Dinosaur, Giganotosaurus

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Gargantuan Animal

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Hit Dice: 24d8+204 (312 hp)

Initiative: +1

Speed: 40 ft. (8 squares)

AC: 15 (-4 size, +1 Dex, +8 natural), touch 7,flat-footed 14

Attacks: Bite +28 melee and 2 claws +23 melee

Damage: Bite (4d6+21/19-20/x3) and 2 claws (1d8+10)

Face/Reach: 20 ft. /20 ft.

Special Attacks: Improved grab, pinning, swallow whole, wounding bite

Special Qualities: Keen scent, low-light vision

Saves: Fort +22, Ref +15, Will +10

Abilities: Str 38, Dex 12, Con 26,Int 2, Wis 14, Cha 10

Skills: Listen +15, Spot +16

Feats: Alertness, Improved Critical (bite), Improved Natural Attack (bite), Run, Toughness (4), Track

Climate/Terrain: Warm plains

Organization: Solitary, pair, or group (3-6)

Challenge Rating: 13

Treasure: None

Alignment: Always neutral

Advancement: 25-36 (Gargantuan), 37-72 (Colossal)

Level Adjustment: -

The giganotosaurus represents the pinnacle of the dinosaurian food chain. It’s a massive predator capable of inflicting terrible wounds with its teeth. The giganotosaurus fears nothing, simply because there isn’t much that can threaten it without being eaten. Although they are powerful predators, they aren’t above scavenging for food. Giganotosauruses often travel in small family groups led by a dominant male.

A giganotosaurus typically measures 50 feet long from head to tail, and stands about 12 feet high at the hip. They can weigh up to 8 tons.

COMBAT

Giganotosauruses often hunt in pairs or small groups and use cunning tactics. A favoured tactic finds one or two giganotosauruses charging into the midst of their chosen prey and flushing them toward the others who lurk at the edge of a nearby forest in ambush. Against single targets, a giganotosaurus uses its formidable special attacks to grab, pin, and swallow victims with shocking speed.

Improved Grab (Ex): To use this ability, a giganotosaurus must hit an opponent at least one size smaller with its bite attack. It can then attempt to start a grapple as a free action without provoking an attack of opportunity. If it wins the grapple check, it establishes a hold and can try to swallow or pin the foe the following round.

Pinning (Ex): A giganotosaurus can pin a grabbed opponent of up to two sizes smaller than itself to the ground with one of its feet, by making a successful grapple check. The pinned creature takes 2d6+21 points of bludgeoning damage per round and cannot move as long as the pin persists. The giganotosaurus gains a +4 circumstance bonus on attack rolls to hit a pinned target with its bite. A giganotosaurus can pin one creature at a time.

Swallow Whole (Ex): A giganotosaurus can try to swallow a grabbed opponent of up to two sizes smaller by making a successful grapple check. The swallowed creature takes 2d8+8 points of bludgeoning damage and 8 points of acid damage per round from the giganotosaurus’s gizzard. A swallowed creature can cut its way out by using a light slashing or piercing weapon to deal 35 points of damage to the gizzard (AC 14). Once the creature exits, muscular action closes the hole; another swallowed opponent must cut its own way out. A Gargantuan giganotosaurus’s immense gizzard can hold 2 Large, 8 Medium, 32 Small, or 128 Tiny or smaller opponents.

Wounding Bite (Ex): A giganotosaurus’s teeth are razor-sharp and slice through flesh with shocking ease. Its bite naturally threatens a critical hit on a 19-20 and inflicts triple damage on a successful critical hit. In addition, a creature critically hit by a giganotosaurus’s bite takes 2 points of Constitution damage from the terrible nature of the wound.

Keen Scent (Ex): A giganotosaurus can detect creatures by scent in a 180-foot radius.