Swan Maiden (CR 7/MR 3)

This tall, regal woman is clad in a long cloak of pristine white swan feathers and silvery armor with a winged helm.

Mythic Swan Maiden (CR 7/MR 3)
XP 3,200
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 4
CG Medium fey (mythic, shapechanger)
Init +6; Senses low-light vision; Perception +20


AC 26, touch 17, flat-footed 19 (+4 armor, +6 Dex, +1 dodge, +4 natural, +1 shield)
hp 73 (10d6+38)
Fort +5, Ref +13, Will +8
Defensive Abilities aerial evasionMA; DR 5/cold iron and epic; Resist cold 10, electricity 10; SR 18


Speed 30 ft., fly 40 ft. (good)
Melee mwk rapier +12 (1d6+6/18–20)
Ranged mwk composite longbow +12 (1d8+1/×3)
Special Attacks dazzling transformationMA, mythic power (3/day, surge +1d6)

Spell-Like Abilities (CL 10th; concentration +12)
At will—dancing lights
1/day—confusion (DC 16), deep slumber (DC 15), entangle (DC 13), glitterdust (DC 14), major image (DC 15)


Str 13, Dex 22, Con 15, Int 10, Wis 12, Cha 15
Base Atk +5; CMB +6; CMD 23
Feats Deadly AimMF, Dodge, Flyby Attack, Skill Focus (Perception), Weapon FinesseMF
Skills Acrobatics +19, Bluff +10, Diplomacy +10, Fly +21, Knowledge (nature) +8, Perception +20, Sense Motive +10, Stealth +23, Swim +5; Racial Modifiers +4 Stealth
Languages Common, Sylvan
SQ change shape (trumpeter swan, beast shape I), feather cloak, quick changeMA, rhinemaiden’s callMA, trackless step, transformation ritual


Environment temperate lakes or swamps
Organization solitary, pair, or flock (3–10)
Treasure double (mithral chain shirt, mwk buckler, mwk rapier, mwk composite longbow (+1 Str) with 20 arrows, other treasure)

Special Abilities

Aerial Evasion (Ex) When flying, a mythic swan maiden gains evasion, and if she fails a Reflex save she can expend one use of her mythic power to gain improved evasion against that effect.

Dazzling Transformation (Su) When using her change shape ability, a mythic swan maiden may release a dazzling burst of shimmering light and fluttering feathers of radiance. Hostile creatures within 20 feet are automatically dazzled and must succeed on a DC 17 Will save or be fascinated for 1 round. She gains a +3 bonus on Charisma checks or Charisma-based skill checks made against creatures fascinated by her dazzling transformation.

Feather Cloak (Su) Without her feather cloak, a swan maiden can’t use her change shape ability.

Quick Change (Su) A mythic swan maiden can use her change shape ability as a move action, or as a swift action if she expends one use of her mythic power.

Rhinemaiden’s Call (Su) If a swan maiden is reduced to negative hit points or killed and has at least one use of her mythic power remaining, all uses of her mythic power are expended to summon a valkyrie. This does not require an action. The valkyrie appears in an adjacent square and uses her breath of life spell-like ability on the mythic swan maiden, automatically succeeding on its caster level checks to bypass the swan maiden’s spell resistance and to concentrate while casting defensively if necessary.

The valkyrie remains present until the end of the swan maiden’s next turn, and any creature attacking the swan maiden during this time provokes an attack of opportunity from the valkyrie. If the swan maiden remains dead (or is killed again) by the end of her next turn, the valkyrie takes her body and departs.

Transformation Ritual (Su) A swan maiden can transform a willing good female humanoid into a swan maiden via a ritual that takes 24 hours. The humanoid loses her class and racial abilities.

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