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TipsandTraits:AguidetoPathfinderTraits

Charactertraitsareabilitiesthatarenottiedtoyourcharactersraceorclass.Theycan
enhanceyourcharactersskills,racialabilities,classabilities,orotherstatistics.
Normallythesetraitsaresupposedtofleshoutyourcharacter'sbackground...blabla
bla.Ihavewrittenaguideonwhichtraitsaregreat,whichonesarestinkers,andhow
besttousethem.

YoucanfindalloftheTraitsIlisthere.
D20PFSRD

Part1:TheBasics
Part2:BasicTraits:Combat
Part3.BasicTraits:Faith
Part4.BasicTraits:Magic
Part5.BasicTraits:Social
Part6.CampaignTraits
Part7.RacialTraits
Part8.RegionalTraits
Part9.ReligionTraits
Part10.EquipmentTraits
Part10.ListofTraitsthatgiveaSkillinClass
.
Perception
UseMagicDevice
Acrobatics
Bluff
Diplomacy
Intimidate
Knowledge(Arcana)
Knowledge(Dungeoneering)
Knowledge(Nature)
Knowledge(Planes)
Knowledge(Religion)
SenseMotive
Spellcraft
Stealth
DisableDevice
Disguise
EscapeArtist
HandleAnimal
Fly
Knowledge(Engineering)
Knowledge(Geography)
Knowledge(History)
Knowledge(Local)
Knowledge(Nobility)
Survival
Climb
Linguistics
Ride
Swim
Appraise
Heal
SleightofHand

TheBasics

Afewthingstoremember:
1. Manytraitsgrantanewtypeofbonus:atraitbonus.Traitbonusesdonotstack
2. The
AdditionalTraits
featcanbetakentogaintwoadditionalTraits.
3. Inmostcases,anewPCshouldgaintwotraits,butitsuptheGM.
4. Youmaynotselectmorethanonetraitfromthesamelistoftraits
TypesofTraits
Therearesixtypesofcharactertraitstochoosefrom:
1. Basic:
Basictraitsarebrokendownintofourcategories:Combat,Faith,Magic,
andSocial.
Combat
traitsfocusonmartialandphysicalaspectsofyourcharacter
Faith
traitsfocusonhisreligiousandphilosophicalleanings.
Magic
traitsfocusonanymagicaleventsortraining.
Social
traitsfocusonyourcharacterssocialclassorupbringing.

2. Campaign:

Campaigntraits
arespecificallytailoredtogivenewcharactersan
instanthookintoanewcampaign.

3. Race:

Racetraits
arekeyedtospecificracesorethnicities,whichyourcharacter
mustbelongtoinordertoselectthetrait.

4. Regional:

Regionaltraits
arekeyedtospecificregions.Inordertoselecta
regionaltrait,yourPCmusthavespentatleastayearlivinginthatregion.

5. Religion:

Religiontraits
indicatethatyourcharacterhasanestablishedfaithina
specificdeity.Unliketheothercategoriesoftraits,religiontraitscangoawayif
youabandonyourreligion.

6. Equipment:
Equipmenttraits
helpcharactersmakethemostoftheirequipment
orusetheirequipmenttomakethemostoftheirskills.

Ranking
Thisguidewillusearankingsystemusingthecolorspectrumtoratetheclassfeatures
andoptions,asfollows:

Red:
Absolutelyterrible.Almostneverworthconsidering,letaloneagoodidea.
Orange:
Subpar.Mayhaveoccasionaluseandisntcripplingifyouliketheflavor.
Green
:
Average.Theremaybemorepowerfuloptionsinstead,butthisisfairlysolid.
Blue:
Agoodchoice,aboveaverage.
Purple:
Amongthebestinitsclass,possiblyanobrainerpick.Outstanding!

CombatTraits

AcceleratedDrinker

Candrinkapotionasamoveaction.
SoifyourGMallowsQuick
Drawtoaffectanythingotherthanweapons(RAWitdoesn't),orifyouuseBandoliersthiscan
beagreattrait.Ifhoweveryoucan'tthenit'samoveactiontopullthepotionandamoveto
drink.That'seffectivelythesamethingasusingamoveandastandardaction.

Anatomist

+1toconfirmcriticalhits.

Atraitshouldbeequaltohalfafeat.
CriticalFocus
givesa+4bonusbutrequiresa+9BAB.Ifyouareplanningonmakingabuildbasedaround
thecriticalfeatchainthenthismightnotbeabadtrait.Ifeelitshouldhavebeena+2bonusto
reallyshine.

ArmorExpert

Reduceyourarmorcheckpenaltyby1.
Thisbasicallygivesyoua+1bonus
toall
Dex
and

Str
basedskills.Yesplease.OnethingofnoteisthatthisreducesaMithral
Breastplateto0ACP,lettingclasseswithnomediumarmorproficiencyuseitwithoutpenalty
(allnonproficiencypenaltiesarebasedonACP)

BerserkeroftheSociety

3additionalroundsofrage.
Ilikeit.

BladeoftheSociety

+1damageonSA.
Notbad.

Bullied

+1tohitwhileunarmedonattacksofopportunity.
Notevengoodifyou'reaMonk

CoherentRage

PickBluff,EscapeArtist,HandleAnimal,orStealthandyoucanuseit
whileraging.
Why?OtherthanEscapeArtistIcan'tthinkofwhyyouwouldwanttouseanyof
thesewhilewastingyourrage.Andyoudon'tevengainwhateveryouchooseasaclassskill.
Ick

Courageous

+2bonusonsavesagainstfeareffects.
Horriblewaste.Ifyouwantabonus
againstfeareffectscheckoutNightstallUrchin.

DefenderoftheSociety

(Fighter)

+1ACwhenwearingarmor.
BetterthanArmorExpertbut
youhavetobeafighter.

DeftDodger

+1toReflex.
Goodstuff

DemonSlayer

MakeaKnowledgeoftheplaneschecktogetabonustoconfirmcrits.
AnditonlyworksonDemons.
Evenifyouknowyouwillfightalotofdemonsit'sahorrible
trait.

DirtyFighter

+1damagetoflankedfoes(anditismultipliedonacriticalhit).
Notbadif
yourbuiltaroundflanking(RoguesandPreciseStrikebuilds)

Excitable

+2initiativebutyouhavetobeagnome.
Stillagreatfeat.

Fencer

+1tohitonattackofopportunitieswithbladedweapons.
Meh

HillFighter

Canchargedownhilluptoyourbasespeedwithoutanacrobaticscheck.
Dumb.ItsaDC10acrobaticscheck.Andeventhen.Howoftendoyouchargedownhills.

HonoredFistoftheSociety
Thegood.
Youget1extrakipoint.
TheBad.You'replayinga
monk.

Jaded

Another+2bonusonsavesagainstfeareffects.
SameasCourageousandjustas
crappy.AgaincheckoutNightstallUrchin.

JungleFighter

Movementbonusesinjungleterrains.
Yawn.

Killer

Bonusdamagetocriticalhitsbasedonyourweapon.
Notabadchoiceifyou're
goingforacriticalbuildbutbetteroptionsareavailable.

Reactionary

+2bonustoInitiativeandnoracerestriction.
Nowwearetalking.

Resilient

+1bonustoFortitudesaves.
Greatstuff.

RiverFighter

Youcanchargewhileswimmingdownstream.
Toosituational.Anditseffects
Swim.Nuffsaid.

SavannahHunter

+1tohitonattacksofopportunitywithashortspear,anda+1bonus
onConcheckstoavoidnonlethaldamageonaforcedmarch.
Twocrappybonusesinstead
ofonedoesnotagoodtraitmake.

Slippery

+1tostealthanditbecomesaclassskill.
Crazygood.Stealthisagoodforjust
aboutanyone.

Sprint

Anextra5ftmove.Butonlyifallyoudoismove.Andonlyifyou'renotwearing
armor.
CrazyBad.

StrongArm,SuppleWrist

Whenyoumove10feet,yougetanextra10feetrange
incrementonathrownweapon.
Unlessyourcharacterisplanningontakingpartinsome
olympiccontestwhereyouseewhocanthrowaspearthefarthest...avoid.

Threatening

Defender

Whenyouuse

CombatExpertise
,reducethenumberyou
subtractfromyourmeleeattackrollsby1.
Sothisissituational.Butifyou'rebuildinga
CraneStylefighterthisisamazing.CombatExpertise,CraneStyle,FightingDefensively,and
thistraitandyou'relookingatuptoa7toattackfora+8AC.Notbad.Itscrapforanyonenot
focusedonit,butautomaticforanyonethatis.Hencethedualcolor.

TrackeroftheSociety

Rangeronly.+1initiativeanda+2bonusonsurvivalchecksin
yourFavoredterrain.
Notabadtrait.

WittyRepartee

+1tobluffanditbecomesaclassskill.
Anotherskillgaintrait.Anditgives
youaveryniceskill.Bluff.Awesome.

FaithTraits

Birthmark

+2bonusonsavesvs.charmandcompulsionandyourbodybecomesa
divinefocus.
GoodifyourGMlikestoimprisonyouorstealyourgear.Aspointedoutnon
casterscanstilltakethisfeatandbenefitfromthe+2bonusoncharmandcompulsions(the
spellsyoureallydon'twanttofail).Ifyou'rewantingtoshoreupapoorwillsavethisisntabad
bet.AskyourGMifthisfocustakescareofallthosepeskyexpensivedivinefocusafewdivine
spellshave.Ifsothenthistraitjustgotevenbetter.

Caretaker

+1tohealanditbecomesaclassskill.
Greatstuff...ifyoureallywanttheheal
skillmaxed.Iguess.

ChildoftheTemple

+1bonustoKnowledge(nobility)andKnowledge(religion),andone
ofthese(yourchoice)becomesaclassskill.
Anothergreatskilltrait.Knowledgereligionis
thegemhere.

DefyMadness

+1bonusonsavesvs.confusion,insanity,madness,andWisdom
damage/drain.
Againtheserandombonusesonsavesvssituationalthings,whilenice,arefar
tooraretojustifyatrait.

DevoteeoftheGreen

+1bonustoKnowledge(geography)andKnowledge(nature),and
oneofthese(yourchoice)becomesaclassskill.
Aniceskilltrait.KnowledgeNatureis
especiallynicebecauseitaffectssomanycreatures.StillitsachoiceoftwoKnowledges.

EaseofFaith

+1bonusonDiplomacy,and

itbecomesaclassskill.
Whodoesn'twantto
bediplomatic.

ExaltedoftheSociety

Youcanchannelenergy1additionaltimeaday.
Ilikeit.Mostthink
ChannelenergyawastebutIdisagree.HoweverbasedonpopularopinionIhavecodedit
blue
.
Ifyouliketohealorlikechannelingthenbumpthisto
purple
.

FaithfulFeedback

+1hitpointhealedifyouuseaspellfromthehealingsubschoolon
someoneofyourreligion.
UnlikeExaltedoftheSociety,evenifyoulikehealing,thistraitis
crap.Firstitdoesn'tworkforchanneling,andsecondyourpartyallbetteragreeononereligion.
Eventhenitsonlyonehitpoint.Don'twasteyourtime.

First
Memories

Tradeyourusefulgnomespelllikeabilitiesforcrappyspelllikeabilities.
Ifyouplanondumpingyourcharismascorebelowan11andhaveawisdomabovean11then
thistraitmightbeworthit.Seriouslythough.Ifyouhavean11charismascoreorbetterthenthis
traitbecomesaflaw.Avoidatallcost.IwillmarkitlessthanoptimalforthosethatdumpCHA.

HistoryofHeresy

+1bonustosavesvsdivinespellsaslongasyoudon'tpossessany
levelsinadivinespellcastingclass.
Whileabitmorebroadinscopethanmosttraitsave
bonuses...it'sstillasituational+1againstonethirdofthecastersinmostgames.Nothorrible.
Butnotgoodeither.

IndomitableFaith

+1towillsaves.
Ifyou'redealingwithapoorwillsavethisisagreattrait.
CarefullyHidden(HumanRacialTrait)isbetterhowever.Ifyou'rehumanoryoudon'tmind
takingtheAdoptedTraitgetthatinstead.

NecroticAura

+1bonustosavesvsNecromancyspellsandeffectsthatdealnegative
energydamage.
Anotherrandom+1bonus.Whiletherearesomeverynastynecromancy
spellsIwouldn'twasteatraitontherareoccasionthiswouldbehelpful.

SacredConduit

+1bonusonyourchannelenergyDCs.
Ifyouknowyourgoingtofightalot
ofundead,oryou'reaclericwhochannelsnegativeenergythenthiscanbehelpful.But
consideringthefactthatmostpeoplefeelChannelingisweakIwouldnttakethistraitunless
you'refocusedonchanneling.

SacredTouch

Youcanstabilizeadyingcreatureasastandardaction.
Wow.Thisisjust
terrible.Ifyou'rethehealeryouhaveazerolevelcantripforthis.IfyournotyoucanmakeaDC
15Healchecktodothesamething.Ifyoudon'twanttoriskthat...itsafullroundactiontopoor
a50gpCurelightwoundspotiondowntheirthroatorastandardtouseaCureLightWandon
them.Pleaselookelsewhere.Thisisawasteofspace.

ScholaroftheGreatBeyond

+1bonusonKnowledge(history)andKnowledge(planes),
andoneofthese(yourchoice)becomesaclassskill.
SkilltraitAwesome.Nameoftrait
bonusawesome.IalmostlikethisasbluebecauseKnowledge(Planes)isreallyhelpful,but
withkeepingmyrankinguniform.GreenItis.

St.ClydwellsWard

Asastandardactionyoureciteaholychantthatgivesyoua
sanctuaryeffectvsdemons(andIassumedevils).
WhilethistraitisfullofwinintheRP
department...wedon'tcareaboutthat.A50gppotioncandothesamething.Iwillmarkitas
orangethoughsimplybecauseoftheExorcistvibeithasgoingforit.

StalwartoftheSociety

Yourauraofcouragegrantsanadditional+1againstfeareffects.
Whilethisisanotherrandom+1bonus,itsa+1bonusthatcanhelpyourwholeparty.Itstinks
whenhalfyourpartyfailsafrightfulpresencesave.Otherwisethisisasosotrait.Igiveita
bonusforbeingteamfriendly.

Unnatural

Presence

YourIntimidateskillworksonanimalsandvermin.
Ifyouhave
investedinIntimidatethenthisisagreattrait.Otherwiseitismeh.

Zealot

+1onKnowledge(religion),anditbecomesaclassskill.Youhavetobea
Gnome.
AndthecaveatisthewholetenetsofyourfaithandtheGMdeterminingwhetheryou
sufferfromtheBleaching(whateverthatis).Itsnotabadtrait.Itgivesyouaskillinclass.
HowevertherearebettertraitsthatgiveyouKnowledgereligioninclasswithoutanyrestrictions.
UnlessyourusingthisforRPgowithChildofthetempleandgetafree+1bonustoKnowledge
nobilitytoboot.

MagicTraits

BeastoftheSociety

Whenyouwildshapeintoasmallormediumcreatureyour
wildshapedurationisdoubled.
Simplyfrikkingoutstanding.HowthisisonlyatraitIdon't
know.Youknowallthosescoutingmissionsyourgroupmakesyougoonasaneagleor
whatever.Howwouldyoulikeittolasttwiceaslong...wellmaybeyoudon't,butitsstillcrazy
good.

Charlatan

Asaswiftactionyoucanexpendaspellandgainabonusbasedonthelevel
ofthespellonyournextbluffcheck.
Youcanusethisability3times.Youshouldntneedit
morethanthatconsideringitsahorribletradeoff.TheonlytimeIcanseethisasusefuliswhen
yourcaughtwithyourpantsdownsotospeak.Butifyou'reacasterhighenoughtoexpenda
spellworthadecentbonus...thenyou'reahighenoughcastertocastaspelltofixtheissue.O
andyouhavetobeagnometoboot.Aspointedoutitisaswiftandundetectablehowever.So
forthosethatreallywanttoeckouteverybitofbonusonbluffthismightbeanoption.

ClassicallySchooled

+1bonustospellcraft,anditsbecomesaclassskill.
Agreatskillto
haveinclassforanyone.Thefighterthatcantellifanenemyjustcastteleporttoflee,oran
invisibilityspellandisstillfighting...that'shelpfulforanyone.

DangerouslyCurious

+1bonustoUseMagicDevice,anditbecomesaclassskill.
Iwish
Ihadacolorbetterthanpurple.ConsideringhowhightheDCsareforUMDthistraitiseven
goodforthosethatalreadyhaveitinclass.

DeepGuardian

+1moralebonustoattack,anda+1enhancementtoACforEarth
subtypecreatures.

Youhavetobeadwarf.
Notabadbonusifyou'reaSummoner.

DesperateFocus

+2bonusonconcentrationchecks.
Soatfirstlevelyouhaveabouta+5
or+6toyourconcentration.ItsaDC17tocastafirstlevelspell.ADC19forasecond.Letssay
yougethitfor10pointsofdamage.ThatsaDC21forafirstlevelspell.Asyoucansee
ConcentrationDCsareprettyhighandveryhardatlowlevels.
CombatCasting
isafeatyoucan
taketoadd+4toyouconcentrationcheck,howeveritonlyaddsthe+4whilecastingonthe
defensiveorgrappled.Notduetodamage.DesperateFocusisaflatbonusforeverything.If
youareplayingacasterthattendstogetinthemiddleofcombatthisisaverygoodtraitto
investin.

DiabolicalDabbler

+1hitpointperHitpointdietosummonedfiendishanimals.
Soif
you'reaSummonerorspecializeinsummoningthisisntabadtrait.Afewhitstotheusefulness
ofthishowever.Ithastobeafiendishanimal.Notademonordevil.Afiendishanimal.When
youuseSummonMonstertosummonmostanimalsiteitherhasacelestialorFiendishtemplate
basedonyouralignment.GoodgetCelestial.EvilgetFiendish.Neutralgettopickeachtime
theysummon(hinthint)Soifyou'reagoodsummonerthisisprobablyawaste.

Earthbound

Whiletouchingtheground,+2bonustoovercomeSRagainstcreatures
withtheairsubtype.

DwarfOnly.
AquicksearchontheSRD.Thatsawhopping5creatures
thathaveSRandtheairsubtype.Avoidatallcost.Ifyouhavetotakesomethinglikethistakea
lookatStrengthoftheLand.

EldritchSmith

WhenCraftingstoneormetalitemsyoureducethecostby5%.
Another
crappyDwarftrait.What'sthedealwithDwarventraits.Itstatesitworkswhileusinganycrafting
feat,sothisshouldapplytocraftingMagicArmsandArmoraslongastheyarestoneormetal.
NotasgoodasHedgeMagicianwhichhasnoracialrestrictionandworksonallmagicitems.

FocusedMind

+2onconcentrationchecks.
SameasDesperateFocus.Notabadchoiceat
all.SeeDesperateFocusforafullbreakdownwhyIlikeit.Rememberyoucan'tstacktrait
bonuseshowever.Takeoneortheother.

GhostSight

+2bonusonperceptiontolocateundeadandyoucanseeetherealundead.
Iseedeadpeople!Owait.theystillgetthe+20toStealth.Scratchthat.WhydidItakethis
again?

GiftedAdept

Chooseonespellandyougeta+1casterlevel.
Ican'tthinkofanyreasonto
takethistrait.SureitmightbeniceinconjunctionwithMagicalLineageandIntensifyspellbut
youjustusedupbothofyourstartingtraits.Notworthit.

GreaterAdeptoftheSociety

Yougainoneadditional0levelcantripspellslot.
Nowthis
mightseemlikeacraptrait,anditgenerallyis,howeverwizardsnevergetmorethan4cantrips
aday.Ifyoujusthavetohavethat5thonethismightbeupyouralley.

HavocoftheSociety

+1Forcedamagetoanyspellthatdealsdamage.
Horrible.Even
Envokersshouldknowbetter.Theonlyredeemingquality:Becauseitisforcedamage,nextto
nothingisimmune.Effectsthatactivateifsomethingisdamaged(DazzlingSpellforinstance),
willalwaysactivate.Stillashoddytraitinmyopinionbutthereitis.

HedgeMagician

Reducethecostofanymagicitemyoucreateby5%.
Currentlyoneof
theonlyRAWwaystomakegoldoffcraftingmagicitems.Ifyourplaningtocraftalotofgearfor
yourpartythisisagreattrait.

LucidDreamer

+1bonusonknowledge(planes),and+2onwillsaveswhiledreamingor
onyoursubconscious.
Ithinkyoucansuckupthe3orsospellsthismighthelpagainst.
Worseyoudon'tgainKnowledge(planes)asaclassskill.Nothanks.

MagicalKnack

+2casterleveltoonespellcastingclassuptoyourHD.
In3.5wehad
PracticedSpellcasterwhichincreasesyourcasterlevelby4uptoyourHD.Itdidnotmakethe
transitiontoPathfinder.Currentlythisistheonlyway(baring3PPmaterial)tokeepyourcaster
levelequaltoyourHDifyoudecidetodipintoanotherclass.Ifyoumulticlassthisisamust
havetrait.ItisstronglyrecommendedforthepoorspellcasterslikePaladinandRanger.Ithelps
mitigatethecasterlevelofthespellsANDitallowsthemtoqualifyforcertainfeats2levels
earlier.

MagicalLineage

Pickonespell.Dropthemetamagiccostby1.
Thistraithasatonof
uses.OneofthebestisMagusandShockingGrasp.Takethistraitforshockinggraspandthen
takeIntensiveSpell.Nowyourshockinggrasptapsoutat10d6insteadof5anditsstilla1st
levelspell.AlsoifyouwantahigherlevelspellyoucanalwaystaketheAdditionalTraitsfeat
laterontogetafreemetamagiclevelonyourfavoritespell.Thistraitisbetterthenalotofactual
feats.

MagicalTalent

Chooseone0levelspellandyoucancastitonceperday.
Terriblewaste.
Theonlysavinggracethistraithasisitmightqualifyyouforaprestigeclass.Otherthenthat
most0levelspellscanbegottenthroughcheapmagicitemsorpotions.

MathematicalProdigy

+1bonusonKnowledge(arcana)andKnowledge(engineering),
andoneofthese(yourchoice)becomesaclassskillforyou.
AnotherhelpfulSkilltrait.

NaturallyGifted

AdditionaluseofoneofyourGnomespelllikeseachday.
Whileyour
spelllikesarehelpfulIdon'tbelieveinwastingatraittocastasecondoneeachday.

SecondTongue

Anysummoningordivinationspellyoucasttosummonorcontacta
GreatOldOneoroneoftheirminionsiscastat+1casterlevel.
Sothistraitisalittlevague.
Idontbelieveyoucanusesummonmonstertosummonaspecificgodsminions.Isupposethis
wouldbehelpfulifyouworshiponeoftheGreatOldOnes(Thoughyou'reprobablyalsoinsane
orcloseto).

Skeptic

+2bonusonsavesvsillusions.
Anotherrandomsavebonusvsaselectsetof
spells.Notworthyourtime.

StrengthoftheLand

+1bonusoncasterlevelcheckswhiletouchingground.This
includesdispelandSRchecks.MustbeaDwarf.
SuperiorineverywaytoEarthbound,but
stillawasteinmyopinion.

TarBaphonsWhisper

Youmaycastsottovoceasaspelllike3timesperday.
Okso
thisspellisn'tontheSRD.Hereiswhatitdoes.Youtargetonehumanoidof4HDorlesswitha
willsaveorbeshaken.Itlast1round.WorsethanCauseFear.Iwouldn'twasteastandard
actiononthisspellifIhad20adayforfree...muchlesshavetospendatraitonit.

TheoreticalMagician

+2tospellcraftchecks,ora+3ifyouarentaspellcaster.
Takea
lookatClassicallySchooled.Ifyouarentaspellcasteryoucantakethatandwith1skillpoint
spentitgivesyoua+5bonus.Thistraitissubpar.

Trickster

+1bonustocasterlevelforillusionspells.Gnomeonly.
Notabadtraitforan
illusionspecialistgnome.Theyalreadygeta+1DCtoillusionspells.Thishelpsboostduration,
range,andareaoftheirillusionspellstoo.Therearebettertraits,butthisonecertainlyisn'ta
badchoice.

TwoWorldMagic

Picka0levelspellfromanotherspelllistandaddittoyours.
Alotof
classesarelackingforgoodcantrips/orisons.IcouldseeanarcanecasterwantingCreate
WateroraDruidwantingGhostSoundHowaboutPrestidigitation,thebestspellever?Or
Message,poorman'stelepathy?Thiscouldevenbeapossible
Purple
.

SocialTraits

Adopted

Youpickeduparacetraitfromyouradoptiveparentsandsociety,andmay
immediatelyselectaracetraitfromyouradoptiveparentsrace.
YouseeallthoseDwarf
onlyorGnomeonlytraitsIlovesomuch.Takethistraitandyouimmediatelygettopickatrait
fromanotherracethenyourown.Ican'tbegintotellyouhowgoodthistraitis.Iteffectively
destroysallthosepeskyracialrequirements.NotethisonlyworksontraitsundertheRacial
category,butthisisstillagreattrait.

BrastlewarkBusinessman(Gnome)

+2bonustocraftalchemy.Gnomeonly.
Ifyouarean
alchemistthismightbeworththeinvestment.Otherwisedon'tbother.

Bully

+1bonusonIntimidate,andIntimidatebecomesaclassskill.
Notabadinvestment
ifyouwishtomakeanintimidatebuild.Skilltrait.

Canter

+5bonustobluffandsensemotivechecksinvolvingsecretmessages.
Unless
you'reinacampaigncenteredaroundasecretorganizationorguildthistraitisfartoo
restrictive.

Charming

+1bonustoBluffandDiplomacyonacharacterthatissexuallyattractedto
you,anda+1bonustothesaveDCofanylanguagedependentspellyoucastonsuch
charactersorcreatures.
Thisisjustanuncomfortabletrait.NotreallykeenonaskingtheGMif
Imsexyandheknowsitright?everytimeIbluff,diplomacy,orcastacharm.Thereareeasier
lessawkwardwaystogetbonusesonthesethings.

ChildoftheStreets

+1bonusonSleightofHand,anditbecomesaclassskill.
Idon'tsee
manyclassesoutsidethosethatalreadygetthisskillusingit.Butifyouwantithereisthetrait
togetit.

Collector(Gnome)

+2bonusonchecksmadewitheitherCraft(anyone),Disable
Device,EscapeArtist,Perform(anyone),orSpellcraft.MustbeaGnome.
Thisremindsme
oftheDragonlanceKinderpocket...butcrappier.Helpfulfordisabledevicebutotherthenthat
itsawash.CouldbefuntoRPthough.

ConvincingLiar

+1traitbonustoblufforIntimidate,andoneoftheseskillsbecomesa
classskill.
SimilartoBullyorWittyRepartee.Youcanactuallytakethe+1tooneoftheskills
andgaintheotherskillasaclassskill.Notbadforgettingabonusonaclassskillandgaininga
separateskillasaclassskill.

Etymologist(Gnome)

+1bonuson

Linguistics
checks,knowoneadditionalbonus
language,andtreat

Linguistics
asaclassskill.MustbeGnome.
Oksoyougetabonuson
acheckstodeciphertext,anadditionallanguage,andLinguisticsbecomesaclassskill.
Wheneveryouputarankintothisskillyoulearnanewlanguage.Thiscanbereallyimportant
forsummonerswhoneedtobeabletocommunicatewiththeirsummons.Unfortunatelymost
classesthatsummonhaveLinguisticsinclassalready(Sorcerersdon't).Infernal,Abyssal,
Celestial,andtheelementallanguagesaregreatchoices.

Explorer(Gnome)

+2bonusonSurvivalinoneterraintypethatmustchangeeachlevel.
MustbeaGnome.
Verystrangetrait.Youhavetochangeyourterraineverylevelandyoudont
gainsurvivalasaclassskill.Notworththetrouble.

FastTalker

+1bonusonBluff,andBluffbecomesaclassskill.
SameasWittyRepartee.
Bluffisagreatskilltohaveinclass.

HellknightAncestry

+2bonusonDiplomacytoinfluenceHellknightsanda+2bonuson
intimidateenemiesofHellknights.
Fartoonarrowtobeworthit.

Hunter'sBlood

+1bonustoDiplomacy,Knowledge(religion),andSurvivalwhenrelated
toundead.Chooseoneoftheseskillsasaclassskill.Undeadgaina+1bonustolearn
aboutYOU.
Oksothistraitisjustfullofwin.Firstit'sjustafantasticRPflavoredtrait.Your
familyisknownforhuntingundeadandarefamous/infamousbecauseofit.Yourfamilyisso
wellknownthatundeadfear(oratleastpayattention)toyourfamily.Thatsjustcool.Youget
oneof3skillsaddedasaclassskill.CrazygoodforcampaignslikeCarrionCrown.Youmight
evenbeabletonamedropyourfamilywithorganizationsdedicatedtodestroyingundeadfor
NPCboons.

LostNobility

+1bonusonattackanddamagerollsagainstgovernmentofficialsofyour
homeland.
Fartoonarrowtobeveryuseful.

MaestrooftheSociety(Bard)

3additionalroundsofbardicperformanceperday.
Nota
horriblechoiceforbardsifyoufearrunningoutofsteam.Itisevenbetterforthe
Archaeologist
archetypewhotakes
LingeringPerformance
.Thats9extrarounds...almostdoublewhatyou
wouldnormallyhaveatfirstlevel.GoodluckgettingyourGMtosayyes.

NaturalBornLeader

Allcohorts,followers,orsummonedcreaturesunderyour
leadershipgaina+1moralebonusonWillsavestoavoidmindaffectingeffects.Ifyou
takeLeadership,yougaina+1bonustoyourLeadershipscore.
Sothisisn'tbadfor
summoners.Alsonotbadifyou'reinacampaignlikeKingmaker.Therearebettertraits,butthis
oneisntaterriblechoice.

NobleSavage

+2bonusonDiplomacyandPerformwithpeopleofhighsocialstanding.
Anothernarrowskillwithtoolittlegainforsuchararesituation.


NonchalantThuggery

+4bonusonBluffcheckstokeepothersfromnoticingyour
aggressiveactions.
Thisshouldaffectfeintingincombat.Thereareseveralfeatsthatallow
youtofeintandthenattack(orflurry)whileyouropponentisflatfooted.Thistraitjustmakesit
easierforyoutopulloffyourfeint.Notabadchoice.

PovertyStricken

+1bonustoSurvivalchecks,andSurvivalbecomesaclassskill.
Askill
traitthatgivesyousurvival.NotabadchoiceifyouwantSurvival.
Nomadicisbetterhowever
becauseitgivesyouasecondbonus.Adoptedcanhelpyoupickupthatoneinsteadifyou
want.

Princess(female)

+1bonustoDiplomacyandIntimidate,andoneofthese(yourchoice)
becomesaclassskill.
MustbeFemale.SuperiortoBullyifyourcharacterisFemale.

RichParents

Yourstartingcashincreasesto900gp.
HowwouldyoulikeHalfPlate
insteadofChainmail.OrhowwouldyouliketostartwithaHeavyWarHorse.Whatabouta
Masterworkweapon?Thistraitcanbeveryhelpfulforgettingafewnicethingsatthestartofa
game.Thenegativeisitisawastedtraitafterthegoldisgone.ShorttermvsLongterm.Upto
you.

Savant

+2bonusonallPerformchecksmadeusingoneperformancetype.Perform
becomesaclassskill.
Ifyoureallyreallywanttoperform.Hereisyourtrait.TheGoodIt
givesyouaskillinclass.ThebadItsPerform.Bardsmightfinditmorehelpfulbecauseof
VersatilePerformanceatLevel2...effectivelynettingthema+2in3skillsinsteadofone.Sofor
Bardsthistraitisprobably
blue
.

Suspicious

+1bonusonSenseMotive,andSenseMotivebecomesaclassskill.
Itsa
greatbenefittoknowwhenothersarelyingtoyou...ornottellingyoueverything.
Whenyoudon't
detectthebarkeepisnttellingyoueverything,yougoontheadventure.Whenyougoontheadventure,
youendupfindingthecavehetoldyouabout.Whenyoufindthecavehetoldyouaboutyoualsofindthe
dragonheforgottotellyouabout.Whenyoufindthedragoninthecaveyougetchasedbythedragon
fromthecave.Whenyougetchasedbythedragonyouendupdeadinaroadsideditch.Don'tendup
deadinaroadsideditch....getSenseMotive.

WithoutaPast

+1bonustoBluffandLinguisticswhenusedtoforgedocuments,and
onebecomesaclassskill.
Soyougetblufforlinguisticsinclassbutthebonusisagaina
narrowcircumstance.Therearebettertraitsforbluff.ButifyouwantLinguisticsandyouarenta
gnomethenthisisagoodtrait.

CampaignTraits
Campaigntraitsarespecificallydesignedtotieyourcharacterintoacampaigns
storyline,andoftengiveyouabuiltinreasontobeginthefirstadventure.Forthis
reason,GMsusuallycreatetheirowncampaigntraitsfortheirPCs.IfyourGMuses
campaigntraits,oneofyourstartingtraitsmustbeacampaigntrait.Yourothertraitcan
bechosenfromoneoftheothertypesoftraits.IhavehadGMswhogivetwotraitsand
aCampaigntrait(foratotalof3)It'suptoyourGMwhatyoureceive.


AP0106:RiseoftheRunelords

BlackSheep

+1bonuson

Knowledge
(local),and

Knowledge
(local)becomesa
classskill.Inaddition,youcanchooseanyonenotoriouscitizenofSandpointfrom
belowasanally.LawabidingcitizensmistrustyoubutthetoughersideofSandpoint
respectsyou.

AliverPillbugPodiker(apothecary)
Benefit
Youstartthegamewith400gpworthof

poison
,andPillbugwillcontinuetosell
you

poison
aslongasyoudontspreadtheword.

TitusScarnetti(bitternobleman)
Benefit
Chooseoneofthefollowingskills:Bluff,SleightofHand,orStealth.Yourworkfor
Scarnettigivesyoua+1bonusonthatskill,anditbecomesaclassskill.

SothisisaprettyniceTrait.Ifyou'reanAlchemistoraRoguetype,Alivercangiveyoua
contacttobuypoisonsormaterialstomakeyourown.IfyoupickTitusyougettwoskillsinclass
anda+1bonusonboth.ConsideringmostoftheAPtakesplacearoundSandpointKnowledge
Localisaworthwhileskilltoinvestin.

FavoredSon/Daughter

+1bonusonKnowledge(local),andKnowledge(local)
becomesaclassskill.Inaddition,youcanchooseanyonelawabidingcitizenof
Sandpointfrombelowasanally.

Lawabidingcitizenstrustyoubutthetoughersideof
Sandpointthinkyouasnitch.

AmeikoKaijitsu(localnobleandowneroftheRustyDragonInn)
Benefit
Yougainanadditional10%overtheamountofgpyounormallywouldgetfrom
sellingofftreasure.

BelorHemlock(townsheriff)
Benefit
Thebenefitsofbeingclosefriendswiththetownsheriffareextensive,andyou
cancallinfavorsfromhimoncepergamesession.Afavorcaneithergetyououtofa
legaljam,hookyouupwithatownguardforhelp,orgiveyouaonetime+10bonusona
Bluff,Diplomacy,orIntimidatecheckmadeagainstanylocalperson.

BasicallytheexactoppositeofBlacksheep.YougetknowledgelocaljustlikeBlacksheep,and
abaseofoperationswithanice10%whensellingtreasure.
SOMEONE
atyourgamingtable
shouldpickupthistraitforAmeiko.Thatpersoncansellthepartieslootforthe10percent
boost.Belorislessappealingaguyyoucancallinfavorswithwhenyougetintroublewiththe
law.

Outlander

PickoneofthefollowingreasonstobeanewcomertoSandpoint.

LoreSeeker
Benefit
Yougaina+1bonusonKnowledge(arcana),and

Knowledge
(arcana)becomes

aclassskill.Ifyoucastarcanespells,pickthreespellsonyourspelllist:Yougeta+1CL
anda+1totheirsaveDC(ifany).

Exile
Benefit
Yougaina+2bonusonInitiative.

Missionary
Benefit
Yougaina+1bonusonKnowledge(religion),andKnowledge(religion)becomes
aclassskill.Ifyoucastdivinespells,pickthreespellsonyourspelllist:Yougeta+1CL
anda+1totheirsaveDC(ifany).

Sonocontactwiththisonebutallthreearesexybonuses.MaguscanusethiswithMagical
LineagetomakeatrulyscaryShockinggrasp.The+2InitiativeisthesameasReactionaryand
purpleforareason.Ifyoudon'tneedanundergroundcontact,andsomeoneelsealreadyhas
Ameiko,thenthistraithasthemostbangforyourbuck.

AP0712:CurseoftheCrimsonThrone

DrugAddict

+2bonusonKnowledge(local)orDiplomacytoGatherInformation
(chooseone),or+1bonusonFortitudesaves.
Forgettheskillbonus.Ifyouwantthistrait
taketheFortsaveandbearecoveringjunkie.

Framed

+2bonusonBluff,ora+2bonusonSpellcraft
.Whileeitherskillisuseful,there
arebettertraits.Lookelsewhere.

LoveLost

+2bonusononeofthefollowingskills:Craft,Perform,orProfession,ora+2
bonusonIntimidate.
Again,theintimidateisaniceskill,buttherearebettertraits.Goodfor
bardsthough.

MissingChild

DiplomacyandSenseMotivearealwaysclassskillsforyouora+1bonus
onWillsaves.
Nowthisisastellartrait.Toobadyouhavetopickoneortheother.Gaining
DiplomacyANDSenseMotiveasclassskillsisbeautifulandaflatbonustowillsavesiscrazy
goodtoo.

UnhappyChildhood

+1bonusonReflexsaves,ora+2bonusonConcentrationchecks.
Anotheramazingtrait.AflatbonustoReflexorabonusonConcentrationchecks.
ConcentrationDCscangetstupidhardsoanybonuscanbeimportant.

AP1318:SecondDarkness

FoolsforFriends

Wheneveryou
aidanother
tohelpanally,orwheneveranallyaids
youinthismanner,yougetanadditional+1traitbonustothecheckforwhichaidwas
beingrendered.Additionally,aslongasoneofyourfriendsiswithin30feet,yougaina
+1bonusonallsavingthrowsagainstcharmandcompulsioneffects.
Soyougiveand
receiveanadditional+1fromaidanotheranda+1bonustosavesvsaverybadsetofspellsto

failon.Notterriblebuttherearebetterbonusesforeither.

IntoEnemyTerritory

ChooseFortitude,Reflex,orWill.Yougaina+1bonusonsavesof
thattype.
Aflatbonustoasaveofyourchoice.Oneofthebesttraitstotake.

Looking

for

Work

Chooseoneofthefollowingskills:Bluff,Craft(any),Diplomacy,
Intimidate,Perform(any),Profession(gambler),orPerception.Yougaina+1bonusin
thatskill,andthatskillbecomesaclassskill.
Dependingontheskillchosenthisskillis
anywherefromorangetopurple.Bluff,Diplomacy,andIntimidateare
blue
.Perceptionis
purple
,
andtherestare
green
or
orange
.

OptimisticGambler

Effectsthatgrantyou

moralebonuses
persist1d4roundslonger
thantheynormallywould.
Moralebonusareusuallyrelegatedtodivinebuffspellsor
BarbarianRageandusuallythedurationsarelongenoughthat1d4extraroundsisntgoingto
domuchforyou.Barbariansmightfindthisusefuliftheywishtoextendtheirragesome.

ResearchingtheBlot

Youcanuse

Spellcraft
toidentifymagicitemsinthesameway
youcanuseSpellcrafttoidentifya
potion
.TheDCtoidentifyamagicitemisequalto20
+theitemscasterlevel.
SoIwillassumethisisatraitthatisathrowbackfrom3.5.Ihave
coloredthis
DARKRED
.YoucanALREADYuseSpellcrafttoidentifymagicitems.Worsethis
makesitHARDERtodoso.InPathfindertheDCtoidentifyitemsis15+CL.Thisadds5tothe
DC.AskyourGMtochangethistraittosomethingbeneficialbecauseaswrittenit'snotonly
useless,itsharmful.

ScoutingforFiends

+1bonusonallattackrollsmadeagainstfoesyouknowtobeevil
outsiders
.Thefluffonthistraitiscool.Howeveritisfartoonarrow.UnlessthisAPhasyou
fightingatonof[Evil]Outsidersthistraitisntworththeinvestment.

AP1924:LegacyofFire

EarningYourFreedom

ChooseFortitude,Reflex,orWillyougaina+1bonusonsaves
ofthattype.
Theawesome:Aflatbonustoasaveofyourchoice.Thenotsoawesome:Bythe
fluffyourcharacterstartsoutaslave.IfyourGMisfeelingextrameanthiscanbiteyouinthe
rear.

FindingHaleen

Theclassyoutakeat1stlevelisalwaysafavoredclasstoyou,andyour
dedicationtoitissuchthateverytimeyoutakealevelintheclass,yougain+1hitpoint
and1additionalskillpointoverandabovewhatyouwouldnormallygain.
Sothistraithas
abuttloadofflavorandbackstory.Givesyouagreatreasonwhyyouareadventuring.And
givesyouadoublefavoredclassbonusontopofwhateveryouchoose.Iamuncertainhowthis
traitinteractswithalternateracialfavoredclassbonusesthough.ConsultyourGMifyouwishto
takeoneofthose.

Gnoll
Killer

Yougaina+1bonusonattackrollsandweapondamagerollsmadeagainst
gnolls
.Ifyouareabarbarianandyourefightinggnolls,yourragelasts1roundlonger
thannormal.Ifyourearangerandyouselecthumanoid(gnoll)asa

favoredenemy
,your
bonusonattackrollsandweapondamagerollsagainstgnollsincreasesto+2.Ifyourea
spellcaster,yougaina+1bonustospellsaveDCsfordamagingspellsagainstgnolls.
So
foranyoneotherthanRangersthistraitissoso.For
Rangers
thisisa

MUSTHAVETRAIT
.
Hereiswhy.Rangersgetaspellnamed
InstantEnemy
.Thistraitwillgiveyouanadditional+2
hitanddamageabovewhateveryouwouldnormallyreceive.At20thlevelthatsa+12tohitand
damageforanyoneyouwant.

Missionary

Pickoneofthefollowingskills:Bluff,Diplomacy,Intimidate,Knowledge
(religion),Perform(any),orSenseMotive.Yougaina+1bonusonthatskill,andit
becomesaclassskill.
Sohereisthedealwiththistrait.Itisawonderfultieinfora
cleric/oraclewhofollows
Sarenrae
.Unfortunatelytheonlyskillstheydon'talreadygetthatare
reallygoodareBluffandIntimidate.It'sunfortunatebecauseit'sfluffisreallynice,butthereare
bettertraitsforthethoseclasses.

ReclaimingyourRoots

Yougainavaluedpossessionapieceofjewelryworth350gp,
anymasterworkweaponorarmorworthnomorethan350gp,ora
wand
containingany
1stlevelspell(CL1st)withonly20chargesremaining.Ifyoueverlosethisitem,your
resultingdepressionimposesa1penaltyonWillsavesfor1year.
WorsethanRich
Parents,andahorriblepenaltyifyoueverlosesaiditem.Takesomethingelse.

SeekingAdventure

Youbeginplaywithyourown

wayfinder
,aloanyouhavetopay500
gpforsomeday.
EvenworsethanReclaimingyourRoots.IfyouwantaWayfinderthatbad,
takeRichParents,andhave400goldleftover.

AP2530:CouncilofThieves

ChildofInfamy

+1traitonPerform(act),andtheskillbecomesaclassskill.
Furthermore,youbeginplaywith300gp
.AsmallbonusonPerformandofRichParents.
Therearebettertraits.IfyoutakethisandRichParentsyoumightbeabletoaffordFullPlate
though...anddanceinit!

ConspiracyHunter

Chooseoneofthefollowingskills:Bluff,Diplomacy,Knowledge
(local),Perception,SenseMotive,orStealth.Yougaina+1bonusonthisskillandit
becomesaclassskill.
Perceptionisthegoldenegghere.Thereareseveralothergoodskills
butifyoudon'thaveperceptioninclassthisisthetraitforyou.

DiabolistRaised

+1bonusonBluff,Diplomacy,Intimidate,andSenseMotivechecks
madeagainstWestcrownsnobility,anda+1bonusonallsavingthrowsmadeagainst
mindaffectingattacksfromdevils.
Fartoonarrowtodeserveatraitinvestment.Iftheother
goodtraitsaretakenthismightbeanoptionconsideringtheamountofdevilsyoumightruninto
inthisAP.Iwouldstillthatoneofthebettertraitsifavailablethough.

InfernalBastard

Mustbeatiefling.Youlosethetieflingsstandardresistancestocold,
electricity,andfireinstead,youmerelyhavea+2bonusonallsavingthrowsmade

againsttheseeffects.Likewise,youdonothavetheabilitytousedarknessasaspelllike
abilityonceperdayinstead,youmaychooseanyone0levelspellthatyoucaninstead
useatwillasaspelllikeability.
Sothisisinterestingandthereareplentyof0levelspellsthat
canbebeneficial.Prestidigitationatwill,oranyutilityspell.Thistraitiskindofatossup.

ShadowChild

Whenattackingtargetsinareasofdimlight,youdonotsufferthe
standard20%misschanceonattackrollsforbeinginthepoorlylitarea.
Thismightbe
worthittorogueswhocansneakattackinpoorlylitareas.HavingDarkvisionisbetter...but
hereisanoptionforthosethatdon't.

ThePathfinder'sExile

Youbeginplaywithyourown

wayfinder
,aloanyouhavetopay
500gpforsomeday.
LikeSeekingAdventure.IfyouwantaWayfinderthatbad,takeRich
Parents,andhave400goldleftover.

WestcrownFirebrand

+1bonusonInitiativechecks,andifyouactinasurpriseround,
yougaina+1bonusonallattackrolls.
Reactionaryisbetter.HoweverifConspiracyHunter
isalreadytaken(andtheGMismakingyoutakeadifferentCampaigntrait),thisisprobablythe
secondbestbetofthebunch.

AP3136:Kingmaker

Bastard

Youtakea

1penaltyonall

Charisma
basedskillchecksmadewhendealing
withmembersofBrevicnobilitybutgaina+1traitbonuson

Will
saves.(Thepenalty
aspectofthistraitisremovedifyouevermanagetoestablishyourselfasatruenoble).
SothereisalotofRPflavorinthistrait.Thenegativeisnttoobadandtheflatbonustowill
savesisprettyawesome.Asabonusifyoureadbetweenthelinesyoushouldhavean
opportunitytobecomenobility.Thatsaprettysweetdeal.

Brigand

Youbeginthecampaignwithanextra100gp.Youalsogaina+1bonuson
Bluff,Diplomacy,Intimidate,andSenseMotivewhendealingwithbrigands,thieves,
bandits,andtheirilk.
Ack.Horrible.Thegoldisnegligible,andthebonusisfartoonarrow.Get
somethingelse.

Issian

+1bonusonall

Will
savesmadetoresistmindaffectingeffects.
Letssee.Icould
beabastardnoblewithaflatbonustoallwillsavesorIcouldtakethis.Gobackandlookat
Bastard.

NobleBorn

Chooseoneofthefollowingnoblefamiliesanditsassociatedbenefits.

Garess
:
Youignorethemovementpenaltyforthefirst5feetofrockydifficultterrainyou
movethroughperround.Inaddition,yougaina+2bonusonAppraisetoassessthevalueof
naturalstonesormetals.
Lebeda
:
Yougainabonuslanguage:Dwarven,Elven,Hallit,Gnome,Giant,Halfling,Skald,
orSylvan.
Lodovka
:
Yougaina+1bonusonSwim,andSwimbecomesaclassskill.

Medvyed
:
Yougaina+2bonusonDiplomacychecksmadetodealwith

fey
creaturesanda
+1bonuson

Will
savesmadeagainsttheirspellsandsupernaturalabilities.
Orlovsky
:
Yougaina+1traitbonusonyourCMD.Inaddition,chooseAcrobatics,
Diplomacy,orStealthyougaina+1bonusonthisskill.
Surtova
:
Youdeal+2damagewhenattackinga

flatfooted
opponentwhilewieldingalightor
onehandedweapon.

Mostofthesebonusesareeitherweakorfartoonarrowtobeworthit.Surtovahassome
appealforrogueswholiketoflatfoottheiropponentsanyways.Therestareawash.

Pioneer

Youbeginplaywitha
horse
.Also,chooseoneofthefollowingskills:Climb,
HandleAnimal,Knowledge(nature),Perception,Ride,Survival,orSwimyougaina+1
bonusonthisskill.
Iassumeyougeta
LightHorse
...Thats75gp,andasmallbonustoone
skill.Picksomethingelse.

Rostlander

+1bonusonFortitudesaves.
Flatsavebonus.Thisismorelikeit.

SwordScion

Youbeginplaywitha

longsword
or

Aldoriduelingsword
andgaina+1
traitbonusonallattacksand

combatmaneuvers
madewithsuchweapons.
Sothistraitis
fullofwin.ItslikeHeirloomWeaponbeforeitwasnerfed.TaketheAldoriduelingsword.It'san
exoticweaponbutcanbeusedwithouttheexoticweaponproficiencyasalongsword.Ifyou
taketheproficiencyitcanbeusedwith
WeaponFinesse
,orcanbetwohandedlikeaBastard
Sword.Oneofthebestweaponsinthegameandyougetafree+1tohitANDtocombat
maneuverswithit.(Thatsbetterthen
WeaponFocus
anditstackswithit).IwishIhadabetter
colorthanpurple.

AP3742:SerpentsSkull

BoardedinCheliax

YoubeginthecampaignwithadetailedmapoftheMwangiExpanse
(thisgrants+2competencebonusonallKnowledge[geography]checksmaderegarding
thisregion)and200gpworthofmundaneequipmenttoaidyourexplorationofthe
jungle.
Themapcost50gp.Soyouget250gpworthofgear.Ifyouwantamap.TakeRich
Parents.Buyamap.Youneta650gpgain.IwouldnttakeeitherandjustwaittillIhavethe
goldforamap.Butthereyougo.

BoardedinMediogalti

+2traitbonusonallsavesagainstpoison.Inaddition,youcan
pickonetypeofpoisonlistedbelowtobeimmuneto,havingundergonealongand
painfulprocessofbuildingupanimmunitytoitseffects:bluewhinnis,giantwasp
poison,mediumspidervenom,smallcentipedepoison,orspidervinepoison.
Poisonuse
isabetteroptionforanyonethatwantstousepoisons.Unlessyoureallywanttopulloff
somethinglike
THIS
,thenpickabettertrait.
"NevergoupagainstaSicilianwhend
eath
ison
theline!"

BoardedintheMwangiExpanse

YougainPolyglotasabonuslanguageandreceivea
+1bonusonallKnowledge(nature)checksregardingthejungle.
Thistraitbasicallysaves
youaskillpointandgivesyouanarrowbonusonaskill.Pickadifferentone.


BoardedintheShackles

PickFortitude,Reflex,orWillyougaina+1bonusonall
savingthrowsofthattype.Aflatbonustoasaveofyourchoice.
Oneofthebesttraits.

BoardedinVarisia

Choosetogaineithera+2bonusonBluffagainstinhabitantsofthe
jungle,oryourspellswiththemindaffectingdescriptorgaina+1CLwhencastagainst
creaturesandnativesofthejungle.
Alittlenarrow.TheextraCLcouldbeinteresting,but
therearebettertraits.

Colonial

+1bonusonKnowledge(local)relatingtoSargavansettlementsandpolitics
anda+1bonusonsavesagainstdisease.
Narrowcrap.Moveon.

GettheCargoThrough

Youbeginthecampaignwithanadditional300gpinstarting
wealth.
IfyouneedextragoldatthestarttakeRichParents.ItsmoregoldandnovagueRP
stringswiththismysteriouscargoyouhavetoprotect.

JenivereCrew

Pickoneofthefollowingskills:Acrobatics,Climb,Knowledge(nature),
Knowledge(geography),Swim,orSurvival.Yougaina+1traitbonusonthatskill,and
thatskillbecomesaclassskill.
Acrobatics,Knowledgenature,andSurvivalareniceifyou
wanttogettheminclass.Theothersareprettyweak.

MwangiScholar

YougainPolyglotasabonuslanguageandreceivea+1bonusonall
Knowledge(history)checksregardingtheMwangiExpanse.
JustasbadasBoardedinthe
MwangiExpanse.Pickadifferentone.

Stowaway

+1traitbonusonStealthchecksandSurvivalcheckstofindfood
.Toosmalla
benefittobeworthatrait.

AP4348:CarrionCrown

ChanceSavior

+2bonusonInitiativechecks
.Heckyeah.

InspiredbyGreatness

Chooseonespellyoucancast.Fromnowon,youalwayscast
thisspellat+1casterlevel.
Meh.Itmightbehelpfulforclassesthatrelyonlowlevelspells
alot(Magus),buttherearebettertraitstofocuson.

MakingGoodonPromises

+2traitbonusonsavesagainstfeareffects.
Whileit'scoolnot
toscreamlikegirlasyourunawaybecauseyoufailedasave...thereareworsespellsIwould
ratherhaveabonusagainst.

OnthePayroll

Youanadditional150gpinstartingwealth.
Boo.Itsawasteofatraittoget
gold.Butifyouaregoingtodoitatleastgetyourgoldsworth.RichParentsgivesyou900gold.

SubjectofStudy

Chooseanon
humanoid

creaturetype
(andsubtypeifoutsider).You
gaina+1bonusondamagerollsagainstcreaturesofthistype.
Toonarrowformytaste.
Moveon.

TeachersPet

+2bonustoone

Knowledge
skillofyourchoosinganditbecomesaclass

skill.
Notabadtraitatall,especiallyconsideringtheAP(KnowledgeReligion,Arcana,and
Historyareallgoodchoices...hinthint)

AP4954:JadeRegent

AnoteabouttheseTraits:

1.Yougainaonetime+4bonustoyourrelationshipScorewiththeNPC
associatedwithyourCampaignTrait.SoifyouhaveanNPCyouwishto
getclosetoitbenefitsyoutochooseatraitassociatedwiththatNPC.

2.WhenrankingIwillignoretheattackbonusgivenforkeepingyourNPC
safebecausethisbenefitisgiventoeverytraitotherthanCaravanGuard.

BestFriend

Yougaina+1bonusonallattackrollsagainstfoesthatthreatenyour
friend(AmeikoorSandru)aswellaseithera+2bonusonDiplomacyora+2bonuson
Bluff.Whicheverskillyougainbecomesaclassskill.
NPCChoices
:
Ameiko,Sandru.

Theskillbonusisnice,asittheskillgain.Therearebettertraitshowever.

CaravanGuard

+1bonusonSurvival,anditbecomesaclassskill.
NPCChoices:Sandru.

TheonlytraitwithnobonustokeepanNPCsave(funnysinceyou'reaguard),butSurvivalisa
veryniceskilltohaveinthisAP.

ChildhoodCrush

YouhaveacrushononeoftheNPCs.Yougaina
+1bonusonall
attackrollsagainstfoesthatthreatenyourcrush.Onceperday,makeaDC15Charisma
checkonyourcrush.Ifyouresuccessful,gaina+1bonusonallsavingthrowsforthe
remainderoftheday.IfyoureeverwintheNPCslove,this+1bonusonsavingthrows
appliesatalltimes.
NPCChoices:Ameiko,Sandru,Shalelu.

SickSickSick.A+1toallsavesispurewin.JustmakesureyoucanmaketheCHAcheckwill
littleissueandthistraitrocks.

FosterChild

Yougaina+2bonusonanyoneKnowledgeskill(Yourchoice),andit
becomesaclassskill.Inaddition,yougaina+1bonusonallattackrollsagainstfoes

thatthreatenKoya.
NPCChoices:Koya.

Ifyouwantaknowledgeskillthenthisisyourtrait.

FriendoftheFamily

AslongasKoyaremainsalive,yougaina+1bonuson
Perception,andPerceptionbecomesaclassskill.Inaddition,yougaina+1bonusonall
attackrollsagainstfoesthatthreatenKoya.
NPCChoices:Koya.

Anothergoldentrait.PerceptionisTHEskillinPathfinder.Takethisifdon'thaveitinclassand
youdon'thaveadifferentNPCinmind.Maybeevenifyoudo.

Hero

Worship

Yougaina+1bonusonallattackrollsagainstfoesthatthreatenyour

hero(AmeikoorShalelu.)aswellasa+2bonusonconcentrationora+1bonustoyour
ACagainstattacksofopportunity.
NPCChoices:Ameiko,Shalelu.

ThebonustoConcentration(Ameiko)isreallynice.AsstatedConcentrationcheckscanget
prettyrough.Theotherisprettyweakhowever.

Rescued

+1bonusonallattackrollsagainstfoesthatthreatenyoursavior(Koyaor
Shalelu)aswellasa+2bonuswheneveryouusecurespellstohealdamageora+1
bonusonAcrobaticsand

itbecomesaclassskill.
NPCChoices:Koya,Shalelu.

Thebonustohealsisweak.TheAcrobaticschoice(Shalelu)isntbadifyouwantitinclass.

StudentSurvivalist

+2bonusonSurvival,and

itbecomesaclassskill.Inaddition,
yougaina+1bonusonallattackrollsagainstfoesthatthreatenShalelu.
NPCChoices:Shalelu

AsmentionedbeforeSurvivalisaniceskilltohaveinthisAP.Notabadchoice.

YoungerSibling

+1bonusonallattackrollsagainstfoesthatthreatenyourolder
sibling(Ameiko,Sandru,orShalelu)aswellasa+1bonusonWill,Fortitude,orReflex
saves.
NPCChoices:Ameiko,Sandru,Shalelu.

Astraightbonustoasave.Greatstuff.
WARNING
:IfyouwishtoromanceyourNPCthisshould
notbeyourtraitchoice.Yesyougetthe+4relationshipbonus,but...theyareyousister/brother.
IfyourGM/Groupdoesntmindthecreepinessofthat,thengoahead.Orjuststayfriends...just

saying.

AP5560:Skull&Shackles

AncientExplorer

+1bonusonKnowledge(history)andKnowledge(local),andoneof
theseskillsbecomesaclassskill.Inaddition,yougainCyclopsorPolyglotasabonus
language.
Theskillsareokalongwiththebonuslanguage.Therearebettertraitsbutifyou
wantoneofthoseknowledgeshereisyourfeat.

BarroomTalespinner

+1bonusonDiplomacyandonecategoryofPerform,andoneof
theseskillsbecomesaclassskill.Inaddition,onceperweekyoucanmakeaDC15
Knowledge(local)orIntelligencechecktoseeifyouknowapopularlegendarypirate
tale,thetellingofwhichgrantsyoua+1bonusonchecksmadetoinfluenceNPCsonthe
Wormwood.
Interestingtrait.YougetaskillinclassandacoollittlebonustoinfluenceNPCs.
NormallythatwouldbetoonarrowbutforaCampaigntraititmightcomeinhandy.

Besmara'sBlessing

+1bonusonPerceptionandProfession(sailor).Inaddition,once
perweekyoucanrerollaProfession(sailor)checkandtakethehigherresult(youmust
announcethatyouareusingthisabilitybeforetheresultsofthecheckareknown).
I
assumethatsailingcancomeinhandy,butIstillwouldntwasteatraitonit.

Buccaneer'sBlood

+1bonusonIntimidateandProfession(sailor).Inaddition,yougain
aonetime+1bonustoyourDisreputeandInfamyscores.
NotsureonthebonustoInfamy
buttherestisweak.Iwouldsuggestadifferenttrait.

DocksideBrawler

Youbeginthecampaignwithbrassknuckles.Yougaina+1bonuson
damagerollswith

brassknuckles
andimprovisedweapons.
Terrible.Brassknucklesdeal
1d3.Thatextrapointofdamagedoesn'tseemsogreatnowhuh.

EyeforPlunder

+1bonusonAppraiseandPerceptioncheckstofindconcealedor
secretobjects(includingdoorsandtraps).Inaddition,youbeginthecampaignwitha
selectionmundanetradegoodsworth50gp.
Notabadtraitforyourtrapfinder.Otherwiseits
prettycrap.

IlizmagortiNative

+1bonusonSenseMotive,andSenseMotivebecomesaclassskill.
Inaddition,youcanmakeuntrainedKnowledge(local)checksregardingpiratesorthe
regionoftheShackles.
SenseMotiveisagreatskilltohave.Agreattraittopick.

PegLeg

+1bonusonFortitudesaves,andyougaina+1bonusondamagerollsagainst
sharks
andotheranimalswiththe

aquatic
subtype.
AbonusonFortitudesaves...sounds
greatright?Wrong.Youhavea
PegLeg
.Whileyoudon'ttakethenormalpenaltiesassociated
withhavingapegleg...youstillhaveapegleg.Ifyouwantapegleg...thisisthetraitforyou..

Ship'sSurgeon

Youbeginthecampaignwithahealer'skit.Inaddition,yougaina+1
bonusonCraft(carpentry)andHeal.Healbecomesaclassskill.
Prettyweaktrait.

TouchedbytheSea

+1bonusonSwimanditbecomesaclassskill.Inaddition,
penaltiesonattackrollsmadeunderwaterarelessenedby1
.SwiminthisAPisactuallya

prettydecentskill.Alsothelessenedpenaltyunderwatercouldcomeinhandy.

RaceTraits

AdvantageousDistraction(Goblin)

Asaswiftactionyougaina+2dodgebonustoAC
for1round.
Usableonceperday.Ifitwereanimmediateactiontoactivatethistraititmightbe
moreinteresting.Asisaonceperdayfor1roundbonusitishardtojustifythetraiton.

AdventurousExplorer(Hafling)

When

frightened
or

shaken
,youonlytakea1penalty
onyourrollsinsteadof2.
WellpersonallyIwouldtryandshoreupmysavessoIdon'tfailthe
saveinthefirstplace.Justathought.

AnimalFriend(Gnome)

+1bonusonWillsavesaslongasananimaliswithin30feet,
andHandleAnimalbecomesaclassskill.
Sothisisanicetrait.Itiseasytohaveatinytoad
onyourpersonatalltimesforthesavebonus.Andyougetaskillinclasstoboot.Notbadat
all.

AnimalisticAffliction(Human)

+1bonusonHandleAnimalandWildEmpathy.
Asmall
bonustorarelyusedskills.Notagoodwaytospendatrait.

AnticipateEvil(Tiefling)

+1bonusonopposedDexteritybasedskillchecksagainst
outsiderswiththeevilsubtype.Inaddition,whenyourinitiativeistiedwithsuch
creatures,youalwaysactfirst.
SoDexteritybasedskillchecksareAcrobatics,Disable
Device,EscapeArtist,Fly,Ride,SleightofHand,andStealthchecks.Theinitiativethingisa
nonfactor(Howofteninagamesessiondoyoutieoninitiative).Sooverallitsnotahorrible
groupofskillsbutitsagainstaverysmallsampleofcreatures.Iwouldntconsiderthis.

ArcaneDabbler(Elf)

Choosea0levelarcanespell.Youmaycastthatspellonceperday
asaspelllikeability
.SothisworksexactlylikeMagicalTalentexceptyouhavetobeanElf
andithastobeanArcanespell.Theonlyadvantageisyoucanchooseintelligenceforthesave
DC.Butlet'sbehonest.ThisisevenworsethanMagicalTalentandthatskillisred.

ArmsMaster(Tiefling)

Takea
2penaltyonattackrollswithweaponsyouarenot
proficientwithinsteadof4.
Whywouldyouusethistraitonpurpose.Isupposeacasterwho
wantedarealweaponmighttakethe2sohewouldnthavetouseaproficiencyfeat.Istillthink
itabadidea.

ArtisticDilettante(Human)

+1bonustoAppraise,andoneCraftskill.
Neitherofthese
skillsareusedalot.Neitherdeserveatraitspentonthem.Avoidit.

AspiringBard(Human)

+1bonusononePerformancetype,anda+2bonuson
Knowledge(local)thatdealswiththelocalmusicscene.
Groovydude.IfIhadaplayerask
meifhecouldmakeaknowledgechecktofindthehapponenlocalmusicsceneIwouldthrow
somethingathim.Stupidtrait.

AssimilatedNative(Human)

+2bonusonIntimidateanda2penaltyonDeplomacy
wheninfluencingMwanginatives.
Wowthatspecific.SofarIamseeingatonofstinker

RacialTraits.

AuspiciousTattoo(Human)

+1bonusonWillsaves.
Nowthisismorelikeit.Abonustowill
saves.Nostipulations.Nonarrowfocus.Justaflatbonus.

AzlantiInheritor(Azlanti*)

+1bonusonKnowledge(history)anda+2bonusonAppraise
checksrelatedtoobjectsofAzlantioriginormadetoidentifyiounstones.
Asmallbonus
toararelyusedKnowledgeandabiggerbonusonanarrowsetofobjects.YoubynowIdon't
likenarrowfocustraitsunlessitssomethingthathappensoften.Moveontosomethingusefull.
*AttheGM'sdiscretion,ethnicitiesotherthanAzlantimighttakethistrait,markingacharacterasathrowbacktotheselegendary
people.

BalloonHeaded(Goblin)

+1bonusonPerception,andPerceptionbecomesaclassskill.
AnyEscapeArtistcheckthatrequiresyoutosqueezeyourheadthroughatightspace
takea8penalty.
Abonustothebestskillinthegame,anditbecomesaclassskill.The
EscapeArtistpenaltyismoreofajokebasedonthe10lawsofGoblins(Theytendtogettheir
headstuckinthings).Takethistraitifyoudon'tgetperceptioninclassandchucklealongwith
therestofthegroupifyouevergetstuck.

BeastBully(Tiefling)

YoucanmakeanIntimidatecheckinsteadofaHandleAnimal
checkwhentryingtohandleorpushananimal.
Sothisisthesecondtraitthatdealswith
usingIntimidateonanimals.UnlikeUnnaturalPresenceyoucanuseIntimidateinplaceofa
HandleAnimalchecktomakeitperformaTrick.Notabadtrait.

BentBody(TieflingBeastbrood)

+2bonustoCMDwhenresistinggrappleattempts.
Tieflingsmakeexcellentcasters.
Beinggrappledasacastercanbeadeathsentence.Thatis
theonlyreasonthistraitisn'tred.Iwouldratherhaveadifferenttrait,butifyourGMlikesto
throwalotofgrapplersatyourgroupthenthismightbeworthit.

BigBoned(TieflingHungerseed)

+1bonusoncombatmaneuverchecksmadeto
overrun
opponents,anda+1bonustoyourCMDagainsttripattempts.
SounlikeBent
Bodycasterscanusuallycastfromtheirbacksideaswellastheycanstandingupright.AndI
haveyettoseeanyonebuildacharacteraroundoverrun.Notareallyusefultrait.

BigEars(Goblin)

+2bonusonallPerceptionchecksmadetohearnoisesandyoucan
hearnoisesnormallyonlydogscanhear.
PersonallyIlikeBalloonHeadmore.Firstoffwhile
thisistwicethebonusitonlyaffectshearingthings.Secondyoudon'tgainPerceptioninclass.
However,ifyoualreadyhaveperceptioninclassthisisntabadtrait.Asabonusadogwhistle
canbeusedinscoutingtocommunicatewithoutalertingyourenemies.

BladeBravado(Human)

Whenwieldingaonehandedweaponandnothinginyouroff
hand,yougaina+1bonusonAcrobaticsandBluff.
IassumetheBluffonlyworksfor
feintingincombat.Idon'tseehowholdingaweaponhelpsyouliebetter.Thistraitseemstobe
designedforDervishDancebuilds.FeintinginCombatisusuallyonlyhelpfulforrogueswho
usuallyTWF.Honestlythistraitjustseemstogiveabonustocombatactionsthatwon'tbeused
oftenbythebuildsthatcanbenefitfromit.

BlessingofDarkness(Tiefling)

Wheneveraspellcastercapableofchannelingnegative

energycastsabeneficialspellonyou,sheactsasifshewereonelevelhigherforthe
purposeofdeterminingthatspellseffects.
Whilethiscanbehelpful,accordingtothe
wordingYOUcan'tbethespellcaster.Ithastobesomeoneelse.Unlessyou'rebuildingyour
charactertoplayoffsomeoneelseinthegroupIwouldavoidthistrait.

BloodStalker(TieflingHellspawn)

+4bonusonSurvivaltotrackorfollowatrailagainst
acreatureyouhavedamagedinthepastweek.
Fartoonarrowtobeabenefitveryoften
unlessyourGMlikestohavehispetNPCsescapebeforetheydie.EventhenIwouldntusea
traitonit.

BornDamned(Tiefling)

+2bonusonsavingthrowsagainstcurses.
NarrowNarrow
Narrow.Nothanks.

BorntotheWater(Ijo)

+1bonusonSwimchecksandonlyneedtomakeSwimchecks
onceevery2hourstoavoidfatigue,insteadofonceeachhour.
AbonustoSwim.Thatsall
youneedtoknow.

Bouncy(Goblin)

Thefirst1d6lethaldamagefromfallingbecomesnonlethal,andyou
geta+2bonusonreflexsavestoavoidfalling.
Thereareplentyoffallingtrapsthiscould
benefitfrom,buthonestlyIwouldrathertakeatraitthatletmeseethetrapbeforeIneededto
makeareflexsave.

BrastlewarkBusinessman(Gnome)

+2bonusonallCraft(alchemy)checks.
Havetobea
Gnome.ThistraitisalsolistedunderSocialTraits.Youcan'tbenefitfromittwicebutatleastit
allowsyoutotakeanotherSocialorRacialtraitbecauseyoucanconsiderthiseitherone.Also
becausethisfallsundertheRacialcategoryyoucanusetheAdoptedTraittoacquirethis.

BredforWar(Human)

+1bonusonIntimidateanda+1bonusonyour

CMB
.
Youmustbe
atleast6feettall.Sothistraitisn'tabaddeal.CMBbonusesarerare.AndtheRPofgetting
bonusesbecauseyourabigdudeiscool.TherearebettertraitsbutifyouwantalittleRPwith
yourtraitsthisisaprettyflavorfulpick.

Brute(HalfOrc)

+1bonusonIntimidate,andIntimidatebecomesaclassskill.
Thesame
asBullybutyouhavetobeaHalfOrc.NotbadifyouwantadifferentSocialTraitandyou'rea
HalfOrc.

BuriedAnxiety(TieflingSpitespawn)

Pickaspecificsortofobject,color,sound,or
similarrelativelycommonphenomena.Yougaina+2bonusonsavestoresistfear
effectsexceptwhenyoucansee,hear,smell,ortastethatwhichunnervesyou.
Thesame
bonusasCourageousorJadedexceptyouhaveaphenomenathatcancelsyourbonus.Idon't
likethosetraits.Ireallydon'tlikeonethatdoesthesamethingbuthasaflaw.

CarefullyHidden(Human)

+1bonustoWillsavesanda+2bonustosavingthrows
versusdivinationeffects.
Astraight+1towillsavesandabonusvsdivinationasabonus.
Betterthan
IndomitableFaith.

ChainMaster(TieflingShackleborn)

+2bonusoncombatmaneuverchecksmadeto
tripopponentswitha

spikedchain
or

whip
.
Abonustotrip,butonlywithtwoverybadexotic

weapons.Notworthit.

ChildofZolurket(Dwarf)

+1traitbonustoweapondamageagainstundead.
Abitofextra
damageagainstUndead.Toonarrowtobeworthit.

Clearheaded(Dwarf)

+1traitbonusonopposedchecksagainsttheBluffandDisguise
skillsanda+1traitbonusonsavingthrowsagainstillusioneffects.
Thisisaninteresting
Trait.It'seffectivelya+1toSenseMotive,Perception,andWillsaveswhenyou'rebeing
deceived.Iwouldrathergetastraightbonusbutthisisntahorriblechoicelikemostdwarftraits.

ColonialEntitlement(Human)

+2bonusonIntimidateagainstMwangi.
Yuck.A+2bonus
toaskillthatonlyaffectsMwangi.Moveon.

ColonialSympathizer(Human)

+1bonusonBluffandDiplomacyagainstSargavan
colonialsandandotherswiththistrait.
Anotherhorribletraitthatonlyaffectsasmallgroupof
people.Worseifyoutakeitotherswiththetraitgetabonustobluffyou.Itsgotabuiltin
penalty.IneedsomethinglessthanRed.

ColorThief(Goblin)

+2bonusonStealthchecks,providingyouwearonlylightarmoror
noarmor
.Adecentbonustoanimportantskill.Thestipulationisntabigdealformonksor
roguetypes.

DarkMagicAffinity(Tiefling)

Wheneveryoucastaspellwiththe[
evil
]descriptor,you
actasifyouwereonelevelhigherforthepurposeofdeterminingthatspellseffects.
This
isaveryeasywayforNeutralorEvilSummonerstogetaCLbumpontheirsummons.Any
animalsummonedbyeithercanbegiventhefiendishtemplatecausingittogainthe[Evil]
descriptor.ThistraitworkswellwithDiabolicalDabbler.

DeadlyRush(TieflingPitborn)

+2bonusoncriticalhitconfirmationrollsmadeaspart
ofacharge.
Aflat+2bonustoconfirmCriticalswouldhavebeenasosotrait.Thefactitonly
worksonachargemakesitnearuseless.

DeathsDeputy(TieflingGrimspawn)

+2bonustodamagedealtforanyattackthat
wouldalreadyreduceyourtargettonegativehitpointswithoutthistrait.
Theyshouldhave
namedthistraitOverKill...oruselesstrait.Eitherwoulddescribeitprettywell.

DeepMarker(Dwarf)

+1bonusonSurvival,anda+1bonusonsavesagainstfear.
Neitherreallyrockmyboat.Therearebetterusesforyourtraits.

DilettanteArtist(Elf)

+1bonustoonecategoryofPerformanda+1bonustoDiplomacy.
Oneoftheseskills(yourchoice)becomesaclassskill.
IfyouwantPerform,Savantis
better.IfyouwantDiplomacy,Huntersbloodisbetter.Ifyouwantalittleofboththisisntbad.
Andofcourseyougetoneasaclassskill.

DogSniffHate(Goblin)

Yougainthe

scent
specialqualitybutonlyagainstcanine
creatures.Yougaina+2traitbonusonattackrollsagainstdogsyoucansmell.
Moreofa
humoroustraitthenagoodchoice.Unlessyou'refeelingreallycheekyIwouldavoid.


ElvenReflexes(HalfElf)

+2bonusonInitiative.
LikeReactionarythisasagreatbonus.If
youwantadifferentcombattraitthisisagreatwaytogettheInitiativebonusthroughAdopted.

EverHome(Human)

+1bonusonKnowledge(geography)andSleightofHand.
Asmall
bonusontworarelyusedskills.Andyougainneitherasaclassskill.Notagreattrait.

EverWary(Tiefling)

Duringthe

surprise
roundandbeforeyourfirstactionincombat,
youcanapplyhalfyourDexteritybonus(ifany)toyourAC.Youstillcountas

flatfooted
forthepurposesofattacksandeffects.
Thisisaninterestingtrait.Themajorissuewiththe
surpriseroundhoweveristhefactyou'reflatfootedwhichthisdoesntsolve.Unlessyou're
crankingahugeDexterityIwouldntconsiderthistrait.

FailedApprentice(HalfElf)

+1bonustosavesagainstarcanespells.
Notaterribletrait.
Thisisabroadsavebonusforallarcanespells.Therearebettersavebonustraitsbutthisisn't
bad.

Family
Connections
(Tiefling)

+2bonusonBluffandDiplomacymadeagainstoutsiders
belongingtothe

evil
subtype.
Soyou'rebetterattalkingtoEvilOutsiders.Notreally
impressed.Note:Ifyoustilluse3.5materialtheMalconvokerhasseveralabilitiesthatworkoff
ofbluffingEvilOutsiders.Ifyou'replayingonethenthistraitbecomespurple.Therearealsoa
fewhomebrewconversionssomeone(
coughcough
)did.

Fanatic(Human)

+1bonustoKnowledge(arcana)andKnowledge(history).Oneof
theseskills(yourchoice)becomesaclassskill.
Thisisanotherskillgaintrait.Knowledge
arcanaisthegemhere.

FlairforDestruction(TieflingPitborn)

+1bonusonweapondamagemadeagainst
objectsandconstructs.
Meh.Ithinkanextrapointofdamagevswallsandrarecreaturescan
beskipped.

Forlorn(Elf)

+1bonuson

Fortitude
saves.
FlatbonustoFortitudeandnegatesthe2Con
Elvesget.Greatbonus.

FoulBelch(Goblin)

Onceperdayasastandardaction,youcanbelchatasingle
opponentwithin5feet.DC12Fortitudesaveorbe

sickened
for1d6rounds.ThesaveDC
isConstitutionbased.
Whilethisisanotherhumoroustrait,itsusefulnessisdebatable.Itsa
standardaction,anditssaveisstatic.

FreedSlave(halfling)

+1bonusonDiplomacyandKnowledge(nobility)andKnowledge
(nobility)becomesaclassskill.
Notabadtrait.Knowledgenobilityisararelyusedknowledge
however.

FreedomFighter(Halfling)

+1bonusonskillchecksorattackrollsmadeduringthe
processofescapingcaptureorinhelpingaslaveescapebondage,and

EscapeArtist
is
alwaysaclassskillforyou.
AninterestingTrait.Thebonusonskillchecksandattackrolls
isntofmuchconsequencebutthisisoneofthefewtraitstogiveEscapeArtistinclass.Ifyou
reallywantEscapeArtistthisisn'tabadpick.


Friendless(Tiefling)

Youcanmake

Heal
checksonyourselfforthepurposesoftreating
deadlywounds,diseases,andpoisons.
Ireadthedescriptionofheal.Whileitdoesyouthe
termothersoften,nowheredoesitsayyoucan'tusehealonyourself.EvenifyourGMrulesyou
can'tIwouldjustconvinceothersinthepartytoinvestafewpointsinHeal.

GenieBlood(Human)

Pickaelement.
Air(cold),Earth(acid),Fire(Fire),or
Water(electricity)
.Gaina
+1bonusonsavesagainstattacksthatutilizethatelementand
gaina+1bonusonBluff,Diplomacy,Intimidate,andSenseMotivechecksmadeagainst
creaturesofthatsubtype.
Interestingbonus.It'sstilltoonarrowofabonusformytaste.

GlibBarrister(Human)

+2bonusonLinguisticstocreateforgeries.
Thiswouldberedifit
wasaflatbonustoLinguistics.Thefactitsonlyforcreatingforgeries...Moveon.

GoblinFoolhardiness(Goblin)

Whenfacinganenemythatslargerthanyouare,ifyou
havenoalliesinanyadjacentsquares,yourposturing,bravado,andcussinggrantyoua
+1bonusonattackrollswithnonreachmeleeweapons.
IloveGoblintraits.Mostare
helpfulandfunny.Thisoneisboth.Withcarefulcombatpositioningthisbonuswillbehelpful
almosteverycombat.

GodScorn(TieflingFoulspawn)

+1bonusonsavesagainstdivinespells.
Notashelpful
asarcanespellsconsideringtherearesomanymorearcanecasterclasses,butitsstillaflat
bonusagainstabigportionofspells.

Goldsniffer(Dwarf)

+2bonusonPerceptionchecksrelatedtometals,jewels,and
gemstones.
LastIchecked,mosttrapshadmetal.Hinges,gears,pointyends...Ifyouareyour
partiesTrapfinderthiscanbehelpful.Ifyouarentthenmoveon.

Grounded(Dwarf)

+2bonusonbalancerelatedAcrobaticschecks,anda+1bonuson
Reflexsaves.
Holycrap.

AgreatDwarftrait
.
AflatbonustoReflex,andabonusonAcrobatics
foricing.

HarrowBorn(Human)

+1bonusoninitiative.
Therearebettertraitsthatgivetwicethe
bonus.Takethoseinstead.

Helpful(Hafling)

Aidanother
actionsgrantyourallya+4bonusinsteadofthenormal
+2.
Thisisactuallyaverynicetrait.YoucanuseAidanothertoassistinmostskillchecks.Your
partywillloveyou.

Histo
rian(Human)

+1bonusonKnowledge(history)and

bardicknowledge
,and
Knowledge(history)becomesaclassskill.
Thisisaverystrangetrait.Soforbardsthisisa
decentchoice.Yougeta+1bonustoEVERYknowledgecheck.Buttheyalreadyhave
KnowledgeHistoryinclass.Everyotherclassdoesnthavebardicknowledgesothemain
benefitofthetraitiswasted.VeryConfusing.

HorseLord(Human)

+2bonusonHandleAnimal,anda+1bonuson

Ride
.Thistrait
appliesonlytohorses.
Alacklustertrait,evenforclasseslikeCavalier.Iwouldavoid.

IceWalker(Human)

+1bonusonsaveagainstattacksthatdealcolddamage.
Furthermore,youmayignorethe

Acrobatics
penaltyforiceandcanmoveacrossiceat
normalspeed.
2crapbonuses.Moveon.

Inciter(Tiefling)

+2bonusonBluffchecksmadetoconvincecreaturestoattackeach
other.
HecalledyourmumaTrolllover!No.Badtrait.

InfernalInfluence(Human)

fireresistance1anda+1bonusonFortitudesavesagainst
poison.
Notabadlittletrait.Fireisthemostcommontypeofdamageandpoisoncanbepretty
nasty.Iwouldratherhaveothertraitsbutthiscanbebeneficial.

KeeperoftheAncestralScrolls(Human)

+1bonusonKnowledge(history),and
Knowledge(nobility),andoneoftheseskills(yourchoice)becomesaclassskill.
Abonus
totworarelyusedknowledgesbutyougetoneinclasssothereyougo.

LatentPsion(Human)

+2bonusonsavesagainstmindaffectingeffects.
Whatistheone
saveyoudontwantthebigdumbfightertofail?Theonewhereheturnsaroundandmakes
yourentrailsintooutrails.A+2bonustooneoftheworstsetofsavestofail.Thisisbetterfor
nondivinecastersthenBirthmarkasitencompassesallmindaffectinginsteadofjust
compulsions.

LegacyofSand(HalfOrc)

+1bonusonallWillsavingthrows.
Flatbonustoasave.Good
stuff.

Lettered(Hafling)

Linguistics
isaclassskillforyou,andyougaina+1bonuson
Linguisticschecksmadeforthepurposeofdecipheringwritinginanunfamiliar
language.YouneverdrawafalseconclusionifyoufailyourLinguisticscheckinstead,
yousimplyrealizeyoucannotmakesenseofthewriting.
Thisoneisinteresting.Ifyoufind
yourGMthrowsalotofancienttextyourwayitmightcomeinhandy.Thefactyouneverdraw
thewrongconclusionisnice.Theissueishowrare(ifever)thistraitwillbeusedinmostgames.

MarketRat(Human)

+1bonusonAppraiseandKnowledge(local).
Abonustotworarely
usedskillsandneitherbecomeaclassskill.Nobueno.

MasteroftheSuddenStrike(Human)

Whenyouwieldamasterworkversionofany
swordifyouactbeforeyouropponentduringthe

surprise
round,yougaina+2bonuson
weapondamagerollsforthesurpriseroundonly.Thisadditionaldamageisprecision
damage.
Sothisonlyworksduringthesurpriseround.Youcannotfullattackduringthesurprise
round.Sothats+2damageonceacombat,andonlyifyoucanactduringthesurpriseround.
Notagooduseofatrait.

MasterfulDemeanor(Human)

+3bonusonIntimidateagainstnonhumanhumanoids.
Wellnonhumanhumanoidsencompasesaprettybiggroup,anditisa+3bonus.Thebigissue
Ihavewiththisisitdoesn'taffecthumans,whoarebyfarthemostabundanthumanoids.Itsa
sosotrait.

MilitantMerchant(Dwarf)

+1bonustoPerceptionchecksmadetodeterminesurprise,

andPerceptionbecomesaclassskill.
Ifyoudon'twanttohaveabighead(BalloonHead),or
WorshipAdadar(EyesandEarsoftheCity)thenthisisyourbestbetatgettingthebestskillin
thegameinclass.

Motherless(Tiefling)

+2bonusonBluffandDisguisechecksmadeforthepurposeof
makingyouseeminjured,sickly,orweakinsomeotherway.
Isupposetherearebuilds
thatwouldrelyonyoulookingweak(spy,assassin,ect),butitsstillareallyspecificandnarrow
focus.

Nomadic(Human)

+1bonuson

Knowledge
(geography)and

Survival
,andoneofthese
skills(yourchoice)becomesaclassskill.
Usefulbonusandyougetaskillinclass.Better
thanPovertyStricken.

Notbad.

OpenPalmofIrori(Human)

Yougaina+1bonusonAcrobaticsandKnowledge
(religion).Ifyouhavea
ki
pool,onceperdayasaswiftaction,youmaychannelyour
ki
duringanunarmedstrike,gaininga+2bonusononedamageroll.Thisadditional
damageisprecisiondamage.
Sothistraitgivesyou3smallbonuses.Theskillbonusesare
onniceskills.The+2damageonceadayisprettyweak.AswrittenItdoesntactuallycostyou
anykithoughsoit'sjusticing.Foramonktherearebettertraitsbutthisisntabadchoiceinthe
least.

Operatic(Human)

+1bonusonPerform(sing)anda+2bonusonLinguisticschecks
whentryingtodecipherAzlanti.
Twocrappybonuses.Moveon.

Outcast(HalfOrc)

+1bonusonSurvival,anditbecomesaclassskill.
Sameas
PovertyStricken.Nomadicisslightlybetter.

PainArtist(TieflingShackleborn)

+2bonusonIntimidateagainst

helpless
creatures.
TherearebettertraitsforIntimidate.BullyorConvincingLiargiveyouaflat+1bonus.

PerfectServant(Hafling)

+3bonusonDiplomacychecksmadetoinfluenceanyonewith
atleastonelevelof

Aristocrat
.
Horribletrait.Ireallyneedacolorworsethanred.

PrayerBreaker(TieflingFaultspawn)

Ifadivinespellcastermakesa

concentration
checktoavoidlosingaspellbecauseofaninjuryyoucaused,increasetheDCofthat
checkby+2.
Thistraitworkswellwith
StepUpandStrike
.Iwishitworkedonmorethandivine
spellcastersbutitsstillagoodtraitforthosewhoplanontakingthefeatImentioned.

PridefulTemper(Tiefling)

+1bonuson

attackrolls
madeagainstcreaturesthathave
insultedyouuntilyouactuallysucceedindealingdamage.
What'swithallthebadTiefling
traits.

Prolong

Magic(Tiefling)

Wheneveryouuseaspelllikeabilitygainedthroughyour
Tiefling
heritage,itautomaticallyactsasifaffectedbytheExtendSpellmetamagicfeat.
SousuallythismeansyougetanExtendedDarkness(2min/characterlevel),butifyoutake
FiendishHeritage
yougainadifferentspelllikeabilitybasedonyourheritage.Notablespells
areBlur,alterself,andhideouslaughter(atrulynastyspell).Ifyouareplanningontaking

FiendishHeritagethistraitshouldcertainlybelookedat.

ProudTribesman(Human)

+2bonustoIntimidatecolonialSargavans.
Ack.Narrowcrap.
Moveon.

ProvidentialPassenger(Halfling)

Improvethestartingattitudethatshipcaptains,
caravanleaders,andthosewithsimilarsortsofresponsibilitieshavetowardyoubyone
step.
Youknowwhatalsohelpsstartingattitude.GoldandDiplomacy.Gowithoneofthoseand
saveyourtraitforsomethinguseful.

Pustular(Race?)

Wheneveryouresubjectedtoaneffectthatcausesthe

sickened
condition,youmaymaketwosavingthrowstoavoidtheeffect(ifasavingthrowis
allowed),takingthebetterofthetworesultsasyouractualsavingthrow.
Firstofall.
Sickenedisa2penalty.Itsnottheendoftheworld.Secondifyouhavethistraityourfaceis
coveredwithunpleasantpimplesandoutrightboilsthathaveatendencytopopatinopportune
moments...howisthisabonus?Ibelievethisisanotherhumorousgoblintraitbutcomeon.

Rapscallion(Gnome)

+1bonuson

EscapeArtist
anda+1on

Initiative
.
NotterriblebutI
wouldrathersacrificetheskillbonusandgeta+2InitiativebonusfromReactionary.

RepelSin(TieflingMotherless)

+2bonusonsavesvsspellsandeffectswiththe[evil]
descriptor.
Fartoonarrowformytaste.Iwouldrathergetastaticbonustoasinglesaveorgo
withLatentPsion.

Repulsive(TieflingFoulspawn)

+1bonuson

combatmaneuver
checksmadeto

overrun
and

reposition
opponents.
Whilethebonusisntbad,thefluffmakesitlessthanappealing.
Peopledon'twanttotouchyou.Ifyouaregoingforamaneuverbuildthismightbeanoption.

RudeSongs(Race?)

+2bonuson
Perform
(song).

Perform
isalwaysaclassskillfor
you.
Thefluffonthisoneisgreat.HoweverSavantissuperiorbecauseyoucanchooseyour
whichPerformancetogainabonusfrom.Ifyouplanontakingsonganywaysthoughthiswas
hasalotmorepersonalitysotospeak.

Ruthless(Dwarf)

+1bonusonattackrollstoconfirmcriticalhits.
Atraitshouldbeequal
tohalfafeat.
CriticalFocus
givesa+4bonusbutrequiresa+9BAB.Ifyouareplanningon
makingabuildbasedaroundthecriticalfeatchainthenthismightnotbeabadtrait.Ifeelit
shouldhavebeena+2bonustoreallyshine.

ScholarofRuins(Human)

+1bonustoKnowledge(geography)andKnowledge
(dungeoneering).Oneoftheseskills(yourchoice)becomesaclassskill.
Knowledge
dungeoneeringisahighlyunderratedknowledgeskill.Youalsogetoneofthemasaclassskill.

Scrounger(Race?)

Youcanbuyobjectswiththe

broken
conditionathalfprice(instead
ofthenormalthreequartersprice).Thevalueoftheunbrokenversionoftheseobjects
cannotexceedfourtimesyourcharacterlevel.Thepriceyoupayforthisobjectcan
neverexceedmorethantwiceyourcharacterlevelingp.
Atfirst,afterreadingaboutthe

brokencondition,Iwasreallyexcitedaboutthistrait.Afterallyoucouldbuymagicitemsathalf
priceandcastmakewholetomakethemgoodasnew.ThenIdidthemath.At20thlevelthe
bestyoucanbuywiththistraitisanitemworth80gp.Thatsat20thlevel.Withoutthegplimit
thiswouldbepurple.Aswrittenit'sRed.

SeekerofBrightness(Elf)

+1bonusononeKnowledge(Yourchoice)andonPerception
checks.
AbonustoPerceptionandaknowledgeofyourchoice.Meh.

ShadowStabber(Tiefling)

+2bonusonmeleeweapondamagerollsagainstfoesthat
cannotseeyou.
OtherthansomeonethatcommonlyusesImprovedInvis,ortheonceaday
darknesstheTieflinggets,Idon'tseeagreatbenefit.PossibleaRogueorArcaneArcher.

ShieldBearer(Human)

Youdeal1additionalpointofdamagewhenyoushieldbash,
andonceperdayonyourturnasafreeaction,youmayprovideoneadjacentallya+2
bonustohisAC.Thisbonuslastsfor1round,solongasyouandthetargetremain
adjacenttooneanother.
Anybuildthatfocusaroundshieldbash(I'veseenafew)shouldlook
atthistraitprettyhard.Thatsaboutit.

ShifttheBlame(TieflingSpitespawn)

+1bonuson

Bluff
and

Diplomacy
madeto
convincesomeonethatanotherpersonisactuallyatfaultforyouractions.
Horrible.
Narrow.Moveon.

Slaver(Human)

+2bonusonIntimidatetoinfluencenonOmboMwangi,butsuffera2
penaltyonBlufforDiplomacytoinfluencethem.
Horrible.Narrow.Moveon.

SoulEater(TieflingGrimspawn)

Wheneveryouusea

coupdegrace
actiontokilla
creatureyougainanumberoftemporaryhitpointsequaltohalfyourcharacterlevel
(minimum1)for1minute.
Coupdegracearerare.Rare=bad.Moveon.

SpiritsintheStone(Human)

Wheneveryoureinruins,
+2bonuson

Initiative
anda+1
bonusonsavesagainsttrapsandnaturalhazards.
Sothisisnthalfbad.Iwouldratherhave
thestraight+2initiativetrait,butthereareATONofruinsinPathfinder(
Dungeons
and
Dragons),soyoushouldgetgooduseoutofthistraitifyoudecidethebonusontrapsisworth
it.

Stargazer(Human)

+1bonusonKnowledge(geography)andSurvival.
Smallbonusto
onegoodskillandonethatisrarelyused.Noskillgain.Moveon.

StudentofNantambu(Human)

+1bonusonKnowledge(arcana)andSpellcraft,andyou
maymakethesechecksuntrained.
Thebonusesarenice,butifyouwanttouseeitherof
theseskillstakeatraitthatgivesitinclass.Noreasontousethemuntrained.

SuccessfulShirker(Halfling)

+1traitbonusonStealthchecksanda+3traitbonuson
BluffandDiplomacycheckstoavoidpunishmentbylawfulauthority.
Notterrible.Notgood
either.


Suicidal(Tiefling)

Onceperday,asan

immediateaction
,youcanmakeyourselfthe
targetofanyattackoriginallydirectedagainstacreatureoccupyinganadjacentsquare.
Ifyou'rebuildingatankthistraitisgreat.BetteryoutaketheCavaliersChargethenthe
surprisedwizard.I'mtemptedtomakethispurpleeven.

SuperiorClutch(TieflingHungerseed)

+1bonusondamagerollswhenusingweapons
intendedforcreaturesofalargersize.
Every
TitanMauler
shouldtakethis.AlsoTieflingswith
FiendishHeritage
cantake#16(Youhaveoversizedlimbs,allowingyoutouseLargeweapons
withoutpenalty).Anyoneelseshouldavoidanduseaproperlysizedweapon.

Superstitious(Human)

+1bonusonsavesagainstarcanespells.
SameasFailed
Apprentice.
Notaterribletrait.Thisisabroadsavebonusforallarcanespells.Therearebetter
savebonustraitsbutthisisn'tbad.

TongueofManyTowns(Human)

+1bonusontwoofthefollowingskills:Diplomacy,
Knowledge(local),andLinguistics.
Meh.TherearebetterTraits.

ToughSkin(TieflingBeastbrood)

+1bonustoACwhenopponentsattempttoconfirm
criticalhitswitheitherbludgeoningorslashingweapons.
Supernarrowfocus.Moveon.

Trailblazer(Human)

Whiletraversinganywilderness,yougaina+1bonusonSurvival,
anda+1bonusonFortitudesavesagainstdiseases.
Againtoonarrow.Lookelsewhere.

Trifler(Human)

Youmaycastprestidigitationthreetimesperdayasaspelllikeability.
It'soneofthebest0levelspellsinthegame.Goodforalotofthings.Notaterribletrait.

Tunnel

Fighter(Dwarf)

Whileunderground,yougeta+2bonustoinitiativeanda+1
bonusonweapondamagerollsforcriticalhits(thisdamageismultipliedonacritical
hit).
Sothistraitcaneitherbeamazingorterrible.Ifyou'reinacampaignthatplacesyou
undergroundforalargeportionofthegame(Like
SecondDarkness
).Otherwiseitsahalf
decentchoice.

TwilightZeal(Tiefling)

+1bonusonWillsaveswhenindimlightordarkness.
Notbad
butifyou'rewillingtotaketheAdoptedtraittherearebettertraitsthatgivethesamebonusor
betterwithoutthestipulation.Takethoseinstead.

UglySwine(Goblin)

+2bonusonDisguise,anditbecomesclassskill.
SoIratedthis
prettyhighcomparedtomosttraitslikethis.Ididsobecauseitsa+2bonus,itgivesDisguisein
class,andifyoureallyareagoblin...thisskillbecomesveryimportantifyouwishtowalk
aroundinmostcivilizedareaswithoutbeingchasedbypeoplewithtorchesandpitchforks.

Underling(Tiefling)

+2bonusonBluffandDiplomacychecksmadetojoinanevil
organization.
Supernarrowfocus.Moveon.

UnearthSecrets(TieflingHellspawn)

+2bonusonSenseMotivewhentryingtogeta
hunchthatmightrevealatargetshiddenvice,darkimpulse,oranyothercravingit
wouldnotwantpubliclyrevealed.
Supernarrowfocus.Moveon.

VileKiss(TieflingMotherless)

+2bonusoncombatmaneuvercheckstoperforma

dirty
trick
forthepurposeofmakingyouropponent

sickened
.
Supernarrowfocus.Moveon.

VoiceofVelvet(Human)

+1bonusonDiplomacyandPerform(oratory).
Meh.Thereare
betterTraits

WarriorofOld(Elf)

+2bonusonInitiative.
SameasReactionary.Justasgood.

Warsmith(Dwarf)

+1bonustodamageagainstcreaturesandobjectsmadeprimarilyof
clay,crystal,earth,metal,orstone.Knowledge(engineering)becomesaclassskill.
So
bonusdamagetomostconstructsandsuch,andaskill.Itsokifyouneedtheskill.Thedamage
bonusisasmallperk.

WellInformed(Halfling)

+1bonustoDiplomacyandKnowledge(local)whenattempting
togatherInformation.Oneoftheseskills(yourchoice)becomesaclassskill.
Narrow
bonustotwoskills,butyougainoneasaclassskill.Notbadbuttherearebettertraitsfor
Diplomacy(DilettanteArtist)ifthatiswhatyouareafter.

WorldTraveler(Human)

Selectoneofthefollowingskills:Diplomacy,Knowledge
(local),orSenseMotive.Yougaina+1bonustothatskill,anditbecomesaclassskill.
DiplomacyandSenseMotiveareveryattractiveskills.A+1bonusandgettingitinclassmakes
thistraitagreatchoice.

YouthfulMischief(Elf)

+1bonuson

Reflex
saves.
Anotherflatsavebonus.OneoftheBest.

ZestforBattle(Dwarf)

Wheneveryouhaveamoralebonustoweaponattackrolls,you
alsoreceivea+1traitbonusonweapondamagerolls.
Basicallythismeansthatspellslike
Bless
whichgiveyouamoralebonustoattackwillalsogiveyouabonustodamage.Notabad
traitifyouintendtobuffyourselfoftenbeforefights.

RegionalTraits

Absalom

AbsalomHotspur(Absalom)

+1bonusonInitiativeandKnowledge(local).
Theinitiative
bonusisnicebuttherearetraitsthatgive+2andthebonustoknowledgelocalcanbeskipped.
Reactionaryisabetterchoice.

Cosmopolitan(Absalom)(A)

+1bonusonLinguistics,and

becomesaclassskill.
Unfortunatelythe+3classbonusdoesntaddtoyourlanguagesknownsomuchofthebenefit
ofhavingthisskillinclassislost.Therearebetterskillstogetinclass.

Amanandar


HoneyedTongue(Amanandar)

+1bonusonDiplomacy,and

itbecomesaclassskill.
A
niceskilltohave,buttherearebettertraitsforgainingDiplomacy.

Militia(Amanandar)

+1bonusonattacksmadewhile

flanking
anopponent.
Notbadif
yourbuiltaroundflanking(RoguesandPreciseStrikebuilds)

Andoran

AndorenFreedomFighter(Andoran)

+1bonusonattackanddamagerollsagainst
slaversoranycreatureholdingsomeoneagainsttheirwill.
Prettynarrow.Moveon.

EqualityforAll(Andoran)

+2bonustoyour

CMB
andyour

CMD
whenfacingopponents
whoareatleasttwosizeslargerthanyou.
Againtoonarrowtobeconsideredsolid.

FreedSlave(Andoran)

+1bonuson

Fortitude
saves.
Flatbonustoasave.Golden.

Bachuan

SzaezanCragsMiner(Bachuan)

+1bonusonAppraise,and

itbecomesaclassskill.
A
weakskillbutifyouwantit,hereisatraittogetit.

TigerBrigadier(Bachuan)

+2bonusonIntimidatemadeagainstanyonewhose
age
is
oneormoreagingstepsaboveyours,andIntimidatebecomesaclassskill.
Unlessyou're
playingakid(nottechnicallyruleslegalinmostcases)thistraitisweakerthanothertraitsthat
giveyouIntimidate.

HoldofBelkzen

Dominator(Belkzen)

+2bonusonIntimidatetodemoralizeanopponentincombat.
TherearebettertraitsthatgiveastraightbonustoIntimidate.Takeoneofthose.

Linebreaker(Belkzen)

Whencharging,add10feettoyourbasespeed.
Prettyweak
bonus.Moveon.

Brevoy

IssianNoble(Brevoy)

+1bonusonKnowledge(nobility)andSenseMotive.
Asmall
bonustotwosituationalskills.Therearebettertraits.

SwordlordsPage(Brevoy)

+1toconfirmcriticalhitswhenusinganedgedweaponyou
areproficientwith.
It'saCriticalFocusfeat.Honestlytherearebettertraitbonuses.

Cheliax

AspiringHellknight(Cheliax)

+1bonusonIntimidate,and

becomesaclassskill.
Ifyou

wantIntimidatetherearebettertraits.Thatdoesn'tmakethisabadtraitthough.

BellflowerTiller(BellflowerNetwork,Cheliax)

+5bonusonallSurvivalskillchecks
madetogetalonginthewild,travelinsevereweather,keepfromgettinglost,orpredict
theweather.
Sobasicallya+5bonustoeverythingyoucandowithSurvivalexceptthemost
important(Track).Getsomethingelse.

ClumsySlave(Cheliax,Katapesh)

Thefirsttimeyouattacksomeonewithanattackthat
dealsnonlethaldamage,yourtargetmustmakeaSenseMotiveopposedbyyourBluff
checkminusthedamagedealttorealizeyouactuallyintendedtoharmhimfailure
meanshebelievetheinjurywasanaccidentonyourpartinstead(thoughhemaystill
wanttopunishyouforit).
Whileinteresting,I'mnotsurewhattherealbenefitofthistraitis,
unlessyouwanttojustgoaroundpimpslappingpeoplewithoutgettingintofights.

SecretRevolutionary(Cheliax)

+1bonusonWillsavesagainstmindaffectingeffects,
andonFortitudesavesagainstdrugsorpoisons.
Botharenicesavebonuses.Iwould
ratherhavea+2bonustoeitherfromoneoftheothertraits,butifyouwantabitofeachhere
yougo.

ChuYe

Acupuncturist(ChuYe)

+2bonusonallFortitudesavesvs

poison
.
Poisonscanbepretty
nastysothisisntaterribletrait.Iwouldrathergeta+1bonustoallFortitudesaves.

MizuKiHikariRebel(ChuYe)

+1bonusondamagerollsmadewithunarmedattacks.
Thisseemsaperfecttraitforamonk.Astraightbonustodamage.Liketheoldheirloom
weaponformonks.

Darklands

DarklandsDelver(Darklands)

+1bonusonKnowledge(dungeoneering),anda+1bonus
onSurvivalchecksmadeintheDarklands.Oneoftheseskillsbecomesclassskill.
Nota
badtrait.Knowledgedungeoneeringisespeciallygood.Ifyouwanteitherinclassthisisntabad
trait.

SlayeroftheDeep(Darklands)

+1bonustodamageagainstcreaturesofthe

aberration
type.
Fartoonarrow.Moveon.

Desert

DesertChild(Desert)

+4bonusonsavesmadetoresisttheeffectsofbeinginhot
conditionsanda+1bonusonsavesagainstfireeffects.
Interestingbutalittleweak.The
bonusvsfireisokbutastraightbonustoReflexisbetter.

Druma

DevoteeofKalistrade(Druma)

+1bonusonAppraise,anda+1bonusonBluffwhen
tryingtomakeadealwithnonbelievers.
Prettyweaktrait.Getsomethingelse.

PurchasedLoyalty(Druma)

Onceperday,whenprotectingsomeonewhohasbought
yourservices,youmayrolltwicewhenmakinga

Will
saveagainstcharmeffectsandtake
thebetterresult.
Averyweirdtrait.IsupposeyoucouldSellsomethingtoeveryparty
membersanduseitasatankishtypetrait,buteventhatisslightlymunchin.Iwouldavoidit.

DtangMa

DtangMaBloodline(DtangMa)

Chooseoneofthefollowingsorcerer

bloodlines
:

fey
,
maestro
,

starsoul
,or

stormborn
.Onceperday,youmayuseoneofyour

bloodline
powersasifyoursorcererlevelwere1higherthannormal.
Itsabittooweakformytaste.
Moveon.

Guerilla(DtangMa)

+1bonusonKnowledge(nature)andSurvivalchecksmadeinthe
rainforest.Oneoftheseskillsbecomesaclassskill.
Randomnarrowbonusbutyougetone
inclass.Botharegreatskills,especiallyKnowledgenature.

Dwarf

Blooded(Dwarf)
+1bonusonweapondamageagainstgiants,goblins,andorcs.Narrow
focus.Therearebettertraits.

CoinHoarder(Dwarf)

Yourstartingcashincreasesto500gp.
WorsethanRichParents,
whichisabadtraititself.Getsomethingbetter.

Frostborn(Dwarf)

+4bonusonsavestoresisttheeffectsofcoldenvironments,anda
+1bonusonsavesagainstcoldeffects.
Weakandnarrow.Getsomethingelse.

GloryofOld(Dwarf)

+1bonusonsavesagainstspells,spelllikeabilities,andpoison.
Holycow.Thisisanicetrait.Astraightbonusonsavesagainst3oftheworsethingstogethit
with.Thisaffectsbothdivineandarcane.Andpoisontoboot.Signmeup.

WarriorPoet(Dwarf)

+1bonuson

Knowledge
checksrelatedtodwarvesanda+1bonus
onFortitudesavesinanyroundinwhichyouuseabardicperformanceability.
Pretty
narrowfocus.Possiblyhelpfultobardsbuttherearebettertraits.

FiveKingsMountains

MountainGuide(FiveKingsMountains)

+1bonusonKnowledge(geography)and
Survivalcheckswheninmountainousareas,andKnowledge(geography)becomesa
classskill.
Narrowfocusonthebonusandararelyusedskillinclass,butifyouwant
geographyhereyougo.

Perseverance(FiveKingsMountains)

WhenyouhavemorethanoneWillsavingthrow
toovercomeaneffect,youreceivea+3traitbonusontheextraWillsavesagainstthat
effect.
Anicesizebonusbuttoonarrowoffocusformytaste.Iwouldrathertakeastraight+1
towillsavesoneverything.ItmightbeworthitifyouhaveSlipperyMind.

Forest

LogRoller(Forest)

+1bonusonAcrobaticsanda+1bonustoyourCMBwhen
attemptingtoresisttripattacks.
Itsaweakbonus.Tripisntnearasdangerousasgrapple.
Picksomethingelse.

ForestofSpirits

KamiTalker(ForestofSpirits)

+2bonusonDiplomacyandIntimidatechecksmade
against

outsiders
thathavethe

native
subtype
.SuperNarrow.Getsomethingbetter.

SpiritualForester(ForestofSpirits)

+1bonusonKnowledge(nature)andKnowledge
(planes),andoneoftheseskillsbecomesaclassskill.
Botharereallyniceskills.Bothare
nicetohaveplentyofranksin.

Galt

InspiringSpeaker(Galt)

+1bonuson

Bluff
and

Diplomacy
checkswhenaddressing
crowdsof10peopleormore.
Prettynarrow.Therearebettertraitsthatjustgiveabonuswith
nostrings.

RabbleRebel(Galt)

Ifyouhaveatleastthreealliesthreateningyouropponent,yougain
a+2bonusonBluffchecksto

feint
himanda+2bonusonSleightofHandchecks
againsthim.
Againtoonarrowtobeofmuchuse.

SilentWatcher(Galt)

+1bonusonSenseMotiveincrowds,anda+1bonuson

Stealth
in
citystreets.
What'swithallthenarrowbonuscrapinGalt?Getsomethingactuallyusefulmore
thanonceortwiceanAP.

Geb

EnemyoftheUndead(Geb)

+2bonuson

savesagainstanyspellsorspelllikeabilities
fromanundeadcreature.
NotabadtraitforanAPlikeCarrionCrown.Unlessyou'reinan
Undeadheavycampaignhoweverthistraitistoonarrow.

FriendoftheDead(Geb)

+2bonusonDiplomacyagainstsentientundead.
Toonarrowto
beofmuchuse.

Goka

Cosmopolitan(Goka)(B)

+1bonusonLinguisticschecks,anditbecomesaclassskill.
Unfortunatelythe+3classbonusdoesntaddtoyourlanguagesknownsomuchofthebenefit
ofhavingthisskillinclassislost.Therearebetterskillstogetinclass.

UndermarketSmuggler(Goka)

+1bonusonBluffandSleightofHand.
Therearebetter
bonusesforeitherskill.Getoneofthose.

HillsorMountains

Highlander(HillsorMountains)

+1bonusonStealth,andStealthbecomesaclassskill
foryou.Thisbonusincreasesto+2inhillyorrockyareas.
Notabadtrait.Stealthisagreat
skillifyou'reinapartythatlikestostealthoverbruteforce.Don'tbetheoneguywhogivesthe
groupaway.

Hongal

HongalBloodrider(Hongal)

+1bonusonHandleAnimalandRide.
Asmallbonusontwo
rarelyusedskills,unlessyou'reamountedbuild.Therearebetterskillstogetbonusesto.

StormHunter(Hongal)

Whenfightinginwindyweather,youtreatthe
windcategory
as
onelevellowerforthepurposesofdeterminingpenaltiesonrangedattacksmadewith
normalweapons.
Thistraitcanbeabenefitforspellslike
AlterWinds
,butwon'thelpagainst
spellslike
WindWall
.

Hwanggot

AltruisticDiplomat(Hwanggot)

+2bonusonDiplomacy.YoumustbeLawfulGood,
NeutralGood,orChaoticGoodtotakethistrait.
Noskillinclassbutitstheonlyothertrait
otherthanIlluminator(Sarenrae)thatgivea+2bonustoDiplomacy.Ifyouwantthebonus,but
don'twanttoworshipSarenraeandplanonbeinggoodanywaysthisisntabadtrait.

HwanArtist(Hwanggot)

+1bonusononeperformanceskill,anditbecomesaclass
skill.
Averyweakskill(Unlessyou'reabardtype),butifyouwantithereisatraitforyou.

Irrisen

WinterWarrior(Irrisen)

+1bonuson

Stealth
and

Survival
checksiniceor
snowcoveredterrain.
WeakandNarrow.Abadcombo.Movealong.

WintersSoul(Irrisen)

Youmaycast

rayoffrost
onceperdayasaspelllikeability.
Superweak.Getabettertrait.

Isger

BountyHunter(Isger)

+1bonusonSurvivalcheckstofindorfollowtracks,anda+1
traitbonusonPerceptioncheckstoavoidbeingsurprised.
Tonarrow.Therearetraitsthat
givestraightbonusestoeither.

IsgerFixer(Isger)

Onceperday,youcantinkerwitha

broken
objecttoallowanyone
whousesittoignorethepenaltiesforitsbrokenconditionfor24hours.
Interestingtrait
buthonestlynothingmendingormakewholecantfixpermanently.

IsgeriOrphan(Isger)

+1bonusonFortitudesaves.
Straightbonustoasave.Crazygood.

ScionofGoblinblood(Isger)

Wheneveryourewithin60feetofanenemyhobgoblin,you
gaina+1traitbonusonallweapondamagerolls.
Fartoospecific.Thoughthethoughtofa
hobgoblinwithapermanencyreducespellinacageonyourbeltdoesmakemegiggle.

Jalmeray

CandidateforPerfection(Jalmeray)

+1bonusonattackofopportunityattackrollsmade
withunarmedstrikes.
JustasbadasBullied.Takesomethingelse.

SecretoftheImpossibleKingdom(Jalmeray)

+1casterleveltooonespellwhenyou
choosethistrait.
SameasGiftedAdeptandyoudonthavetobefromJalmeray.Eitheris
alrightifyoureallywanta+1casterleveltoyourfavoritespell.

Jinin

ConscientiousMiner(Jinin)

+1bonusonAppraiseandProfession(miner).Inaddition,
Profession(miner)becomesaclassskill.
Bothweakskills.AndeveryoneexceptBarbarians
getProfessioninclass.Lame.

IntrepidDelver(Jinin)

+2bonusonsavesvs.feareffects.
Therearebetterbonuses.Fear
effectsarentthatbadcomparedtoalotofspells.

Kaoling

IndenturedBlacksmith(Kaoling)

ChooseEitherCraft(armor)orCraft(weapons).You
gaina+1bonusonthechosenskill,anditbecomesaclassskillforyou.
Traitslikethis
deservesomethingworsethanRed.CraftisaskillEVERYclassgets.Whattheheck.

PrivilegedSlave(Kaoling)

+1bonusonBluff,and

itbecomesaclassskill.
Areallygood
skilltogetinclass.Anicetrait.

Katapesh

ClumsySlave(Cheliax,Katapesh)

Thefirsttimeyouattacksomeonewithanattackthat
dealsnonlethaldamage,yourtargetmustmakeaSenseMotiveopposedbyyourBluff
checkminusthedamagedealttorealizeyouactuallyintendedtoharmhimfailure
meanshebelievetheinjurywasanaccidentonyourpartinstead(thoughhemaystill
wanttopunishyouforit).
Whileinteresting,I'mnotsurewhattherealbenefitofthistraitis,
unlessyouwanttojustgoaroundpimpslappingpeoplewithoutgettingintofights.

Duskwalker

Agent(Katapesh)

Youstartwithtwicethenormalamountofstartinggold.
Inaddition,anytransactionsyoumakeintheNightstallsarealwaysbeneficialtoyou
itemsyousellnetyouanadditional10%profit,anditemsyoupurchasethereare10%
cheaperthannormal.Thisdiscountalsoappliestoyourstartinggear.
Unlessyour
adventurespendsalargeamountoftimearoundKatapeshthistraitisnearworthless.However
ifyoudo,thenit'sofgreatbenefitifoneofyourpartymemberstakethistrait.Thatparty
membercansellandbuyallthepartiesgearforaheftygaininWBL.Note:IfyourGMsimply
lowerstheamountofwealthgainedthenthistraitagainbecomesawaste.

FreedSlave(Katapesh)

+1bonuson

Fortitude
saves.
Straightbonustoasave.Crazy
good.

MerchantsChild(Katapesh)

+1bonusonAppraise,anditbecomesaclassskill.
Aweak
skill,butifyoureallywantitinclassthenhereisyourtrait.

NightstallUrchin(Katapesh)

+2bonusonsavesagainstfeareffects,andwhenyoudo
makeasuccessfulsaveagainsta

fear
effect,yougaina+1bonusonattackrollsandall
skillchecksforthenextminute.
Kindofnarrowfocus.Thebonusifyoupassafeareffect
makesitbetterthanmostofthefearrelatedtraitsthough.

PeshAddict(Katapesh)

Youstartwithonlyhalfofthenormalstartinggold,butgaina
+1bonusonBluff,Knowledge(local),andSenseMotive.Oneoftheseskills(yourchoice)
becomesaclassskill.
Therearebettertraitsthatdothesamethingwithzerodrawback.Take
oneofthose.

PeshDealer(Katapesh)

+1bonusonSleightofHand,anditbecomesaclassskill.
There
arefewtraitsthatgiveSleightofHandinclass.Itsaweakskillbuthereitisifyoureallywantit.

SavannahChild(Katapesh)

Pickoneofthefollowingskills:HandleAnimal,Knowledge
(nature),orRide.Yougaina+1bonusonthatskill,anditbecomesaclassskill.
Knowledgenatureisthegemhere.Theothertwoareprettyweakunlessyouaregoingfora
mountedbuild.

Kwanlai

BorderGuard(Kwanlai)

+2bonusonrollstoconfirmcriticalhitsagainstfoeswiththe
aquatic
subtype.
Narrowandweak.Moveon.

KwanlaiBeliever(Kwanlai)

+2bonuson

concentration
checksmadewhilecasting

divinespells.

ConcentrationDCscangetstupidhardsoanybonuscanbeimportant.Consider
thistraitifyou'readivinecaster.Ifyoucastbothlookat
DesperateFocuswhichgivesabonus
toallconcentrationchecks.

Kyonin

IadaranIllusionist(Kyonin)

+1bonusoncasterlevelcheckswith

illusion
spellsanda+1
bonusonWillsavestodisbelieveillusions.
PossiblydecentforanIllusionspecialist,but
eventhenit'sdebatable.Youdon'tgainanactualCasterLevel.JustabonusonCLchecks.

KyoninGatekeeper(KyoninElf)

+1bonuson

Spellcraft
toidentifyteleportationmagic
anda+1bonustocasterlevelcheckswhencastingteleportationspells.Youknowthe
propercommandstooperateaparticularelfgate.
Thisjustseemsfartoospecifictobeof
muchuse.Lookelsewhere.

TreerazersBane(Kyonin)

+2bonusonweapondamageagainstdemons,evilfey,and
plantsandanimalscorruptedbyevil.
Anicesizebonus.Italsogivesadecentscopeof
creatures.ThismightbeofparticularinteresttoRangerswhohaveoneofthefollowingastheir
mainFavoredenemy.(InstantEnemycanmakethisbonuseffectanyone.)Unlessyoufighta
tonofthesehowevertherearebettergenerictraits.

LandsoftheLinnormKings

FriendoftheFey(LandsoftheLinnormKings)

+2bonusonDiplomacyagainstfey
creatures.
Narrowcrap.Lookelsewhere.

VikingBlood(LandsoftheLinnormKings)

+1bonusonIntimidate,andIntimidate
becomesaclassskill.
LikeBullyorConvincingLiar.Thisisagreattraitifyou'relookingto
gainIntimidate.Plusyou'reafrigginVikingdude!

Lastwall

CrusaderTactician(Lastwall)

+1bonusonKnowledge(engineering)andKnowledge
(nobility),andoneoftheseskillsbecomesaclassskill.
Botharerarelyusedknowledges
butifyoureallywantonehereisyourtrait.

LastwallCavalryRider(Lastwall)

+1bonusonRide,anditbecomesaclassskill.
Nota
terribletraitifyoureallywantRide.Itsaweakskill,butprettyimportantifyouplanonbeing
mountedduringcombat.

Lingshen

HeartofClay(Lingshen)

+1bonusonFortitudesaves.
AnotherStraightbonustoasave.
Youcan'tgowrongwithatraitlikethis.

LingshensFinest(Lingshen)

+1bonusonrollstoconfirmcriticalhits.
Weaksauce.Get
adifferenttrait.

ManaWastes

AlkenstarDefender(ManaWastes)

+1bonusonrollstoconfirmcriticalhitswithranged
weapons.
Eww.Therearetraitsthatgiveaflatbonustoconfirmcriticalsoneverything.And
thoseareevenred.

ManaWastesSurvivalist(ManaWastes)

+1bonusonFortitudesaves.
Straightbonustoa
save.Thesearegolden.

MarshorRiver

RiverRat(MarshorRiver)

+1bonustodamagedealtwithadaggeranda+1bonusto
Swimchecks.Swimbecomesaclassskill.
Thisisabeautifultrait.Theswimthingismeh.
Butthestraightbonustodamagewithdaggersisamazinglygood.AMUSTHAVEtraitfor
Knife
Master
Rogues.

Mediogalti

MonkeyGoblin(Mediogalti)

+2bonusonAcrobaticsandClimbcheckswhileclimbing
trees.
IfIwererankingbasedonawesomenessofnamethistraitwouldbepurple.Arethere
suchthingsasMonkeyGoblins?Anywaystheactualtraitishorrid.Fartoonarrowtodeserve
suchanepicname.

Mendev

ChildoftheCrusades(Mendev)

+2bonusonsavesagainstfear.
Prettyweak.Takealook
atNightstallUrchinifyoumustgetabonusagainstfear.Eventhattraitisn'tverygood.

Cynic(Mendev)

+1bonuson

SenseMotive
,and

itbecomesaclassskill.
Itsalwaysnice
toknowwhensomeoneislyingtoyou.Greattrait.

Minata

BelemPirate(Minata)

+1bonusonKnowledge(geography)andProfession(sailor),and
oneoftheseskillsbecomesaclassskill.
Possiblyhelpfulinaseafaringcampain.Otherwise
Iwouldpicksomethingelse.

WayangSpellhunter(Minata)

Chooseaspellof3rdlevelorbelow.Whenyouusethe
chosenspellwitha

metamagicfeat
,itusesupaspellslotonelevellowerthanitnormally
would.
SameasMagicalLineageexceptithasa3rdlevellimit.Thatisn'taterriblething.Thisis
justasgoodasthattraitforlowlevelspellsusedoften(Magus/ShockingGrasp).Note:Ifyou
lookatthewordingofthisspella0levelmetamagiclike
TenebrousSpell
wouldcausethespell
tobecomealevellowerthannormal.

Minkai


InstigatorofRebellion(Minkai)

+1bonusonDiplomacyandIntimidate.
Smallbonusto
twoniceskills.Therearebetterbonusestoeitherbutifyouwantasmalltobothhereyougo.

MinkaiAdvocate(Minkai)

+1bonusonBluff,and

itbecomesaclassskill.
Averynice
skill.Ifyouwanttheskillinclasshereyougo.

Molthune

ImperialSoldier(Molthune)

Chooseoneofthefollowingskills:Heal,Intimidate,orRide.
Yougaina+1bonusonthatskill,anditbecomesaclassskill.
OtherthanIntimidatethe
skillsyoucanchoosefromarerarelyusedorweak.Butifyouwantoneinclassthenhereyou
go.

LegalisticLiberation(Molthune,Osirion)

+1bonusonallKnowledgecheckstofinda
legitimatewaytoavoid,negate,orescapeanexistingobligation.
Prettynarrowandweak.
Picksomethingelse.

Signaler(Molthune)

+5bonuson

Bluff
toreceivesecretmessagesanda+5bonuson
SenseMotive
tointerceptmessages.
Largebonusbuttoaverynarrowuseofeachskill.Not
worththetrait.

MwangiExpanse

ArtifactHunter(MwangiExpanse)

+1bonusonKnowledge(geography)andKnowledge
(history),andoneofthembecomesaclassskill.
ToRarelyusedknowledgesbutifyouwant
eitherinclasshereyougo.

JungleWalker(MwangiExpanse)

+2bonusonSurvivalinjungleterrain.
Toonarrow.
Moveon.

LeftBehind(MwangiExpanseorVarisiaElf)

+1bonusonDiplomacywheninteracting
withForlornelvesandnonelfraces.Smallbonusandithasrestrictions.
Therearebetter
bonusestoDiplomacywithnostrings.

Nagajor

JungleResilience(Nagajor)

+2bonusonFortitudesavesagainstpoisoneffects.
Anice
bonus,andpoisoncanbeprettynasty.HoweverIwouldrathergeta+1onallFortitudesaves.

SnakeBleeder(Nagajor)

+2bonusonCraft(alchemy)whenbrewingpoisons,andCraft
(alchemy)becomesaclassskill.
Prettyweak.Youcangeta+2bonusonallcheckswith
BrastlewarkBusinessman(Gnome).

Nex

OenopionAlchemist(Nex)

+1bonusonCraft(alchemy
.Therearebetterbonuses.Takea

lookat
BrastlewarkBusinessman(Gnome).

QuantiumUniversityGraduate(Nex)

+2bonusonconcentrationwhencastingarcane
spells.
Concentrationcheckscangetstupidhard.Ifyoureanarcanecasterconsiderthistrait.
Ifyoucastbothlookat
DesperateFocuswhichgivesabonustoallconcentrationchecks.

Nidal

DuskDancer(Nidal)

+2bonusonReflexsavesindimlightordarkness.
Notabadbonus
foryourtrapfinderorroguewhostaysintheshadowsoften.Especiallyoneswithlowlightor
DarkVision.Asthepointman,thescoutusuallygoeswithoutalightsourceandisusuallythe
onewhohappensupontraps(whichalmostalwaysarereflexsaves)

NidaleseShadowcaster(Nidal)

Chooseonespellwiththe
shadow
descriptoryougain
a+1casterlevelonthisspell.
Prettynarrowgroupofspells.Iwouldpicksomethingelse.

UskwoodHunter(Nidal)

+1bonusonStealth,andStealthbecomesaclassskill.
Avery
niceskill.Don'tbetheoneguyinyourpartythatcan'tbequite.

Nirmathas

FangwoodDiplomat(Nirmathas)

+1bonusonDiplomacy,anditbecomesaclassskill.
Anotherniceskilltohaveinclass.

NirmathiMilitia(Nirmathas)

Selectoneofthefollowingskills:Profession(soldier),Ride,
orSurvival.Yougaina+1bonusonthatskill,anditbecomesaclassskill.
Theonlygreat
skillonthelistisSurvival.Ridecanbedecentformountedbuilds.

Numeria

TechnicTinkerer(Numeria)

Choosea0levelspell.Youmaycastitonceperdayasa
spelllikeability.
Terriblewaste.Theonlysavinggracethistraithasisitmightqualifyyoufora
prestigeclass.Otherthenthatmost0levelspellscanbegottenthroughcheapmagicitemsor
potions.

TouchedbytheSky(Numeria)

Younowhavetheabilitytostabilizeadyingcreature
withatouchasastandardaction.
SametraitasSacredTouch.Checkitsdescriptionforwhy
thisisaterribletrait.

Osirion

AntiquitiesSmuggler(Osirion)

Chooseoneofthefollowingskills:Appraise,Bluff,or
SleightofHand.Yougaina+1bonusonthatskill,anditbecomesaclassskill.
Bluffisthe
gemhere.Ifyouwantoneoftheseskillsinclasshereyougo.

CheaptoFeed(Osirion,Varisia)

+3bonusonBluffchecksmadeinordertogainfood,

water,orshelter.
Horrible.Narrow.Weak.Getabettertrait.

LegalisticLiberation(Molthune,Osirion)

+1bonusonallKnowledgecheckstofinda
legitimatewaytoavoid,negate,orescapeanexistingobligation.
Prettynarrowandweak.
Picksomethingelse.

Osirionologist(Osirion)

+1bonusonKnowledge(engineering)andKnowledge(history)
checks,andoneofthembecomesaclassskill.Inaddition,youmaychooseAncient
Osirianiasoneofyourbonuslanguages.
Tworarelyusedknowledgesandthelanguage
savesyouoneskillpointinLinguistics.Notgreatbutifyouwanteitherknowledgeinclasshere
yougo.

PoLi

ChosenChild(PoLi)

Yourstartingmoneyincreasesby900gp.
Aslightbitbetterthan
RichParentsaccordingtothewording.Thattraitincreasesitto900.Thistraitadds900towhat
youwouldhavealreadyreceived.Itisstillawastedtraitafterthegoldisgonehowever.

PassionateBeliever(PoLi)

+1bonusonsavesvs.divinespells.
Notashelpfulasarcane
spellsconsideringtherearesomanymorearcanecasterclasses,butitsstillaflatbonus
againstabigportionofspells.

Qadira

AlchemicalProdigy(Qadira)

Chooseone1stlevelspellfromthebard,cleric,druid,or
sorcerer/wizardspelllist.IfyouhavetheBrewPotionfeat,youmaycreatepotionsofthis
spellasifitwereonyourspelllist.
SoifyoufollowFAQs,youknowthatyoucannotadd+5
totheDCofthecraftchecktobrewapotionnotpreparedoronyourspellsknownlist.Thistrait
allowsyoutobrewonspellfromanotherlist.Hereisthecatch.Ithastobeafirstlevelspell.
Thatsa50gppotion.Farbettertojustbuythose.Itmightbeworthitifitcouldbeahigherlevel
spell.

ElementalPupil(Qadira)

Choose:acid,cold,electricity,orfire.Whencastingaspellof
thatenergytype,thespelldeals1extrapointofdamage.
NotaterriblechoiceforaCross
BloodedSorcwhoisgoingDraconic/Orcfortheextra2pointsperdamagedieoftheirchosen
element.Thisaddsasinglepointtothat.Anyonenotspecializedinonetypeofenergythough
shouldlookelsewhere.

GenieCaller(Qadira)

Onceperday,youmaycastoneconjuration(summoning)spellas
ifyourcasterlevelwere2higherthannormal.
Sothisbasicallygivesyoutwoextrarounds
(orminutesifyou'reasummoner)onceadayonasummoningspell.Badevenforsome
speccedtosummon.

KeeperoftheVeil(Qadira)

+1

competencebonus
onBluffandDisguise,andoneof
theseskills(yourchoice)becomesaclassskill.
Thistraitisuniqueinthatitgivesa
competencebonusinsteadofatraitbonus.Ifyou'rereallytryingtostackonthebonusesto
eitherskillthisandanothertraitthatgivesabonusshouldstack.


MerchantofKatheer(Qadira)

+1bonustoAppraise,anditbecomesaclassskill.
Super
weakskill.Butifyoureallywantthetraithereyougo.

RiderofParesh(Qadira)

Whenmountedandmakingacharge,yourmountsspeedis
increasedby10feet.YoumusthavetheMountedCombatfeattotakethistrait.
Ouch.
Narrow.Weak.Anditrequiresafeattowork.BadevenforCavaliersandothermountedbuilds.

WalkingWard(Qadira)

Choose:acid,cold,electricity,orfireyougaina+1bonuson
savesagainstspellsthatdealdamageofthistypeorhavethissubtype.
Prettybad.There
aretwosavinggracesforthistrait.1.Itsanuntypedbonus(stackswitheverythingincluding
othertraits)and2.Ifplayingacreaturewithaweaknesstooneoftheelementsabovethismight
beagoodidea(doubledamagesucks).Ifhoweveryoudon'ttakedoubledamagetoany
element.Getsomethingelse.

WatchingTaldor(Qadira)

+1bonusonInitiative,andifyouareabletoactduringa
surprise
round,youmayadrawaweaponasa

freeaction
duringthatround.
Sametraitas
VeteranofBattle.AbonustoInitiativeandalimitedQuickDrawabilityduringasurpriseround.
Thiswouldallowyoutodrawandattackinasurpriseround.Notabadtrait.

Quain

QuainMartialArtist(Quain)

+1bonusondamagewhenusingunarmedstrikes.
Sameas
MizuKiHikariRebel.

Thisseemsaperfecttraitforamonk.Astraightbonustodamage.Like
theoldheirloomweaponformonks.

SilvertonguedEunuch(Quain)

+1bonusonKnowledge(nobility)andDiplomacy.
Asmall
bonuswithnoskillinclass.Yuck.

Rahadoum

RahadoumiCultist(Rahadoum)

+5bonusonBluffcheckstoreceivesecretmessages,
anda+5bonusonSenseMotivecheckstointerceptsecretmessagesfromothersof
yourfaith.
Horribletrait.Fartoonarrowtobeworthit.

RahadoumiDisbeliever(Rahadoum)

+2bonuson

savesvs.divinespells,butyoumust
makesavesevenwhenthatmagicisbeneficialtoyou.
TERRIBLE.Thisisabsolutely
terrible.Thismeansyouhavetosaveagainsthealingspellssentyourway.Avoidthisatall
cost.

Razmiran

AcolyteofRazmir(Razmiran)

+1bonusonKnowledge(local)andKnowledge(religion),
andoneoftheseskillsisalwaysaclassskillforyou.Thisbonusincreasesto+2when
dealingwithspecificsoftheRazmirifaith.
Notabadtraitifyouwantoneoftheknowledges
inclass.Theextrabonusisjustcake.

SoldieroftheFaith(Razmiran)

+1bonusonIntimidate,anditbecomesaclassskill.
Not
abadtraitifyouwanttheskillinclass.

RealmoftheMammothLords

MammothMaster(RealmoftheMammothLords)

+4traitbonusonHandleAnimal
checksrelatedtolargecreaturessuchasmammoths,mastodons,woollyrhinoceroses,
andothermegafauna.
Narrowbonusonaweakskill.Lookelsewhere.

Superstitious(RealmoftheMammothLords)

+1bonusonallsavesvs.arcanespellsas
longasyoudonotpossessanylevelsinaclassthatgrantsarcanespellcasting.
Sameas
FailedApprentice.
Notaterribletrait.Thisisabroadsavebonusforallarcanespells.Thereare
bettersavebonustraitsbutthisisntbad.

RiverKingdoms

Bandit(RiverKingdoms)

Choose:EscapeArtist,Intimidate,orStealth.Yougaina+1
bonusonthatskill,anditbecomesaclassskill.
Averynicetrait.Stealthistherealgem
here.Ifyouneedoneoftheskillsaboveinclassthenhereyougo.

Riverfolk(RiverKingdoms)
+2bonusonProfession(sailor)andanyskillchecksinvolving
ropeuse.Supernarrow.Dontevenconsiderthisunlessyourinaseafaringcampaign.Even
thenitsweak.

Sargava

JungleGuide(Sargava)

+1bonusonHandleAnimal,anda+1bonusonSurvivalin
jungleterrain.Oneoftheseskillsbecomesaclassskill
.Survivalisthegemhere.Ifyou
wanteitherinclasshereyougo.Therearebettertraitsthoughforsurvival.

SargavanGuard(Sargava)

Whenyouweararmorofanysort,reducethearmorcheck
penaltyby1,toaminimumpenaltyof0.
Thisbasicallygivesyoua+1bonustoall
Dex
and
Str
basedskills.Yesplease.

Shackles

GoblinPirate(Shackles)

+1bonusonProfession(sailor)andSwim,andSwimbecomes
aclassskillforyou.
Thementalimagethistraitsnamebringsforthisfarbetterthantheactual
trait.Ifyoureallywantswimandareinaseafaringgamethenthiscouldbeok.Eventhenits
prettybad.

ShacklesSeafarer(Shackles)

+1bonusonKnowledge(nature)andKnowledge
(geography)whileontheocean.Youalsogaina+1bonusonSwim,anditbecomesa
classskill.
SameasGoblinPirate.Ifyoureallywantswimandareinaseafaringgamethen
thiscouldbeok.


Stormrunner(Shackles)

+2bonusonAcrobaticscheckstokeepyourfootingonuneven
groundorunsteadysurfaces.
StupidNarrow.Moveon.

Shaguang

MutabiqiExplorer(Shaguang)

+1bonusonKnowledge(geography)checksand
Survivalchecksmadeinthedesert.
Toonarrowtobeworthit.

SkySpiritWorshiper(Shaguang)

+2bonusonsavesagainstfeareffects.
Prettyweak.
TakealookatNightstallUrchinifyoumustgetabonusagainstfear.Eventhattraitisn'tvery
good.

Shenmen

AberrationHunter(Shenmen)

+1bonusonattacksofopportunityagainstaberrations.
Really?Stupidnarrowandweak.Moveon.

ShenmenProspector(Shenmen)

+1bonusonAppraiseandKnowledge
(dungeoneering).
Abonustoaweakskillandausefulknowledge,butyougainneitherin
class.Therearemuchbettertraits.

Shokuro

FreedomFighter(Shokuro)

+1bonusonattacksmadewithimprovisedweapons.
Unless
yourinabarfightIdon'tseethiscominginhandy.Picksomethingelse.

RebelLeader(Shokuro)

Ifyoutakethe

Leadership
feat,youreceivea+1traitbonusto
yourLeadershipscore.
Ifyoutakethistrait...congratsyourGMallowsLeadership.Otherthan
that,however,thistraitisprettyweakunlessyoujustreallyneedeverybonusyoucanget.

SoddenLands

AbendegoSpellpiercer(SoddenLands)

+2bonusonconcentrationcheckswhen
spellcasting.
SameasDesperateFocus.Notabadchoiceatall.SeeDesperateFocusfora
fullbreakdownwhyIlikeit.Rememberyoucan'tstacktraitbonuseshowever.Takeoneorthe
other.

OaganDiver(SoddenLands)

+1bonusonSwim,anditbecomesaclassskill.
Weakskill
andtherearebettertraitsthatgiveswimandbonusestootherskillsalso.Checkoutthose.

SteamingSea

HermeanParagon(SteamingSea)

+2bonustoInitiative.
CrazyGood.


MordantHeritage(SteamingSea)

+1bonusonSwimanda+1bonuson

savesvs.
enchantment
effects.
Swimisweak,butthebonustoenchantmentisverynice.Thisincludes
allthosecharmandCompulsionspellswedon'tlikefailing.Therearetraitsthatgivea+2bonus
however.

Taldor

Chivalrous(Taldor)

+1bonusonDiplomacyandKnowledge(history).
Smallbonusand
noskillinclass.Therearebettertraits.

PompandPageantry(Taldor)

+1bonuswiththefollowingifclassskills(Acrobatics,
Diplomacy,HandleAnimal,Intimidate,Perform,andRide)ifyouspendtwiceaslongasit
normallytakestomakethatcheck.
Itsnicetogetabonusonsomanyskills,howevermany
areweak,yougetnoskillinclass,andyouhavetohavetheskillinclasstogetthebonus.
Therearebettertraits.

WealthyDabbler(Taldor)

Selecttwononharmfularcanecantrips.Youcancastthese
twocantripsonceperdayeach.
Notterrible.DetectMagic,Prestidigitation,andLightareall
nicecantrips.Howeverthereareusuallyverycheapmagicitemsthatcanmimicmostcantrips.

Thuvia

DesertNomad(Thuvia)

+4bonusonsavesvs.hotconditions,anda+1bonusonsaves
vs.fireeffects.
Tonarrowtobeworthalot.Unlessyouhaveaweaknesstofirelook
elsewhere.

ThuvianMerchant(Thuvia)

+1bonusonAppraise,Bluff,andSenseMotivechecksmade
forbusinessdealsandtransactions.
Narrowandweak.Moveon.

Tianjing

HeavenlyTouch(Tianjing)

Youcanstabilizeadyingcreatureasastandardaction.
Same
traitasSacredTouch.Bothareterrible.LooktoSacredTouchforwhyitissobad.

TianjingTempleGuard(Tianjing)
+1bonusonattacksofopportunitymadewithpolearm
weapons.Narrowandweak.Moveon.

Urban

MilitiaVeteran(Anytownorvillage)

Choose:Profession(soldier),Ride,orSurvival.You
gaina+2bonusonthatskill,anditbecomesaclassskill.
Raretogeta+2bonusandthe
skillinclass.Thelistisntthebesthowever.Survivalistheonlydecentone.

VagabondChild(Urban)

Choose:DisableDevice,EscapeArtist,orSleightofHand.You
gaina+1bonusonthatskill,anditbecomesaclassskill.
Smallerbonusandrarelyused

skills.Butifyoureallywanttheskillhereyougo.

Ustalav

SuperstitiousWard(Ustalav)

Youmaycast

disruptundead
onceperdayasaspelllike
ability.Weakability.
Getacrossbow.

UstalavicNoble(Ustalav)

+1bonusonDiplomacyandKnowledge(nobility).Inaddition,
yourstartingmoneyisincreasedby100gp.
Smallbonustotwoskillsandasmallbonuson
startinggold.Therearebettertraits.

ValashmaiJungle

JungleDiplomat(ValashmaiJungle)

+1bonusonDiplomacyandSenseMotive.
Both
niceskillsbutyoudon'tgeteitherinclass.Moveon.

ValashmaiVeteran(ValashmaiJungle)

+1bonusonPerception,anda+1bonuson
Survivalchecksinjungleterrain.Oneoftheseskillsbecomesaclassskillforyou.
Awsometrait.OneofthefewtraitsthatcangivePerceptioninclass...thebestskillinthegame.
Alltherestisjustgravy.

Varisia

CliffMaster(Varisia)

+1bonusonClimbandSurvival.
Smallbonusontworarelyused
skillsandneitherbecomesaclassskill.Moveon.

LeftBehind(MwangiExpanseorVarisiaElf)

+1bonusonDiplomacywheninteracting
withForlornelvesandnonelfraces.Smallbonusandithasrestrictions.
Therearebetter
bonusestoDiplomacywithnostrings.

CheaptoFeed(Osirion,Varisia)

+3bonusonBluffchecksmadeinordertogainfood,
water,orshelter.
Horrible.Narrow.Weak.Getabettertrait.

ShoantiTribesman(Varisia)

Choose:Climb,Survival,orSwim.Yougaina+1bonuson
thisskill,anditbecomesaclassskill.
Weakskills,butifyouwantoneinclasshereyougo.
Survivalistheonegem,buttherearebettertraitsforit.

VarisianWanderer(Varisia)

Choose:Perform(chooseonetype),Profession
(fortuneteller),orSleightofHand.Yougaina+1bonusonthisskill,anditbecomesa
classskill.
Reallyweakskills,butifyouwantoneinclasshereyougo.

WallofHeaven

MasterofPeaks(WallofHeaven)

+2bonusonFortitudesavesvs.colddangersand
altitudesickness.
Weakandnarrow.Neveragoodcombo.

SeasonedClimber(WallofHeaven)

+1bonusonClimb,and

itbecomesaclassskill.

Whoreallyneedsthisskillinclass.Whoreallyneedsmorethanafewpointsinthisskillatall?
ItsaDC5checktoclimbaknottedrope.Butifyouwantithereyougo.

Wanshou

RiceRunner(Wanshou)

+1bonusonAcrobatics,and

itbecomesaclassskill.
WhileI
dontfinditthatgreat,manyfindAcrobaticstobeagreatskilltohaveinclass.

SwampRebel(Wanshou)

+2bonusonStealthchecksinswampyterrain,andStealth
becomesaclassskill.
Thebonusisnarrowbutstealthisnice.Therearebettertraitsthatgive
astraightbonus.

XaHoi

ClanArtisan(XaHoi)

Chooseone

Craft
skill.Yougaina+2bonusonthechosenskill,
anditbecomesaclassskill.
Prettystupidskill.EVERYclassgetsCraftinclass.Sothis
basiclygivesyouabonustoasinglecraft.Dumb.

XaHoiSoldier(XaHoi)

+1bonusonReflexsaves.
StraightbonustoReflex.Oneofthe
Best.

Xidao

PearlDiver(Xidao)

+1bonusonAppraiseandSwim.
Bonustotwoweakskillsandneither
becomeclassskills.Horrible.

TrenchNavigator(Xidao)

+1bonusonKnowledge(geography)andProfession(sailor),
andoneoftheseskillsbecomesaclassskill.
Knowledgegeographycanbenice.Thesailor
thingismeh.Overallthoughifyouwantgeographythisisntbad.

ZiHa

DiscerningBeliefs(ZiHa)

+2bonusonsavestodisbelieveillusions.
Prettynarrowfocus.
Therearebettertraits.

SoundofMind(ZiHa)

+2bonusonsavesagainstmindaffectingeffects.
Nowthisisa
narrowfocuswelike.Aswehavesaid.Mindaffectingspellsarenotspellsyouwanttofail
against.Greattrait.

None

CitizenofEleder

+1bonusonKnowledge(local)andKnowledge(nobility)checks
regardingEleder
.Supernarrowandweak.Picksomethingelse.

CitizenofKalabuto

+1bonusonallKnowledge(local)andKnowledge(history)checks

regardingKalabuto
.Justliketheabove.Picksomethingelse.

CliffJumper

+1bonusonAcrobaticsandClimb,andonReflexsavestoavoidfalling.
Toonarrowtobeworthatrait.

DumpSalvager

+3bonusonPerceptioncheckstosearchforconcealeditems.
Again.
Toonarrow.Moveon.

EgorianSchoolApprentice

+3bonusonKnowledge(engineering)anda+2traitbonus
onPerceptioncheckstofindsecretdoorsortrapsinbuildingsbuiltintheEgorian
Schoolstyle.
Narrowandweak.Getsomethingelse.

Plainsman

+1bonusonKnowledge(geography)andSurvivalchecksregardingthe
M'neriPlains.
Whatswithallthenarrow?No.Moveon.

PrecociousSpellcaster

Selectonecantripandone1stlevelspellwhenyoucastthese
spells,theyfunctionatonecasterlevelhigherthanyouractualcasterlevel.
Sameas
GiftedAdeptexceptyougettwospells,butithastobeacantripanda1stlevelspell.Eitheris
alrightifyoureallywanta+1casterleveltoyourfavoritespell.

Survivor

+1bonustoinitiativeandSenseMotive.

SenseMotivebecomesaclassskill.
Killergood.Thereare+2bonustraitstoinitiative,butifyourlookingtogetSenseMotivein
class(averyniceskill)thenthistraitgivesyoutheinitiativebonusascake.Verynice.

VenicaanMedic

+2bonustoHealcheckstotreatdiseasesorpoisons,andHeal
becomesaclassskill.
Narrowbonus,andHealisaweakskill.Butifyoureallywantithere
yougo.

WharfRat

+2bonusonskillchecksinvolvingclimbingandropeuse,anda+4bonuson
Appraisecheckstodeterminethevalueoflargequantitiesofbulkgoodswithoutopening
theircontainers.
Wow.canyougetmorenarrowthanthis?Picksomethingelse.

WhisperWoodsHunter

+2bonusonSurvivalcheckstotrackeviloutsidersanda+2
bonusoninitiativecheckswhenyouknowyouropponentisaneviloutsider.
Avoidthis
andgetatraitthatgivesaflatbonus.

ReligionTraits

ReligiontraitsThingstoremember:
1.Youmusthaveanestablishedfaithinaspecificdeity
2.Youdon'thavetobeamemberofaclassthatcanwielddivinemagic
3.Youhavetohaveapatrondeityandreligioninyourbackground
4.Religiontraitscangoawayifyouabandonyourreligion

AFallenGod(
Aroden
,

Arazni
,or

Curchanus)

DevoteeofaDeadGod(AFallenGod)

+1bonusonDiplomacyandKnowledge
(religion).Oneoftheseskills(yourchoice)becomesaclassskill.
Notabadtrait,because
bothskillsarenicetohave.BonuspointsfromtheextraRPflavorofworshipingadeadgod.

FaithfulArodenite(AFallenGod)

+1traitbonuson

Diplomacy
checksthisbonus
increasesto+3ifyouaredealingwithafollowerof

Aroden
or

Iomedae
.
Aweakbonus
unlessyoucontinuallydebateclericsofthetwolistedfaiths.ItsgottheextraRPflavorbutnone
ofthemechanicalbenefitsofDevoteeofaDeadGod.

Abadar

EyesandEarsoftheCity(Abadar)

+1bonuson

Perception
,and
Perception
becomesa
classskill.
Perceptioninclass.BestskillinPathfinder.

HoneyTongued(Abadar)

+1bonusonDiplomacy(and/or?)Bluffwhendealingwith
agentsofthelaw,whetherjudges,guards,orpaladins.
I'mnotsurebecauseofthewording
whetheryoureceiveabonustobothbluffanddiplomacyorifyouhavetochoose.Eitherway
it'sfartoonarrowtobeworthatraitinvestment.

LoveroftheLaw(Abadar)

+1bonusonsavesvs.

charmandcompulsion
spells,and
maymakeanewsavewithanadditional+1bonus(foratotalof+2)ifdirectedtoact
againstthelaw.
Nowthisisanamazingtrait.Notonlydoyougetabonustooneoftheworst
setofspellstofailon...butyougetasecondsavetoresistifyouaredirectedtodosomething
unlawful(Likehurtafellowpartymember).I'mbettingthereisagoodchanceonthatsecond
saveinmostcases.

SenseofOrder(Abadar)

+3bonusonany

Perception
checkmadetoidentifyany
changestoalocationthathaveoccurredsinceyoulastvisitedit.
Averystrangetrait.I
supposeitwouldbeniceonfindingsurprisesinlocationsyouvisitoften.Theproblemisthat
mostadventuresspendagoodportionoftheirtimeexploringnewlocations...it'sthenatureof
thegame.

TheCityProtects(Abadar)

+2bonusagainstfeareffects.Ifyoufailasaveagainsta

fear
effect,youmaymakeanewsaveeachroundyouremaininthecitytoovercomethefear
effectaslongasthefeareffectpersists.Ifyouareapaladin,thisabilitytomake
additionalsavestoovercomefearextendstoallallieswithinyour
auraofcourage
.
While
fearaffectarenttheworsteffectstofailontheabilitytosaveeveryroundisnice.Inacity
campaignthistraitcouldreallycomeinhandy.Especiallyifyou'reaPaladin.

Alseta

OpenerofDoors(Alseta)

+2bonuson

Perception
checksmadetofindandopensecret
doors.
YoumightfinditusefulforyourTrapfinderbuttherearemuchbettertraits.

Apsu

ScalyAlly(Apsu)

+2bonusonDiplomacychecksinvolvingreptilesorthoseofdraconic
blood,whethertheyaregoodalignedornot.
Toonarrow.PickabetterTrait.

Asmodeus

AsmodeanDemonHunter(Asmodeus)

+3bonusonKnowledge(planes)about
demons
anda+2bonusonWillsavesagainst
mindaffecting
spellsandeffectsfromdemons.
Twonicelargebonuses.Unfortunatelyitonlyappliestodemons(nodevils).Unlessyou'reinan
APdedicatedtofightingdemonsprimarilyIwouldpass.Note:Unlikemostreligioustraitsyou
canbeaformerfollowerwhohasleftthereligion.

ContractMaster(Asmodeus)

+1bonuson

Linguistics
,anditbecomesaclassskill.
A
rarelyusedskill.ThemainbenefitofLinguisticsisforeveryrankspentyougainalanguage.
The+3inclassbonusdoesntprovideyouadditionallanguages.Ifyouthinkyouwillneedto
decipherunfamiliarwrittenlanguagesorcreate/detectforgeriesalotthenhereisyourtrait.

FiendishConfidence(Asmodeus)

+1bonusonIntimidate,andIntimidatebecomesa
classskill.
Nowthisisahighvalueskill.Wellworthatraitinvestmentifyou'relookingforitin
class.

Besmara

DeckFighter(Besmara)

+1bonusonattacksofopportunitywhenfightingaboarda
ship.
Weaksauce.Getsomethingelse.

Brigh
NimbleFingers,KeenMind(Brigh)

+1bonusonDisableDevice,anditbecomesaclass
skill.
IfyouwantDisableDeviceinclasshereisyourtrait.

Calistria

CalistrianProstitute(Calistria)

+1bonusonSenseMotiveandDiplomacytogather
information,andoneoftheseskills(yourchoice)becomesaclassskill.
A+1bonustotwo
niceskills,andyougainoneinclass.Notethatyoumightonlygetthebonuswhenusingthem
togatherinformation.AskyourGM.SenseMotiveisthegemhere.

HolySchemer(Calistria)

+1traitbonusonSenseMotive,anditbecomesaclassskillfor
you.
SameastheabovetraitminustheDiplomacybonus.SenseMotiveisagreatskilltogain.
Anditsaflatbonusontheskill.TakeCalistrianProstituteunlessyouhavemoralissuewith
beingaworkinggirl/guy.

Opportunistic(Calistria)

+1bonusonattacksofopportunitywhenusingadagger,
sword,orwhip.
Terrible.Moveon.


SacredAvenger(CalistriaElf)

Whenacreaturedamagesyouwithaweapon,onyour
nextturnyougaina+1bonusonweapondamageagainstthatcreature.Ifthiscreatureis
your
ilduliel
thisbonusincreasesto+2.ElfOnly.
Interesting,butfartoonarrow.Pick
somethingelse.

WaspWhisperer(CalistriaElf)

+1bonusonFortitudesavesagainstpoison.Youmay
useDiplomacy(orwildempathyifyouareadruidorranger)toimproveaHostileor
Unfriendlyinsectile

vermin
sattitudetowardIndifferent.
Anotherinterestingtrait.The
poisonbonusisniceandtheverminthingiscool,butwillprobablyberare.

CaydenCailean

FortifiedDrinker(CaydenCailean)

Wheneveryouimbibeanyalcoholicbeverage,you
gaina+2bonusonsavesagainst
mindaffecting
effectsfor1hour.
Sothisisactuallya
reallynicetrait.MindAffectingspellsaresomeoftheworsttofailon,andthe1beveragean
hourshouldntcauseyouanynegativeeffects.Theonlyissuewiththistraitistryingtofigureout
howtocarrythatmuchalcoholaround.Butthat'spartofthefun!.

GoodNatured(CaydenCailean)

+2bonusonallsavingthrowsagainstfeareffects
.Not
nearlyasgoodasFortifiedDrinker.Fearaffectsarentnearlyasbad.Andnoexcusetodrink!

StrongWilled(CaydenCailean)

+2bonusonsavingthrowsagainst

charmand
compulsion
effects.
FortifiedDrinkerisbetterbecauseMindaffectingecompasescharmand
compulsionandthensome.Plusnoreasontodrink!Alljokingasidethoughitisstillasolidtrait.

ChaldiraZuzaristan

CallforHelp(ChaldiraZuzaristan)

Whenyoutakethetotaldefenseaction,alliesgaina
+1bonusonrollsmadeagainstacreaturethreateningyou.
Interestingbutweak.

LessonsofChaldira(ChaldiraZuzaristan)

Onceperday,whenyoufailasavingthrow,
youcanrerollthesavingthrow.Youmusttakethesecondresultevenifitisworse.
This
iscrazygood.Asecondshotonanyfailedsavecanreallysaveyourbutt.

DemonLords

DemonicPersuasion(DemonLords)

+2bonuson

Diplomacy
and

Intimidate
when
dealingwithcreaturesofthe

demon
subtype.Thebonusonlyaffectsdemons(nodevils).
TooNarrow.Moveon.

Desna

FaithfulArtist(Desna)

+1traitbonustoonePerformskill,andPerformbecomesaclass
skill.
IfyoureallywantPerform,Savantisbetter.Takethatinstead.


Good
Dreams(Desna)

Eachtimeyousleep,theGMtellsyouofadangerousdreamyou
had.Onceperday,ifyouhavetomakeasavingthrowagainstathreatrelatedorsimilar
tothatdream,youcanrolltwiceandtakethemorefavorableresult.Ifyoudonot
encountercircumstancessimilartothethreatorsituationyoudreamed,thistraithasno
effectthatday.Ifyouhavethe

HalflingJinx
trait,youcannotselectthistrait,andvice
versa.
TheeffectivenessofthistraitistotallyatthemercyofyourGM.IfheisintoitIcouldsee
itbeingasortofmetagamingdivination.Hencethedualranking.PersonallyIwouldpick
somethingnotuptoGMfiat.

Starchild(Desna)

+4bonusonSurvivalcheckstoavoidbecominglost.
Thefunnypartof
thistraitisthatthebonusfromacompasswouldstackbecausetheyaredifferentbonuses...
eventhoughtheydothesamething.Eitherwayisfartoonarrowtobeofmuchuse.

StoicOptimism(Desna)

+2bonuson

savingthrows
againstfeareffects.
Asstated
before.Feareffectsaretooweaktodeserveatrait.

DwarfReligionTrait

Thereisasmallcollectionofgodsworshipedalmostexclusivelybydwarves.
Thesearemostlyrelatedto
Torag
andaregenerallynotworshipedindividually.Theyinclude
Angradd
,
Folgrit
,
Bolka
,
Grundinnar
,
Kols
,
Trudd
,
Dranngvit
,and

Magrim
.Theonlygodinthedwarvenpantheonnot
relatedtoToragistheDarkSmith,

Droskar
.

Alluring(BolkaDwarfReligionTrait)

+2bonusonDiplomacywiththosewhofindyou
attractive.Youcanuse

daze
onceperdayasaspelllikeability.
Itslikecharmingbutworse.
Andyou'readwarf..dodwarvesevenfindotherdwarvesattractive?Addinthe0Levelspell
onceperdayandit'sstillterrible.

BattlefieldCaster(DwarfReligionTrait)

+1bonusonconcentrationtocastdefensively
anda+1bonustoACagainstattacksprovokedbyorreadiedagainstspellcasting.
Not
terriblebutIwouldrathertakeoneofthetraitsthatgiveaflat+2toconcentration.Desperate
Focusgivesa+2bonustoallconcentrationchecks.

HoneyedWords(DwarfReligionTrait)

+1bonusonDiplomacy.Inaddition,youreceive
a+1bonustotheDCofanycharmorcompulsionthatdoesnotprovideongoingcontrol
andresultsinpeacefulacts,suchas

calmemotions
,

sleep,
ora

suggestion
tolaydown
arms.
Thatsaprettyslimfocusoncharmandcompulsion.Butaddintheskillbonusanditisnt
sobad.Witchesmightwanttotakeasecondlook.

Propitiation(AnyDwarvendeity)

Atthestartofeachday,pickoneofthefollowing
skills:Appraise,Bluff,Craft(pickonecraftskill),Diplomacy,Intimidate,orKnowledge
(local).Yougaina+2bonusonthatskilluntilthestartofthenextday.
Anicebonusthat
youcanchangedaytoday.Andthelisthassomenicechoices.Ilikethistrait.

Resigned(DwarfReligionTrait)

+1traitbonuswhenretryingapreviouslyfailedskill
checkorabilitycheck,aswellaswhentaking20onskillchecksandabilitychecks.
Differentandhelpful.Ilikeiteveniftherearebettertraitsavailable.

Toilcrafter(DwarfReligionTrait)

Chooseone

Craft
or

Profession
skillinwhichyouhave
atleast1rank.Ranksinyourchosenskillcountasyourcasterlevelforthepurposeof
qualifyingforthe

CraftMagicArmsandArmor
feat.Youmaycraft+1armor,weapons,or
shields(withnospecialqualities),substitutingyourrankinthechosenskillforyour
casterlevel.Youmustusethechosenskillforthechecktocreatetheitem.Craftingin
thisfashiontakestwiceaslongasnormal.Theseitemscannotbeupgradedwithnew
abilities.
PrettyflavorfulfeatthatgoesalongwithLegendaryDwarvenSmithswhocreatesuch
wondrousarmorandweaponsthattheyarealmostmagicinquality.Unfortunatlyyoustillhave
totakeCraftMagicArmsandArmorbeforeyoucanusethistraitandMasterCraftsmanis
superiorineverywaytothistrait.Unlessyourharduponfeatstakethatinstead.

ElfReligiousTrait
(
Findeladlara
,
Ketephys
,
and

Yuelral
)
ElvenPantheist(anyelvendeity)

+1bonusonKnowledge(history)torecognizeor
evaluateart,Knowledge(architectureandengineering),Survivaltohuntgame,
Constitutioncheckstorun,andSpellcraftchecksinvolvingcrystalsorgems.
Alotof
bonustospecificactivities...noneofwhicharethatgreat.Picksomethingelse.

SovyrianPantheist(ElfReligiousTraitElf)

+1bonusonKnowledge(religion),and
Knowledge(religion)becomesaclassskill.
IfyouwanttheKnowledgehereisatraitforit.
Therearetraitsthatgivebetterbonuseshowever.

EmpyrealLords
EmpyrealFocus(EmpyrealLords)

Onceperday,beforeyoumakeaskillcheck,gaina
+2bonus.
Horrible.Moveon.

Erastil

ErastilsSpeaker(Erastil)

+1bonusonDiplomacy,andDiplomacybecomesaclass
skill.
Notabadtrait,butDilettanteArtist(Elf)orExtremelyFashionablearebetterchoices.

PatientOptimist(Erastil)

+2bonusonDiplomacycheckstoinfluencehostileor
unfriendlycreatures,andifyoufailatsuchanattemptyoumayretryitonce.
Theretryis
nice,butitsstillfartoonarrow.

Provider(Erastil)

+1bonusonanyd20rolltoacquirefoodorwaterforothers.
An
interestingtrait.It'seffectivelya+1toSurvivalchecksanda+1tohit...whenitgetsfood.But
thefactyoucan'twaste,anditsnarrowfocuslimitsitsuse.

WiseTeacher(Erastil)

+4bonusonaidanothercheckswithSurvivalorKnowledge
(Nature)
.Terrible.Moveon.

Ghlaunder

PotentConcoctions(Ghlaunder)

Chooseanytwopoisonswhenyouattempttoinflict
eitherofthesepoisonsonanenemy,theDCtoresistitisincreasedby+1
.Oneofthefew
waystoincreasetheDCofpoisonsotherthanspells.Anditstackswithjustaboutanything.If
youlikepoisonyouwilllikethistrait.

Gorum
IronGrip(Gorum)

Whenacreatureattemptsto

disarm
you,itsuffersa2penaltyonthe
attackroll.
Fartoonarrowtobeworthatrait.Ifyouareworriedaboutbeingdisarmedgeta
LockedGauntlet
...its8gp.

StrongHeart(Gorum)

+1bonusonsavesagainstfeareffects,andtheDCofIntimidate
checksmadeagainstyouincreasesby+2.
Thebonustosavesismeh.Therestworse.Move
along.

VeteranofBattle(Gorum)

+1bonusonInitiative,andifyouareabletoactduringa
surprise
round,youmayadrawaweaponasa

freeaction
duringthatround.
Abonusto
InitiativeandalimitedQuickDrawabilityduringasurpriseround.Thiswouldallowyoutodraw
andattackinasurpriseround.Notabadtrait.

Gozreh

ChildofNature(Gozreh)(A)

+1bonusonSurvival,anditbecomesaclassskill.
Ifyou
wantSurvivalhereisatraittogetit.Nomadicisbetterhowever.

ChildofNature(Gozreh)(B)

+2bonusonSurvivaltofindfoodandwater,anda+1bonus
onKnowledge(nature).Oneoftheseskills(yourchoice)becomesaclassskill.
Notbadif
youwantKnowledgeNature.TherearebetterSurvivaltraits.

StrongSwimmer(Gozreh)

+2bonustoSwim,andcanholdyourbreathforanextra2
roundswhenunderwater.
Horrible.Moveon.

GreatOldOnes
or
OuterGods

UnspeakableBond(GreatOldOnesorOuterGods)

+2bonusonDiplomacywhen
dealingwithcreaturesofthe

aberration
type.
FartooNarrowtobeworththeinvestmentofa
trait.

GreenFaith

EyesoftheWild(TheGreenFaith)

+2bonuson

Perception
innaturalsettings.
Narrow
andweak.Moveon.

KnowtheLand(TheGreenFaith)

+1bonuson

Knowledge
(nature)and

Survival
,and
oneofthesebecomesaclassskill.
Notabadtraitifyouwishtogeteitherskillinclass.

Groetus

BrokenMind(Groetus)

+2bonusonsavesagainstmadnessand

confusion
effects.
To
narrowtotake.Picksomethingelse.MightbeusefulforaWildRagerBarbarian.Canhelpyou
getbythoseearlylevelswithoutkillingallyourfriends.

Gyronna

VindictiveStrike(Gyronna)

Onceperdayduringacombatencounter,youcanchooseto
gaina+1bonusonasingleattackrollagainstthecreaturethatlasthityou.
Weak.Pick
somethingelse.

Hadregash

StrengthoftheBarghest(Hadregash)

Onceperdayasa

freeaction
,youcangaina+2
bonusonanyStrengthcheckorStrengthbasedskillcheck.
Alsoweak.Moveon.

Hanspur

RiverFreedom(Hanspur)

+1bonusonallsavesagainsteffectsthatwouldhamperyour
movement
.Again...weak.

Iomedae

AShiningBeacon(Iomedae)

Bonusdamagetocriticalhitsondemonsbasedonyour
weapon.
ThetraitKillerdoesthesamethingbutagainsteverything.Ifyouwantbonuscrit
damagetakethatinstead.

DivineWarrior(Iomedae)

+1bonusonmeleeweapondamagewhenyoucastadivine
spellthataffectweapons.
Asmallbonusthatstackswitheverythingelse.Notbadifyouarea
meleetypethatbuffsregularlylikeameleeclericorpaladin.

PurityofFaith(Iomedae)

+1bonusonallWillsavesanda+1bonusonallsavingthrows
madeagainstspellsandeffectsoriginatingfroman

outsider
withthe

evil
subtype.
Aflat
bonustoasaveandabonustosavesvsaspecificcreaturetypeontop.Heckyeah.

Irori


Centered(Irori)

+1bonusonsavesagainstcharmsandcompulsions,andtheDCofany
attemptstousethe

Intimidate
skillonyouincreasesby+1.
Therearebettertraitsagainst
charmsandcompulsionsandtherestishohum.TakealookatLatentPsionoroneoftheflat
+1willsavetraits.

SeerofReality(Irori)

+2bonusonanysavesinvolvingillusionmagic.
Notterriblebut
therearemuchbettersavebonustraits.

SensingImperfection(Irori)
,
+1bonusonSenseMotive,andSenseMotivebecomesa
classskill.
IfyouwishtopickupSenseMotivehereisatraitforyou..

WisdomintheFlesh(Irori)

SelectanyStrength,Constitution(None),orDexteritybased
skill.YoumakecheckswiththatskillusingyourWisdommodifierinsteadofitsnormal
abilityscore.Thatskillbecomesaclassskill.
Hereisalistoftheskillsyoucanchoosefrom:
Climb,Swim,Acrobatics,DisableDevice,EscapeArtist,Fly,Ride,SleightofHand,andStealth.
Ifyou'reawisdombasedcharacterbutreallywanttoexcelatoneoftheseskillsthisisagood
idea.Ontopofitallyougettheskillinclass.Greatstuff.Note:Thisistheonlytraitthatgives
Flyinclass.

Kurgess

TheFlexingArm(Kurgess)

YoucanuseStrengthinsteadofDexterityasyourbase
abilityfor

EscapeArtist
skillchecks.
Ifyou'reaStrengthbasedclasswhotendstoget
grappledalotthenthiscanbeagoodtraittogetfree.PersonallyIwouldpicksomethingmore
helpful.

Lamashtu

Deformed(Lamashtu)

+1bonusonIntimidate,andIntimidatebecomesaclassskill.
Not
abadtraitifyouwantIntimidateinclass.

Mother'sTeeth(Lamashtu)

Youcanmakeabiteattackfor1d2pointsofdamageasa
secondaryattack.
ThistraitisasgoodasTuskedforHalfOrcs.AgreattraitforNatural
WeaponRangers,BeastTotemBarbarians,oranyotherbuildthatfavorsNaturalAttacks.Note:
ifthisisyouronlynaturalattackitbecomesaPrimaryAttack.

UnhingedMentality(Lamashtu)

+2bonusonsavesagainst

confusion
,

insanity
,andfear
effects.
Therearebettersavebonustraits.LookforatraitthatgivesabonusvsallMind
Influencing,CharmandCompulsion,oraflatbonustowill.

Lissala

Loreseeker(Lissala)

+2bonuson

Spellcraft
madetoidentifymagicalitems.
Craptrait.
Movealong.

Milani

TalentedOrganizer(Milani)

+1bonuson

SenseMotive
,and

SenseMotive
becomesa
classskill.
AgoodtraitifyouwantSenseMotive.

Naderi

EmptyHeart,FullHeart(Naderi)

+1bonusonsavesvs
charm
effects,andanytargetsof
yourowncharmspellssuffera1ontheirsaves.
Thisonlyaffectsthecharmportionof
charmandcompulsion.Remember...A

charm
makesthesubjectafriendofthecastera
compulsion
makesthesubjectobeythecaster.Solesseffectivebutstillniceifyouarebuilding
anEnchanter.Ifyoursimplywantingtheaddeddefensetherearebettertraits.

Nethys

ArcaneDepth(Nethys)

Eithera+1on

Spellcraft
or+2on

Knowledge
(arcana).
Neither
skillbecomesaclassskill.Therearebettertraits.

MagicisLife(Nethys)

+2bonusonsavesvs.deatheffectsaslongasyouareunderthe
effectsofanyspell.Ifyouarereducedtonegativehitpointswhileyouareunderthe
effectsofanyspell,youautomaticallyconfirmstabilizationcheckstostopbleeding.
An
interestingtraitforcasters,buttoonarrowtobeofmuchuse.

UnderlyingPrinciples(Nethys)

+1bonuson

UseMagicDevice
,anditbecomesaclass
skill.
Atrulyamazingskill.EspeciallygreatforhighCHAcharacters.Ifyoudon'twishtofollow
NethyslookatDangerouslyCurious...itsthesamebonus.

NiviRhombodazzle

AgentofChance(NiviRhombodazzle)

Onceaday,whenanadjacentallymakesaskill
checkanddoesntliketheresult,youcanallowhimarerollasan

immediateaction
.Your
allymusttaketheresultofthereroll,evenifitisworsethantheoriginalroll.Interesting
ability.
Greatforanyonewhofollowsthetrapfinderaroundorassistyourcrafter.Icanthinkof
plentyoftimesthiscancomeinhandy.

Norgorber

PracticedDeception(Norgorber)

+1traitbonuson

Disguise
checks,andyoucanapply
andremoveadisguiseinhalfthenormaltime.
It'saneattrait.Itbasicallydropsthetime
from1030minutesto515minutes.Notahugedealthoughconsideringa
Hatofdisguise
(1800gp,+10toDisguise)makesitastandardaction.IwouldlookatUglySwineorAugmented
Disguiseifyoujustwantabonustodisguise.


SecretKnowledge(Norgorber)

Whenyouinitiallytakethistrait,ithasnoeffect.Atany
pointthereafter,beforemakingacheck,youmaychooseoneKnowledgeskill.Yougaina
permanent+2bonusonchecksforthatskill,anditbecomesaclassskill.
Averystrange
wayofgettingaKnowledgeskillinclass,butyousimplyhavetowaitforyouchosenKnowledge
tocomeup.VeryNice.

VenomDrenched(Norgorber)

Youareimmunetoonespecificnonmagicalpoison.If
youingestadoseofthat

poison
(evenifitisacontact,inhaled,orinjury

poison
),it
remainsinyoursystemfor24hoursanycreaturethatbitesyouduringthattimeis
subjecttothe

poisons
effects.
Kindofafunnytrait.Ifyouwanttousepoisonwithnopoison
usethiscouldhelpwithyourfavoritepoison.Thebitethingseemsawaste.Poisonis
expensive.LikethetraitBoardingat
Mediogalti

ifyouwanttopulloff
THIS
hereyougolol.

Pharasma

CorpseHunter(Pharasma)

+1bonusonallattacksmadeagainstundead.
Toonarrow.
Moveon.

SpiritGuide(Pharasma)

+2bonuson

Knowledge
(religion),and

itbecomesaclassskill.
+2bonusandinclass.Nicetrait.

UndeadSlayer(Pharasma)
+1bonusonweapondamageagainst

undead
.Abitbetterthen
CorpseHunterbutstillfartoonarrow.

Rovagug

DestructiveBlows(Rovagug)

+2bonusonStrengthchecksmadetobreakthings,as
wellassunder.
Weak.Moveon.

HatredoftheGods(Rovagug)

+1bonusonsavesagainstdivinespells.
Notashelpfulas
arcanespellsconsideringtherearesomanymorearcanecasterclasses,butitsstillaflatbonus
againstabigportionofspells.

Sarenrae

Ambassador(Sarenrae)

+2bonustoDiplomacychecks.
Nicesizebonusbutthatsit.

BladeofMercy(Sarenrae)

Nopenaltytoattackwithaslashingweaponwheninflicting
nonlethaldamage,andgaina+1bonustoanynonlethaldamageyouinflictwitha
slashingweapon.
Notabadforsomeonethatsabountyhuntertype.This+monk'sspade
mightbeanoptiontodoubleyoursneakattackdiceviasapmaster.Otherwiseitsjusttoo
situational.

CleansingLight(Sarenrae)

Whendealingdamagetoundeadwithyour

channelenergy
,

youcanrerollanydamagediethatshowsanatural1.
Ifyou'reinacampaignfilledwith
undeadoryouarebuiltaroundchannelingthisisagreatchoice.

CleansingtheTwisted(Sarenrae)

+1bonustoslashingweapondamageagainstall
aberrations
.
Justtoonarrowtobeveryhelpful.

DawnRenewal(Sarenrae)

Whenyouusethe

Heal
skilltoprovidelongtermcare,your
patientshealanextra2hitpointsatsunrise.
Horrible.Movealong.

FlameoftheDawnflower(Sarenrae)

Wheneveryouscoreacriticalhitwithascimitar,
youdealanadditional2pointsoffiredamagetoyourtarget.
Interesting,especiallyfor
DervishDancetypebuildsbutyouhavetocritanditsfiredamage.Justtooweakformytaste.

Illuminator(Sarenrae)

+2bonusonDiplomacy,and

itbecomesaclassskill.
Theonlytrait
thatgivesa+2bonusandtheskillinclass.Nice.

StrengthoftheSun(Sarenrae)

Duringtheday,yougaina+1bonusonall
Charisma
basedchecks.
Anoddtrait.Itisa+1toBluff,Diplomacy,Disguise,HandleAnimal,
Intimidate,Perform,andUseMagicDevicechecks.Alsoanychecksthatrepresentattemptsto
influenceothersandchannelingvsundead.Notbadconsideringmostadventurersadventure
duringtheday.Italsoaddsa+1toconcentrationforChacasters.Certainbuildswhoreplace
DexwithChaforalotofchecks(ex:LoreOracle)canmakethistraitmoveto
BLUE.

UnderSiege(Sarenrae)

+1bonusonBluffandSenseMotive,andoneoftheseskills
(yourchoice)becomesaclassskill.
Bothareniceskillstohave.Goodtrait.

Shelyn

EarforMusic(Shelyn)

+1bonusononecategoryof

Perform
,anda+2bonusonany
Knowledge
(local)checksthatdealwiththelocalartormusicscene.

Justasbadas
AspiringBard.Whocaresaboutthelocalmusicscene.Stupidtrait.

InnerBeauty(Shelyn)

Onceperday,gaina+4bonustoasingle

Bluff
,

Craft
,

Diplomacy
,
or

Perform
skillcheck.
Toweak.Picksomethingbetter.Thismightbebettercombinedwith
bardversatileperformance.

IntenseArtist(Shelyn)
+1bonusontwo

Perform
skillsofyourchoice,and

Perform
becomes
aclassskill.Ifyou'relookingforperforminclasshereyougo.Notmuchelse.

SelfSacrifice(Shelyn)

Asa

moveaction
,youcanuseyourownbodytogrant
softcover
toanadjacentallyregardlessofthedifferenceinyourrespectivesizes.
Possiblygoodfor
certainTankishbuilds.Therearebettertraitsthough.

Sivanah

StriptheVeils(Sivanah)

+1bonusonSenseMotive,andSenseMotivebecomesaclass

skill.
Itsalwaysnicetoknowifsomeoneisbeinglessthanhonest.Agreattrait.

ThamirGixx

Backstabber(ThamirGixx)

+1damagetoflankedfoes(anditismultipliedonacritical
hit).
Notbadifyourbuiltaroundflanking(RoguesandPreciseStrikebuilds)

Torag

DefensiveStrategist(Torag)

Youarenot

flatfooted
whenyouareanunaware
combatant.Thisincludesa

surprise
roundthatyoudontgettoactin,andbeforeyouget
toactatthestartofabattle.
THISTRAITISSICK.Itbasicallygivesyou
UncannyDodge
asa
trait.Unbelievablystrong.

EyeoftheFather(Torag)
+1bonustoa

Craft
skillofyourchoice,and

Perform
becomesa
classskill.Kindofanoddmix.Badeitherway.IfyouwantPerformlookelsewhere.

GuardianoftheForge(Torag)

+1bonusonKnowledge(engineering)andKnowledge
(history).Oneoftheseskills(yourchoice)becomesaclassskill.
Anoktraitifyouwishto
geteitherinclass.Neitherareespeciallystrongknowledgesthough.

Urgathoa

Deathspeaker(Urgathoa)

+2bonusonDiplomacywhendealingwithundead,aswellas
a+2bonusonCharismachecksmadetoinfluenceundead.
NotabadtraitforNecromancer
builds.Otherwiseprettyweak.

Inoculated(Urgathoa)

+2bonusonsavesagainst

disease
effects.
Weak.Moveon.

Venkelvore

RestlessHunger(Venkelvore)

Caneatapieceoffoodaspartofa

charge
attackonce
perday.Doingsoincreasesyourspeedby10feetfor1round.
Justweird.Getsomething
better.

Ydersius

SerpentineSqueeze(Ydersius)

+1bonusoncombatmaneuverstograpple,aswellasa
+1bonustoyourCMDwheneveranopponenttriestograppleyou.
AgoodtraitforGrapple
builds.

Zarongel


WolfCub(Zarongel)

Onceperdayasastandardaction,yougainthe

scent
abilityfor1
minute.
Prettyweak.Iwouldlookelsewhere.

Zogmugot

Flounderer(Zogmugot)

+1bonustoSwim,andyoucanholdyourbreathforanumber
ofroundsequaltothreetimesyourConstitutionscorebeforeyouriskdrowning.
Weaksauce.Eveninasailingcampaign.

ZonKuthon

BattlefieldSurgeon(ZonKuthon)

Healbecomesaclassskillforyou,andyoucanuse
thetreatdeadlywoundsaspectoftheskill1additionaltimepercreatureperday.
Ifyou
reallywanthealinclasshereyougo.Theaddedbonusisntbadbuteachusetakesanhour.
You'rebetteroffjustgettingaWandofCureLightWounds.

KuthiteCaster(ZonKuthon)

+4bonusonConcentrationwhencastingspellswiththe
darkness
,

pain
,or

shadow
descriptors.
Notaterribletrait.Iwouldratherhaveoneofthe
traitsthatgiveastraight+2bonustoallspellcasting.

Zyphus

FatalTrapper(Zyphus)

+1bonusonCraft(traps)checksanda+1bonusonDisable
Devicechecksmadetodisabletraps.
Notaterriblechoiceforyourtrapfinder,butthereare
bettercraftanddisabledevicetraits.Iwouldpickoneofthoseinstead.

Other

Slayer'sOath(Any)

+1bonusonweapondamageagainstundead.
Nonarrowtobeof
muchuse.Auniquetraitinthatyoucanworshipanydeity.Unfortunatethatisisn'tverygood.

SpiritTalker(Mwangifaiths)

+1

racialbonus
on

Will
savesagainstdivinespellsand
spelllikeeffectsemployedagainstyoubyclericsorpaladinsof

Aroden
,

Abadar
,
Iomedae
,

Gozreh
,and

Shelyn
butyousuffera1penaltyon

Will
savesagainstdivine
spellscastbydevoteesofMwangifaiths.
Theonlyupsidetothistraitisitsaracialbonus
insteadofatraitbonus(soitshouldstackwithothertraitbonuses).Thatdoesnthelpthefactit
isanarrowbonusinthefirstplace.Therearebettertraitsthatgiveabonustoalldivinespells,
andhavenonegative.

EquipmentTraits


AugmentedDisguise

+2bonusonDisguisewhenwearingawig,falsebeard,orsimilar
largeprop,orifyouarewearingaspecialcostumeoreyecatchingbaublethatreinforces
yourdisguise.
AdecentbonustoDisguise,butthereareaplethoraofwaystoboostDisguise.
Iwouldsavemytraitforsomethingbetter..

Dealmaker

Onceperweek,whenlookingforanitemwithapricegreaterthanthelocal
communitysbasevaluemakeaDiplomacychecktosellorpurchasethatitemasifthe
localcommunitywereofsufficientsize.
TheDCcanberidiculouslyhigh.PersonallyIwould
pass.Bythetimethisreallycomesinhandyyoucanprobablymagicallytraveltoabetter
market.UnlessyouhaveaGMwhoisastickleraboutthissortofthing,lookatsomethingelse.

ExtremelyFashionable

Wheneveryouarewearingclothingand/orjewelryworthatleast
150gp(andyou'reclean),yougaina+1bonusonBluff,Diplomacy,andIntimidate.One
oftheseskills(yourchoice)becomesaclassskill.
Nowthisisbetter.Abonustothebig
threesocialskillsandonebecomesaclassskill.Morethenlikelyyourfirstmagicitemwill
covertherequirement.

HeirloomWeapon

Chooseoneofthefollowingbenefitswithaspecificweapon:
proficiencywithit,a+1bonusonattacksofopportunitywithit,ora+2bonusonone
kindofcombatmaneuverwhenit.Note:Youpaythestandardgpcostfortheweapon.
Amomentofsilenceplease.Thistraitusedtobe
oneofthebest
.Aftergoingthrougherrata
meatgrinderwhatweareleftwithisthisdrivel.Otherthenthebonustoonecombatmaneuver
thistraitispuretrash.Consideringthatifyouloseyourweaponyoulosesyourtrait...theriskis
notworththereward.

ImprovisationalEquipment

Whenusinganitemforanythingotherthanitsintended
purposereducetheimprovisationpenaltyby2.Thisdoesnotapplytoimprovised
weaponpenalties
.Icantseemtofindwhatthenormalimprovisationpenaltyisnormally,but
myadvicewouldbetogettherightgearforthejobandsaveyourtraitforsomethingnormal
equipmentcan'thandle.

IronLiver

+2traitbonusonFortitudesavesagainstpoisonanddrugs,anda+4trait
bonusonFortitudesavestoavoidtheeffectsofalcohol.
Tonarrow.Moveon.

PowerofSuggestion

YoumaymakeaBluffchecktomakeobserversbelievethatan
objectinyourpossessionisactuallyadifferentobjectentirely.
Itcouldbeusefulifyougo
alotofplacesthatdon'tallowweaponsIsuppose.TheDCisnothingtosniffat.

PrehensileWhip

Youcanuseawhipasifitwerearopewithagrapplinghookatthe
end.Attachingyourwhipisastandardaction,butdetachingitisafullroundaction.
If
youwanttobe
THISGUY
hereisyourtrait.Igiveitaboostinranksimplyforbeingcool.

QuickLearner

Afteryourfirstattackwithaweaponinwhichyouarenotproficient,the
nonproficiencypenaltydecreasesby2(toa2penalty).
Howaboutyougetaweaponyou
knowhowtouseandgetabettertrait.

RoughandReady

Whenyouuseatoolofyourtrade(craftorprofessiontool)asa
weapon,youdonottaketheimprovisedweaponpenaltyandinsteadreceivea+1bonus
onyourattack.
Again.Getaweaponyou'reproficientinandusethat.

StageMagic

Whenyouuseanalchemicalitemaspartofaperformance,yougaina+2
bonusonyourPerformcheckforthedurationofthatperformance.
Thisiscalleda
circumstance
bonustheGMawardsforgoodRPandingenuity.Youshouldntneedatraitforit.

StealthyEscape

Whentryingtoescapemanacles,rope,orothersimilarrestraints,you
maymakeaSleightofHandcheckinsteadofEscapeArtist.Ifyoufreeyourself,yougain
a+2traitbonusonBluffcheckstopretendthatyouarestillbound.
Interesting,buttoo
narrowtobeveryhelpful.

ThrownTogetherFashion

Withabasicsewingkitordisguisekit,youcanmakea
Disguisechecktochangeoneoutfitintoanotheroutfit.
Notreallysurewhatthebenefitof
thistraitis.Eitherwayit'stooweakandnarrowtobeofmuchuse.

ListofTraitsthatgiveaSkillinclass

SohereishowIbrokeeachskillup:

Name:
NameoftheTraitduh.
Category:
Whatsectionthetraitcomesfrom
Bonus:
Howbigofabonus(ifany)tothespecificskill
Flat/Narrow:
Isthebonusaflatbonusoranarrowbonustotheskill
Additional:
Anyextrasitprovides(negativeorpositive)

StandoutsareHighlighted,andIgivemypickofBestoftheBestatthe
bottomofeachskill.IchosetoleaveCampaigntraitsoutoftherunning
whenitcametothebestofthebest.

ListofTraits:
Perception
UseMagicDevice
Acrobatics
Bluff

Diplomacy
Intimidate
Knowledge(Arcana)
Knowledge(Dungeoneering)
Knowledge(Nature)
Knowledge(Planes)
Knowledge(Religion)
SenseMotive
Spellcraft
Stealth
DisableDevice
Disguise
EscapeArtist
HandleAnimal
Fly
Knowledge(Engineering)
Knowledge(Geography)
Knowledge(History)
Knowledge(Local)
Knowledge(Nobility)
Survival
Climb
Linguistics
Ride
Swim
Appraise
Heal
SleightofHand

Perception

Name

Category

Bonus

Flat/Narrow

Additional

Lookingfor
Work

Campaign

+1

Flat

Conspiracy
Hunter

Campaign

+1

Flat

Friendofthe
Family

Campaign

+1

Flat

BalloonHeaded Race(Goblin)

+1

Flat

8tosqueezeheadthrough
tightspace

Militant
Merchant

+1

Narrow(against
surprise)

Race(Dwarf)

Valashmai
Veteran

Regional

+1

Flat

(+1onsurvivalchecksin
Jungleterrain)

EyesandEars
oftheCity

Religion

+1

Flat

BestoftheBest:ValashmaiVeteran
anyonecangetanditgivesanadditional
bonustosurvival.

UseMagicDevice

Name

Category

Bonus

Flat/Narrow

Additional

Dangerously
Curious

Magic

+1

Flat

Underlying
Principles

Regional

+1

Flat

BestoftheBest:Either
Ifyou'restuckwithadifferentregionthenDangerously
Curiouswinsout.

Acrobatics

Name

Category

Bonus

Flat/Narrow

Additional

JenivereCrew

Campaign

+1

Flat

Rescued

Campaign

+1

Flat

RiceRunner

Regional

+1

Flat

Wisdominthe
Flesh

Religion

+0

None

UseWisdominsteadofDex

BestoftheBest:RiceRunner/WisdomintheFlesh
Bothareeasytoget.Rice
givesa+1bonus,butWisdomhastheuniquebonusofusingyourwisdom.

Bluff

Name

Category

Bonus

Flat/Narrow

Additional

WittyRepartee

Combat

+1

Flat

ConvincingLiar Social

+1

Flat

FastTalker

Social

+1

Flat

WithoutaPast

Social

+1

Narrow(Forged +1Linguistics(Forged
Documents)
Documents)

BlackSheep

Campaign

+1

Flat

+1Know(local)

Lookingfor
Work

Campaign

+1

Flat

Missionary

Campaign

+1

Flat

Conspiracy
Hunter

Campaign

+1

Flat

BestFriend

Campaign

+2

Flat

PrivilegedSlave Regional

+1

Flat

PeshAddict

Regional

+1

Flat

Startwithonlyhavestarting
gold.

MinkaiAdvocate Regional

+1

Flat

Antiquities
Smuggler

Regional

+1

Flat

Keeperofthe
Veil

Regional

+1

Flat

Competencebonusinstead
ofatraitbonus.

UnderSiege

Religion

+1

Flat

+1BonustoSenseMotive

Extremely
Fashionable

Equipment

+1

Flat

+1BonustoDiplomacyand
Intimidate.

BestoftheBest:ExtremelyFashionable
EasiestTraittogain,andabonustotwo
otherskills.

Diplomacy

Name

Category

Bonus

Flat/Narrow

Additional

EaseofFaith

Faith

+1

Flat

HuntersBlood

Social

+1

Narrow(related
toUndead)

Undeadgaina+1tolearn
aboutyou.

Princess

Social

+1

Flat

+1Intimidate(Mustbe
Female)

MissingChild

Campaign

+0

None

SenseMotivealsogained
inclass.

Lookingfor
Work

Campaign

+1

Flat

Missionary

Campaign

+1

Flat

Conspiracy
Hunter

Campaign

+1

Flat

BestFriends

Campaign

+2

Flat

Barroom
Talespinner

Campaign

+1

Flat

+1toonePerform

DilettanteArtist Race

+1

Flat

+1toonePerform

WellInformed

Race

+1

Narrow(when
gatheringinfo)

+1Know(local)(when
gatheringinfo)

WorldTraveler

Race

+1

Flat

Honeyed
Tongue

Regional

+1

Flat

Fangwood
Diplomat

Regional

+1

Flat

Devoteeofa
DeadGod

Religion

+1

Flat

+1Know(Religion)

Calistrian
Prostitute

Religion

+1

Flat

+1SenseMotive

Erastils
Speaker

Religion

+1

Flat

Illuminator

Religion

+2

Flat

Extremely
Fashionable

Equipment

+1

Flat

+1toBluffandIntimidate

BestoftheBest:Illuminator
Easytraittoget(Followapopulargod),anditgivesa
flat+2bonus.Theotherhighlightedarehonorablementionsforalsobeingeasyto
acquireandgivebonusestootherusefulskills.

Intimidate

Name

Category

Bonus

Flat/Narrow

Additional

Bully

Social

+1

Flat

ConvincingLiar Social

+1

Flat

Princess

Social

+1

Flat

+1Diplomacy(Mustbe
Female)

Lookingfor
Work

Campaign

+1

Flat

Missionary

Campaign

+1

Flat

Brute

Race

+1

Flat

TigerBrigadier

Regional

+2

Narrow(anyone

2age
categories
higher)
Aspiring
Hellknight

Regional

+1

Flat

VikingBlood

Regional

+1

Flat

ImperialSoldier Regional

+1

Flat

Soldierofthe
Faith

Regional

+1

Flat

Bandit

Regional

+1

Flat

Fiendish
Confidence

Religion

+1

Flat

Deformed

Religion

+1

Flat

Extremely
Fashionable

Equipment

+1

Flat

+1toBluffandDiplomacy

BestoftheBest:ExtremelyFashionable
Easytogetanditgivesa+1totwoother
usefulskills

Knowledge(Arcana)

Name

Category

Bonus

Flat/Narrow

Additional

mathematical
Prodigy

Magic

+1

Flat

+1Know(engineering)

Outlander

Campaign

+1

Flat

3spellsget+1CLand+1
DC

FosterChild

Campaign

+2

Flat

TeachersPet

Campaign

+2

Flat

Fanatic

Race

+1

Flat

+1Know(history)

Secret
Knowledge

Religion

+2

Flat

BestoftheBest:SecretKnowledge
Easytogetandgivesaflat+2bonus.

Knowledge(Dungeoneering)

Name

Category

ScholarofRuins Race

Bonus

Flat/Narrow

Additional

+1

Flat

+1Know(geography)

TeachersPet

Campaign

+2

Flat

FosterChild

Campaign

+2

Flat

Darklands
Delver

Regional

+1

Flat

+1Survival(madeinthe
Darklands)

Secret
Knowledge

Religion

+2

Flat

BestoftheBest:SecretKnowledge
Easytogetandgivesaflat+2bonus.

Knowledge(Nature)

Name

Category

Bonus

Flat/Narrow

Additional

Devoteeofthe
Green

Faith

+1

Flat

+1Know(geography)

JenivereCrew

Campaign

+1

Flat

TeachersPet

Campaign

+2

Flat

FosterChild

Campaign

+2

Flat

Guerilla

Regional

+1

Flat

+1toSurvival(in
rainforest)

Spiritual
Forester

Regional

+1

Flat

+1Know(planes)

SavannahChild Regional

+1

Flat

Secret
Knowledge

Religion

+2

Flat

Childof
Nature(B)

Religion

+1

Flat

+2Survival(tofindfood
andwater)

KnowtheLand

Religion

+1

Flat

+1Survival

BestoftheBest:SecretKnowledge
Easytogetandgivesaflat+2bonus.
Honorablementiontotheotherhighlightedtraitsforbeingeasytogetandgiving
bonusestootherniceskills.

Knowledge(Planes)

Name

Category

Bonus

Flat/Narrow

Additional

Scholarofthe
GreatBeyond

Faith

+1

Flat

+1Know(history)

Teacher'sPet

Campaign

+2

Flat

FosterChild

Campaign

+2

Flat

Spiritual
Forester

Regional

+1

Flat

+1Know(nature)

Secret
Knowledge

Religion

+2

Flat

BestoftheBest:SecretKnowledge
Easytogetandgivesaflat+2bonus.
HonorablementiontoSpiritualForesterforgivingabonustoanotherniceskill.

Knowledge(Religion)

Name

Category

Bonus

Flat/Narrow

Additional

Childofthe
Temple

Faith

+1

Flat

+1Know(nobility)

Zealot

Faith

+1

Flat

Mustbeagnome.
(NegativeBleaching
mechanic)

Hunter'sBlood

Social

+1

Narrow(related +1DiplomacyandSurvival
toundead)
(relatedtoUndead)
(Undeadget+1tolearn
aboutyou)

Outlander

Campaign

+1

Flat

+1CLand+1saveDCto3
divinespells

Missionary

Campaign

+1

Flat

Teacher'sPet

Campaign

+2

Flat

FosterChild

Campaign

+2

Flat

OpenPalmof
Irori

Race

+1

Flat

+1AcrobaticsandKipool
ability

Acolyteof
Razmir

Regional

+1

Flat

+1Know(local)andRazmir
faithbonus

Secret
Knowledge

Religion

+2

Flat

Devoteeofa
DeadGod

Religion

+1

Flat

+1Diplomacy

Sovyrian
Pantheist

Religion

+1

Flat

Elfonly

SpiritGuide

Religion

+2

Flat

BestoftheBest:SecretKnowledge
Easytogetandgivesaflat+2bonus.
HonorablementiontoChildoftheTempleforbeingeasytogetandgivingabonusto
anotherniceskill.

SenseMotive

Name

Category

Bonus

Flat/Narrow

Additional

Suspicious

Social

+1

Flat

MissingChild

Campaign

+0

None

Diplomacyalsoinclass

Missionary

Campaign

+1

Flat

Conspiracy
Hunter

Campaign

+1

Flat

Ilizmagorti
Native

Campaign

+1

Flat

WorldTraveler

Race

+1

Flat

PeshAddict

Region

+1

Flat

Startwithonlyhalfnormal
startinggold

Cynic

Region

+1

Flat

Survivor

Region

+1

Flat

+1Initiative

Calistrian
Prostitute

Regional

+1

Flat

+1Diplomacy(togather
info)

HolySchemer

Regional

+1

Flat

Sensing
Imperfection

Regional

+1

Flat

Talented
Organizer

Regional

+1

Flat

UnderSiege

Religion

+1

Flat

+1Bluff

StiptheVeils

Religion

+1

Flat

BestoftheBest:Survivor
Easytogetandgivesa+1toInitiative.Aclearwinnerif
youdontplanonusingyoureothertraitononeofthe+2initiativetraits(theywont
stack).HonorablementiontoUnderSiegeforbeingeasytoget(Populargod)and
givingabonustoBlufftoo.

Spellcraft

Name

Category

Bonus

Flat/Narrow

Additional

Classically
Schooled

Magic

+1

Flat

BestoftheBest:ClassicallySchooled
Easytowinifyou'retheonlyone.

Stealth

Name

Category

Bonus

Flat/Narrow

Additional

Slippery

Combat

+1

Flat

BlackSheep

Campaign

+1

Flat

+1Know(local)

Conspiracy
Hunter

Campaign

+1

Flat

Highlander

Regional

+1

Flat

+2stealthifinhillyorrocky
areas

Uskwood
Hunter

Regional

+1

Flat

Bandit

Regional

+1

Flat

SwampRebel

Regional

+2

Narrow(in
Narrow(inswampyterrain)
swampyterrain)

Wisdominthe
Flesh

Religion

+0

None

UseWisdominsteadofDex

BestoftheBest:Highlander/WisdomintheFlesh
Bothareeasytoget.Highlander
givesa+1bonus,butWisdomintheFleshhastheuniquequalityofusingyourwisdom
insteadofdex.

DisableDevice

Name

Category

Bonus

Flat/Narrow

Additional

VagabondChild Regional

+1

Flat

NimbleFingers, Regional
KeenMind

+1

Flat

Wisdominthe
Flesh

+0

None

UseWisdominsteadofDex

Religion

BestoftheBest:WisdomintheFlesh
Reallyall3arefine.Igavethewinto
WisdomintheFleshforusingyourwisdominsteadofdex.Ofcoursethisisanegativeif
you'reaDexheavycharacter.

Disguise

Name

Category

Bonus

Flat/Narrow

Additional

UglySwine

Race

+2

Flat

Keeperofthe
Veil

Regional

+1

Flat

Competencebonusinstead
oftraitbonus.

BestoftheBest:UglySwine
+2flatbonusandanyonecangetthroughadopted....
andyouwereraisedbygoblins...awesome.

EscapeArtist

Name

Category

Bonus

Flat/Narrow

Additional

Freedom
Fighter

Race

+1

Narrow
(escaping
capture)

Rapscallion

Race

+1

Flat

+1Initiative

Bandit

Regional

+1

Flat

VagabondChild Regional

+1

Flat

Wisdominthe
Flesh

+0

None

UseWisdominsteadofDex

Religion

BestoftheBest:Rapscallion
Unlessyouaregettingoneofthe+2initiativetraitsthis
traitistheclearwinner.HonorableMention:WisdomintheFleshforusingyourwisdom.

HandleAnimal

Name

Category

Bonus

Flat/Narrow

Additional

AnimalFriend

Race

+0

None

+1Willifananimaliswithin
30feet

SavannahChild Regional

+1

Flat

JungleGuide

+1

Flat

+1Survival(injungle)

Regional

BestoftheBest:AnimalFriend
Nobonusbutyougeta+1towillsaves.Aclearwin.

Fly

Name

Category

Bonus

Flat/Narrow

Additional

Wisdominthe

Religion

+0

None

UseWisdominsteadofDex

Flesh

BestoftheBest:WisdomintheFlesh
Easytowinifyou'retheonlyone.

Knowledge(Engineering)

Name

Category

Bonus

Flat/Narrow

Additional

Warsmith

Race

+0

None

+1damagevsclay,crystal,
earth,metal,orstone

Teacher'sPet

Campaign

+2

Flat

FosterChild

Campaign

+2

Flat

Crusader
Tactician

Regional

+1

Flat

+1Know(nobility)

Osirionologist

Regional

+1

Flat

+1Know(History)

Secret
Knowledge

Religion

+2

Flat

Guardianofthe Religion
Forge

+1

Flat

+1Know(History)

BestoftheBest:SecretKnowledge
Easytogetandgivesaflat+2bonus.

Knowledge(Geography)

Name

Category

Bonus

Flat/Narrow

Additional

JenivereCrew

Campaign

+1

Flat

Teacher'sPet

Campaign

+2

Flat

FosterChild

Campaign

+2

Flat

Nomadic

Race

+1

Flat

ScholarofRuins Race

+1

Flat

+1Know(Dungeoneering)

MountainGuide Regional

+1

Narrow(in
mountainous
areas)

+1Survival(inmountainous
areas)

BelemPirate

Regional

+1

Flat

+1Profession(sailor)

ArtifactHunter

Regional

+1

Flat

+1Know(History)

Trench
Navigator

Regional

+1

Flat

+1Profession(sailor)

Secret

Religion

+2

Flat

Knowledge

BestoftheBest:SecretKnowledge
Easytogetandgivesaflat+2bonus.
HonorablementiontoScholarofRuinsforgivingabonustoanotherniceskill.

Knowledge(History)

Name

Category

Bonus

Flat/Narrow

Additional

Scholoarofthe Faith
GreatBeyond

+1

Flat

+1Know(planes)

AncientExplorer Campaign

+1

Flat

+1Know(local)

FosterChild

Campaign

+2

Flat

Teacher'sPet

Campaign

+2

Flat

Fanatic

Race

+1

Flat

+1Know(arcana)

Historian

Race

+1

Flat

+1tobardicknowledge

Keeperofthe
Ancestral
Scrolls

Race

+1

Flat

+1Know(nobility)

ArtifactHunter

Regional

+1

Flat

+1Know(geography)

Osirionologist

Regional

+1

Flat

+1Know(engineering)

Guardianofthe Religion
Forge

+1

Flat

+1Know(engineering)

Secret
Knowledge

+2

Flat

Religion

BestoftheBest:SecretKnowledge
Easytogetandgivesaflat+2bonus.
Honorablementiontotheotherhighlightedtraitsforgivingbonusestootherniceskills.

Knowledge(Local)

Name

Category

Bonus

Flat/Narrow

Additional

BlackSheep

Campaign

+1

Flat

AncientExplorer Campaign

+1

Flat

+1Know(history)

Conspiracy
Hunter

Campaign

+1

Flat

Favored
Son/Daughter

Campaign

+1

Flat

FosterChild

Campaign

+2

Flat

Teacher'sPet

Campaign

+2

Flat

WellInformed

Race

+1

Narrow(attempti +1Diplomacy(attemptingto
ngtogather
gatherinfo)
info)

WorldTraveler

Race

+1

Flat

PeshAddict

Regional

+1

Flat

+1BluffandSenseMotive
Startwithhalfgold

Acolyteof
Razmir

Regional

+1

Flat

+1Know(religion)and
Razmirfaithbonus

Secret
Knowledge

Religion

+2

Flat

BestoftheBest:SecretKnowledge
Easytogetandgivesaflat+2bonus.
HonorablementiontoAcolyteofRazmirforbeingeasytogetandgivingabonusto
anotherniceskill.

Knowledge(Nobility)

Name

Category

Bonus

Flat/Narrow

Additional

Childofthe
Temple

Faith

+1

Flat

+1Know(religion)

FosterChild

Campaign

+2

Flat

Teacher'sPet

Campaign

+2

Flat

FreedSlave

Race

+1

Flat

Keeperofthe
Ancestral
Scrolls

Race

+1

Flat

+1Know(history)

Crusader
Tactician

Regional

+1

Flat

+1Know(nobility)

Secret
Knowledge

Religion

+2

Flat

BestoftheBest:SecretKnowledge
Easytogetandgivesaflat+2bonus.
HonorablementiontoChildoftheTempleforgivingabonustoanotherniceskill.

Survival

Name

Category

Bonus

Flat/Narrow

Additional

Hunter'sBlood

Social

+1

Narrow(related +1Diplomacyand
toUndead)
Know(religion)Undead
gain+1tolearnaboutyou

PovertyStricken Social

+1

Flat

JenivereCrew

Campaign

+1

Flat

CaravanGuard Campaign

+1

Flat

Student
Survivalist

Campaign

+2

Flat

Nomadic

Race

+1

Flat

+1Know(geography)

Outcast

Race

+1

Flat

Darklands
Delver

Regional

+1

Narrow(inthe
Darklands)

+1Know(dungeoneering)

Guerilla

Regional

+1

Narrow(in
rainforest)

+1Know(nature)

MountainGuide Regional

+1

Narrow(in
mountainous
areas)

+1Know(geography)(in
mountainousareas)

NirmathiMilitia

Regional

+1

Flat

JungleGuide

Regional

+1

Narrow(in
jungle)

+1HandleAnimal

MilitiaVeteran

Regional

+2

Flat

Valashmai
Veteran

Regional

+1

Narrow(in
jungle)

+1Perception

Shoanti
Tribesman

Regional

+1

Flat

Childof
Nature(A)

Regional

+1

Flat

Childof
Nature(B)

Regional

+2

Narrow(tofind +1Know(Nature)
foodandwater)

KnowtheLand

Religion

+1

Flat

+1Know(Nature)

BestoftheBest:MilitiaVeteran
Givesaflat+2bonus.HonorablementiontoKnow
theLandforgivingabonustoanotherniceskillandHuntersbloodforbeingacooltrait.

Climb

Name

Category

Bonus

Flat/Narrow

Additional

JenivereCrew

Campaign

+1

Flat

Shoanti
Tribesman

Regional

+1

Flat

Seasoned
Climber

Regional

+1

Flat

Wisdominthe
Flesh

Religion

+0

None

UseWisdominsteadofStr

BestoftheBest:WisdomintheFlesh
Reallyall4arefine.Igavethewinto
WisdomintheFleshforusingyourwisdominsteadofStr.Ofcoursethisisanegativeif
you'reaStrheavycharacter.

Linguistics

Name

Category

Bonus

Flat/Narrow

Additional

Etymologist

Social

+1

Flat

GainbonuslanguageMust
beGnome

WithoutaPast

Social

+1

Narrow(toforge +1Bluff
documents)

Lettered

Race

+1

Narrow(to
Neverdrawthewrong
decipheringtext) conclusion

Cosmopolitan(A) Regional

+1

Flat

Cosmopolitan(B) Regional

+1

Flat

ContractMaster Religion

+1

Flat

BestoftheBest:Tie
Anyofthe3highlightedgiveaflatbonusandnorace
restriction.Ifyou'reaGnomeEtymologistisnice.

Ride

Name

Category

Bonus

Flat/Narrow

Additional

SavannahChild Regional

+1

Flat

LastwallCavalry Regional

+1

Flat

ImperialSoldier Regional

+1

Flat

NirmathiMilitia

Regional

+1

Flat

MilitiaVeteran

Regional

+2

Flat

Wisdominthe
Flesh

Religion

+0

None

UseWisdominsteadofDex

BestoftheBest:MilitiaVeteran
Easytogetandgivesaflat+2bonus.Honorable
mentiontoWisdomintheFleshforusingyourwisdominsteadofdex.

Swim

Name

Category

Bonus

Flat/Narrow

Additional

NobleBorn

Campaign

+1

Flat

JenivereCrew

Campaign

+1

Flat

Touchedbythe Campaign
Sea

+1

Flat

Reducedpenaltytoattacks
underwater

RiverRat

Regional

+1

Flat

+1dmgwithdaggers

GoblinPirate

Regional

+1

Flat

+1Profession(sailor)

Shackles
Seafarer

Regional

+1

Flat

+1Know(nature)and
Know(geography)whileon
theocean

OaganDiver

Regional

+1

Flat

Shoanti
Tribesman

Regional

+1

Flat

Wisdominthe
Flesh

Religion

+0

None

UseWisdominsteadofStr

BestoftheBest:ShacklesSeafarer
Easytogetandgivesaflat+1bonustoswim
andtworelatedskills.HonorablementiontoWisdomintheFleshforusingyourwisdom
insteadofStr.RiverRatisanobrainerfordaggerusers.

Appraise

Name

Category

Bonus

Flat/Narrow

Additional

SzaezanCrags Regional
Miner

+1

Flat

Merchants
Child

Regional

+1

Flat

Antiquities
Smuggler

Regional

+1

Flat

Merchantof
Katheer

Regional

+1

Flat

BestoftheBest:Any
Anyofthe4highlightedgiveaflatbonusandnothing

additional.Takewhateverfitsyourflavor(orregion).

Heal

Name

Category

Bonus

Flat/Narrow

Additional

Caretaker

Faith

+1

Flat

Ship'sSurgeon Campaign

+1

Flat

+1Craft(carpentry)

ImperialSoldier Regional

+1

Flat

VenicaanMedic Regional

+2

Narrow(totreat
diseaseor
poison)

Battlefield
Surgeon

+0

None

Religion

Cantreatdeadlywounds1
additionaltimepercreature
perday

BestoftheBest:BattlefieldSurgeon
Nobonus,buttheadditionaluseoftreating
deadlywoundsmakesupforitandthensome.

SleightofHand

Name

Category

Bonus

Flat/Narrow

Additional

Childofthe
Streets

Social

+1

Flat

BlackSheep

Campaign

+1

Flat

+1Know(local)

PeshDealer

Regional

+1

Flat

Antiquities
Smuggler

Regional

+1

Flat

VagabondChild Regional

+1

Flat

Varisian
Wanderer

Regional

+1

Flat

Wisdominthe
Flesh

Religion

+0

None

UseWisdominsteadofDex

BestoftheBest:ChildoftheStreets
Easiestofthetraitstoacquireandaflat
bonus.HonorablementiontoWisdomintheFleshforusingyourwisdominsteadof
Dex.

HeirloomWeapon
(OldVersion)
Source

Adventurer'sArmory
Youcarryaweaponthathasbeenpasseddownfromgenerationtogenerationinyourfamily.
Thisheirloomweaponisofmasterworkquality(butyoupayonlythestandardcostatcharacter
creation).Yougaina+1traitbonusonattackrollswiththisspecificweaponandareconsidered
proficientwiththatspecificweapon(butnototherweaponsofthattype)evenifyoudonothave
therequiredproficiencies.

Rank
:IfyourGMallowstheoldHeirloomWeaponthistraitisamazing.Yougainamasterwork
qualitymartialorexcoticweaponatthecostofanormalweapon.Youareproficientwithsaid
weapon.Andyougeta+1tohitwithsaiditem.IseewhyitwasnerfedbutIconsiderthereward
worththerisk.IfyouloseyourHeirloomWeaponyoulosethebenefitofyourtrait.

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