Deer, Ringhorn

The horns of this goatlike deer grow up and curve around into a pair of massive, spiraling rings atop its head.

Ringhorn CR 1

XP 400
N Medium animal
Init +3; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +8


AC 13, touch 13, flat-footed 10 (+3 Dex)
hp 11 (2d8+2)
Fort +4, Ref +6, Will +1


Speed 40 ft.
Melee 2 hooves +2 (1d4+1)


Str 13, Dex 16, Con 13, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 13
Base Atk +1; CMB +2; CMD 15 (19 vs. trip)
Feats Nimble Moves B, Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills Acrobatics +7 (+11 when jumping), Climb +5, Perception +8; Racial Modifiers +4 Climb
SQ surefooted


Surefooted (Ex)

Ringhorns are especially stable on their feet, granting them a +4 racial bonus on Climb checks and Nimble Moves as a bonus feat. A ringhorn is always considered to have a running start when jumping.


Environment temperate hills and plains
Organization solitary, pair, or herd (10–30)
Treasure none

Ringhorns are sturdy herbivores that populate gullies, scrublands, and foothills. Surefooted to the extreme, ringhorns prance across sheer, rocky walls and over rough scree to avoid predators and migrate to new feeding grounds.

Ringhorns are sexually dimorphic, with females growing up to 150 pounds and 4 feet tall at the shoulder, while males are slightly shorter but bulkier. They mate in the spring and bear a single calf in late summer, when their vast herds dominate entire valleys for months before they break apart into smaller groups and retreat into the mountains and canyons to wait out the winter.

Ringhorn Companion

Starting Statistics

Size Small; Speed 40 ft.; AC +1 natural; Attack 2 hooves (1d3); Ability Scores Str 11, Dex 18, Con 11, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 13; Special Qualities low-light vision, scent.

4th-Level Advancement

Size Medium; Attack 2 hooves (1d4); Ability Scores Str +2, Dex –2, Con +2; Bonus Feat Nimble Moves.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Adventure Path #115: Trail of the Hunted © 2017, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Amber E. Scott, with Crystal Frasier, Luis Loza, Ron Lundeen, Tonya Woldridge, and Linda Zayas-Palmer.

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