Dire Bear

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Charles Marion Russell (1864–1926) Title To The Victor Belongs The Spoils Year 1901

Charles Marion Russell (1864–1926) Title To The Victor Belongs The Spoils Year 1901

The omnivorous dire bear usually does not bother creatures that try to avoid it, but will aggressively defend a kill or other source of food. It will not hesitate to rip apart anything that might contain something edible.

A typical dire bear is 12 feet long and weighs as much as 8,000 pounds.

Dire bear
Large Animal
Hit Dice 12d8+51 (105 hp)
Initiative +1
Speed 40 ft. (8 squares)
Armor Class 17 (-1 size, +1 Dexterity, +7 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 16
Base Attack/Grapple +9/+23
Attack Claw +19 melee (2d4+10)
Full Attack 2 claws +19 melee (2d4+10) and bite +13 melee (2d8+5)
Space/Reach 10 ft./5 ft.
Special Attacks Improved grab
Special Qualities Low-Light Vision, Scent
Saves Fort +12, Ref +9, Will +9
Abilities Strength 31, Dexterity 13, Constitution 19, Intelligence 2, Wisdom 12, Charisma 10
Skills Listen +10, Spot +10, Swim +13
Feats Alertness, Endurance, Run, Toughness, Weapon Focus (claw)
Environment Cold forests
Organization Solitary or pair
Challenge Rating 7
Treasure None
Alignment Always neutral
Advancement 13-16 HD (Large); 17-36 HD (Huge)
Level Adjustment -

Combat

A dire bear attacks by tearing at opponents with its claws.

Improved Grab (Ex) : To use this ability, a dire bear must hit with a claw attack. It can then attempt to start a grapple as a free action without provoking an attack of opportunity.

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