Herd Animal, Stag

Majestic and graceful, this powerful animal has branching antlers atop it head.

Stag CR 1

XP 400
N Medium animal
Init +3; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +6


AC 13, touch 13, flat-footed 10 (+3 Dex)
hp 15 (2d8+6)
Fort +6, Ref +6, Will +2


Speed 50 ft.
Melee gore +2 (1d6+1), 2 hooves –3 (1d4)


Str 13, Dex 17, Con 16, Int 2, Wis 15, Cha 8
Base Atk +1; CMB +2; CMD 15 (19 vs. trip)
Feats Run B, Skill Focus (Acrobatics)
Skills Acrobatics +10, Perception +6


Environment any land
Organization solitary, pair, or herd (3–20)
Treasure none

True masters of the wild, deer gracefully glide through meadows and among the thickets of the deepest forests. Found in all climates and most terrains, deer form tightly knit herds for protection. These creatures fall victim to predators, and many humanoids hunt the animals for food and hides. They’re not picky eaters, and consume all manner of plant material. In areas where humanoids live, deer can become pests as they graze in fields and destroy gardens in search of food.

The stat block shown above represents a male deer (a stag). Unlike caribou and other similar animals, female deer only rarely grow antlers, thus they lack gore attacks. Stags are approximately 6 feet long from nose to tail and weigh up to 350 pounds.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 4 © 2013, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors: Dennis Baker, Jesse Benner, Savannah Broadway, Ross Byers, Adam Daigle, Tim Hitchcock, Tracy Hurley, James Jacobs, Matt James, Rob McCreary, Jason Nelson, Tom Phillips, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Sean K Reynolds, F. Wesley Schneider, Tork Shaw, and Russ Taylor.

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