Megafauna, Deinotherium

This creature resembles an elephant, though it has a shorter, thicker trunk and sharp, downward-curving tusks.

Deinotherium CR 7

XP 3,200
N Huge animal
Init –1; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +11


AC 19, touch 7, flat-footed 19 (–1 Dex, +12 natural, –2 size)
hp 84 (8d8+48)
Fort +12, Ref +5, Will +5


Speed 30 ft.
Melee gore +13 (2d6+9), slam +13 (1d8+9)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 15 ft.
Special Attacks sweep, trample (2d8+13, DC 23)


Str 29, Dex 9, Con 22, Int 2, Wis 13, Cha 4
Base Atk +6; CMB +17; CMD 26 (30 vs. trip)
Feats Diehard, Endurance, Iron Will, Power Attack
Skills Perception +11, Swim +13


Sweep (Ex)

A deinotherium can sweep a target with its tusks and knock the victim to the ground. As part of a charge, a deinotherium can move up to twice its base speed in a straight line and make a gore attack at any point during its movement. If this attack is successful, the target is knocked prone and the deinotherium can deal damage with its trample attack before continuing its movement.


Environment any forests or plains
Organization solitary, pair, or family (2 adults and 1 calf)
Treasure none

Deinotheriums are in the same evolutionary family as the elephant, though these regal beasts have a far shorter temper than their more docile cousins.

They are known to attack with very little provocation, charging targets and sweeping these foes under their gigantic feet to trample to death. While deinotheriums are herbivores, their quick tempers have given them a false reputation as man-eaters. They generally group into small family packs consisting of a calf and its parents.

A deinotherium stands 12 feet tall at the shoulder, measures 25 feet from trunk to tail, and weighs 30,000 pounds.

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