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Deinonychus (Velociraptor)

Reconstruction of Deinonychus antirrhopus engaging in the prey restraint model of predation suggested by Fowler et al in 2011. Prey here is Zepheryosaurus, a hypsilophodontid.Date 19 December 2011 Author Emily Willoughby (e.deinonychus@gmail.com http://emilywilloughby.artworkfolio.com/)
Reconstruction of Deinonychus antirrhopus engaging in the prey restraint model of predation suggested by Fowler et al in 2011. Prey here is Zepheryosaurus, a hypsilophodontid.Date 19 December 2011 Author Emily Willoughby (e.deinonychus@gmail.com http://emilywilloughby.artworkfolio.com/)

This brightly colored dinosaur exudes a dangerous ferocity. Each foot is armed with a large, sickle-shaped claw.

As swift and agile as it is deadly, the deinonychus is a pack hunter, running with several of its kind to take down prey and rip it apart with their gutting talons.

You can apply the young simple template to create statistics for smaller, more agile velociraptors. Conversely, you can either increase the deinonychus to Large size and its Hit Dice to 8 or simply apply the giant and advanced simple templates to create a formidable megaraptor.

This fast carnivore is sometimes called a velociraptor, though that name properly belongs to a much smaller creature. It has a brightly colored hide, making it look like a tropical bird. Its tail extends straight out behind itself, held aloft by an intricate structure of bony supports, thus allowing its weight to be carried entirely by the back legs. It weighs about 600 pounds.

Source(s) 3.5E Monster Manual I, 3E Monster Manual I, d20 Modern, Forgotten Realms (MC3), 1E Monster Manual 2, Monstrous Manual,Beyond Countless Doorwayseinonychus

Also Known As Velociraptor

Deinonychus
Medium animal
Hit Dice4d8+16 (34 hp)
Initiative+2
Speed60 ft. (12 squares)
Armor Class17 (+2 Dexterity, +5 natural), touch 12, flat-footed 15
Base Attack/Grapple+3/+7
AttackTalons+7 melee (1d8+4)
Full AttackTalons +7 melee (1d8+4) and 2 foreclaws +2 melee (1d3+2) and bite +2 melee (2d4+2)
Space/Reach5 ft./5 ft.
Special AttacksPounce
Special QualitiesLow-Light VisionScent
SavesFort +8, Ref +6, Will +2
AbilitiesStrength 19, Dexterity 15, Constitution 19, Intelligence2, Wisdom 12, Charisma 10
SkillsHide +12, Jump +26, Listen+10, Spot +10, Survival +10
FeatsRunTrack
EnvironmentWarm forests
OrganizationSolitary, pair, or pack (3-6)
Challenge Rating3
TreasureNone
AlignmentAlways neutral
Advancement5-8 HD (Medium)
Level Adjustment

Combat

A deinonychus uses a combination of speed, grasping forearms, large teeth, and hind legs with ripping talons. It hunts by running at prey, leaping, and ripping with its rear talons as it claws and bites. The talons count as one attack. A deinonychus has a relatively large brain for a dinosaur, and its pack hunts with cunning tactics.

Pounce (Ex)

If a deinonychus charges, it can make a full attack.

Skills

A deinonychus has a +8 racial bonus on Hide, Jump, Listen, Spot, and Survival checks

Scent (Ex)

This ability allows a deinonychus to detect approaching enemies, sniff out hidden foes, and Track by sense of smell.

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