Celebrity Bard (Human Bard 11)

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John William Waterhouse (1849–1917) Title A Tale from the Decameron Date 1916

John William Waterhouse (1849–1917) Title A Tale from the Decameron Date 1916

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Celebrity Bard CR 10

XP 9,600
Human bard 11
N Medium humanoid
Init +2; Senses Perception +10


AC 19, touch 12, flat-footed 17 (+5 armor, +2 Dexterity, +2 shield)
hp 79 (11d8+30)
Fort +6, Ref +10, Will +8; +4 vs. bardic performance, language–dependent, and sonic


Speed 30 ft.
Melee dagger +10/+5 (1d4–1/19–20)
Ranged mwk light crossbow +11 (1d8/19–20)
Special Attacks bardic music 30 rounds/day (countersong, dirge of doom, distraction, fascinate, inspire competence +4, inspire courage +3, inspire greatness, suggestion)

Bard Spells Known (CL 11th; Concentration +17)

4th (3/day)—dominate person (DC 20), greater invisibility, rainbow pattern (DC 20)

3rd (5/day)—charm monster (DC 19), crushing despair (DC 19), haste, slow (DC 19)

2nd (6/day)—cure moderate wounds, Hold Person (DC 18), minor image (DC 18), silence (DC 18), tongues

1st (7/day)—charm person (DC 17), cure light wounds, Disguise Self, expeditious retreat, hideous laughter (DC 17), identify

0 (at will)——dancing lights, Detect Magic, light, mage hand, prestidigitation, read magic


Strength 8, Dexterity 14, Constitution 14, Intelligence 12, Wisdom 10, Charisma 22
Base Atk +8; CMB +7; CMD 19
Feats Arcane Strike, Craft Wondrous Item, Greater Spell Penetration, Magical Aptitude, Spell Penetration, Vital Strike, Weapon Finesse
Skills Linguistics +5, Perception +10, Perform (act) +20, Perform (dance) +20, Perform (sing) +20, Sense Motive +5, Sleight of Hand +10, Spellcraft +19, Stealth +15, Use Magic Device +24
Languages Common, Draconic, Elven
SQ bardic knowledge +5,Jack of All Trades (use any skill), lore master 2/day, versatile performance (act, dance, sing)
Combat Gear scrolls of Align Weapon, see invisibility, mount, wand of shocking grasp (CL 4, 50 charges); Other Gear +1 chain shirt, +1 buckler, masterwork light crossbow with 10 bolts, daggers (2), cloak of resistance +1, headband of alluring Charisma +4, 2,500 gp in jewelry
Boon Knowing a celebrity bard can give PCs a +2 circumstance bonus on Diplomacy checks in a region for 1 month.




A celebrity bard is a legendary performer, and the wealthy and powerful clamor for her to grace them with a performance. Celebrity bards often entertain at the request of a queen or general (CR 12).

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