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Canine, Wolf

Wolf CR 1 (Combatant)

XP 400
N Medium animal
Init +1; Senses blindsense (scent) 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +5


HP 20
EAC 11; KAC 13
Fort +5; Ref +5; Will +1


Speed 50 ft.
Melee bite +8 (1d6+4P plus trip)


Str +4; Dex +1; Con +2; Int -4; Wis +1; Cha -2
Skills Athletics +5, Stealth +5, Survival +10
Other Abilities tracking (scent)


Environment cold or temperate forests
Organization solitary, pair, or pack (3-12)

Canines are mammals that encompass the families of dogs and wolves.

A wolf is a common canine predator found in many parts of the world, but especially in northern climates. They are apex predators who hunt in well-organized packs using tactics honed over millions of years of evolution.

A wolf pack is a highly-structured society, commanded by an alpha male and his alpha female.

Subordinate wolves are in a beta class, while the bottom of the social order is an omega wolf. Packs often hunt together. Their tactics include harrying their pray into an area where the pack can surround it and slowly weaken it with attacks that come one at a time from each wolf until the pray is dropped to the ground.

At this time, the entire pack converges in for the final kill and feasting.

The gray wolf is the most common variety of wolf to be found.

While wolves are often blamed for attacks on stray wanderers and children, they are actually quite afraid of humans. Most wolves will stay away from area inhabited by humanoids; only attacking if they are extremely hungry or desperate.

The wolf build can also be used to represent trained guard dogs.

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