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(Dinosaur) Ankylosaurus

Restoration of Ankylosaurus displaying its tail club Mariana Ruiz Villarreal LadyofHats - Own work, Ankylosaurus
Restoration of Ankylosaurus displaying its tail club Mariana Ruiz Villarreal LadyofHats – Own work

Thick bony plates armor the domelike back of this quadrupedal dinosaur, its powerfully muscled tail ending in a bony club.

[This content was created for the Pathfinder rules by Paizo Publishing LLC and is part of the Pathfinder RPG product line.]

Source: Pathfinder d20pfsrd.com

The ankylosaurus is a powerful, squat dinosaur more than capable of defending itself against enemies. Its back is heavily armored with thick bony plates and spikes. A solid blow from an ankylosaurus’s tail can leave most creatures stunned long enough for the armored dinosaur to make good an escape, although once confronted, most ankylosauruses are too ill-tempered and stubborn to flee. Instead, they stand their ground and use their tails to great effect in battle. An ankylosaurus is 30 feet long and weighs 6,000 pounds.

Ankylosaurus CR 6
XP 2,400

N Huge animal

Init +0; Senses Low-Light Vision, Scent; Perception +14
DEFENSE
AC 22, touch 8, flat-footed 22 (+14 natural, -2 size)

hp 75 (10d8+30)

Fort +12, Ref +7, Will +4
OFFENSE
Speed 30 ft.

Melee tail +14 (3d6+12 plus stun)

Space 15 ft.; Reach 15 ft.
STATISTICS
Strength 27, Dexterity 10, Constitution 17, Intelligence 2, Wisdom 13, Charisma 8

Base Atk +7; CMB +17; CMD 27 (31 vs. trip)

Feats Great Fortitude, Improved Bull Rush, Improved Overrun, Power Attack, Weapon Focus (tail)

Skills Perception +14
SPECIAL ABILITIES
Stun (Ex)


The ankylosaurus’s tail can deliver a powerful, stunning blow. A creature struck by this attack must make a DC 23 Fortitude save or be dazed for 1 round. If the strike is a critical hit and the target fails its save, it is instead stunned for 1d4 rounds. The save DC is Strength-based.
ECOLOGY
Environment warm forests and plains

Organization solitary, pair, or herd (3-12)

Treasure none

Ankylosaurus Companions

Starting Statistics: Size Medium; Speed 30 ft.; AC +9 natural armor; Attack tail (1d6); Ability Scores Strength 10, Dexterity 14, Constitution 9, Intelligence 2, Wisdom 12, Charisma 8; Special Qualities Low-Light Vision, Scent.

7th-Level Advancement: Size Large; AC +2 natural armor; Attack tail (2d6); Ability Scores Strength +8, Dexterity
–2, Constitution +4; Special Qualities stun.

Section 15: Copyright Notice – Bestiary 2

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 2, © 2010, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors Wolfgang Baur, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, Graeme Davis, Crystal Frasier, Joshua J. Frost, Tim Hitchcock, Brandon Hodge, James Jacobs, Steve Kenson, Hal MacLean, Martin Mason, Rob McCreary, Erik Mona, Jason Nelson, Patrick Renie, Sean K Reynolds, F. Wesley Schneider, Owen K.C. Stephens, James L. Sutter, Russ Taylor, and Greg A. Vaughan, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.

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