User:Oznogon/Mapping of canon changes

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Legend: 1E: Pathfinder 1st Ed.; 2E: 2nd Ed.; 2ER: Pathfinder Remaster; 3.5: Pre-PFRPG rules

Mapping of canon changes between editions
Subject Original edition Changing edition Change Ref. Made on wiki?
Gnoll 2E 2E Elevated from creature to uncommon ancestry. Mwangi ExpanseThe Mwangi Expanse
Gnoll 2E 2ER Elevated from uncommon ancestry to core ancestry? Player Core 2; listed among core ancestries in GM Core but not explicitly categorized as core or statted in Player Core
Infernal 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to Diabolic (language). Player Core/GM Core yes
Celestial (language) 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to Empyrean (language). Player Core/GM Core yes
Sylvan 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to Fey (language). Player Core/GM Core yes
Undercommon 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to Sakvroth. Player Core/GM Core yes
Sakvroth 1E, 2E 2ER Name is no longer distinct to drow sign language. Player Core/GM Core yes
Abyssal 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to Chthonian. Player Core/GM Core yes
Terran 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to Petran. Rage of Elements yes
Ignan 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to Pyric. Rage of Elements yes
Auran 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to Sussuran. Rage of Elements yes
Aquan 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to Thalassic. Rage of Elements yes
Leshy 1E 2E Elevated from creature to uncommon ancestry. Ancestry Guide yes
Leshy 2E 2ER Elevated to from uncommon ancestry to core. Plural form changed from leshys to leshies. Player Core yes
Half-orc 1E, 2E 2ER Changed from a core ancestry to a mixed ancestry heritage named dromaar. Player Core/GM Core
Half-elf 1E, 2E 2ER Changed from a core ancestry to a mixed ancestry heritage named aiuvarin. Player Core/GM Core
Aasimar 1E, 2E 2ER Changed to angelkin, lawbringer, musetouched nephilims, a type of planar scion. Player Core/GM Core yes
Tiefling 1E, 2E 2ER Changed to grimspawn, hellspawn, and pitborn nephilims, a type of planar scion. Player Core/GM Core yes
Abyss 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to Outer Rifts. Rage of Elements, Pathfinder Core Preview yes; Abyssal realm remains pending another canon term
Positive Energy Plane 1E, 2E 2ER Primary name changed to former secondary name Creation's Forge. Rage of Elements, Pathfinder Core Preview yes
Positive energy 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to vitality. Player Core, GM Core
Negative Energy Plane 1E, 2E 2ER Primary name changed to former secondary name Void (plane). Rage of Elements, Pathfinder Core Preview yes
Negative energy 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to void (energy). Player Core, GM Core
Schools of magic 1E, 2E 2ER Eliminated as mechanics in favor of literal academies and schools, plus Unified Magical Theory. Canon usage w/r/t Thassilon TBD. Player Core/GM Core noted
Alignment 1E, 2E 2ER Eliminated as a mechanic; retained as setting flavor but de-prioritized. Holiness and unholiness become more prominent than moral alignment (good/evil), and edicts and anathema become more prominent than ethical alignment (law/chaos). Player Core/GM Core noted
Petitioner 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to shade. cf. Shade (disambiguation) GM Core yes
Metamagic 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to spellshape. Rage of Elements, Pathfinder Core Preview yes
Spell component 1E, 2E 2ER Eliminated as specific mechanics; canon references may remain compatible, but specific requirements might not cf. Somatic spell component, Material spell component, Verbal spell component, Focus spell component. Player Core/GM Core noted
Sargava 1E 2E Non-retroactively renamed to Vidrian. World Guide
Eleder 1E 2E Non-retroactively renamed to Anthusis. World Guide
Ettercap 1E 2E Renamed to web lurker. Kingmaker Bestiary yes
City of Brass 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to Medina Mudii'a. Rage of Elements yes
Azer 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to munsahir. Rage of Elements yes
Darkwood 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to duskwood. Rage of Elements yes
Djinni 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to jaathoom. Rage of Elements yes
Efreeti 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to ifrit. Rage of Elements yes
Ifrit 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to naari. Highhelm, Sky King's Tomb yes
Janni 1E, 2E 2ER Singular form changed to jann, plural to janns. Rage of Elements yes
Marid 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to faydhaan. Rage of Elements yes
Material Plane 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to Universe as a proper noun. Rage of Elements moved; links remain
Shadow Plane 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to Netherworld. Rage of Elements moved; links remain
Mithral 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to dawnsilver. Rage of Elements moved; links remain
Dire boar 1E 2E Renamed to daeodon. Bestiary (Second Edition) moved; links remain
Phase spider 1E 2E Renamed to ether spider. Bestiary (Second Edition) moved; links remain
Mite 1E 2E Renamed to mitflit. Bestiary (Second Edition) moved; links remain
Shambling mound 1E 2E Renamed to shambler. Bestiary (Second Edition) yes
Saxra 1E 2E Renamed to skulltaker. Bestiary (Second Edition) yes
Worg 1E 2E Renamed to warg. Bestiary (Second Edition) moved; links remain
Xulgath 1E 2E Intelligent troglodyte subtype renamed to xulgath thoughtmaw. Occult Bestiary yes
Troglodyte 1E 1E Renamed to xulgath. Occult Bestiary yes
Ioun stone 1E 2E Renamed to aeon stone. Core Rulebook (Second Edition) yes
Lizardfolk 1E 2E Gained alternate name of iruxi. World Guide yes
Catfolk 1E 2E Gained alternate name of amurrun. World Guide yes
Ratfolk 1E 2E Gained alternate name of ysoki. World Guide yes
Druidic 1E 2E Renamed to wildsong. Player Core, Pathfinder Core Preview yes
Mephit 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to elemental scamp; appearance changed. Rage of Elements yes
Drow 1E, 2E 2ER Explicitly retconned out of existence in real life and implicitly retconned into a cover-up fabrication in-universe. cf. User:Oznogon/Retconned articles Heavy is the Crown; Luis Loza and James Jacobs forums posts moved; many refs remain
Zirnakaynin 1E, 2E 2ER Retconned into a mysterious empty ruin both in real life and in-universe. cf. User:Oznogon/Retconned articles Heavy is the Crown article updated, links remain inaccurate
Serpentfolk 1E, 2E 2ER Preferred name changed to sekmin. Becomes the dominant power in Sekamina, replacing drow in most settlements. Heavy is the Crown yes
Cavern elf 2E 2ER Preferred name changed to Ayindilar elves. Becomes the elves who escaped Earthfall by moving into the Darklands, but share no other traits with the drow. Heavy is the Crown yes
Pathfinder Chronicles 44 1E, 2E 2ER Retconned in-universe as a cover-up fabrication Heavy is the Crown yes
Orc 1E 2E Elevated from creature to uncommon ancestry. Ancestry Guide yes
Orc 2E 2ER Elevated to from uncommon ancestry to core. Player Core yes
magic missile 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to force barrage. Player Core/GM Core yes
faerie fire 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to revealing light. Player Core/GM Core yes
Magic items 1E 2E Added talismans, oils, weapon/armor runes, and apex items. Core Rulebook (Second Edition)
Derro 1E 2E Renamed to dero. Bestiary (Second Edition) yes
Ankheg 1E 2E Renamed to ankhrav. Bestiary (Second Edition) yes
Ankheg queen (ankhrav) 1E 2E Renamed to hive mother. Bestiary (Second Edition) yes
Treant 1E 2E Renamed to arboreal regent. Bestiary (Second Edition) yes
Stirge 1E 2E Renamed to bloodseeker. Bestiary (Second Edition) yes
Nymph 1E 2E Creature renamed to naiad; "nymph" now classifies certain fey creatures. Bestiary (Second Edition) yes; check links
Sahuagin 1E 2E Preferred name changed to sea devil. Bestiary (Second Edition) N/A
Dark folk 1E 2E Preferred name changed to caligni as early as PF1 Bestiary 4. Bestiary (Second Edition), Heavy is the Crown moved; links remain
Duergar 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to hryngar. Highhelm, Heavy is the Crown yes
Shaitan 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to jabali. Rage of Elements yes
Grippli 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to tripkee. Tian Xia Character Guide; Luis Loza stream
Race 1E 2E Renamed to ancestry and redefined. Core Rulebook (Second Edition) moved; cats, links remain
Skum 1E, 2E 2ER Preferred name changed to ulat-kini, all lowercase. Heavy is the Crown yes
Intellect devourer 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to xoarian; legs removed for tentacles, Xoar introduced as a homeworld Heavy is the Crown (renaming, appearance change), James Jacobs on the forums (Xoar) renamed; no Xoar in a canon source yet
Fleshwarp 1E, 2E 2ER All drow connections removed. Heavy is the Crown
Drider 1E, 2E 2ER All drow connections removed. Female drider appearance realigned with male driders. New name not yet announced. Abomination Vaults (appearance), James Jacobs forums post (drow)
Svirfneblin 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to drathnelar and umbral gnome. Heavy is the Crown yes
Oni 1E, 2E 2ER No longer fiends. Monster Core; multiple Paizo streams
Oni-spawn 1E, 2E 2ER No longer planar scions; now a versatile heritage. Primary name changed to hungerseed. Physical description changes. Monster Core or Tian Xia Character Guide; Paizo stream on Tian Xia Character Guide
Rakshasa 1E, 2E 2ER No longer fiends. Monster Core; Multiple Paizo streams
Rakshasa-spawn 1E, 2E 2ER No longer planar scions. Monster Core or Tian Xia Character Guide; forum posts
Seven virtues of rule 1E 1E Rules retroactively changed. Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition yes
Formian 3.5 1E Retroactively converted from outsiders to monstrous humanoids. Bestiary 4 yes
Formian 1E 1E Retroactively removed from Axis. Planar Adventures yes
Gillmen 1E 2E Gained azarketi as an alternative name. Core Rulebook (Second Edition) yes
Gillmen 2E 2E Azarketi becomes their primary name. Generic references to Inner Sea "gillmen" are retroactively changed to be azarketis of inzenti heritage. Ancestry Guide moved; links remain
Whore queens 1E 1E Renamed to Queens of the Night. Adventurer's Guide yes
Oinodaemon 1E 2E Preferred name changed to Bound Prince or First Daemon. Implicit change since 2E moved
Phylacator 1E 2E Renamed to vincuvicar. Destiny WarThe Destiny War yes
Lich's phylactery 1E 2E Renamed to soul cage. Doorway to the Red Star moved
Holy symbol 1E 2E Renamed to religious symbol. Core Rulebook moved; most links OK to remain
Aboleth 1E 1E Primary name changed to alghollthu. Lost OutpostThe Lost Outpost moved; links remain
Girallon 1E 2E Renamed to Angazhani, a term no longer limited to high girallons. Bestiary 3 (Second Edition) RfM
Golem 1E, 2E 2ER No longer a distinct type of construct Monster Core
Clay golem 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to clay effigy. Monster Core
Flesh golem 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to charnel creation. Monster Core
Iron golem 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to iron warden; abilities changed. Monster Core
Stone golem 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to stone bulwark. Monster Core
Alchemical golem 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to noxious needler; abilities changed.. Monster Core
Fossil golem 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to paleohemoth. Monster Core
Yai 1E, 2E 2ER Replaced with elementally themed oni. Monster Core
Ice yai 1E, 2E 2ER Replaced with snow oni; abilities changed. Monster Core
Fire yai 1E, 2E 2ER Replaced with caldera oni; abilities changed. Monster Core
Water yai 1E, 2E 2ER Replaced with island oni; abilities changed. Monster Core
Onidoshi 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to mountain oni; abilities changed. Monster Core
Troll 1E, 2E 2ER Common Inner Sea type now the forest troll variant. Abilities changed. Monster Core
Dark naga 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to smaranava. Monster Core
Guardian naga 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to vicharamuni. Monster Core
Dretch 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to pusk. Monster Core
Lemure 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to ort. Monster Core
Barbazu 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to vordine. Monster Core
Pit fiend 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to nessari. Monster Core
Astral deva 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to tabellia. Monster Core
Lillend 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to kanya. Monster Core
Lantern archon 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to zoaem. Monster Core
Brain collector 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to jah-tohl. Monster Core
Belker 1E, 2E 2ER Primary name changed to phade. Monster Core
Annis hag 1E, 2E 2ER Replaced with iron hag; abilities and flavor changed. Monster Core
Green hag 1E, 2E 2ER Replaced with sweet hag; abilities and flavor changed. Monster Core
Night hag 1E, 2E 2ER Replaced with cuckoo hag; flavor changed. Monster Core
Sahuagin (sea devil) 2E 2ER Renamed to sedacthy. Monster Core Moved, recategorized; links still exist
Raja rakshasa 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to Raja-krodha rakshasa. Monster Core
Chromatic dragons 1E, 2E 2ER Deprecated in favor of new dragons based on 2ER magical traditions. Monster Core
Blue dragon 1E, 2E 2ER Most closely succeeded by illusion dragons, but replaced, not renamed. Monster Core
Green dragon 1E, 2E 2ER Most closely succeeded by horned dragons, but replaced, not renamed. Monster Core
Metallic dragons 1E, 2E 2ER Deprecated in favor of new dragons based on 2ER magical traditions. Monster Core
Great wyrm 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to archdragon. Monster Core
Faerie dragon 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to fey dragonet. Monster Core
Black pudding 1E, 2E 2ER Replaced by living tar. Monster Core
Brown mold 1E, 2E 2ER Replaced by poisonous mold? If so, includes ability changes Monster Core
Axe beak 1E 2E Renamed to terror bird. Bestiary 3 (Second Edition) RfM
Horned archon 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed? to qarna. Monster Core (needs verification)
Legion archon 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to aesra. Monster Core
Shield archon 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed? to rakhep. Monster Core (needs verification)
Quasit 1E, 2E 2ER Replaced? by imp. Monster Core (needs verification)
Filth fever 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed? to putrid plague. Monster Core (needs verification)
Aphorite 1E, 2E 2ER Now a nephilim trait. Monster Core?
Ganzi 1E, 2E 2ER Now a nephilim trait. Monster Core?
Gelatinous cube 1E, 2E 2ER Replaced? by string slime. Monster Core (needs verification)
Ghoul fever 1E, 2E 2ER Removed? Replaced? Monster Core (needs verification)
Ghast 1E, 2E 2ER Replaced? by ghoul variant (ghoul soldier). Monster Core (needs verification)
Gnoll 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to kholo. Monster Core; forums discussions
Kholo 2E 2ER Name is no longer distinct to Mwangi Expanse gnolls. Monster Core; forums discussions
Gnoll (language) 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to Kholo (language). Monster Core; forums discussions
Kyton 1E 2E Renamed to velstrac. World Guide
Locathah 2E 2ER Renamed? to athamaru. Monster Core (needs verification)
Nemhain 1E 2E Renamed to nemhaith. Bestiary 3 (Second Edition) Article needs name change citation
Nessian warhound 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to greater hell hound. Monster Core (needs verification)
Nightshade 1E 2E Renamed to darvakka. Book of the Dead Moved; links remain
Nightcrawler 1E 2E Renamed to urveth. Book of the Dead Moved; links remain
Nightwalker 1E 2E Renamed to sykever. Book of the Dead Moved; links remain
Nightwave 1E 2E Renamed to nasurgeth. Book of the Dead Moved; links remain
Nightwing 1E 2E Renamed to vanyver. Book of the Dead Moved; links remain
Ochre jelly 1E, 2E 2ER Replaced? with tomb jelly. Monster Core (needs verification)
Otyugh 1E, 2E 2ER Removed? Role replaced by larval ofalth. Monster Core (needs verification)
Shambler 2E 2ER Replaced? with sargassum heap. Monster Core (needs verification)
Winter wolf 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed? to witchwarg. Monster Core (needs verification)
Azure worm 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed? to benthic worm. Monster Core (needs verification)
Crimson worm 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed? to magma worm. Monster Core (needs verification)
Purple worm 1E, 2E 2ER Merged into? cave worm. Monster Core (needs verification)
Xill 1E, 2E 2ER Replaced with? Renamed to? zecui. Monster Core (needs verification)
Four Horsemen 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to Apocalypse Riders. Monster Core (needs verification)
Lycanthrope 1E 2E No longer used to refer to all werecreatures, only werewolves. Bestiary (Second Edition), implicitly; made explicit in Bestiary 2 (Second Edition) yes
Lycanthropy 1E 2E No longer used to generally refer to the curse of the werecreature, only when it is with regard to werewolves. No longer a disease or to be confused with one. Bestiary (Second Edition), implicitly; made explicit in Bestiary 2 (Second Edition) yes
Skinwalker 1E 2E Preferred name changed to beastkin. Ancestry Guide yes
Couatl 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to coatl. Monster Core yes
Ulat-kini 1E, 2E 2ER No longer in the setting. James Jacobs (2)
Alghollthu masters 1E, 2E 2ER Role largely combined with veiled masters; no longer considered the base form of alghollthu, overriding Lost Outpost. Possible retroactive changes. James Jacobs
Forthright Men 1E, 2E 2E Renamed to the Forthright. Absalom, City of Lost Omens 30 et al yes
Dtang Ma 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to Tang Mai. Tian Xia Days #5, Tian Xia World Guide yes
Tian-Dtang 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to Tian-Tang. Tian Xia World Guide yes
Dtang 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to Tang. Tian Xia World Guide yes
Shokuro 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed? to Songbai. Tian Xia World Guide
Valashmai Jungle 1E, 2E 2ER Eastern part renamed? to Valash Raj. Tian Xia World Guide
Amanandar 1E, 2E 2ER Renamed to Linvarre. Tian Xia World Guide

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