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Metridiochoerus

By Nobu Tamura (http://spinops.blogspot.com) - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19460489, Metridiochoerus
By Nobu Tamura (http://spinops.blogspot.com) – Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19460489

This large boar has knob-like protrusions on its face and very long, curved tusks.

Originally Posted by Shade of the En World forums.

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Though not carnivores, these wild swine are bad-tempered and usually charge anyone who disturbs them.

A giant warthog is about 5 feet long and weighs 300 pounds.

Boar, Giant Warthog (Metridiochoerus)
Medium animal 
Hit Dice5d8+18 (40 hp)
Initiative+0
Speed40 ft. (8 squares)
Armor Class16 (+6 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 16
Base Attack/Grapple+3/+7
AttackGore +7 melee (2d6+6/x3)
Full AttackGore +7 melee (2d6+6/x3)
Space/Reach5 ft./5 ft.
Special AttacksAugmented critical, ferocity
Special QualitiesDire, Low-Light Vision, Scent
SavesFort +7, Ref +4, Will +5
AbilitiesStrength 18, Dexterity 10, Constitution 17, Intelligence 2, Wisdom 13, Charisma 4
SkillsJump +8, Listen +8, Spot +6
FeatsAlertness, Toughness
EnvironmentWarm forests
OrganizationSolitary or herd (5-8)
Challenge Rating3
TreasureNone
AlignmentAlways neutral
Advancement6-8 HD (Medium), 8-12 HD (Large)
Level Adjustment

COMBAT

Giant warthogs charge at opponents and stab them with their long tusks.

Augmented Critical (Ex): A giant warthog deals triple damage if it scores a critical hit with its gore attack.

Dire (Ex): A giant warthog is considered to be a dire animal for the purposes of saving throws.

Ferocity (Ex): A giant warthog is such a tenacious combatant that it continues to fight without penalty even while disabled or dying.

Originally appeared in Dragon Magazine #167 (1991).

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