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This vile predator has a hide as thick and tough as leather. Wicked ebony quills run from its head, tail, and back.

Howler CR 3

XP 800
CE Large outsider (chaotic, evil, extraplanar)
+6; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +13


AC 15, touch 11, flat-footed 13 (+2 Dex, +4 natural, –1 size)
37 (5d10+10)
+6, Ref +6, Will +3
Defensive Abilities
quill defense


Speed 60 ft.
bite +8 (1d8+4), quills +3 (1d4+2 plus pain)
10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks howl


Str 18, Dex 15, Con 15, Int 6, Wis 14, Cha 11
Base Atk
+5; CMB +10; CMD 22
Combat Reflexes, Improved Initiative, Skill Focus (Perception)
Acrobatics +10 (+22 jump), Climb +12, Perception +13, Stealth +6
Abyssal (cannot speak)


Howl (Su)

A howler’s constant howling is a grating, exhausting baying that can drive listeners insane. All beings other than outsiders within 120 feet of a howling howler must succeed on a DC 12 Will save or become cursed by the creature’s howl. Once a creature becomes cursed in this way, she takes no additional penalty for being exposed to additional howlers’ howls until the current howler curse is lifted. This is a sonic mind-affecting effect. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Howler Howl: Curse—howl; save Will DC 12 negates; frequency 1/hour; effect 1 Wisdom damage; cure 1 save.

Pain (Ex)

Whenever a creature takes damage from a howler’s quill attack or its quill defense, that creature must make a successful DC 14 Reflex save or one quill breaks off in its flesh, causing the target to become sickened until all embedded quills are removed.

Removing one quill requires a DC 15 Heal check made as a full-round action. For every 5 by which the check is exceeded, one additional quill can be removed. On a failed check, a quill is still removed, but the process deals 1d4+1 points of damage to the victim. The save DC is Dexterity-based.

Quill Defense (Ex)

Any creature that strikes a howler with a non-reach melee weapon, unarmed strike, or natural weapon takes 1d4+1 points of piercing damage from the howler’s quills and suffers from the howler’s pain attack.