This dark-skinned elf stands in a battle-ready pose, her hair silver and eyes white and pupilless.


CR 1/3

XP 135

Drow warrior 1

CE Medium humanoid (elf)

Init +2; Senses darkvision 120 ft.; Perception +2


AC 15, touch 12, flat-footed 13 (+2 armor, +2 Dex, +1 shield)

hp 5 (1d10)

Fort +2, Ref +2, Will –1; +2 vs. enchantment

Immune sleep; SR 7

Weaknesses light blindness


Speed 30 ft.

Melee rapier +2 (1d6/18–20)

Ranged hand crossbow +3 (1d4/19–20 plus poison)

Spell-Like Abilities (CL 1st)

1/day—dancing lights, darkness, faerie fire


Str 11, Dex 15, Con 10, Int 10, Wis 9, Cha 10

Base Atk +1; CMB +1; CMD 13

Feats Weapon Finesse

Skills Perception +2, Stealth +2; Racial Modifiers +2 Perception

Languages Elven, Undercommon

SQ poison use


Environment underground

Organization pair, squad (3–4), patrol (5–8), or war party (10–40)

Treasure NPC Gear (leather armor, light steel shield, rapier, hand crossbow with 20 bolts, drow poison [2 doses], 3d6 gp, other treasure)

Special Abilities

Poison Use (Ex) Drow are skilled in the use of poison and never risk accidentally poisoning themselves. Drow favor an insidious toxin that causes its victims to lapse into unconsciousness—this poison allows drow to capture slaves with great ease.Drow Poison—injury; save Fort DC 13; frequency 1/minute for 2 minutes; initial effect unconsciousness for 1 minute; secondary effect unconsciousness for 2d4 hours; cure 1 save.

Although related to the elves, the drow are a vile and evil cousin at best. Sometimes called dark elves, these cunning creatures prowl the caves and tunnels of the world below, ruling vast subterranean cities through fear and might. Worshiping demons and enslaving most races they encounter, the drow are among the underworld’s most feared and hated denizens.

Drow are shorter and a bit more slender than their surface-dwelling kin, but they are otherwise physically similar. Drow have dark skin, ranging from black to a hazy purple hue. Most drow have white or silver hair and white or red eyes, but other colors are not unheard of.

Drow society is ruled over by powerful nobility, themselves governed by sadistic and dangerous matriarchs who constantly plot and scheme against rival houses and lesser kin within their own families. The majority of drow are the common soldiers and decadent citizenry, with base stats as presented here—drow nobles are more powerful and dangerous, and are detailed below.

In combat, drow are thoroughly ruthless, with little regard for fairness or mercy. They prefer to attack from ambush or to lure enemies into situations where they clearly have the upper hand. If things turn against them, drow are quick to flee, leaving slaves and minions to cover their escape.


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