Raven Swarm

The pitch-black birds that make up this torrent of claws and feathers glare ominously from hundreds of beady eyes.

Raven Swarm CR 3

XP 800
N Tiny animal (swarm)
Init +6; Senses low-light vision; Perception +11


AC 14, touch 14, flat-footed 12 (+2 Dex, +2 size)
hp 27 (5d8+5)
Fort +5, Ref +8, Will +3
Defensive Abilities swarm traits


Speed 10 ft., fly 40 ft. (average)
Melee swarm (1d6)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 0 ft.
Special Attacks blindness, distraction (DC 13)


Str 3, Dex 15, Con 12, Int 2, Wis 15, Cha 7
Base Atk +3; CMB —; CMD
Feats Improved Initiative, Lightning Reflexes, Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills Fly +11, Perception +11


Blindness (Ex)

Raven swarms target their opponents’ vulnerable faces. Whenever a creature becomes distracted by a raven swarm, it must succeed at a DC 13 Reflex save to avoid being blinded for 1 round from the swarm. A raven swarm deals 2 additional points of damage to creatures it blinded in the previous round.


Environment any temperate
Organization solitary or unkindness (2–6 swarms)
Treasure none

This abnormally aggressive flock of ravens forgoes scavenging in favor of more active hunting for food. Multiple swarms of ravens make uncanny use of strategy, with one swarm flushing out prey and driving it directly into the onslaught of an allied swarm. The statistics for a raven swarm can also be used to represent any large, aggressive flock of flying birds.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 6 © 2017, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Robert Brookes, Benjamin Bruck, John Compton, Paris Crenshaw, Adam Daigle, Crystal Frasier, James Jacobs, Thurston Hillman, Tim Hitchcock, Brandon Hodge, Jason Keeley, Isabelle Lee, Jason Nelson, Tim Nightengale, F. Wesley Schneider, David Schwartz, Mark Seifter, Todd Stewart, Josh Vogt, and Linda Zayas-Palmer.

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