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Herd Animal, Bison

This creature has small, upward-pointing horns, a shaggy coat of fur, and a large hump on its shoulders.

Bison CR 4

Source Pathfinder RPG Bestiary pg. 174
XP 1,200
N Large animal
Init +0; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +8


AC 17, touch 9, flat-footed 17 (+8 natural, –1 size)
hp 42 (5d8+20)
Fort +8, Ref +4, Will +1


Speed 40 ft.
Melee gore +10 (2d6+12)
Space 10 ft., Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks stampede (see aurochs), trample (2d6+12, DC 20)


Str 27, Dex 10, Con 19, Int 2, Wis 11, Cha 4
Base Atk +3; CMB +12; CMD 22 (26 vs. trip)
Feats Endurance, Improved Bull Rush, Power Attack
Skills Perception +8


Environment cold or temperate plains
Organization solitary, pair, or herd (3–30)
Treasure none


Bison are large herd animals. They can grow as long as 12 feet and as tall as 7 feet at the shoulder. Average bison weigh 2,200 pounds. The bison’s statistics can be used for almost any larger herd animal, such as the buffalo.

Bison frighten far less easily than their domesticated cousins and are much more aggressive when protecting the herd or their young. Adult bulls are extremely confontational in mating season, and even kill one another in pursuit of particular females. After mating season, herds of bison tend to separate into smaller herds in preparation for the arrival of new calves.

Bison companions are identical to aurochs animal companions.

Creatures in "Herd Animal" Category

River Elk2

Herd Animal

Source Pathfinder RPG Bestiary pg. 174