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Boar, Dire

The back of this horse-sized boar rises in a steep slope. Its tiny red eyes are crusted with filth and its bristly flank crawls with flies.

Boar, Dire (Daeodon) CR 4

XP 1,200
N Large
+4; Senses low-light vision, scentPerception +12


AC 15, touch 9, flat-footed 15 (+6 natural, –1 size)
42 (5d8+20)
+7, Ref +4, Will +2
Defensive Abilitie


Speed 40 ft.
gore +8 melee (2d6+9)


Str 23, Dex 10, Con 17, Int 2, Wis 13, Cha 8
Atk +3; CMB +10; CMD 20
Improved Initiative, Skill Focus (Perception), Toughness
Perception +12

Publisher’s Choice Quality Stock Art (c) Rick Hershey / Fat Goblin Games

Environment temperate or tropical forests
solitary, pair, or herd (3–8)

Whereas the boar is ill-tempered and generally unfriendly, the towering daeodon (known as the dire boar to most commoners and hunters) is legitimately hateful and violent. Although omnivorous like its smaller kin, the daeodon prefers to feed on flesh, and its razor-sharp tusks and keen eyesight make it particularly well suited as a predator. While the daeodon is primarily a scavenger, it isn’t averse to attacking smaller creatures it encounters while searching for easier meals, or those who stumble unwittingly into its territory. Particularly brave or skilled orcs are fond of using daeodons as mounts, and orc cavalry mounted on dire boars make for a fearsome force indeed. A typical adult daeodon is 10 feet long and 7 feet tall at the shoulder. It weighs approximately 2,000 pounds.