Those Who Dwell in the Depths

Monday, December 14, 2020

Last week we got our first glimpse into the myriad creatures included in the forthcoming Darklands Rising set of Pathfinder Battles prepainted plastic miniatures from our partners at WizKids. But there are still such wonders to explore in these unplumbed depths! There’s no rest for the wicked—especially among demon-worshiping drow and daemon-loving urdefhans—so let’s dive in!

What do you call a group of drow? Bad news.

Dad jokes aside, we have a bunch of drow in this set, and that’s good news for Pathfinder players, who have had to look elsewhere (or else paint their elf miniatures purple) for drow thus far. We’re more than making up for their long absence from Pathfinder Battles, though, with five of them. Darklands Rising includes: Drow Rogue (Medium common), Drow Priestess (Medium uncommon), Drow Fighter (rapier and crossbow variants; Medium uncommon), and Allevrah Azrinae (Medium rare).

Mini figure of a long haired drow rogue with a crossbow in one hand and reaching out with the other Mini figure of a drow priestress wearing purple and gold robes over her amor, she wears a spiked helmet and holds a mace in one handr
a mini figure of a drow in an eye patch, wearing chainmail and leather armor, holding his rapier out in the 'en garde' position a mini figure of a drow in an eye patch, wearing chainmail and leather armor, holding out a crossbow in one hand, reading to fire A mini figure of Allevrah Azrinae. Wearing silver armor over blue and red robes, she has a shield on one arm and wields a spiked, vine-like whip in the other hand

Long-time collectors may be confused by that last one, since Allevrah, Elf General was included in the Rusty Dragon Inn set, but I assure you that the two are unrelated. Totally a coincidence.

So there are the demon-worshiping drow. They’ll be tough to defeat, but at least they aren’t accompanied by those daemon-loving urdefhans I mentioned alongside them. Right? Again, bad news. We’ve got urdhefans too. The race of transparent-skinned bloodsuckers from deepest Orv are represented by the Urdefhan Warrior (Medium common) and Urdefhan Tormentor (Medium rare), but also a giant undead bat the urdefhans use as mounts, called a Skaveling (Large uncommon).

A mini figure of a transparrent-skinned Urgefhan warrior, wearing red and blue robes with a war hammer in one hand and summoning fire in the other A mini figure of a transparrent-skinned Urgefhan in leathers, holding a large sword over his head A mini figure of a large undead bat with green eyes and its tongue lashing out

Surely not every creature in Darklands Rising is quite so evil. Let’s take a look at a few that don’t really have much in the way of sentience (so not evil!) that your players definitely will never have to worry about. Take, for example, the Giant Stag Beetle (Large uncommon)—a perfectly harmless, mindless insect that would never hurt anyone. Or the Giant Amoeba (Small common)—it has “giant” in its name, but it’s still just a benign blob of cell-stuff. Or! Or the Dig-Widget (Medium uncommon), which is just a machine that digs so you don’t have to. Not only won’t it hurt anyone, it actively helps them!

A mini figure of a large green beetle with purple mandibles and feet Model of a transparent amoeba with buts of skeleton floating inside it Mini figure of a Dig-Widget, a metal machine with many attachments to assist with diggingt

That’s all for this week, folks! I’ll be back next Monday to ask you the most important question to consider before opening a pack (or brick, or case, even) of Darklands Rising: “Are you afraid of the dark?” Until then, Pathfinders, stay safe, and have a happy holiday season.

Mark Moreland
Director of Brand Strategy

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Ohhhh clear Urdefhan with internal organs.... yessss......


Yes, but when do we get playable drows :/ I came here all hyped up!

ps. also they better have spider familiars as an ancestry feat.


The Drow Priestess looks fantastic.

I see the renders have black bases. I was under the impression the entire set would be on clear bases. Do you know which is true?

Grand Archive

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Real nice that the Urdefhans, you can see the organs!
These renders seem to show we won't see a skeleton, which is a bit sad, but understandable.

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Berk the Black wrote:

The Drow Priestess looks fantastic.

I see the renders have black bases. I was under the impression the entire set would be on clear bases. Do you know which is true?

The bases for the entire set will be clear. These renders were made before the set went into production, when that decision hadn't yet been made.

Dark Archive

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The two Urdhefan minis are mislabled,
the guy with the rhoka sword is the Warrior from Bestiary 2.
That means that the gal with the hammer is the "Tormentor".

@Mark Moreland can you tellus, if the female with the fire effect is the rare and the male with the sword is the common or is that a switch-up?


So it looks like the Rhoka Sword has the twin blades facing each other flat-to-flat rather than edge-to-edge, and are not serrated or hooked.


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Hoping there are a few more Drow rares that can double for player characters. Have the rogue and female caster covered. Would love to see some more diversity from the Darklands

Dark Archive

It looks like 24A "Drow Fighter Rapier" and 24B "Drow Fighter Crossbow" are essentially rares, as only one of 24A was in the only case we have heard of so far (by Gallant Goblin) and 24B was missing altogether, which i am sure (and hope) is an unwanted corellation mistake.

There was also only one "Dig-Widget" in the case (and 6 giant Amoeba & two Skavelings).

Dark Archive

To answer my own question about the Urdhefan: the female with the hammer is indeed the rare one per case mini, the male one with the Rhoka sword is the common (there were 4 in Gallant Goblins case). ;-)

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Wizkids has moved the release date for Pathfinder Battles: Darklands Rising to February 3, 2021.

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