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Tiger

This powerful feline predator moves with a deadly grace, its reddish-orange fur slashed with black stripes.

Tiger CR 4

XP 1,200

N Large animal

Init +6; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +8

Defense

AC 14, touch 11, flat-footed 12 (+2 Dex, +3 natural, –1 size)

hp 45 (6d8+18)

Fort +8, Ref +7, Will +3

Offense

Speed 40 ft.

Melee 2 claws +10 (1d8+6 plus grab), bite +9 (2d6+6 plus grab)

Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.

Special Attacks pounce, rake (2 claws +10, 1d8+6)

Statistics

Str 23, Dex 15, Con 17, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 6

Base Atk +4; CMB +11 (+15 grapple); CMD 23 (27 vs. trip)

Feats Improved Initiative, Skill Focus (Perception), Weapon Focus (claw)

Skills Acrobatics +10, Perception +8, Stealth +7 (+11 in areas of tall grass), Swim +11; Racial Modifiers +4 Acrobatics, +4 Stealth (+8 in tall grass)

Environment any forests

Organization solitary or pair

Treasure none

Tigers stand more than 3 feet tall at the shoulder and are about 9 feet long. They weigh from 400 to 600 pounds.

Tigers are usually the top animal predators in their territories, and have been known to kill bears, crocodiles, giant snakes, wolves, and even other great cats. Even humanoids are far from safe, especially in cases where a tiger has developed a taste for humanoid flesh. Tigers prefer terrain with plenty of cover and proximity to water as their hunting grounds.

While the tiger itself is a fearsome predator, its strength and ferocity pales in comparison to that of the larger dire tiger. Known to many scholars as the smilodon and to tribal societies as the saber-toothed tiger, the dire tiger is invariably one of the region's top predators. Its defining feature is a pair of huge incisors that hang down like fearsome knives from the upper jaw, protruding menacingly even when the creature's mouth is shut.

These immense hunting cats grow to be over 12 feet long and can weigh up to 6,000 pounds.

Tiger, Dire

This large tiger grumbles a warning as it crouches. Two saber-like fangs jut downward from its powerful jaws.

Dire Tiger (Smilodon) CR 8

XP 4,800

N Large animal

Init +6; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +12

Defense

AC 17, touch 11, flat-footed 15 (+2 Dex, +6 natural, –1 size)

hp 105 (14d8+42)

Fort +12, Ref +11, Will +5

Offense

Speed 40 ft.

Melee 2 claws +18 (2d4+8 plus grab), bite +18 (2d6+8/19–20 plus grab)

Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.

Special Attacks pounce, rake (2 claws +18, 2d4+8)

Statistics

Str 27, Dex 15, Con 17, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 10

Base Atk +10; CMB +19 (+23 grapple); CMD 31 (35 vs. trip)

Feats Improved Critical (bite), Improved Initiative, Run, Skill Focus (Perception), Skill Focus (Stealth), Weapon Focus (bite, claw)

Skills Acrobatics +6, Perception +12, Stealth +15 (+23 in tall grass), Swim +13; Racial Modifiers +4 Acrobatics, +4 Stealth (+8 in tall grass)

Ecology

Environment any forests, plains, and swamps

Organization solitary or pair

Treasure none