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Druid – Wild Order (Human Half-Elf)

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

This is how the Character known as Cangacerio was built and the problems associated with building for a campaign, setting and story vs building for specific mechancis and how they are not always compatible.

Step 1 – Create a Concept

As this campaign was based at the start of the Pathfinder era including a lot of the original concept was building characters using the core book, which were viable in the timeline.

Mechanical Concept

The player wanted to build a druid as a better fighter then the fighters of the party having researched Min/Max concepts online pulling on every resource published in the game. Evey option was geared towards a combat oriented druid.

Team Concept

This character had no team concept in its foundation beyond being in the campaign.

Religious Concept

This character had no religious concept in its foundation byond being a druid.

Step 2 – Ability Scores

A starting character has 10 in all their ability scores, noting for Druid the key ability score is Wisdom.

Str 10 – Dex 10 – Con 10 – Int 10 – Wis 10 – Cha 10

Step 3 – Ancestry

The characters base ancestry is Human which provides the following:

  • Hit Points – 8
  • Size – Medium
  • Speed – 25 ft
  • Ability Boost – Two Free Ability Boots – Str and Dex
    • Option – Boost Con, Wis, Flaws Int and Cha
  • Language – Common, Additional language (Slyvan)
  • Heritage – Half-Breed
    • Traits – Elven, Half-Breed
    • Perception – Low-light Vision
    • Language – Elven
  • Ancestry Feat – Natural Skill (Acrobatics, Athletics)
  • Trais – Human, Humanoid

Step 4 – Pick a Background

Source: Field Medic (pf2-rb-cr p62)

In the chaotic rush of battle, you learned to adapt to rapidly changing conditions as you administered to battle casualties. You patched up soldiers, guards, or other combatants, and learned a fair amount about the logistics of war.

  • Attributes – Background Feat – Field Medic
    • Two Ability Boosts – Con or Wis plus extra
    • Skill – Medicine (T)
    • Skill – Warefare Lore (T)
    • Feat – Battle Medic
  • Attribute – Location Feat – Kaer Maga (Rare)
    • Skill – Kaer Maga Lore (T)

While this background might not be ideal for a druid, it can explain why they went off into the wilderness and left civilization behind. Leaving questions of what their army was fighting, did they leave voluntarily, or were they a deserter, last survivor and what horrors of battle did they witness.

Step 5 – Choose a Class

The chosen class is Druid.

  • Attributes – Class – Druid – Level 1
    • Ability Boost – Wisdom
    • Hit Points – 8+Con Mod
    • Proficiencies
      • Perception (T)
      • Saving Throws – Fortitute (T), Refelx (T), Will (E)
      • Skills – Nature (T), Drudic Order (Intimidation (T)), 2 plus Int mod (Survival (T))
      • Attacks – Simple Weapon (T), Unarmed Attack (T)
      • Defenses – Light Armour (T), Medium Armour (T), Unarmoured Defense (T)
      • Class DC Druid (T)
      • Spells
        • Primal Spell Attack (T)
        • Primal Spell DC (T)
    • Primal Spellcasting
    • Anathema
      • Using metal armor or shields (Druid)
      • Despoiling natural places (Druid)
      • Teaching the Druidic language to non-druids (Druid)
    • Language: Druidic
    • Druidic Order – Wild
      • Feat Druid – Wild Shape (p134)
      • Focus Spell s– Wild Morph (U p400), Wild Shape (U p401)
      • Becoming fully domesticated by the temptations of civilization (Wild Druid)
    • Shield Block – Shield Block General Feat
    • Wild Empathy – You can use Diplomacy to Make an Impression on animals and to make very simple Requests of them. In most cases, wild animals will give you time to make your case.

Step 6 – Detemine Ability Scores

  • Level 1 Ability Scores
    • Background – Con, Str
    • Ancestry – Str, Dex, Con, Wis (Flaws Int, Cha)
    • Class – Wis
    • Level 1 Advancement – Str, Dex, Con, Wis

Str +3 – Dex +2 – Con +3 – Int -1 – Wis +3 – Cha -1

Step 7 – Record Class Details

  • Total Hit Points – Race + Class + Con = 8+8+3 = 19
  • Proficiencies
    • Perception (T)
    • Saving Throws – Fortitute (T), Refelx (T), Will (E)
    • Skills – Acrobatics (T), Athletics (T), Intimidation (T), Medicine (T), Nature (T), Survival (T)
    • Attacks – Simple Weapon (T), Unarmed Attack (T)
    • Defenses – Light Armour (T), Medium Armour (T), Unarmoured Defense (T)
    • Class DC Druid (T)
    • Spells – Primal Spell Attack (T), Primal Spell DC (T)
  • Focus Powers (Focus Points = 1)
    • Druid Oder (Class) – Wild Morph
    • Wild Shape (Feat) – Wild Shape
  • Spells Known (10 cantrips + 5 1st level spells)
    • Starting Primal Cantrips (Druid) – Acid Splash (evo), Detect Magic (div), Disrupt Undead (nec), Guidance (div), Light (evo), Produce Flame (evo), Ray of Frost (evo), Read Aura (div), Stabilize (nec), Tanglefoot (con);
    • Starting 1 st Level Spells (Druid) – Heal (nec), Magic Fang (tra), Pest Form (tra), Summon Animal (con), Summon Plants and Fungi (con);
  • Prepared Spells [spell level] [H is for heightened]
    • Cantrips (5 slots) – Guidance [0], Light [0], Ray of Frost [0], Read Aura [0], Stabilize [0]);
    • 1st Level Spells (2 slots) – Magic Fang [1], Summon Animal [1]

Step 8 – Buy Equipment

Characters start with 15 gp worth of equipment. 10 items of a weight not listed count as a Light bulk (items bought in bulk lots as per the table count as 1 towards this and not automatically become light bulk)

Bulk Total = 6 with 7 Light Bulk

  • Basic Weapons and Armor (7gp 1cp) [4 bulk, 2 light]
    • Weapons – Bastard sword (4gp) [1], Sling (0cp) [L]
    • Armour and Shield – Hide (2gp) [2], Wooden Shield (1gp) [1]
    • Ammunition and Others – 20x Sling Bullets (1cp) [2L]
  • Basic Equipment (7gp 9sp 2cp) [2 bulk, 4 light, 12 not listed]
    • Adventure Kit: Incomplete (1gp 7cp) – Backpack (1sp)[N], Bedroll (1cp)[L], 10x pieces of Chalk (1cp)[N], 2x Belt Pouches (8cp)[N], 2x weeks’ rations (8sp)[2L], soap (2cp)[N], full waterskin (5cp)[1]; (no touches or rope)
    • Druid Kit: Gear’s Only (1sp) – Bandolier (1sp)[N], Holly and Mistletoe (0cp)[N];
    • Other (1gp 2sp 5cp) – 10xCandle (1cp)[N], Compass (1gp)[N], Mug (1cp)[N], Scroll case (1sp)[N]; Signal whistle (8cp)[L], Vial (5cp)[N];
    • Healer’s Tools (5gp) [1] – Kit of bandages, herbs, suturing tools;
    • Climbing Kit (5sp) [1] – 50 ft or rope, pulleys, 12x pitons, hammer, grappling hook, a set of crampons;
  • Currency (started 15gp)
    • Starting Amount – 7cp;
    • Current Amount – 7cp;

Step 9 – Calculate Modifiers

Character is level 1, so all trained abilities add an extra +3 and all expert abilities add an extra +5. Any skill that does not have a T or and E just add the ability modifier.

Step 10 – Finishing Details

  • Alignment – In this game, players only get to choose from Lawful, Neutral or Chaotic. Their actions in game will determine whether they are evil or good.
  • Deity
  • Age
  • Gender and Pronoun – Male
  • Bulk 6 of 8 (Max Bulk 13)

Level Advancement

Level 1 Mid Level Bonus
  • Attribute – Story Bonus – Level 1
    • Language: Varisian (T Speek)
Level 2 Advancement
  • Attribute – Class – Druid – Level 2
    • Druid Feat – Order Explorer – Leaf
      • Feat – Leshy Familiar
      • Anathema – Committing wanton cruelty to plants or killing plants unnecessarily
    • Skill Feat – Experienced Tracker
    • New Druid Spells (2)
Level 2 Mid Level Bonus
  • Attribute – Story Bonus – Level 2
    • Feat – Pathfinder Dedication
    • Langauge – Shoanti (T Speak)
Level 3 Advancement
  • Attribute – Class – Druid – Level 3
    • New Druid Spells (2)
    • Alertness
    • General Feat
    • Great Fortitude
    • Skill Increase – Nature (E)

Finished Examples

Level 1 – Druid Wild Order

LEVEL 1
Cangacerio – Runescarred Vampire Hunted

  • Traits: Medium, Druid, Elf, Half-Breed, Human, Humanoid
  • Human (Half-Elf) Male Druid 1
  • Perception +6 (Wis T), Low-Light Vision
  • Languages: Common (E), Druidic (E), Elven (E), Varisian (T Speek)
  • Skills: +5 Acrobatics (Dex T), -1 Arcana (Int), +6 Athletics (Str T), -1 Crafting (Int), -1 Deception (Cha), -1 Diplomacy (Cha), +2 Intimidation (Cha T), +2 Lore – Warfare (Int T), +6 Medicine (Wis T), +6 Nature (Wis T), -1 Occultism (Int), -1 Performance (Cha), +3 Religion (Wis), -1 Society (Int), +2 Stealth (Dex), +6 Survival (Wis T), +2 Thievery (Dex)

Str +3 – Dex +2 – Con +3 – Int -1 – Wis +3 – Cha -1

  • AC 14 (unarmoured T), Fort +6 (T), Refl +5 (T), Will +8 (E)
  • HP 19 (Race 8, Class 8 + Con Mod 3 x level 1)
  • Speed 25 ft
  • Druid Primal Spell Attack (T, Wis): +6
  • Druid Class DC (T, Wis) 16
  • Spells Known: (Focus Point 1)
    • Focus (2) Wild Morph (U p400), Wild Shape (U p401)
    • Cantrip (10): Acid Splash (evo), Detect Magic (div), Disrupt Undead (nec), Guidance (div), Light (evo), Produce Flame (evo), Ray of Frost (evo), Read Aura (div), Stabilize (nec), Tanglefoot (con);
    • 1st Level (5) Heal (nec), Magic Fang (tra), Pest Form (tra), Summon Animal (con), Summon Plants and Fungi (con);

Bulk Total = 6 with 7 Light Bulk

  • Basic Weapons and Armor (7gp 1cp) [4 bulk, 2 light]
    • Weapons – Bastard sword (4gp) [1], Sling (0cp) [L]
    • Armour and Shield – Hide (2gp) [2], Wooden Shield (1gp) [1]
    • Ammunition and Others – 20x Sling Bullets (1cp) [2L]
  • Basic Equipment (7gp 9sp 2cp) [2 bulk, 4 light, 12 not listed]
    • Adventure Kit: Incomplete (1gp 7cp) – Backpack (1sp)[N], Bedroll (1cp)[L], 10x pieces of Chalk (1cp)[N], 2x Belt Pouches (8cp)[N], 2x weeks’ rations (8sp)[2L], soap (2cp)[N], full waterskin (5cp)[1]; (no touches or rope)
    • Druid Kit: Gear’s Only (1sp) – Bandolier (1sp)[N], Holly and Mistletoe (0cp)[N];
    • Other (1gp 2sp 5cp) – 10xCandle (1cp)[N], Compass (1gp)[N], Mug (1cp)[N], Scroll case (1sp)[N]; Signal whistle (8cp)[L], Vial (5cp)[N];
    • Healer’s Tools (5gp) [1] – Kit of bandages, herbs, suturing tools;
    • Climbing Kit (5sp) [1] – 50 ft or rope, pulleys, 12x pitons, hammer, grappling hook, a set of crampons;
  • Currency (started 15gp)
    • Starting Amount – 7cp;
    • Current Amount – 7cp;
  • Background: In the chaotic rush of battle, you learned to adapt to rapidly changing conditions as you administered to battle casualties. You patched up soldiers, guards, or other combatants, and learned a fair amount about the logistics of war.
  • Anthema
    • Using metal armor or shields (Druid)
    • Despoiling natural places (Druid)
    • Teaching the Druidic language to non-druids (Druid)
    • Becoming fully domesticated by the temptations of civilization (Wild Druid)
  • Story Points
    • Home in Kaer Maga – They have an official home, but need to still activate the portal for it to work.
    • Runescarred (Black) Their body is covered in black runes which move slowly under the skin. This character is runescarred and interracts with the relics of Thassilonia.
      • They also have a connection to vampires as part of this effect.
      • When in the dungeons under the pilon of Magnimar the rune of wrath changed to red.
    • Vampire Phobia (Severe) This character reacts to the mention or perception of vampires, and requires a flat check DC 16 to no react.

Feats: (Class 1)

  • Wild Shape (Druid p134) Gain the Wild Shape Druid Focus Spell.

GM Thoughts of Character

Thoughts on Level 1

The character is very enthusiastic and has developed a complex relating to vampires. The character has managed to become runescarred, and has developed a phobia realting to vampires, which is partly due to his specific runescarring.

As its played in game, it is good, if a little over excited. Overall this is good addition to the table and the player is working out well.

Thoughts on Level 2

A lot more vampire jokes and a DC added when ever the character does not react to the prompts, though has not had to roll that DC yet, so the player was not told it was there until they wanted to resist. Links to Vampires has been established as has links to Thassilonian artefacts.

Content Updates

  • 2021-05-20 – Added more details to the character.
  • 2021-05-17 – Building with discussion with player.

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