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Raven Swarm

A screeching cawing whirlwind of buffeting wings, clawing talons and pecking beaks.

Raven Swarm CR 3

XP 800
N Tiny animal (swarm)
Init +2; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +11

DEFENSE

AC 14, touch 14, flat-footed 12 (+2 Dex, +2 size)
hp 18 (4d8)
Fort +3, Ref +6, Will +3
Defensive Abilities half damage from piercing and slashing;
Immune swarm traits
Weaknesses swarm traits

OFFENSE

Speed 10 ft., fly 40 ft. (average)
Melee swarm (1d6 plus eye-rake)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 0 ft.
Special Attacks distraction (DC 11), eye-rake

TACTICS

Raven swarms attack by surrounding their prey, pecking, scratching and clawing until destroyed or frightened away. They specifically seek the head, face and eyes of victims.

STATISTICS

Str 2, Dex 15, Con 8, Int 2, Wis 15, Cha 7
Base Atk +3; CMB –; CMD
Feats Skill Focus (Perception), Weapon Finesse
Skills Fly +10, Perception +11

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Eye-Rake (Ex)

Any living creature damaged by a raven swarm must succeed on a DC 11 Reflex save or be blinded as the swarm scratches and tears at the victim’s eyes. The blindness lasts for 1d4 days or until healed with a remove blindness or a successful DC 11 Heal check. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Family Ties

Undead Raven Swarm

ECOLOGY

Environment temperate forests
Organization solitary, unkindness (2-4 swarms), or murder (5-10 swarms)
Treasure none

A raven swarm is a disorienting mass of angered birds. Raven swarms have the same general characteristics and habitat of normal ravens.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Raven Swarm from the Tome of Horrors Complete, Copyright 2011, Necromancer Games, Inc., published and distributed by Frog God Games; Author Scott Greene.