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(Dinosaur) Pinacosaurus

By DiBgd - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,, Pinacosaurus
By DiBgd – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

When this tank-like dinosaur notices you, it turns its side towards you and waves its tail club aggressively.

Originally Posted by InsanePsychoRabbit of the Wizards Community forums.

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Pinacosaurus is a desert-dwelling ankylosaur. Because of the tough lives they lead and the many predators that constantly threaten them, pinacosaurus are are very pugnacious animals, and no tribes have ever successfully domesticated them. Pinacosaurus is about 15-17 feet long and weighs up to 2 tons.

Dinosaur, Pinacosaurus
Large animal
Hit Dice5d8+15 (37 hp)
Speed30 ft. (6 squares)
Armor Class18 (-1 size, +1 Dexterity, +8 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 17
Base Attack/Grapple+4/+11
AttackTail club +6 melee (1d8+4)
Full AttackTail club +6 melee (1d8+4)
Space/Reach10 ft./5 ft.
Special AttacksBonesnap
Special QualitiesLow-Light Vision, Scent
SavesFort +7, Ref +5, Will +2
AbilitiesStrength 17, Dexterity 11, Constitution 17, Intelligence 2, Wisdom 12, Charisma 4
SkillsListen +6, Spot +6, Survival +3
FeatsImproved Bull Rush, Power Attack
EnvironmentWarm deserts
OrganizationSolitary, pair, or family (3-6)
Challenge Rating3
AlignmentAlways neutral
Advancement6-10 HD (Large), 11-15 HD (Huge)


Pinacosaurus is a typical ankylosaur; it uses its tail club like a mace in combat.

Bonesnap (Ex): On a critical hit, a pinacosaurus’ tail club shatters the opponent’s bones, dealing 1 point of Strength damage.

Skills: A pinacosaurus has a +2 racial bonus on Listen and Spot checks.

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