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Druid Class Details | Animal/Terrain Domains | Herbalism | Archetypes

Druid Archetypes

NameReplacesSummary
Ancient GuardianWeapon Proficiencies; Nature Bond; Wild Empathy; Trackless Step; Woodland Stride; Spontaneous Casting; Resist Nature’s Lure; A Thousand FacesAncient guardians revere nature and draw power from its divine energies, but also protect the customs, histories, and lore of their tribe and race.
Ape ShamanA Thousand Faces; Venom ImmunityA shaman with this totem calls upon the mighty ape, a peaceful but powerful simian whose strength is beyond compare.
Aquatic DruidWoodland Stride; Trackless Step; Resist Nature's Lure; Venom Immunity; A Thousand FacesShepherds of the lakes and seas, aquatic druids guard ecosystems ranging from shallows streams to deep ocean trenches, ministering to their residents and communing with the tides.
Arctic DruidWoodland Stride; Trackless Step; Resist Nature's Lure; Venom Immunity; A Thousand FacesAn arctic druid watches over the stark landscape of the far frozen reaches of the world.
Ashvawg TamerResist Nature's Lure, one less Wild Shape/day, Venom ImmunityAshvawg Tamers are druids who have chosen to bond with a strange and monstrous creature.
Bat ShamanA Thousand Faces; Venom ImmunityThe bat shaman’s totem is the agile bat, flitting and turning with incredible speed through even the most convoluted mazes.
Bear ShamanA Thousand Faces; Venom ImmunityA shaman with this focus calls upon the mighty bear, titan of the woodlands and mountains, a paragon of strength and ferocity, and yet also a quiet protector rich in wisdom.
Blight DruidWild Empathy; Trackless Step; Resist Nature's Lure; Venom Immunity; A Thousand FacesThe devoted servants of nature corrupted, ruined, and destroyed, blight druids are the caretakers of lands ravaged by natural disaster.
Boar ShamanA Thousand Faces; Venom ImmunityA boar shaman chooses the stolid and ferocious boar as her totem.
Cave DruidNature Sense; Woodland Stride; Trackless Step; Resist Nature's LureA few druids seek to preserve the hidden underdark and purge it of the fell horrors that creep up from below.
Death DruidNature Bond; Wild Shape; Resist Nature's Lure; Venom ImmunitySome druids believe that birth and death are the most important parts of the natural cycle.
Defender of the True WorldClass Skills; Wild Empathy; Trackless Step; Resist Nature's Lure; Venom Immunity; A Thousand FacesSome druids specialize in protecting Golarion from the threat of First World inhabitants.
Desert DruidWoodland Stride; Trackless Step; Resist Nature's Lure; Venom Immunity; A Thousand FacesDesert druids come to the desert to pay homage, protect and maintain the few habitable locales, and witness nature's majesty in all its burning, merciless glory.
DevolutionistNature Bond; Resist Nature's Lure; Venom ImmunityDevolutionists believe that the world would be better off without any sentient life at all.
Draconic DruidNature Bond; Wild Empathy; Woodland Stride; Venom Immunity; A Thousand Faces; Timeless Body; Nature Sense; Resist Nature's Lure Some druids believe that dragons are the ultimate expression of nature and eventually transform into draconic forms.
Dragon ShamanA Thousand Faces; 8th-level Wild Shape; Venom ImmunityYour totem is the legendary dragon, fearsome and deadly yet cunning and wise, a creature born of pure magic and raw elemental fury, bound within a shell of fangs, claws, and scales that few dare to challenge.
DrovierNature's Bond; Wild ShapeDroviers view their allies and adventuring companions as a herd or pack to be protected and directed.
Eagle ShamanA Thousand Faces; Venom ImmunityA shaman with this totem calls upon the noble eagle, stern and proud, soaring high above the world with keen and pitiless eyes that miss nothing.
Elemental AllyNature’s Bond; Wild Shape; Wild Empathy; Resist Nature’s LureAn elemental ally is a druid who has crafted powerful bonds of trust and friendship with one ally from each of the four primary elemental planes.
Feral ChildWeapon/Armor Proficiency; Class Skills; Nature Bond; Trackless Step; A Thousand Faces; Wild Shape; Resist Nature’s Lure; Venom Immunity; Timeless Body(Human Only) Some youths, abandoned in the wilderness and then raised by animals, are so connected with their adoptive home and family that they become feral.
Feral ShifterNature Bond; Venom Immunity; A Thousand Faces; Timeless BodyA feral shifter internalizes her communion with and mastery over animals. Instead of forming a bond with an animal companion or an aspect of nature, she alters her own essence or being as homage to the noble creatures of the wild.
FeyspeakerSpontaneous Casting; Wild Shape; Nature Sense; Base Attack Bonus; Class Skills; Skill Ranks; Armor Proficiency Some druids hear the whispers of the natural world like fey creatures do, and learn to mimic those tantalizing murmurs in order to influence the minds of both wild beasts and civilized people.
Fungal PilgrimNature Bond; Wild Shape; Timeless BodyFungal pilgrims are druids seeking transformation into a more plantlike existence.
Goliath DruidClass Skills; Nature Sense; Nature Bond; Wild Empathy; Resist Nature’s Lure; Wild Shape; Venom Immunity; A Thousand FacesGoliath druids hone their spiritual and magical connections to nature’s largest creatures, especially dinosaurs, giants, and megafauna, revering these massive creatures as living relics of a primeval time when all creatures were more in harmony with nature.
Green Faith InitiateTrackless Step; 6th, 10th-level Wild Shapes; Venom Immunity; A Thousand FacesDruids who are initiated into the magic of nature as strict students of the Green Faith’s traditions sometimes demonstrate abilities unique to their organization.
Green ScourgeSpontaneous Casting; Nature Sense; Trackless Step; Resist Nature's LureGreen scourges are militant druids sworn to restore natural order.
Halcyon DruidNature Bond; Nature Sense; Class Skills; Wild Empathy; Spontaneous Casting; Wild Shape; Resist Nature's Lure; A Thousand FacesThough they revere the natural world, halcyon druids are less focused on emulating its inhabitants. Instead, like Old-Mage Jatembe, they treat with beings from the Outer Sphere.
Jungle DruidWoodland Stride; Trackless Step; Resist Nature's Lure; A Thousand FacesThe jungle druid waches over the fecund jungles of the equatorial regions, rich in life and ancient tradition.
Kraken CallerBonus Language; Woodland Stride; Trackless Step; Resist Nature’s Lure; Wild Shape; A Thousand FacesSome druids draw upon power irreverently stolen from one of the most dangerous creatures of the depths: the kraken.
Leshy WardenNature Bond; Wild Empathy; Wild Shape; A Thousand FacesThe natural world is full of bodiless nature spirits connected to the forces of springs, glades, and individual plants. Some druids hear their call keenly and are able to effortlessly incarnate them as the miniature creatures known as leshies.
Life ChannelerAlignment; Nature Bond; Wild Shape; Venom ImmunityBy sacrificing the life of a sentient creature, life channelers can generate energy that guarantees fertility and prosperity for lower creatures like plants and animals.
Lion ShamanA Thousand Faces; Venom ImmunityA shaman with this totem calls upon the proud lion, imposing and majestic, the mighty leader of deadly hunters.
Menhir SavantNature Sense; Wild Empathy; Woodland Stride; Trackless Step; A Thousand FacesSome druids study the paths of nature’s power through the nodes and ley lines that connect standing stones and megalithic circles, learning to tap into their energies.
MooncallerWoodland Stride; Resist Nature's Lure; Venom Immunity; A Thousand FacesA mooncaller is bound to the subtle influences of the ever-changing moon and its endless cycles from light to dark and back again.
Mountain DruidWoodland Stride; Trackless Step; Resist Nature's Lure; Venom Immunity; A Thousand FacesAs more and more of the soft, easy lands become cultivated and civilized, many druids look for refuge and solitude among the eternal peaks of the highest mountains.
Naga AspirantSpontaneous Casting; Resist Nature’s Lure; Wild Shape; Venom Immunity; A Thousand Faces; Timeless Body(Nagaji Only) The naga aspirant follows the ancient beliefs and engages in the rituals of a druidic sect dedicated to the transcendence of her nagaji form through absolute devotion to nagas and naga gods.
Nature FangNature Sense; Wild Empathy; Woodland Stride; Wild Shape; Resist Nature’s Lure; Venom ImmunityA nature fang is a druid who stalks and slays those who despoil nature, kill scarce animals, or introduce diseases to unprotected habitats.
Nature PriestDeity; Class Skills; Weapon Proficiencies; Nature Sense; Nature Bond; Resist Nature's Lure; Venom ImmunityNature priests serve two masters: their deities and nature itself, and can call upon the power of both to fuel their divine abilities.
Nithveil AdeptNature Sense; Nature Bond; Spontaneous Casting; Resist Nature's LureNithveil adepts learn the secret magic of the First World fey in the moving, reality-phasing city of Nithveil
Pack LordNature BondSome druids bond with many animal companions rather than just one, achieving a level of communion rare even in druidic circles and leading their pack brothers and pack sisters with total authority.
Plains DruidWoodland Stride; Trackless Step; Resist Nature's Lure; Venom Immunity; A Thousand FacesOut upon the wide and rolling prairies and savannahs, plains druids stand guard over the grasslands.
Reincarnated DruidWoodland Stride; Resist Nature's Lure; Venom Immunity; Timeless BodySpun off into the endless circle of life, an incarnate druid is an embodiment of nature’s eternal renewal.
RestorerNature Sense; Spontanteous Casting; Resist Nature's Lore; A Thousand Faces Restorers carefully tend to the health of both the environment and creatures in it.
River DruidNature Sense; Woodland Stride; Trackless Step; Resist Nature’s Lure; Wild Shape; Timeless BodyThese druids are the guardians of rivers and the creatures that live in and by flowing water.
Saurian ShamanVenom ImmunityA shaman with this focus calls upon the primeval dinosaur, the archaic terror that lingers as a hungering, atavistic stranger at the fringes of the ecosystem, a destroyer and despoiler whose coming other animals dread.
Season KeeperNature Bond; Trackless Step; Venom Immunity; Timeless Body; Wild Shape(Triaxian Only) Imbued with the primeval potency of their planet’s seasons, those druids known as season keepers guide Triaxian communities through the stark transition from summer to winter (and vice versa).
Serpent ShamanA Thousand Faces; Venom ImmunityA shaman with this totem calls upon the cunning serpent, the stealthy deceiver who draws the weak minded in and strikes while they are unaware.
Shark ShamanA Thousand Faces; Venom ImmunitySome druids emulate the deadly shark, a remorseless hunter that marine dwellers dread.
SkinshaperClass Skills; Wild Shape; A Thousand FacesUsing the same primal energy with which other druids assume animal forms, skinshapers can imitate some of the most dangerous beasts of all: humans and other humanoids.
Sky DruidWeapon/Armor Proficiency; Nature Bond; Woodland Stride; Resist Nature’s Lure; Trackless Step; Wild Shape; Venom Immunity; A Thousand Faces(Sylph Only) Some druids develop ties not to a particular landscape, but instead to the endless blue expanse of the skies.
Storm DruidSpontaneous Casting; Woodland Stride; Trackless Step; Resist Nature's Lure; Venom Immunity; A Thousand FacesWhile most druids focus their attention upon the rich earth and the bounty of nature that springs forth from it, the storm druid’s eyes have ever been cast to the skies and the endless expanse of blue, channeling the most raw and untamed aspects of nature.
SunriderClass Skills; Weapon and Armor Proficiencies; Nature Bond; Woodland Stride; Trackless Step; Resist Nature's Lure; Wild ShapeSunriders help their allies, be they fellow tribe members or fellow adventurers, to survive in harsh desert terrain, while simultaneously making it even harsher for their foes.
SupernaturalistWeapon/Armor Proficiencies; Nature Bond; Wild Empathy; Nature Sense; Trackless Step; Resist Nature’s Lure; Wild ShapeSupernaturalists wholly embrace paranormal phenomena as extensions of nature.
SurvivorClass Skills; Weapon/Armor Proficiencies; Spellcasting; Nature Bond; Resist Nature’s Lure; Wild Shape; Venom ImmunityThe survivor embodies the neutral aspect of the natural world and eschews druidic magic in favor of more pragmatic and worldly survival methods.
Swamp DruidWoodland Stride; Trackless Step; Resist Nature's Lure; A Thousand FacesSome druids eschew pleasant glades and groves and instead seek out dank marshes, misty bogs and heaths, and trackless swamps as the place they call home and watch over with care, finding beauty and life in abundance in places few others would willingly enter.
Swarm MongerNature Bond; Woodland Stride; Nature Sense; Resist Nature's Lure; 12th-level Wild Shape optionsWhereas other druids commune with nature or even the spirit of a city, swarm mongers find beauty and strength in decay, and they draw their power from fungus, disease, and their own singular will to survive.
Tempest DruidAlignment; Weapon and Armor Proficiencies; Nature Bond; Nature Sense; Trackless Step; Resist Nature's Lure; Venom ImmunitySome druids have come to worship the Eye of Abendego as an aspect of pure elemental fury, channeling its mysteries into their own magic
ToxicologistSpontaneous Casting; Wild Empathy; Woodland Stride; Trackless Step; Resist Nature's Lure; Wild ShapeToxicologists specialize in the stealthy application of insidious poisons to their targets, believing word of their foes’ horrifying deaths will deter others from attempting similar desecrations of the natural world.
TreesingerNature Bond; Wild Empathy; Wild Shape(Elf Only) Some elves turn to the timeless growth of nature for solace, finding allies among the great trees themselves, and even leading the forest’s plants into combat.
Troll FuryWild Empathy; Resist Nature’s Lure; Venom Immunity(Troll Only) Troll furies combine a druid’s love of natural balance with a single-minded devotion to the welfare of the troll tribe.
Undine AdeptDomains; Woodland Stride; Trackless Step; Resist Nature’s Lure; Wild Shape; Venom Immunity(Undine Only) An undine adept dedicates herself to preserving the knowledge of the first undines and ensuring her people’s ancient connections to the natural world remain undisturbed.
Urban DruidSpontaneous Casting; Woodland Stride; Trackless Step; Resist Nature's Lure; Venom ImmunityWhile many druids keep to the wilderness, some make their way within settlements, communing with the animals and vermin who live there and speaking for the nature that runs rampant in civilization's very cradle.
UrushiolNature Bond; Resist Nature's Lure When an urushiol druid forms a bond with nature, it takes a vastly different form than for most druids. His body becomes increasingly toxic, allowing him to secrete a deadly poison through his pores.
Wild WhispererWoodland Stride; Trackless Step; Resist Nature’s Lure; Wild ShapeA wild whisperer is an expert at studying, predicting, and explaining animal behavior.
Wolf ShamanA Thousand Faces; Venom ImmunityA shaman with this totem calls upon the clever wolf, capable of roaming alone yet wise enough to run with a pack when facing dangers too great for one alone.
World WalkerTrackless Step; Resist Nature’s Lure; Venom Immunity; Timeless BodyWhile all druids traverse the wilderness with ease, the world walkers take it upon themselves to travel the entire world.