Owl Giant

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This enormous owl has a silent gracefulness and wisdom about it despite its considerable size.

Giant Owl CR 5
XP 1,600
LN Huge magical beast
Init +5; Senses Low-Light Vision; Perception +17
AC 18, touch 10, flat-footed 16 (+2 Dexterity, +8 natural, -2 size)
hp 57 (6d10+24)
Fort +9, Ref +7, Will +5
Speed 10 ft., Fly 60 ft. (average)
Melee 2 claws +9 (2d6+5)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Strength 20, Dexterity 15, Constitution 18, Intelligence 14, Wisdom 17, Charisma 9
Base Atk +6; CMB +13; CMD 25
Feats Alertness, Combat Expertise, Improved Disarm
Skills Fly +11, Knowledge (geography) +10, Knowledge (history) +10, Knowledge (nature) +10, Perception +17, Sense Motive +14, Stealth +9; Racial Modifiers +4 Fly, +4 on all Knowledge skills, +4 Perception, +8 Stealth
Languages Sylvan (cannot speak); animal telepathy (30 ft.)
SQ insightful senses, piercing stare
Animal Telepathy (Su)

A giant owl can telepathically communicate with other animals as if under the effects of speak with animals.

Insightful Senses (Su)

A giant owl's senses are particularly well honed to sensing danger or locating prey. It adds its Wisdom modifier as an insight bonus (+3 for most giant owls) on its initiative checks.

Piercing Stare (Su)

Up to three times per day as a swift action, a giant owl can gain the effects of true seeing (as the spell) for 1 round.

Environment temperate forests
Organization solitary or pair
Treasure none

The noble giant owl roosts in the tallest trees or in high caves near its forest home. No mere animals, giant owls pride themselves as intellectuals and keen judges of character. Little passes a giant owl's notice in its home forest. What it doesn't observe directly, it learns from its wide network of animal informants. Giant owls view themselves more as watchers than participants, rarely interfering in the affairs of others barring a threat to their homes. Giant owls stand 18 feet tall and have 30-foot wingspans, yet they rarely weigh over 600 pounds.

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 3, © 2011, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors Jesse Benner, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, James Jacobs, Michael Kenway, Rob McCreary, Patrick Renie, Chris Sims, F. Wesley Schneider, James L. Sutter, and Russ Taylor, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.

Ultimate Equipment Guide II

Author Greg Lynch, J. C. Alvarez
Publisher Mongoose Publishing
Publish date 2005
ISBN 1-904854-97-4
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These enormous birds are among the most common aerial mounts, though they are unlikely to serve an evil master. The amazing range of the creature’s Low-Light Vision makes this mount extremely useful for nighttime scouting.


For those beasts that are hatched from eggs, buying one as an egg is the cheapest means of procuring one. Additionally, being with the creature from the moment it hatches will help beast and owner bond. However, successfully raising an egg, keeping it viable until the creature within does hatch, is a difficult business, particularly with some of the more exotic beasts which require unusual and specific circumstances to incubate. The Beast Within does offer incubation services to its customers, making it far more likely the dearly-bought egg will survive to hatch.

Giant Owl Egg: 2,500 gp


Purchasing a creature when it is young and immature is more expensive than purchasing it when it is still in the egg, but also has two distinct advantages. The first and most obvious is that the creature has already successfully hatched, while purchasing an egg means gambling the creature will survive. The second is that the creature is old enough to be trained, meaning it is much closer to being able to serve the buyer as a mount, pack animal or guardian beast.

Giant Owl Young: 4,000 gp


Left untrained, a beast like a giant owl is worse than useless – it is dangerous. A skilled trainer is able to teach the creature to serve a human master, though the necessary training regimen varies wildly from creature to creature. The price listed for training includes any potential healing needs the trainer may have in the course of working with the beast.

Giant Owl Training: 1,000 gp


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