Pathfinder Adventure Path: Ruins of Azlant Player's Guide PDF

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The Ruins of Azlant Player's Guide provides players with all the spoiler-free information, inspiration, and new rules they'll need to create characters ready to set sail to explore terra incognita in the Ruins of Azlant Adventure Path.

Within, players of this campaign will find everything they need to create backgrounds tied to personalities and events vital to Pathfinder Adventure Path's exploration of the lost continent of Azlant, along with new campaign-specific traits to give brave heroes the edge they'll need to take on the dangers of a remote island and the surrounding seas in the Ruins of Azlant Adventure Path. This player's guide also includes a glimpse of the other colonists who are part of the expedition along with the player characters, as well as various class options and advice for characters ready to dive into adventure.

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Beautiful

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Even if you aren't intending to play this AP I would recomend getting this (FREE) PDF just for the art alone, the border art by Francesca Baerald on the pages is absolutely gorgeous.


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Now available!


Thank you!

Silver Crusade

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Aaaah more Eric Belisle. Good :)


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As a GM, I always appreciate it when a player's guide answers important questions right up front.


Sweet! I'll read through it tomorrow.

Silver Crusade

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Garrett Guillotte wrote:
As a GM, I always appreciate it when a player's guide answers important questions right up front.

Welp, that means we'll soon see a "I need to build an aquaphobic character who suffers damage when immersed in water for Ruins of Azlant" thread. ;-)

Silver Crusade

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Gorbacz wrote:
Garrett Guillotte wrote:
As a GM, I always appreciate it when a player's guide answers important questions right up front.
Welp, that means we'll soon see a "I need to build an aquaphobic character who suffers damage when immersed in water for Ruins of Azlant" thread. ;-)

Along that vein someone was already asking about playing a Skum.

Dark Archive

Rysky wrote:
Gorbacz wrote:
Garrett Guillotte wrote:
As a GM, I always appreciate it when a player's guide answers important questions right up front.
Welp, that means we'll soon see a "I need to build an aquaphobic character who suffers damage when immersed in water for Ruins of Azlant" thread. ;-)
Along that vein someone was already asking about playing a Skum.

Shouldn't the question in this case be "Can I play as gillman"? :D

I mean, the player's guide suggests that is going to be really horrible for the player in long run

Sovereign Court

Smells like aboleth!

Silver Crusade

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Some people just want to watch the world burn while they play a Paladin in Skull'n'Shackles or a Vivisectionst/Warpriest of Deskari in Wrath of the Righteous. It's inevitable.

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Oh gods and goddesses above and below the art is F+&%ING GORGEOUS!


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Yay! I guessed that the campaign traits would be related to the interviewing process. I suppose it was kind of an obvious hook, but I'm pleased regardless.

Also, seconding what Rysky said. THere's some beautiful art in these pages.

Silver Crusade

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Hmm, how to tie Eagle Knight Recruit into a Deepwater Rager character...

I was thinking of Seasoned Hunter, but it's probably the weakest trait in the guide, which is really sad (especially if you compare it to the Monster Hunter campaign trait from RotRL).

SH: +1 attack or damage against either Aberrations, Animals, Magical Beasts, or Vermin

MH: +1 attack and damage against Aberrations and Magical Beasts


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Gorbacz wrote:
Some people just want to watch the world burn while they play a Paladin in Skull'n'Shackles or a Vivisectionst/Warpriest of Deskari in Wrath of the Righteous. It's inevitable.

Shh, they'll HEAR you.


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Gorbacz wrote:
Garrett Guillotte wrote:
As a GM, I always appreciate it when a player's guide answers important questions right up front.
Welp, that means we'll soon see a "I need to build an aquaphobic character who suffers damage when immersed in water for Ruins of Azlant" thread. ;-)

I would attempt to build a custom race based on the Tenctonese Newcomer race from Alien Nation. Do you remember what happened to George Francisco when he stuck his hand in the ocean?

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On the product thread for Pathfinder #121, Samy asked...

Samy wrote:
So, is there good thread somewhere on the forums that really summarizes the different options to get swim speed/water breathing?

... And I mentioned that I did a big search through all of our PDFs when putting together this Player's Guide and came up with a long list of such elements, but didn’t want to include all of them in the Player’s Guide because I didn’t want to emphasize that the entire AP was underwater all day every day.

So, I’ll just leave this here:

”Big List of Aquatic-Related Rules”:

AQUATIC MECHANICS LIST
Options marked with a (*) are not ideal, but contain at least one useful thing.
Keywords used in this search: aberration, aboleth, amphibious, aquatic, breathe, drowning, swim, underwater, water.
Categories Searched: archetypes, class options, equipment, feats, prestige classes, spells, traits.

CLASS OPTIONS
The following choices for class options greatly benefits characters facing aquatic challenges.
Advanced Class Guide
shaman spirit (waves)
bloodrager bloodline (elemental [water])
Advanced Player’s Guide
sorcerer (aquatic bloodline)
oracle mystery (waves)
sorcerer (starsoul bloodline)
Advanced Race Guide
alchemist discovery (underwater demolition)
Aquatic Adventures
bloodrager (aquatic bloodline)
cavalier (order of the waves cavalier order)
ranger (underwater style)
Core
sorcerer (elemental bloodline [water])
Blood of the Elements
barbarian rage power (water totem; greater water totem)
sorcerer wildblooded bloodline (shahzada)
Blood of the Moon
magus arcana (aquatic agility)
Heroes of the Wild
cavalier order (order of the green)
Inner Sea Combat
rogue talent (swimming stunt)
Occult Adventures
kineticist wild talent (greater waterdancer)
Ultimate Combat
barbarian rage power (world serpent spirit, world serpent totem, world serpent totem unity; all give bonuses against aberrations)
barbarian rage power (raging swimmer, bestiary swimmer)
rogue talent (strong stroke)
rogue talent (hold breath)
Ultimate Magic
cleric variant channeling (ocean/sea/water)
druid domain (Aquatic)
druid domain (Frog)
summoner (aquatic eidolon base form)
witch hex (water lung)
sorcerer (seaborn wildblooded bloodline)

ARCHETYPES
A few other archetypes can aid in overcoming the challenges of fighting underwater, but those abilities don’t kick in until 11th level or later.
Advanced Class Origins
pureblade (slayer)
Advanced Player’s Guide
aquatic druid (druid)
shapeshifter (ranger) [especially form of the otter at 3rd level]
Advanced Race Guide
bogborn alchemist (alchemist) [grippli]
undine adept (druid) [must be undine]
wave warden (ranger) [must be undine]
watersinger (bard) [must be undine]
Aquatic Adventures
aquachymist (alchemist)
aquakineticist (kineticist)
aquanaut (fighter)
deep shaman (shaman)
drowned channeler (spiritualist)
oceanrider (cavalier)
pearl seeker (paladin)
pelagic hunter (hunter)
tidal trickster (rogue)
Dirty Tactics Toolbox
Kraken Caller (druid)
Elemental Master’s Handbook
Abendego Diver (ranger)
Legacy of the First World
Deepwater Rager (barbarian)
Occult Adventures
mutation mind* (alchemist)
Ultimate Combat
Sea reaver (barbarian)
Ultimate Magic
oath against corruption (paladin)
shark shaman (druid)
sea witch (witch)

PRESTIGE CLASSES
horizon walker
storm kindler

EQUIPMENT
Advanced Race Guide
potion sponge
Aquatic Adventures
air tank
pressurized air tank
bottom-walker’s anchor
masterwork flippers
underwater goggles
luminous jellyfish
pressure pill
scent salts
poison sealant
sureseal bladders
wetsuit
Distant Worlds
Pressure suit (4,000 gp; page 55) [Technically would help, but weird]
Ranged Tactics Toolbox
spear-sling
underwater heavy crossbow
underwater light crossbow

MAGIC ITEMS
Advanced Race Guide
shark tooth amulet (9,000 gp)
slippers of the triton (also in UE; 56,000)
Agents of Evil
ioun spite bracers (15,000 gp)
Aquatic Adventures
aquadynamic armor special ability (+3,750 gp)
bag of tricks, aquamarine (4,500 gp)
coral hippocampus (6,000 gp)
elixir of two worlds (5,000 gp)
murky metamagic rod (varies)
staff of waves (90,300 gp)
steam metamagic rod (varies)
tidefinder (2,000 gp)
underwater weapon special ability (+1 bonus)
traveler’s wetsuit (2,750 gp)
Blood of the Moon
pelt of the beast (15,600 gp)
Inner Sea Gods
kimle coat (2,300)
windwave kilt (7,000)
Inner Sea Monster Codex
waverider breastplate (5,000 gp)
Inner Sea Races
coat of shells (gillmen, merfolk)
Magical Marketplace
scavenger’s ring (15,000 gp)
buoyant armor property (light/shield +1,000 gp; medium/heavy +2,000 gp)
People of the North
buoyant harpoon (8,305 gp)
People of the River
drowning medallion (1,000 gp)
Ranged Tactics Toolbox
frozen crossbow (25,700 gp)
Ultimate Equipment
aquatic cumberbund (2,600 gp)
horn of the tritons (15,000 gp)
trident of fish command (18,650 gp)
trident of warning (10,115 gp)
buccaneer’s breastplate (23,850 gp)
enchanted eelskin (11,160 gp)
plate armor of the deep (24, 650 gp)
net of snaring* (cursed)
dry load (+1,500 gp)
seaborne (+1 bonus)
cloak of the manta ray (7,200 gp)
dry load powder horn (2,000 gp)
helm of underwater action (24,000 gp)
jellyfish cape (19,200 gp)
necklace of adaptation (9,000 gp)
pearl of the sirines (15,300 gp)
rod of the aboleth (29,000 gp)
naga-scale bindi (water naga; 6,600 gp)
merform belt (32,000 gp)
ring of swimming (2,500 gp) [improved is 10,000 gp]
ring of the sea strider (14,000 gp)
apparatus of the crab (90,000 gp)
vermilion rhomboid ioun stone (10,000 gp)
gloves of swimming and climbing (6,250 gp)
elixir of swimming (250 gp)
unfettered shirt (XX gp)

TRAITS
Blood of the Elements
aquatic survivalist (region)
Inner Sea Gods
strong swimmer (religion; Gozreh)
Inner Sea Primer
Oagon diver (region; Sodden Lands)
Mordant heritage (region; Steaming Sea)
Inner Sea Races
guarded (merfolk)
People of the Sands
pearl diver (race; half-elf)
slippery step (race; undine)
People of the Stars
born under the stranger (combat)
Ultimate Campaign
sea-souled (region; coastline or island)
river rat (region; marsh or river)

FEATS
Advanced Race Guide
Steam Caster (undine)
Aquatic Ancestry (undine only; gain amphibious SQ)
Aquatic Adventures
Aquadynamic Focus
Aquadynamic Shot
Child of Two Worlds
Deep Breath
Dolphin Circle
Dolphin Style
Dolphin Dart
Favor of the Empress of Torrents
Master Swimmer
Murky Spell
Pressure Adept
Shark Leap
Shark Style
Shark Tear
Steam Spell
Touch of the Brackish Emperor
Melee Tactics Toolbox
Aquatic Spell (feat) [Cast spells underwater with no problem]
Aquatic Combatant (feat) [no penalties when underwater]
Monster Codex
Aquatic Advantage (must have swim speed; critters without swim speed provoke AoO)
Aquatic Adaptation (must have hold breath; can breath water too)
Monster Summoner’s Handbook
Planar Focus
Pathfinder Campaign Setting (3.5)
Spirit of the River (feat)
People of the River
Waterway Caster
River Raider
Pathfinder Unchained
Swim skill unlock

RACES & RACE STUFF
Aquatic elves, gillman, merfolk, skinwalker (wereshark), undine
Advanced Race Guide
Changeling—hag racial trait (sea lungs)
Changeling—ocean’s daughter (replaces sea lungs)
Dwarf—deep warrior (alternate racial trait)
Dwarf—saltbeard (alternate racial trait)
Dwarf—sense aberration (alternate racial trait)
Elf—spirit of the waters (alternate race trait)
Gillmen—slimehunter (alternate race trait)
Half-Elf—shoreborn (half aquatic elf subrace)
Half-Elf—spireborn*
Half-Elf—water child (alternate race trait)
Human—heart of the sea (alternate racial trait)
Sylph—Inner Breath (feat)
Undine—amphibious
Undine—deepsight (alternate racial trait)
Undine—terrain chameleon (alternate racial trait)
Bastards of Golarion
Half-Elf—child of the sea (shoreborn; alternate race trait)
Horror Adventures
Human—aquatic ancestry (not a bad mechanic to steal for a trait)
Inner Sea Races
Half-Elf—sea legs (alternate race trait)

SPELLS
aboleth’s lung (2nd—Advanced Race Guide)
air bubble (1st—Ultimate Combat)
alter self (2nd—Core)
animal aspect (2nd—Ultimate Combat)
batrachian surge (1st—Blood of the Beast)
beast shape I+ (3rd—Core)
buoyancy (2nd—Advanced Class Guide)
elemental body I+ (4th—Core)
fins to feet (3rd—Advanced Race Guide)
fluid form (4th, 6th—Advanced Player’s Guide)
freedom of movement (4th—Core)
geniekind (5th—Inner Sea Magic)
life bubble (3rd, 4th, 5th—Advanced Player’s Guide)
master’s mutation (5th—Monster Summoner’s Handbook)
monkey fish (1st—Advanced Class Guide)
monstrous physique I+ (3rd—Ultimate Magic)
phantom limb (5th, 6th—Occult Origins)
ride the waves (4th—Ultimate Magic)
sea stallion (4th—Animal Archive)
sea steed (2nd—Animal Archive)
slipstream (2nd—Advanced Player’s Guide)
touch of the sea (1st—Advanced Player’s Guide)
water breathing (3rd—Core)
water walk (3rd—Core)
waterproof (1st—Elemental Master’s Handbook)

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1. Yes, it's finally out there.

2. Adam, if I could, I would favorize your post, like, 100 times. That is an awesome list to use for my own game. Thank you.

Paizo Employee Managing Developer

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Glad to be helpful!

Dark Archive

Adam, on page 12 of the Pg, "Kurvis nurpico", the cleric of Abadar has no level. I guess since all the others are level 3 or 4 and he is middle-aged, he should be level 4. Does that sound about right?

I can´t remember another Players Guide which has that many archetypes from so many Players Companions, so thank you for the amount of work, it absolutely shows.
I´ll put up a review later.

Cheers, Marco.

Paizo Employee Managing Developer

Thanks for pointing out that omission. Kurvis is 3rd-level.

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Adam Daigle wrote:
Lots of information...

:O

Dark Archive

Is blood of the sea not on that list since its recent product? ._.

Liberty's Edge

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That might explain the absense of artificial gills.

Paizo Employee Managing Developer

Yeah, that big list was just stuff we had in print when I was writing the guide, which was a little while back.


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Gorbacz wrote:
Some people just want to watch the world burn while they play a Paladin in Skull'n'Shackles or a Vivisectionst/Warpriest of Deskari in Wrath of the Righteous. It's inevitable.

Guilty. Not to quite that extreme, but I did play a CG goblin in ROTRL...

Dark Archive

O_o Good aligned goblins aren't extreme? :D In AP that starts with them being the main threat?


Good to have some free "rootin' around in old, watery Azlanti lands" stuff out there. ;)


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Marco Massoudi wrote:
Adam, on page 12 of the Pg, "Kurvis nurpico", the cleric of Abadar has no level. I guess since all the others are level 3 or 4 and he is middle-aged, he should be level 4. Does that sound about right?

I know I'm a bit late to the party, but isn't is kind of weird for a player's guide to straight out state NPC levels and alignments?

Liberty's Edge

Who is the art of on Page 12? I thought it was the Shoanti, but she's bald in the AP volume. Is it Lyra?

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The art isn't of anyone in particular. Nearly all of the art used in the Player's Guides are picked up from other sources, and for the most part are supposed to represent the PCs or inspire players to think about their character's appearance and whatnot.

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