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Dinosaur, Deinonychus

This brightly colored dinosaur exudes a dangerous ferocity. Each foot is armed with a large, sickle-shaped claw.
Deinonychus CR 3

XP 800
N Medium
+6; Senses low-light vision, scentPerception +14


AC 15, touch 12, flat-footed 13 (+2 Dex, +3 natural)
34 (4d8+16)
+8, Ref +6, Will +2


Speed 60 ft.
2 talons +5 (1d8+2), bite +5 (1d6+2), foreclaws +0 (1d4+1)
Special Attacks


Str 15, Dex 15, Con 19, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 14
Base Atk
+3; CMB +5; CMD 17
Improved Initiative, Run
Acrobatics +10 (+22 jump), Perception +14, Stealth +15; Racial Modifiers +8 Acrobatics, +8 Perception, +8 Stealth

Image courtesy Wikipedia


Characters with ranks in Knowledge (nature) can learn more about dinosaurs. When a character makes a successful skill check, the following lore is revealed, including the information from lower DCs.

Knowledge (Nature)

DC Result
13 This vicious looking predator is a deinonychus, an ancient reptilian beast of the group known as dinosaurs. This result reveals all animal traits.

18 Deinonychus, also incorrectly known as velociraptors (which are in fact much smaller creatures), are very fast for reptiles, and this speed combined with their razor sharp talons, nasty bite and ability to leap in to combat to deliver a deadly initial attack make them a very dangerous opponent.

23 Perhaps even more worrying than the deinonychus' array of natural weaponry is its intelligence. Most dinosaurs are quite simple minded creatures, but these reptiles have large and advanced animal brains and often hunt in packs with cunning tactics.

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