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Attained at level 3, Expert Paths give either specialize into a playstyle or give a whole new one for characters to use. They are pretty distinct from one another, and many elements in them end up as core gameplay for a character.

Paths of Faith[]

Paths of faith are the ones that emerge from the Priest novice path. There is 21 paths of faith.

There are four paths of faith introduced in the core book.

  • Cleric
  • Druid
  • Oracle
  • Paladin

Demon Lord's Companion introduces 2 new paths of faith.

  • Shaman
  • Warden

Uncertain Faith introduces a new path of faith.

  • Gothi - A worshipper of The Dark Gods.

Called to Serve introduces 14 new paths of faith. They mostly take back the priest options introduced in Uncertain Faith.

  • Chronicler - A worshipper of The Honored Dead.
  • Crusader - A worshipper of The New God.
  • Daughter of the Moon - A worshipper of The Maiden in the Moon.
  • Guardian - A worshipper of the Old Faith and The Horned King.
  • Holy Matron - A worshipper of The World Mother.
  • Horned One - A worshipper of The Horned King.
  • Ice Apostle - A worshipper of the Old Man Winter.
  • Justiciar - A worshipper of The Seer.
  • Maleficant - A worshipper of Witchcraft, using it for dark purposes.
  • Reveler - A worshipper of Revel.
  • Ruiner - A worshipper of The Dark Gods.
  • Solemn One - A worshipper of the Father Death.
  • Summer Child - A worshipper of The Queen of Summer.
  • Wisdom - A worshipper of The Lord and The Lady of Witchcraft.

Paths of Power[]

Paths of power are the ones that emerge from the Magician novice path. There is 32 paths of power.

There are 4 paths of power introduced in the core book.

  • Artificer
  • Sorcerer
  • Witch
  • Wizard

Demon Lord's Companion introduces 2 new paths of power.

  • Elementalist
  • Psychic

Paths of Power also introduces a new path of power.

  • Occultist

Occult Philosophy introduces 25 new expert paths related to magic.

  • Ascendant
  • Brewmaster
  • Cryomancer
  • Demonbinder
  • Edgewalker
  • Exemplar
  • Farseer
  • Lorekeeper
  • Magister
  • Manipulator
  • Naturalist
  • Nightmare
  • Preserver
  • Psalmist
  • Pyroclast
  • Runewright
  • Shadowmancer
  • Skindancer
  • Soulcatcher
  • Spellslinger
  • Spiritcaller
  • Tempest
  • Thrallbinder
  • Vanguard
  • World-Breaker

Paths of Trickery[]

Paths of trickery are the ones that emerge from the Rogue novice path. There is 12 paths of trickery.

  • Assassin
  • Scout
  • Thief
  • Warlock

Demon Lord's Companion introduces 2 new paths of trickery.

  • Mountebank
  • Sage

Natural Born Scoundrels also introduces 6 new paths of trickery, closely related to roguery talents.

  • Commando
  • Emissary
  • Lawbreaker
  • Mask
  • Mastermind
  • Tinker

Paths of War[]

Paths of war (also called Paths of Battle) are the ones that emerge from the Warrior novice path. There are 7 paths of war.

There are four paths of war introduced in the core book.

  • Berserker
  • Fighter
  • Ranger
  • Spellbinder

Demon Lord's Companion introduces 2 new paths of war.

  • Mystic
  • Swashbuckler

Paths of Battle also introduces a new path of war.

  • Knight

Neutral Paths[]

Many of the expert paths introduced later with supplement books do not refer to any novice path in particular. These are listed here.

Paths of Hunger[]

Introduced in Flesh of the Fallen, these paths deal with cannibalism and related aspects, branching from the ghouls.

  • Collector
  • Consumer

Paths of Darkness[]

Introduced in Kingdom of Skulls, these paths are related to the Dark Lady.

  • Corpse Caller - A Necromancy focused spellcaster.
  • Harrower - A dark magic specialist, endowing the signature black flames the Lady uses.
  • Silencer - Combines the use of fighting techniques with Death and Shadow spells.

Paths of Purpose[]

Introduced in the book of the same name, they are paths that can be tread by any type of expert character.

  • Cutter
  • Doomseeker
  • Exalted
  • Fractured
  • Highlander - A Warrior who specializes in fighting with two-handed weapons and on rough terrain.
  • Magnate
  • Nomad
  • Outlander
  • Philosopher

Uncategorized Expert Paths[]

These Expert paths were released together with other books without a proper category.

Demon Lord's Companion 2

  • Auspex
  • Silhouette
  • Wangateur
  • Wardscribe

A Glorious Death[]

  • Juggernaut


  • Saboteur
  • Trooper

Freeport Companion

  • Celebrant
  • Courtier
  • Drowned One
  • Mariner


  • Grease Monkey
  • Preacher
  • Raider
  • Road Warrior

Kingdom of God

  • Agent
  • Flagellant
  • Red Cloak

Scions of the Betrayer

  • Forktongue

Uncommon Courage

  • Jester

Between Two Worlds

  • Hellion
  • Satyr

Born to Kill

  • Ravager

Song of the Woad

  • Spiritsinger

Snots and Snitches

  • Devotee of the Goblin King

Exquisite Agony

  • Apostate

Terrible Beauty

  • Avowed

Tombs of Desolation

  • Prince of Darkness

City of Chains

  • Bounty Hunter

Curse of the Spider Wood

  • Chosen of the Spider Queen
  • Demon Beast
  • Envenomer
  • Spider Savant

Men of Gog

  • Atrocity
  • Deadwalker
  • Demon-In-Flesh
  • God-Hunter
  • Soul Thief
  • Urthbound
Soldiers of Fortune[]
  • Bloodletter
  • Commander
  • Targeter