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PF2 Races Dwarves

Pathfinder 2 – Races

Dwarves in Thassilonian Resurgence

For my campaigns I have the following information available:

An aspect of my Thassilonian Resurgence Adventure Path (TRAP) as the house rule on half-races. Unlike my D&D world where half races are not available, here they are part of the core setting, and as such I have tried to enhance the experience and make it easier to extend over time. Any race, including dwarves can be the base race with the Half-Breed Heritage.

PF2 Core Rulebook
pf2-cr – PF2 Core Rulebook (pzo2101-se)

Dwarf (errata)

PF2 RacesDwarven – Base Race

  • Hit Points 10
  • Size Medium
  • Speed 20 ft
  • Ability Boosts: Constitution, Wisdom, Free
  • Ability Flaw: Charisma
  • Age: 50, with a life expectancy of 350. (Changed from the base 25)
  • Languages: Common, Dwarven
  • Bonus Languages: Additional languages equal to your Intelligence modifier (if positive). You can choose from the following languages: Goblin, Jotun, Orcish, Terran or Undercommon (and any other regional language you have access to).
  • Traits: Dwarf, Humanoid.
  • Clan Dagger (Errata 2019-10-30): You get one clan dagger (page 280) of your clan for free, as it was given to you at birth. Selling this dagger is a terrible taboo and earns you the disdain of other dwarves.
  • Darkvision: You can see in darkness and dim light just as well as you can see in bright light, though your vision in darkness is in black and white.

Dwarf Heritages Feats

Available Heritage Options: Ancient-Blooded Dwarf (rb-cr-35), Anvil Dwarf (lo-cg-19), Death Warden Dwarf (rb-cr-35), Elemental Heart Dwarf (lo-cg-19), Forge Dwarf (rb-cr-36), Oathkeeper Dwarf (lo-cg-19), Rock Dwarf (rb-cr-36), Strong-Blooded Dwarf (rb-cr-36).
Optional Half-Breed(see Races)

PF2 Source – Advanced Player’s Guide (rb-apg), Core Rulebook (rb-cr), Lost Omens (Character Guide (lo-cg), World Guide (lo-wg))
U – Uncommon Option, R – Rare Option

PF2 RacesDwarven – Forge Dwarf – Heritage Feat

  • Source: Core Rulebook (rb-cr-36)
  • Traits: Dwarf
  • You have a remarkable adaptation to hot environments from ancestors who inhabited blazing deserts or volcanic chambers beneath the earth. This grants you fire resistance equal to half your level (minimum 1), and you treat environmental heat effects as if they were one step less extreme (incredible heat becomes extreme, extreme heat becomes severe, and so on).

PF2 RacesDwarven – Strong-Blooded Dwarf – Heritage Feat

  • Source: Core Rulebook (rb-cr-37)
  • Traits: Dwarf
  • Your blood runs hearty and strong, and you can shake off toxins. You gain poison resistance equal to half your level (minimum 1), and each of your successful saving throws against a poison affliction reduces its stage by 2, or by 1 for a virulent poison. Each critical success against an ongoing poison reduces its stage by 3, or by 2 for a virulent poison.

Dwarf Ancestry Feats

Level 1 – Avenge in Glory (U, lo-cg-20), Clan’s Ege (lo-cg-20), Dwarven Doughtiness (rb-apg-43), Dwarven Lore (rb-cr-36), Dwarven Weapon Familiarity (rb-cr-36), Eye for Treasure (rb-apg-43), Forge-Day’s Rest (U, lo-cg-20), Rock Runner (rb-cr-36), Stonecunning (rb-cr-36), Surface Culture (U, lo-cg-20), Unburdened Iron (rb-cr-36), Vengeful Hatred (pf2-cr-36),

Level 5 – Boulder Roll (rb-cr-36), Clan Protector (lo-cg-20), Defy the Darkness (rb-apg-43), Dwarven Reinforcement (rb-apg-43), Dwarven Weapon Cunning (rb-cr-37), Protective Sheath (lo-cg-21), Sheltering Slab (rb-agp-43), Tomb-Watcher’s Glare (lo-cg-21),

Level 9 – Battleforger (lo-cg-21), Echoes in Stone (rb-apg-43), Energy Blessed (lo-cg-21), Heroes’ Call (lo-cg-21), Kneel for no God (lo-cg-21), Mountain’s Stoutness (Errated see Below), Returning Throw (rb-apg-43), Stone Bones (rb-apg-43), Stonewalker (rb-cr-37),

Level 13 – Dwarven Weapon Expertise (rb-cr-37), Telluric Power (rb-apg-43),

Level 17 – Stonegate (rb-apg-43),

PF2 Source – Advanced Player’s Guide (rb-apg), Core Rulebook (rb-cr), Lost Omens (Character Guide (lo-cg), World Guide (lo-wg))
U – Uncommon Option, R – Rare Option

PF2 RacesDwarven – Rock Runner – Ancestry Feat 1

  • Source: Core Rulebook (rb-cr-37)
  • Traits: Dwarf
  • Your innate connection to stone makes you adept at moving across uneven surfaces. You can ignore difficult terrain caused by rubble and uneven ground made of stone and earth.
  • In addition, when you use the Acrobatics skill to Balance on narrow surfaces or uneven ground made of stone or earth, you aren’t flat-footed, and when you roll a success at one of these Acrobatics checks, you get a critical success instead.

PF2 RacesDwarven – Mountain’s Stoutness – Ancestry Feat 6

  • Source: Core Rulebook (rb-cr-p37), Errata from 2019-10-30)
  • Traits: Dwarf
  • Your hardiness lets you withstand more punishment than most before going down. Increase your maximum Hit Points by your level. When you have the dying condition, the DC of your recovery checks is equal to 9 + your dying value (instead of 10 + your dying value).
  • If you also have the Toughness feat, the Hit Points gained from it and this feat are cumulative, and the DC of your recovery checks is equal to 6 + your dying value.

Content Updates

  • 2022-04-10 – Added in Strong-Blooded Heritage details. Added in references for feats from Advanced Players Guide.
  • 2022-04-08 – Clean up for working with Character Builds reaching level 4.
  • 2021-08-16 – Update to layout and menu.
  • 2020-11-06 – Layout cleanup.
PF2 Races

Common Races: Dwarves, Elven, Gnomes, Halfling, Human

Uncommon Races: Goblin

Rare Races: Hag, Orcs, Ratfolk, Shadowkin

Also see: Half-Breeds, Half-Breed Feats

Pathfinder 2E

PF2 Menu: Adventures, Classes, Factions, Feats, Items, Races, Rules Updates

TRAP: Campaign, Design

Game Management: Annotated Stat Block, Character Creation, Choosing a New Campaign, GM’s Luck Roll, Playtest Thoughts, Running Games over Skype, Tracking Experience

Class Build: Minion (Mitflit), Barbarian (Nexa Shoanti Half-Orc), Bard (Quest – Goblin), Cleric (Pimwinkle – Halfling, , Krol – Elf Half-Gnome), Druid (Barak – Dwarf, Cangacerio – Human Half-Elf), Fighter (Kordar – Elf Half-Human, Zed – Human), Monk (Willy – Human), Oracle (Luna – Shoanti), Ranger (Duzhar – Orc Half-Human), Rogue (Sparky – Dwarf), Sorcerer (Belath – Cheliax), Wizard (Parry – Elf Half-Dwarf)

Discussing the Rules: Animal Companions, Archetypes, Companions, Crafting PF2 Items, Feats, Minions, Playing the Game, Shapechanging, Summoning

Game Modes: Encounter, Exploration, Downtime

Feats: Background, General & Skill, Location

PF1 Conversions to Pathfinder 2: Adventures, Classes, Items, Faction

References: Creatures, Equipment, Items, NPCs, Spells

Thassilonian Resurgence Adventure Path (TRAP) Campaign

Design, Campaign, Campaign Journal, Runelords

Jade Regent Adventure Path (JRAP) Campaign

Personalities, Campaign Journal, Region – Minkai, Prophecy – The Broken One, Characters – Social Feats


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lowg – Lost Omens World Guide (Paizo)

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By thedarkelf007

I am a long term gamer, I run 6 RPG's a fortnight, host board game, card game and LANs each about once a quarter and have an addiction to buying more games. Games I am currently running are Pathfinder (1st and 2nd Edition) and Dungeons and Dragons (5th Edition).

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