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Grove Bear

Medium beast, unaligned

Armor Class 13 (natural armor)
Hit Points 13 (2d8 + 4)
Speed 40 ft., climb 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
16 (+3) 12 (+1) 14 (+2) 3 (–4) 12 (+1) 7 (–2)

Saving Throws Str +5, Con +4
Skills Perception +3
Senses passive Perception 13
Languages
Challenge 1/4 (50 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • Grappler. The bear has advantage on attack rolls against any creature grappled by it.
  • Keen Smell. The bear has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on smell.

ACTIONS

  • Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (2d4 + 3) slashing damage and the target is grappled (escape DC 13). Until this grapple ends, the bear can’t use its claws on another target.

ABOUT

Grove bears resemble black bears with blond snouts, but they are slightly smaller and noticeably quicker. When grove bears clash to defend territory or compete for mates, they engage in brutal wrestling matches, each attempting to pin the other until one bear loses its nerve and flees.

Section 15: Copyright Notice
Tome of Beasts 2. © 2020 Open Design LLC; Authors Wolfgang Baur, Celeste Conowitch, Darrin Drader, James Introcaso, Philip Larwood, Jeff Lee, Kelly Pawlik, Brian Suskind, Mike Welham.