Giant Owl

This enormous owl has a silent gracefulness and wisdom about it despite its considerable size.

Giant Owl
CR 5

XP 1,600
LN Huge magical beast
Init +5; Senses low-light vision; Perception +17


AC 18, touch 10, flat-footed 16 (+2 Dex, +8 natural, -2 size)
hp 57 (6d10+24)
Fort +9, Ref +7, Will +5


Speed 10 ft., fly 60 ft. (average)
Melee 2 claws +9 (2d6+5)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 10 ft.


Str 20, Dex 15, Con 18, Int 14, Wis 17, Cha 9
Base Atk +6; CMB +13; CMD 25
Feats Alertness, Combat Expertise, Improved Disarm
Skills Fly +11, Knowledge (geography) +10, Knowledge (history) +10, Knowledge (nature) +10, Perception +17, Sense Motive +14, Stealth +9; Racial Modifiers +4 Fly, +4 on all Knowledge skills, +4 Perception, +8 Stealth
Languages Sylvan (cannot speak); animal telepathy (30 ft.)
SQ insightful senses, piercing stare


Animal Telepathy (Su)

A giant owl can telepathically communicate with other animals as if under the effects of speak with animals.

Insightful Senses (Su)

A giant owl’s senses are particularly well honed to sensing danger or locating prey. It adds its Wisdom modifier as an insight bonus (+3 for most giant owls) on its initiative checks.

Piercing Stare (Su)

Up to three times per day as a swift action, a giant owl can gain the effects of true seeing (as the spell) for 1 round.


Environment temperate forests
Organization solitary or pair
Treasure none

The noble giant owl roosts in the tallest trees or in high caves near its forest home. No mere animals, giant owls pride themselves as intellectuals and keen judges of character. Little passes a giant owl’s notice in its home forest. What it doesn’t observe directly, it learns from its wide network of animal informants. Giant owls view themselves more as watchers than participants, rarely interfering in the affairs of others barring a threat to their homes. Giant owls stand 18 feet tall and have 30-foot wingspans, yet they rarely weigh over 600 pounds.

Section 15: Copyright Notice
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 3, © 2011, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors Jesse Benner, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, James Jacobs, Michael Kenway, Rob McCreary, Patrick Renie, Chris Sims, F. Wesley Schneider, James L. Sutter, and Russ Taylor, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.
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