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Dire Bear (Cave Bear)

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Spittle drips from this feral bear's roaring maw, and its matted fur is broken in places by wicked, bony growths.

Larger, more aggressive, and far more deadly than its lesser cousins, the Dire Bear (known to Barbarian tribes variously as the cave bear or the short-faced bear) is a primeval menace indeed. This Behemoth avoids more civilized reaches of the world, preferring to dwell in remote wilderness locations. A Dire Bear is a rare and terrifying sight—especially to those not used to normal bears.

Unlike most bears, a Dire Bear is short-tempered and swift to anger when confronted with intruders in its territory. Like a grizzly, a Dire Bear attempts to subdue or kill with its claws. However, a Dire Bear is far more likely (and willing) to begin biting a grabbed foe.

Attributes

AC
18, Touch 10, Flat-footed 17 (+1 Dex, +8 Natural, 1 Size)
Alignment
N
Base Atk
+7
CMB
+15 (+19 Grapple)
CMD
26 (30 Vs. Trip)
CR
CR 7
Cha
10
Con
21
Creature Type
Animal
Dex
13
Environment
Cold Forests
Feats
Endurance , Improved Initiative , Iron Will , Run , Skill Focus ( Perception )
Fort
+12
HP
95 (10d8+50)
Init
N Large Animal +5
Int
2
Melee
2 Claws +13 (1d6+7 Plus Grab ), Bite +13 (1d8+7)
Organization
Solitary Or Pair
Racial Modifiers
+4 Swim
Reach
5 Ft.
Ref
+8
Senses
Low-light Vision, Scent ; Perception +12
Size
Large
Skills
Perception +12, Swim +19
Space
10 Ft.
Speed
40 Ft.
Str
25
Treasure
Incidental
Will
+4
Wis
12
XP
3,200
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