Pathfinder Society Legal Traits

Combat Traits

Accelerated Drinker1: You know how to drink a potion efficiently, such as by not using your hands, tossing it in the air and catching it in your mouth, or opening it with your teeth. You may drink a potion as a move action instead of a standard as long as you start your turn with the potion in your hand.

Threatening Defender1: You know how to avoid a blow while still maintaining your offensive posture. When you use Combat Expertise, reduce the number you subtract from your melee attack rolls by 1.

Magic Traits

Desperate Focus1 (Chelish): You’ve often found yourself in situations where a lack of focus can lead to worse than a lost spell. You gain a +2 trait bonus on concentration checks.

Diabolical Dabbler1 (Chelish): Each fiendish animal you conjure with any summon spell gains +1 hit point per hit die for the duration of the spell that summoned it.

Theoretical Magician1 (Chelish): You’ve studied more magic than what you can actually perform. You gain a +2 trait bonus on Spellcraft checks, or a +3 bonus if you aren’t a spellcaster.

Race Traits

These race traits are available to all characters of the appropriate race.

Brastlewark Businessman1 (Gnome): Your time among the Brastlewark elite has led to an extensive knowledge of alchemy and ready connections in the trade. You gain a +2 trait bonus on all Craft (alchemy) checks.

Infernal Influence1 (Chelaxian): Your family boasts secret diabolical ties that may go back much further than the Thrune regime, and much deeper. You gain fire resistance 1 and a +1 trait bonus on Fortitude saves against poison.

Masterful Demeanor1 (Chelaxian): As a proud Chelaxian, you are confident that members of other, inferior races will obey you, and quickly. You gain a +3 trait bonus on Intimidate checks against members of non-human humanoid races.

Successful Shirker1 (Halfling): Born and raised a slave with no hope of advancement, you are adept at avoiding your overseer’s ire and attention, the better to spend time on your own interests. You gain a +1 trait bonus on Stealth checks and a +3 trait bonus on Bluff and Diplomacy checks to avoid punishment by lawful authority.

Regional Traits

Cliff Jumper1 (Chelish, Cliffs of Fury): You spent your early years exploring and foraging along the coastal cliffs. You gain a +1 trait bonus on Acrobatics and Climb checks, and on Reflex saves to avoid falling.

Dump Salvager1 (Chelish, Westcrown): You grew up in or around Westcrown’s rubbish-strewn shores and spent your spare time digging through trash looking for things worth selling. You gain a +3 trait bonus on Perception checks to search for concealed items.

Egorian School Apprentice1 (Chelish, Egorian): You studied under one of the masters of the Egorian School style of architecture. You gain a +3 trait bonus on Knowledge (engineering) checks and a +2 trait bonus on Perception checks to find secret doors or traps in buildings built in the Egorian School style.

Wharf Rat1 (Chelish, Ostenso): You may never have been on a boat larger than a garbage scow, but you’ve been helping them dock all your life. You gain a +2 trait bonus on skill checks involving climbing and rope use, and a +4 trait bonus on Appraise checks to determine the value of large quantities of bulk goods without opening their containers.

Whisper Woods Hunter1 (Chelish, Whisper Woods): Your family prepared you for a life of evading or destroying fiendish creatures. You gain a +2 trait bonus on Survival checks to track evil outsiders and a +2 trait bonus on initiative checks when you know your opponent is an evil outsider.'

Religion Traits

Asmodean Demon Hunter1 (Asmodeus): Raised in the church of Asmodeus (whether or not you are currently a follower of the Prince of Darkness), you’ve focused your indoctrinated fervor primarily on the elimination of demons. You gain a +3 trait bonus on Knowledge (planes) checks about demons and a +2 trait bonus on Will saves against mind-affecting spells and effects from demons.

Patient Optimist1 (Desna, Erastil): As a worshiper of a good and kindly god, you know that Asmodeus’ dominion over Cheliax will pass in time, and are used to having to repeat arguments multiple times to convince even the most stubborn believer. You gain a +2 trait bonus on Diplomacy checks to influence hostile or unfriendly creatures, and if you fail at such an attempt you may retry it once.

Social Traits

Hellknight Ancestry1 (Chelish): At least one of your parents was a Hellknight, and you see the orders as the embodiment of civic virtue. You gain a +2 trait bonus on Diplomacy checks to influence Hellknights and a +2 trait bonus on Intimidate checks to influence enemies of the Hellknights.

Lost Nobility1 (Chelish): Your family was prominent before the rise of Thrune, but that legacy is now forgotten by all but you. You hold every Chelish government official (including Hellknights) personally responsible for your lost glory. You gain a +1 trait bonus on attack and damage rolls against these officials.

Nonchalant Thuggery1 (Chelish): You are adept at keeping witnesses from noticing that anything is wrong. You gain a +4 trait bonus on Bluff checks to keep others from noticing your aggressive actions.

1 Pathfinder Companion: Cheliax, Empire of Devils