Dinosaur, Therizinosaurus

This feathered bipedal saurian looks somewhat comical—save for its outlandish sword-sized claws.

Therizinosaurus CR 10

XP 9,600
N Gargantuan animal
Init +7; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +25


AC 24, touch 9, flat-footed 21 (+3 Dex, +15 natural, –4 size)
hp 133 (14d8+70)
Fort +14, Ref +12, Will +8


Speed 40 ft.; sprint
Melee 2 claws +17 (4d6+10/15–20 plus 1d6 bleed)
Space 20 ft.; Reach 20 ft.
Special Attacks bleed (1d6), sweeping strike, vicious claws


Str 30, Dex 17, Con 20, Int 2, Wis 15, Cha 11
Base Atk +10; CMB +24; CMD 37
Feats Improved Critical (claw), Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Run, Skill Focus (Perception), Vital Strike, Weapon Focus (claw)
Skills Perception +25


Sprint (Ex)

Once per hour, a therizinosaurus can move at 10 times its normal speed (400 feet) when it makes a charge.

Sweeping Strike (Ex)

As a full-round action, a therizinosaurus can hunker down and make a great, sweeping attack with its claws against up to four adjacent foes. The dinosaur makes an attack roll against each target, inflicting claw damage on a successful hit.

Vicious Claws (Ex)

A therizinosaurus’s claws threaten a critical hit on an 18–20.


Environment warm plains
Organization solitary, pair, or flock (3–8)
Treasure none

At first glance, this dinosaur’s massive claws may well convince observers that it is a predator, but the therizinosaurus is in fact an omnivore.

Nonetheless, the therizinosaurus has a foul temper and is both easily angered and difficult to spook. With its deepcutting claws, the therizinosaurus is more than a match for even the mightiest of predatory dinosaurs. A therizinosaurus is 35 feet long and weighs 13,000 pounds.

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