Mythic Moa

Mythic Moa CR 3/MR 1

XP 800
N Large animal (mythic)
Init +7; Senses low-light vision; Perception +9


AC 16, touch 12, flat-footed 13 (+3 Dex, +4 natural, –1 size)
hp 27 (3d8+14)
Fort +5, Ref +6, Will +1


Speed 30 ft.
Melee 2 talons +4 (1d6+3)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks charger, mythic power (1/day, surge +1d6)


Str 17, Dex 16, Con 14, Int 2, Wis 11, Cha 9
Base Atk +2; CMB +6; CMD 19
Feats Improved Initiative, Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills Perception +9
SQ burst of speed


Burst of Speed (Ex)

As a swift action, a mythic moa can expend one use of mythic power in order to move up to 60 feet.

Charger (Ex)

A mythic moa gains the trample and stampede universal monster abilities.

Additionally, when a group of three or more mythic moas stampede, for each mythic moa that expends one use of mythic power as part of the stampede, the damage inflicted by the trample increases by 1d6, and the trample’s DC increases by +1.


Environment warm plains
Organization solitary, pair, groupd (3–5), or colony (6–100)
Treasure none

Standing on muscular legs that end in enormous talons, this flightless bird is almost twice the height of a man.

Moas are large, flightless birds that, with their necks outstretched, stand nearly as tall as ogres. They roam the grasslands feeding on the thick grasses and shrubs that are mostly inedible to smaller birds and mammals. While these birds are gigantic, they are rather docile and skittish, preferring to flee than fight. A full-grown moa can weigh as much as 500 lbs.

They can become aggressive when faced with predators or perceived threats to their young or food sources. In these cases, the larger birds of a colony or group move forward to protect the young and weak moas of the flock. These larger moas leap into the air and lash out with both of their broad, sharp talons to inflict grievous wounds.

Moa statistics also can be used to represent more vicious carnivorous flightless birds like the diatryma by adding a bite attack (with the same statistics as their talon attack) and the ability to use multiattack, making both a bite and a talon attack in the same round.

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Asian Monsters (PF1) © 2022, Legendary Games; Authors Jason Nelson, Robert J. Grady, Andrew Ha, Gord Henderson, Thurston Hillman, Aurélien Lainé, Jeff Lee, Alex Riggs, Loren Sieg, Mike Welham.

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