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Manticore

Manticore CR 6

This creature has a vaguely humanoid head, the body of a lion, and the wings of a dragon. Its tail ends in long, sharp spikes.

XP 2,400
LE Large magical beast
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +13

DEFENSE HP 95

EAC 18; KAC 20
Fort +10, Ref +10, Will +5

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft., fly 50 ft. (Ex, clumsy)
Melee bite +16 (1d8+11 P) or claw +16 (1d8+11 S)
Ranged spikes +13 (2d6+6 p)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Offensive Abilities spike volley

STATISTICS

Str +5, Dex +2, Con +3, Int –1, Wis +0, Cha +0
Skills Survival +18 (+22 when tracking)
Feats Mobility, Spring Attack
Languages Common

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Spike Volley (Ex)

With a snap of its tail, a manticore can loose a volley of four spikes as a standard action. This attack has a range of 180 feet with no range increment. All targets must be within 30 feet of each other. Make a separate attack roll for each spike; due to the lessened accuracy, these spikes deal only 1d6+6 piercing damage on a hit. The creature can launch only 24 spikes in any 24-hour period.

Manticores are fierce predators that patrol a wide area in search of fresh meat. A typical manticore is about 10 feet long and weighs about 1,000 pounds.

Some have more human-like heads, usually with beards. Males and females look much alike.

Manticores eat any meat, even carrion, though they prefer human flesh and rarely pass up an opportunity for such a delicacy. They are smart and social enough to bargain with or bully evil humanoids into alliances or offering tribute, and more powerful creatures may hire or bribe them to guard or patrol a place or area. They like lairs in high places, such as hilltops and caves in cliffs.

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