This giant, tank-like dinosaur vaguely resembles a four-legged reptilian knight: the armor on its back resembles built-in spiked plate mail, and the scales on its head are fused into a helmet.
Originally Posted by InsanePsychoRabbit of the Wizards Community forums.
Panoplosaurus is a giant, late-surviving nodosaur. It is heavily armored, even by the standards of other nodosaurs: this is how it received is name panoplosaurus, which means all-armored lizard. Panoplosaurus are relatively docile for creatures of great size, largely due to their armor protecting them from carnivores; however, if a panoplosaurus is disturbed, it will bring its full wrath to bear upon its foe. Some cultures revere these creatures as divine, but none have ever domesticated them.
A panoplosaurus is 18-25 feet long and weighs up to 4 tons.
|Hit Dice||9d8+63 (103 hp)|
|Speed||30 ft. (6 squares)|
|Armor Class||20 (-2 size, -1 Dexterity, +13 natural), touch 7, flat-footed 20|
|Attack||Shoulder spikes +11 melee (2d6+7); or slam +11 melee (1d8+10)|
|Full Attack||Shoulder spikes +11 melee (2d6+7) and tail slap +6 melee (2d6+3); or slam +11 melee (1d8+10)|
|Space/Reach||15 ft./10 ft.|
|Special Attacks||Powerful charge|
|Special Qualities||Low-Light Vision, Scent|
|Saves||Fort +13, Ref +5, Will +4|
|Abilities||Strength 25, Dexterity 9, Constitution 25, Intelligence 2, Wisdom 12, Charisma 4|
|Skills||Listen +9, Spot +9|
|Feats||Awesome Blow, Improved Bull Rush, Improved Natural Armor, Power Attack|
|Environment||Warm plains and forests|
|Organization||Solitary, pair, or family (3-6)|
|Advancement||10-18 HD (Huge), 19-24 HD (Gargantuan)|
Panoplosaurus tends to ignore smaller creatures; however, if attacked, a panoplosaurus will retaliate with its tail slap and shoulder spikes. If attacked by a Large or
smaller carnivore, it will charge and attempt to deliver an Awesome Blow to its opponent.
Powerful Charge (Ex): When a panoplosaurus makes a charge, its slam attack deals 2d8+14 damage in addition to the normal benefits and hazards of a charge.