Monday, December 25, 2023

Santa Claus PF2 Build - Rise of the Guardians

 Happy Holidays Everyone!

I rewatched Rise of the Guardians for Christmas morning and was inspired to revisit I did back in the playtest days. Below I made a build inspired by Nicholas St. North aka Santa from Rise of the Guardians movie and some reach into the books. If you like a better look at the sheet or use the build you can get that here (<-hyperlink). How would you build Nicholas St. North in PF2 or another system?

Here I used Ranger to Get two weapon fighting and focused on picking up Crafting feats to make toys and other magic items. I loaded him out with min gear and no real exploration on what he could build but plenty of left over gold for someone to explore that. Fighting style wise he a Two weapon combat!

Nicholas St. North

Male human ranger 6 (Advanced Player's Guide)

Medium, Human, Humanoid

Heritage skilled human

Background bandit

Perception +10

Languages Common, Elven, Fey, Gnomish, Jotun

Skills Acrobatics +11, Arcana +13, Athletics +12, Crafting +13, Diplomacy +10, Forest Lore +11, Intimidation +10, Nature +8, Society +11, Stealth +13, Survival +8, Thievery +11

Str +4, Dex +3, Con +1, Int +3, Wis +0, Cha +2

Items +1 hide armor, +1 striking longsword, +1 striking shortsword, artisan's toolkit, basic crafter's book, cold-weather clothing, doubling rings, purse (131 gp, 6 sp)


AC 24; Fort +11; Ref +13; Will +10

HP 74


Speed 25 feet

Melee [1] +1 striking longsword +15 (versatile P, magical), Damage 2d8+4 S

Melee [1] +1 striking shortsword +15 (magical, versatile S, agile, finesse), Damage 2d6+4 P

Focus Spells 1 Focus Point, DC 18; 3rd Gravity Weapon

Ancestry Feats General Training

Class Feats Initiate Warden, Quick Draw, Twin Parry, Twin Takedown

Skill Feats Alchemical Crafting, Arcane Sense, Crafter's Appraisal[APG], Group Coercion, Magical Crafting, Seasoned[APG], Trick Magic Item

Other Abilities hunt prey, hunter's edge, trackless journey

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