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Griffon
Size & Type (subtype):Large BeastHit Dice:7d10+21 (59)
Initiative:   +2 (Dex)   Speed:   30 ft., fly 80 ft. (average)  
Armor Class:   17 (-1 size, +2 Dex, +6 natural)   Attacks:   Bite +8 melee, 2 claws +3 melee  
Damage:   Bite 2d6+4, claw 1d4+2   Face and Reach:   5 ft. by 10 ft./5 ft.  
Special Attacks:   Pounce, rake 1d6+2   Special Qualities:   Scent  
Saving Throws  Fortitude: 8  
Reflex: 7  
Will: 3  
Abilities:   Str: 18
Dex: 15
Con: 16
Int: 5
Wis: 13
Cha: 8
Skills:   Jump +8, Listen +6, Spot +11*   Feats:     
Climate and Terrain:   Temperate and warm hill and mountains   Climate:   temperate,warm  
Terrain:   hill,mountains   Organization:   Solitary, pair, or pride (6-10)  
Challenge Rating:   4   Challenge Rating Value:   4  
Treasure:   None   Alignment:   Always neutral  
Advancement:   8-10 HD (Large); 11-21 HD (Huge)  

Description:  

Combat

Griffons prefer to pounce on their prey, either diving to the attack or leaping from above.

Pounce (Ex): If a griffon dives or leaps upon a foe during the first round of combat, it can make a full attack even if it has already taken a move action.

Rake (Ex): A griffon that pounces on an opponent can make two rake attacks (+8 melee) with its hind legs for 1d6+2 slashing damage each.

Skills: Griffons receive a +4 racial bonus to Jump checks. *They also receive a +4 racial bonus to Spot checks in daylight.

Training a Griffon

Training a griffon as an aerial mount requires a successful Handle Animal check (DC 21 for a young creature, or DC 28 for an adult) and that the creature be willing. Griffons mature in about two years. Trainers can reduce the DC by 5 and the rearing time by one-half by using a magic bridle enchanted for this purpose.

Griffon eggs are worth 3,500 gp apiece on the open market, while young are worth 7,000 gp each. Professional trainers charge 1,500 gp to rear or train a griffon. Riding a trained griffon requires an exotic saddle. A griffon can fight while carrying a rider, but the rider cannot also attack unless he or she succeeds at a Ride check.

Carrying Capacity: A light load for a griffon is up to 300 pounds; a medium load, 301-600 pounds; and a heavy load, 601-900 pounds.

 

Interface by Rodrigo Flores - 2003-2013Database by John H. Kim - 2002