The vicious spines surrounding this boar’s head are almost as unnerving as the wild look in its eyes.
Bristle Boar CR 3
Speed 40 ft.
Melee gore +7 (1d8+6 plus spines)
Targets of a bristle boar’s successful gore attack must succeed at a DC 16 Reflex saving throw to avoid being speared by the dangerously sharp spines around its head and neck. Failure results in 1d4 points of piercing damage as well as 1 point of bleed damage per round for 3 rounds. Bleed damage from multiple spines doesn’t stack, but the duration is reset by subsequent attacks.
Environment any plains or hills
Organization solitary or pair
Bristle boars are native to plains and low hills and are well-known threats to trackers and scouts. The long, hollow spines surrounding their heads are reminiscent of porcupine spines, and make these boars deadlier than their common cousins. Bristle boars are quite lean and aren’t considered particularly good to eat—but a desperate adventurer faced with starvation could survive on the meat if necessary.
A typical bristle boar stands roughly 4 feet off the ground and weighs 200 pounds.
Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Belkzen, Hold of the Orc Hordes © 2015, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Tyler Beck, Jason Garrett, Alex Greenshields, and David Schwartz.