This filthy rat is the size of a small dog. It has a coat of coarse fur, a long and scabby tail, and two glittering eyes.
Dire rats grow up to 2 feet long and weigh up to 25 pounds. They are common menaces in dungeons and city sewers alike.
Source(s) 3.5E Monster Manual I, 3E Monster Manual I, 3E Player’s Handbook, Urban Arcana
|Hit Dice||1d8+1 (5 hp)|
|Speed||40 ft. (8 squares), Climb 20 ft.|
|Armor Class||15 (+1 size, +3 Dexterity, +1 natural), touch 14, flat footed 12|
|Attack||Bite +4 melee (1d4 plus disease)|
|Full Attack||Bite +4 melee (1d4 plus disease)|
|Space/Reach||5 ft./5 ft.|
|Special Qualities||Low-Light Vision, Scent|
|Saves||Fort +3, Ref +5, Will +3|
|Abilities||Strength 10, Dexterity 17, Constitution 12, Intelligence 1, Wisdom 12, Charisma 4|
|Skills||Climb +11, Hide +8, Listen +4, Move Silently +4, Spot +4, Swim +11|
|Feats||Alertness, Weapon FinesseB|
|Organization||Solitary or pack (11-20)|
|Advancement||2-3 HD (Small); 4-6 HD (Medium)|
Dire rat packs attack fearlessly, biting and chewing with their sharp incisors.