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Giant (Fire)

This lumbering giant has short stumpy legs and powerful, muscular arms. Its hair and beard seem to be made of fire.

Creatures in "Giant (Fire)" Category

NameCR
Fire Giant10
Fire Giant Doombringer18
Fire Giant Glaive12
Fire Giant King20
Fire Giant Lieutenant16
Fire Giant Magmablade17
Fire Giant Queen19
Fire Giant Strongarm13

Giant (Fire), Fire Giant Lieutenant

Fire Giant Lieutenant CR 16

Source Monster Codex pg. 59
XP 76,800
Fire giant cavalier 6 (Pathfinder RPG Advanced Player’s Guide 32)
LE Large humanoid (fire, giant)
Init +4; Senses low-light vision; Perception +19

Defense

AC 32, touch 10, flat-footed 32 (+10 armor, +1 deflection, +8 natural, +4 shield, –1 size)
hp 253 (21 HD; 15d8+6d10+153)
Fort +21, Ref +7, Will +12
Defensive Abilities rock catching; Immune fire
Weaknesses vulnerable to cold

Offense

Speed 30 ft.
Melee +1 bastard sword +27/+22/+17/+12 (2d8+10/19–20) or +1 valiant lance +26/+21/+16/+11 (2d6+14/×3) or 2 slams +25 (1d8+9)
Ranged rock +17 (1d8+14 plus 1d6 fire)
Space 10 ft., Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks banner +2/+1, cavalier’s charge, challenge (+8, 3/day), heated rock, rock throwing (120 ft.)

Tactics

Before Combat This fire giant mounts her giant dire boar and approaches the battle.
During Combat Entering the battle, the fire giant lieutenant challenges the most powerful opponent, and charges that foe atop her steed with her valiant lance. Once in the thick of combat, she eschews her lance for her bastard sword, hewing foes surrounding her.

Statistics

Str 29, Dex 11, Con 25, Int 12, Wis 16, Cha 17
Base Atk +17; CMB +27 (+29 overrun, +29 sunder); CMD 38 (40 vs. overrun, 40 vs. sunder)
Feats Cleave, Exotic Weapon Proficiency (bastard sword), Great Cleave, Improved Initiative, Improved Overrun, Improved Sunder, Iron Will, Mounted Combat, Power Attack, Precise StrikeAPG, Pushing AssaultAPG, Trample, Weapon Focus (bastard sword)
Skills Climb +15, Craft (weapons) +9, Diplomacy +14, Handle Animal +17, Intimidate +14, Knowledge (nobility) +12, Perception +19, Ride +10
Languages Common, Giant, Orc
SQ expert trainer +3, mount (giant dire boar), order of the lion (lion’s call), tactician (2/day, 6 rounds, standard action)
Combat Gear potions of cure serious wounds (3), potion of haste; Other Gear +1 human-defiantUE full plate, +2 rammingUE heavy steel shield, +1 bastard sword, +1 valiantUE lance, headband of mental prowess +2 (Int, Cha), horn of battle clarityUE, horn of fogUE, ring of protection +1, vambraces of the tacticianUE

Ecology

Environment warm mountains

Description

Giant Dire Boar Mount

Giant dire boar (Pathfinder RPG Bestiary 36, 295)
hp 52

Kings and queens direct the movements and strategies of entire armies, but fire giant lieutenants command the rank-and-file soldiers on the battlefield from atop their massive mounts. Fire giant lieutenants are superb tacticians, and they inspire the troops under their command. The lieutenants know that to flee battle is to incur the wrath of their king or queen.

The giant dire boar presented above functions as a mount for the fire giant lieutenant’s mount ability.