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Bear, Dire Polar

Fearsome bony growths protrude from several spots in this massive animal’s snowy fur.

Dire Polar Bear CR 8

XP 4,800
N Large animal
Init +7; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +14


AC 22, touch 12, flat-footed 19 (+3 Dex, +10 natural, –1 size)
hp 115 (10d8+70)
Fort +14, Ref +10, Will +6


Speed 40 ft., swim 20 ft.
Melee bite +15 (1d8+9), 2 claws +15 (1d6+9 plus grab)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.


Str 29, Dex 17, Con 25, Int 2, Wis 16, Cha 14
Base Atk +7; CMB +17 (+21 grapple); CMD 28 (32 vs. trip)
Feats Endurance, Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Run, Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills Perception +14, Survival +7, Swim +21


Environment cold coastlines or plains
Organization solitary or pair
Treasure none

Dire polar bears, kin to cave bears, are larger and more aggressive than cave bears and normal polar bears alike. These shorttempered animals tend to avoid settled regions, but sometimes venture dangerously close to them while hunting, potentially resulting in bloody massacres.

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