial Traits

Flight (50 ft., average)8 rp

Offense Racial Traits

Bite1 rp

Claws2 rp

Natural attack (gore)1 rp

Senses Racial Traits

Darkvision 60 ft.— rp

Total 36 rp

Gnoll

Type

Humanoid (gnoll)0 rp

Size

Medium0 rp

Base Speed

Normal0 rp

Ability Score Modifiers

Flexible (+2 Str, +2 Con)2 rp

Languages

Xenophobic0 rp

Racial Traits

Defense Racial Traits

Natural armor2 rp

Senses Racial Traits

Darkvision 60 ft.2 rp

Total6 rp

Lizardfolk

Type

Humanoid (reptilian)0 rp

Size

Medium0 rp

Base Speed

Normal0 rp

Ability Score Modifiers

Flexible (+2 Str, +2 Con)2 rp

Languages

Xenophobic0 rp

Racial Traits

Defense Racial Traits

Natural armor2 rp

Movement Racial Traits

Swim1 rp

Offense Racial Traits

Bite1 rp

Claws2 rp

Total 8 rp

Ogre

Type

Humanoid (giant)0 rp

Size

Large7 rp

Base Speed

Normal0 rp

Ability Score Modifiers

Paragon (+4 Str, –2 Int, –2 Cha, –2 Wis)1 rp

Languages

Xenophobic0 rp

Racial Traits

Ability Score Racial Traits

Advanced Constitution (+2)4 rp

Advanced Wisdom (+2)4 rp

Defense Racial Traits

Improved natural armor (+1)1 rp

Natural armor2 rp

Offense Racial Traits

Reach1 rp

Senses Racial Traits

Darkvision 60 ft.2 rp

Low-light vision1 rp

Total 23 rp

Gathlain

These strange fey creatures have a symbiotic relationship with an ivy-like plant that serves as their wings. The relationship is so close, it is impossible to separate fey from plant. Gathlains are sometimes helpful, often mischievous, and native to deep primeval forests and jungles, but are also prone to wanderlust and adventuring.

Type

Fey2 rp

Size

Small0 rp

Base Speed

Normal0 rp

Ability Score Modifiers

Standard (+2 Cha, -2 Con, +2 Dex)0 rp

Languages

Standard0 rp

Racial Traits

Defense Racial Traits

Natural armor2 rp

Magical Racial Traits

Spell-like ability, lesser (entangle, feather step [Advanced Player's Guide 221])2 rp

Movement Racial Traits

Flight (40 ft. poor)6 rp

Senses Racial Traits

Low-light vision— rp

Total12 rp

Kasatha

Hunters and raiders of the wasteland, the clannish, four-armed kasatha guard their territories by way of lightning-fast raids and terrifying assaults. As young adults, some members of this race roam the world for a full year looking for adventure and treasure to bring back to their clans. A renegade few decide to forsake their clan and spend their life adventuring.

Type

Humanoid (kasatha)0 rp

Size

Medium0 rp

Base Speed

Normal0 rp

Ability Score Modifiers

Flexible (+2 Dex, +2 Wis)2 rp

Languages

Standard0 rp

Racial Abilities

Defense Racial Traits

Defensive training, greater4 rp

Desert runner2 rp

Feat and Skill Racial Traits

Stalker1 rp

Movement Racial Traits

Jumper2 rp

Terrain stride (desert)1 rp

Other Racial Traits

Multi-armed (4 arms)8 rp

Total20 rp

Trox

These large and horrid burrowers are native to mountains and highlands, but are often enslaved to serve as terrifying shock troops in marauding armies or as gladiatorial spectacles. Some trox earn their freedom and find employment as bodyguards, thugs, or even adventurers.

Type

Monstrous humanoid3 rp

Size

Large7 rp

Base Speed

Normal0 rp

Ability Score Modifiers

Paragon (+4 Str, –2 Int, –2 Wis, –2 Cha)1 rp

Languages

Xenophobic0 rp

Racial Traits

Ability Score Racial Traits

Advanced Strength (+2)4 rp

Movement Racial Traits

Burrow3 rp

Offense Racial Traits

Frenzy2 rp

Senses Racial Traits

Darkvision 60 ft.2 rp

Other Racial Traits

Grabbing appendages6 rp

Total28 rp

Wyrwood

The original wyrwoods were created centuries ago to serve a wizard as spies and emotionless apprentices. The wizard's downfall came about when he granted them free will, which in addition to their cold, calculating intelligence heralded the birth of a strange new race. The wyrwoods murdered their former master and stole the serpets of their own creation, which they jealously guard and rigorously control.

Type

Construct20 rp

Size

Small0 rp

Base Speed

Normal0 rp

Ability Score Modifiers

Standard (+2 Dex, +2 Int, –2 Cha)0 rp

Languages

Standard0 rp

Racial Traits

Senses Racial Traits

Darkvision 60 ft.— rp

Low-light vision— rp

Total20 rp

Wyvaran

Thought to be a fusion of kobolds and wyverns, wyvarans are often found leading kobold tribes, serving wyverns, or even dwelling among true dragons. Like wyverns, they are territorial creatures, but also have an acute sense of honor. Depending on how they are treated, wyvarans can become powerful allies or deadly enemies.

Type

Dragon10 rp

Size

Medium0 rp

Base Speed

Normal0 rp

Ability Score Modifiers

Standard (+2 Dex, –2 Int, +2 Wis)0 rp

Languages

Standard0 rp

Racial Traits

Movement Racial Traits

Flight (30 ft., clumsy)4 rp

Offense Racial Traits

Slapping tail3 rp

Senses Racial Traits

Darkvision 60 ft.— rp

Low-light vision— rp

Total 17 rp