Pathfinder Bestiary 2

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With more than 350 classic and brand new monsters, this 320-page hardcover rulebook greatly expands on the foes found in the Pathfinder Bestiary. From classic creatures like serpentfolk and jabberwock, returning favorites like the primal dragons or the Sandpoint devil, to brand new menaces sure to test even the bravest of heroes, this must-have tome of monsters designed to challenge characters of any level is an essential companion to your Pathfinder game!

Pathfinder Bestiary 2 includes:

  • More than 350 monsters drawn from mythology, genre classics, and more than a decade of Pathfinder, with plenty of new monsters too!
  • Gorgeous full-color illustrations on nearly every page!
  • Detailed monster lists sorted by level, type, and rarity to help you find the right monster for any situation!
  • Universal monster rules to simplify special attacks, defenses, and qualities like grab, swallow whole, and regeneration.
  • Detailed lore sidebars offering additional information about even more of Pathfinder's most popular monstrous friends and foes!

ISBN: 978-1-64078-223-5

Note: This product is part of the Pathfinder Rulebook Subscription.

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Preorder, expected approximately 29 Apr 2020

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Hmm... I noticed the first bestiary didn't have any Agathions in it. Are they going to be in this I hope?

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Valantrix1 wrote:
Hmm... I noticed the first bestiary didn't have any Agathions in it. Are they going to be in this I hope?

They are not. We'll hopefully get to agathions at some point, but we're positioning angels as the primary neutral good celestial in the game, since this aligns more elegantly with the presence of angels in the setting (Sarenrae being an important example).

Agathions, and other secondary celestials and fiends (such as asuras and divs), as well as similar entities like sahkils and manasaputras, will be things we eventually get to... but not in Bestiary 2, which focuses more on expanding directly upon Bestiary 1 and bringing a wider range of other creatures back to 2nd edition from 1st edition... as well as some brand new creatures!

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CrystalSeas wrote:
ajs wrote:
For the vast majority of people trying to use the rules, I imagine that the lack of age categories on dragons is an insurmountable hurdle without some fixed rules for how to augment creatures, and that doesn't land for another ... what, year? six months? Is there a release date for the GMG?
Game Mastery Guidecomes out in January 2020, about 3 months before this product.

And you don't have to wait that long either. Just yesterday we gave away the monster design rules for free on our blog. So if you wanna build a young adult bronze dragon or whatever... those rules are now out there to help you!

Liberty's Edge

Wait, are angels now exclusively NG?


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James Jacobs wrote:
[ Just yesterday we gave away the monster design rules for free on our blog. So if you wanna build a young adult bronze dragon or whatever... those rules are now out there to help you!

Building Monsters For Fun And Profit

The link to the free PDF download is right there at the bottom of the post.

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Paladinosaur wrote:
Wait, are angels now exclusively NG?

From the 2nd Edition Bestiary:

Bestiary page 16 wrote:
...The majority of angels are neutral good and live in Nirvana, the plane of virtue and enlightenment. However, some angels, including several angelic deities, have different alignments, and some even dwell on other planes.

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I liked the asymmetry of angels being any Good and working for all the upper planes, it showed a unity the denizens of lower planes didn’t have.


I mean does Orcus actually WANT to work with Asmodeus? Or even Charon? Cause I kind of doubt it...


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I also think that Agathions better serve to contrast Daemons than do Angels. Agathions seem to be about how one lives life, where Daemons are about how one dies unnaturally.

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Also they're more distinct than Angels are from Archons and Azatas, if you put a bunch of those three next to each other people likely wouldn't be able to tell which is which.

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Rysky wrote:
Also they're more distinct than Angels are from Archons and Azatas, if you put a bunch of those three next to each other people likely wouldn't be able to tell which is which.

In 1st edition perhaps. In 2nd edition...

Azatas are carefree fey-looking glowing creatures, often with pointed ears; they're swashbucklers and partiers.

Angels are often androgynous, often have halos, and have wings and generally wear light or no armor; they're messengers and guides.

Archons are heavily armored; they're soldiers and defenders.

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James Jacobs wrote:
Rysky wrote:
Also they're more distinct than Angels are from Archons and Azatas, if you put a bunch of those three next to each other people likely wouldn't be able to tell which is which.

In 1st edition perhaps. In 2nd edition...

Azatas are carefree fey-looking glowing creatures, often with pointed ears; they're swashbucklers and partiers.

Angels are often androgynous, often have halos, and have wings and generally wear light or no armor; they're messengers and guides.

Archons are heavily armored; they're soldiers and defenders.

And I hope to see more art reflecting this ^w^

Especially the bioluminescent Azata.


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This is definitely one of those books I am looking forward to next year along with the Game Mastery Guide and the Advanced Player's Guide among other things. I am also looking forward to the playtest of whateer they decide to share with us regarding the APG. I appreciated the advance from the GMG and with this new Bestiary I hope this trend of giving us monsters from the tales of H.P.Lovecraft continues. As a GM the sooner I get stats for Mi-Go and Nightgaunts the better.


No Div's :-( The other groups aren't really that interesting to me, so I don't care.

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Hopefully, some robots with lazors!


I do like the cover to this book!

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