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
  • 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
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