Weasel, Dire

This bear-sized predator is long and low-slung. Its soft fur and intelligent expression contrast with its glistening fangs.

Dire Weasel CR 3

XP 800
N Large animal
Init +3; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +11


AC 17, touch 12, flat-footed 14 (+3 Dex, +5 natural, –1 size)
hp 32 (5d8+10)
Fort +6, Ref +7, Will +2


Speed 40 ft.
Melee bite +8 (1d8+7 plus grab)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks blood drain (1d4+1 Con), blood rage, grab


Str 21, Dex 16, Con 14, Int 2, Wis 13, Cha 11
Base Atk +3; CMB +9 (+13 grapple); CMD 22 (26 vs. trip)
Feats Combat Reflexes, Skill Focus (Perception), Weapon Focus (bite)
Skills Climb +9, Perception +11, Stealth +10, Swim +11; Racial Modifiers +4 Climb, +2 Perception, +6 Stealth, +2 Swim
SQ compression


Environment any land
Organization solitary, pair, or den (3–6)
Treasure incidental

Common in a variety of environments and climates, dire weasels are larger relatives of normal weasels. They’re relentless predators known for their fearless nature and killing frenzies, and are dangerous to farmsteads and settlements—they not only prey on cattle and horses, but also target humanoids. Those that do often become obsessed with the taste of that flesh and hunt such prey exclusively. Sometimes, dire weasels are trained to be mounts by evil humanoids—usually by bugbears or hobgoblins.

Measuring 12 feet long, a dire weasel stands 4 feet tall at the shoulder and weighs around 900 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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