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Wolf

This powerful canine watches its prey with piercing yellow eyes, darting its tongue across sharp white teeth.

Wolf CR 1

XP 400

N Medium animal

Init +2; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +8

Defense

AC 14, touch 12, flat-footed 12 (+2 Dex, +2 natural)

hp 13 (2d8+4)

Fort +5, Ref +5, Will +1

Offense

Speed 50 ft.

Melee bite +2 (1d6+1 plus trip)

Statistics

Str 13, Dex 15, Con 15, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 6

Base Atk +1; CMB +2; CMD 14 (18 vs. trip)

Feats Skill Focus (Perception)

Skills Perception +8, Stealth +6, Survival +1 (+5 scent tracking); Racial Modifiers +4 Survival when tracking by scent

Ecology

Environment cold or temperate forests

Organization solitary, pair, or pack (3–12)

Treasure none

Wandering alone or in packs, wolves sit at the top of the food chain. Ferociously territorial and exceptionally wide-ranging in their hunting, wolf packs cover broad areas. A wolf's wide paws contain slight webbing between the toes that assists in moving over snow, and its fur is a thick, water-resistant coat ranging in color from gray to brown and even black in some species. Its paws contain scent glands that mark the ground as it travels, assisting in navigation as well as broadcasting its whereabouts to fellow pack members. Generally, a wolf stands from 2-1/2 to 3 feet tall at the shoulder and weighs between 45 and 150 pounds, with females being slightly smaller.

Wolf, Dire

This immense black wolf is the size of a horse, its fangs as large and sharp as knives.

Dire Wolf CR 3

XP 800

N Large animal

Init +2; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +10

Defense

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

hp 37 (5d8+15)

Fort +7, Ref +6, Will +2

Offense

Speed 50 ft.

Melee bite +7 (1d8+6 plus trip)

Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.

Statistics

Str 19, Dex 15, Con 17, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 10

Base Atk +3; CMB +8; CMD 20 (24 vs. trip)

Feats Run, Skill Focus (Perception), Weapon Focus (bite)

Skills Perception +10, Stealth +3, Survival +1 (+5 scent tracking); Racial Modifiers +4 Survival when tracking by scent

Ecology

Environment cold or temperate forests

Organization solitary, pair, or pack (3–8)

Treasure none

An enormous version of a normal wolf, dire wolves represent the wolf in its most primal form. These creatures follow the same basic behaviors of regular wolves, but are much more aggressive. Dire wolves often serve giants as hunting companions and vicious guard animals. Some ferocious humanoids and woodsmen use trained dire wolves as mounts. Darker than normal wolves, dire wolves' coats tend toward blacks and deep mottled grays. An adult dire wolf is typically about 9 feet long and weighs roughly 800 pounds.