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Amphicyon Roman Uchytel, Amphicyon
Amphicyon Roman Uchytel

This creature somewhat resembles a bear, but its tail is heavier, its neck thicker, and its mouth more wolflike than ursine. Its body is almost leonine.

Originally Posted by Shade of the En World forums.

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Neither bears nor dogs, the amphicyon shares traits of both. Unlike its omnivorous cousins, an amphicyon is a powerful carnivore.

These massive carnivores weigh more than 1,800 pounds and stand nearly 9 feet tall when they rear up on their hind legs. They are bad-tempered and territorial.

Amphicyon (Bear Dog)
Large animal
Hit Dice7d8+28 (59 hp)
Speed40 ft. (8 squares)
Armor Class15 (–1 size, +1 Dexterity, +5 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 14
Base Attack/Grapple+5/+17
AttackClaw +12 melee (1d8+8)
Full Attack2 claws +12 melee (1d8+8) and bite +7 melee (3d6+4)
Space/Reach10 ft./5 ft.
Special AttacksTrip
Special QualitiesLow-Light
SavesFort +9, Ref +6, Will +3
AbilitiesStrength 27, Dexterity 13, Constitution 19, Intelligence 2, Wisdom 12, Charisma 6
SkillsListen +5, Spot +7, Swim +12
FeatsEnduranceImproved Natural Attack (Bite), RunTrack
EnvironmentTemperate plains
OrganizationSolitary or pair
Challenge Rating4
AlignmentAlways neutral
Advancement8-12 HD (Large), 13-16 HD (Huge)
Level Adjustment


An amphicyon attempts to grab prey with its powerful claws and then sink its powerful jaws into the neck or ribcage to finish it off.

Trip (Ex): An amphicyon that hits with its bite attack can attempt to trip the opponent (+x check modifier) as a free action without making a touch attack or provoking an attack of opportunity. If the attempt fails, the opponent cannot react to trip the amphicyon.

Skills: An amphicyon has a +4 racial bonus on Swim checks.

Originally found in Dragon #167, “Back To the Age of Mammals”, David Howery, 1991.

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