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Dire Dog

By Wilhelm Trübner - Own work, anagoria, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=38052700, Dire Dog
By Wilhelm Trübner – Own work, anagoria, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=38052700

Dire dogs are the domestic equivalent of dire wolves.

Originally Posted by DnDChick of the En World forums.
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They are large, vicious canines highly prized for their ability to Track and kill opponents much larger than themselves. Domesticated dire dogs are often trained and outfitted for war in spiked, studded leather armor.

Dire Dog
Medium animal (Dire)
Hit Dice3d8+12 (25 hp)
Initiative+3
Speed50 ft. (10 squares)
Armor Class16 (+3 Dexterity, +3 natural), touch 13, flat-footed 13 or 19 (+3 Dexterity, +3 natural, +3 studded leather), touch 13, flat-footed 16
Base Attack/Grapple+2/+6
AttackBite +7 melee (1d6+6)
Full AttackBite +7 melee (1d6+6)
Space/Reach5 ft./5 ft.
Special Attacks
Special QualitiesLow-Light Vision, Scent
SavesFort +7, Ref +6, Will +4
AbilitiesStrength 19, Dexterity 17, Constitution 19, Intelligence 2, Wisdom 12, Charisma 6
SkillsJump +14 (+13 in armor), Listen +5, Spot +5, Survival +1 (+5 tracking by Scent)
FeatsAlertness, Track (b), Weapon Focus (bite)
EnvironmentTemperate plains
OrganizationSolitary or pack (5-12)
Challenge Rating3
TreasureNone
AlignmentAlways neutral
Advancement4-9 HD (Large)
Level Adjustment

Combat

Dire dogs attack in a manner similar to normal dogs, biting ferociously with their powerful jaws.

Skills Dire dogs have a +4 racial bonus on Jump checks. *Dire dogs have a +4 racial bonus on Survival checks when tracking by Scent.

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