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Gnoll Commando (CR 3)

Gnoll Commando CR 3

XP 800
Gnoll fighter 1/rogue 1
CE Medium humanoid (gnoll)
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +5

DEFENSE

AC 20, touch 13, flat-footed 17 (+4 armor, +2 Dex, +1 dodge, +2 natural, +1 shield)
hp 27 (4 HD; 3d8+1d10+9)
Fort +7, Ref +4, Will +1

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft.
Melee mwk battleaxe +7 (1d8+4/x3) or +6 (1d8+6/x3)
Ranged javelin +4 (1d6+4) or mwk rifle +5 (1d10/x4)
Special Attacks sneak attack +1d6

TACTICS

Before Combat Commandos typically ride savage mounts into battle (often dire boars or similarly savage creatures rather than mere horses), using their speed to making sweeping melee attacks or to keep their distance while sniping at enemies. If closely pressed, they leap onto opponents’ mounts or vehicles or try to hamper them with alchemist’s fire or tanglefoot bags to disable opponents’ mounts or vehicles to keep their mobility advantage.

STATISTICS

Str 19, Dex 14, Con 15, Int 6, Wis 12, Cha 8
Base Atk +2; CMB +6; CMD 19
Feats Dodge, Mounted Combat, Ride-By Attack
Skills Acrobatics +8, Handle Animal +3, Perception +5, Ride +5, Survival +6
Languages Gnoll
SQ trapfinding +1
Combat Gear potions of cure light wounds (2), alchemist’s fire (2), tanglefoot bags (2); Other Gear masterwork light trooper armor, masterwork buckler, masterwork battleaxe, masterwork rifle with 10 metal cartridges, javelins (5)

These massive gnolls pound enemies into submission.

When operating primarily on foot, gnoll commandos (often called gnoll bruisers) sometimes use masterwork greatclubs or greataxes rather than battleaxes and replace the Mounted Combat and Ride-By Attack feats with Power Attack and Cleave. Others favor ranged attacks and replace those feats with Point-Blank Shot and either Precise Shot or Deadly Aim.

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