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Griffon CR 4 (Combatant)

XP 1,200
N Large magical beast
Init +1; Senses blindsense (scent) 30 ft. darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +10


HP 50
EAC 16; KAC 18
Fort +8; Ref +8; Will +3


Speed 30 ft., fly 80 ft. (Ex, average)
Melee bite +13 (1d6+9P), or claw +13 (1d6+9S, critical bleed 1d6)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Offensive Abilities pounce, strafe


Str +5; Dex +3; Con +1; Int -3; Wis +1; Cha +0
Skills Acrobatics +15, Athletics +10, Survival +10
Languages Auran (cannot speak)


Pounce (Ex)

When a griffon successfully hits with a bite attack during a charge, the griffon can make a claw attack as a swift action.

Strafe (Ex)

The griffon can move up to its fly speed and make a claw attack at any point during that movement.


Environment hills
Organization solitary, pair, or pride (6-10)

Griffons are majestic magical beasts that combine the features of eagles and lions. These creatures are often used as heraldry symbols and mounts by skilled soldiers.

A griffon has the body of a lion with the head and wings of an eagle. The forelimbs of the griffon are often like those of an eagle, ending in sharp talons, but this is not always the case. Just as lions and eagles have varying physical characteristics based on where in the world they are found, so too are griffons. An adult griffon is about 8 feet long, with a wingspan of 25 feet. The average griffon weighs about 500 pounds (50 bulk).

Griffons are intelligent creatures that make their homes in high places in the mountains. They do this so that their young can be safe from those who would seek to steal them and use them as mounts. Due to the fact that these beasts are intelligent, using a griffon as a mount is seen as a form of slavery on some worlds.

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