Question about the new Bestiary


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I know it features a lot of creatures from the other bestiaries .Exactly how is it different from the bestiaries that came before?

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They’re built for the Second Edition of Pathfinder.


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They did a good job of making creatures much more distinct and memorable than in the 1st edition Bestiary. Pretty much every creature has at least one interestingly distinct ability which makes it play differently in combat. So it’s no longer the case that kobolds, goblins, orcs, hobgoblins, etc, are now virtually indistinguishable opponents. Likewise, different dragons are given more distinguishing abilities other than breath weapon type and resistances.

All in all, the changes in the PF2 Bestiary are among the best, if not the best, improvements they’ve made to the game.


Some monsters now have some really distinctive, interesting, unique Actions (the marilith, etc).


Do they give any new text descriptions and background info about the various creatures?

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Yes, with the new setup there’s a lot more room for flavor text.

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