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By Creator: Dmitry Bogdanov -, CC BY 3.0,, Lycaenops
By Creator: Dmitry Bogdanov – [email protected], CC BY 3.0,

Originally Posted by katdragon of the Wizards Community forums.

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Lycaenops (meaning “wolf face”) was a small therapsid, a reptilian ancestor of the mammals. It was about 3½ feet high, walked on 4 long legs and had a pointed tail. It was about 16 feet long. This meat-eater hunted in packs, preying upon plant-eaters like Moschops. It had long, deep-rooted canine teeth (fangs); its skull was deeper in front to hold these large teeth. It lived during the late Permian period, before the dinosaurs evolved.

Lycaenops were the dominant predators of the Late Permian. Some of these predators were fearsome indeed; the largest skulls found are nearly half a meter long! It
was a lightly built carnivore, with long running legs, which almost certainly fed on the abundant dicynodont herbivores that shared its environment.

Large animal
Hit Dice6d8+12 HD (39 hp)
Speed50′ (10 squares)
Armor Class15 (-1 size, +3 Dexterity, +3 natural), flat-footed 12, touch 12
Base Attack/Grapple+4/+13
AttackBite +10 melee (1d8+9)
Full AttackFull Atk Bite +10 melee (1d8+6)
Special AttacksTrip
Special QualitiesLow-Light Vision, Scent
SavesFort +7, Ref +8, Will +7
AbilitiesStrength 23, Dexterity 17, Constitution 15, Intelligence 2, Wisdom 14, Charisma 10
SkillsHide +3, Listen +7, Move Silently +7, Spot +7, Survival +4*
FeatsAlertness, Run, Track, Weapon Focus (bite)
EnvironmentWarm plains and forests
OrganizationSolitary or pack (5-8)
Challenge Rating4
Advancement7-18 HD (Large)
Level Adjustment


Trip (Ex): A Lycaenops that hits with a bite attack can attempt to trip its opponent (+13 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 Lycaenops.

Skills: A Lycaenops has a +2 racial bonus on Hide, Listen, Move Silently, and Spot checks. *It also has a +4 racial bonus on Survival checks when tracking by Scent.

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