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Creatures in "Bear" Category

NameCR
Dire Bear (Cave Bear)7
Dire Polar Bear8
Grizzly Bear4
Polar Bear5

Bear, Dire Polar Bear

Fearsome bony growths protrude from several spots in this massive animal’s snowy fur.

Dire Polar Bear CR 8

Source Bestiary 5 pg. 41
XP 4,800
N Large animal
Init +7; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +14

Defense

AC 22, touch 12, flat-footed 19 (+3 Dex, +10 natural, -1 size)
hp 115 (10d8+70)
Fort +14, Ref +10, Will +6

Offense

Speed 40 ft., swim 20 ft.
Melee bite +15 (1d8+9), 2 claws +15 (1d6+9 plus grab)
Space 10 ft., Reach 5 ft.

Statistics

Str 29, Dex 17, Con 25, Int 2, Wis 16, Cha 14
Base Atk +7; CMB +17 (+21 grapple); CMD 28 (32 vs. trip)
Feats Endurance, Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Run, Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills Perception +14, Survival +7, Swim +21

Ecology

Environment cold coastlines or plains
Organization solitary or pair
Treasure none

Dire polar bears, kin to cave bears, are larger and more aggressive than cave bears and normal polar bears alike. These short-tempered animals tend to avoid settled regions, but sometimes venture dangerously close to them while hunting, potentially resulting in bloody massacres.