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    Scythe Tree

    This many-branched and twisted tree has few leaves on it. In the center of its trunk is a long, deep scar. Its roots are twisted and dark, blackened as if by fire.

    Scythe Tree CR 6

    XP 2,400
    CE Huge plant
    Init -1; Senses blindsight 30 ft., low-light vision; Perception +16

    DEFENSE

    AC 19, touch 7, flat-footed 19 (-1 Dex, +12 natural, -2 size)
    hp 67 (9d8+27)
    Fort +9, Ref +4, Will +4
    DR 10/slashing; Immune plant traits
    Weaknesses vulnerability to fire

    OFFENSE

    Speed 20 ft.
    Melee 3 branches +10 (2d4+6/19–20)
    Space 15 ft.; Reach 15 ft.

    Tactics The scythe tree uses Lunge to increase its reach on the first round of combat. It focuses its attacks on only one or two opponents, slicing them with Power Attack. Unused to strong resistance, the scythe tree fights until it is reduced to 13 hit points or fewer, at which point it tries to flee into the forest.

    STATISTICS

    Str 23, Dex 8, Con 17, Int 10, Wis 13, Cha 12
    Base Atk +6; CMB +16; CMD 25 (can't be tripped)
    Feats Cleave, Improved Critical (branches)B, Lightning Reflexes, Lunge, Power Attack, Skill Focus (Perception)
    Skills Perception +16, Stealth +3 (+15 in forests); Racial Modifiers +12 Stealth in forests
    Languages Sylvan, Treant

    SPECIAL ABILITIES

    Branches (Ex)

    A scythe tree makes its primary attacks with its branches, which deal slashing damage and threaten a critical hit on a 19-20.