Shy carnivorous dinosaurs that feed primarily on fish, its teeth are large, irregular and jut forward from the jaw, giving a snaggle toothed appearance.
Originally Posted by demiurge1138 of the En World forums.
They live predominantly on the shores of lakes and on the banks of rivers, where they fish for food.
They are easily startled, and flee from most confrontations. As such, it’s bizarre, wailing cries are heard far more often then masiakasaurus are seen.
|Hit Dice||3d8+3 (16 hp)|
|Speed||40ft, Swim 30ft|
|AC||16 (+3 Dexterity, +3 natural)|
|Attacks||Bite +5 melee|
|Special Attacks||Improved grab, worry|
|Special Qualities||Darkvision 60ft, lowlight vision, Scent|
|Saves||Fort +4, Ref +6, Will +3|
|Abilities||Strength 14, Dexterity 16, Constitution 12, Intelligence 2, Wisdom 14, Charisma 7|
|Skills||Balance +8, Hide +8, Jump +7, Listen +3, Move Silently +8, Spot +3, Swim +10|
|Feats||Improved Initiative, Weapon Finesse|
|Climate/Terrain||Warm costal, forest and marsh|
|Advancement||4-6 HD (Medium-sized), 5-9 HD (Large)|
Most masiakasaurus fight nothing larger than the fish they prey on, but if cornered, they will respond with a nasty, jagged bite, clamping to an opponent’s flesh and shaking.
Improved Grab (Ex) Whenever a masiakasaurus hits an opponent of Medium-size or smaller with its bite attack, it can make a grapple check without receiving an attack of opportunity (grapple bonus +8, including a +4 racial bonus). It can choose to conduct the grapple normally, or to only hold its opponent in its jaws (-20 penalty to grapple checks, but the masiakasaurus is not considered grappled). A grappled creature takes worry damage every round.
Worry (Ex) Whenever a masiakasaurus gets a hold with its bite attack, it shakes the foe violently, mirroring its fishing behavior. Grabbed creatures take 2d6+3 points of damage every round the hold is maintained.
Skills Due to its flexible tail and sure feet, a masiakasaurus receives a +4 racial bonus to Balance and Jump checks. It also gains a +4 bonus to Hide and Move Silently checks made in its native habitat (costal, forest and marsh).