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Moa

Large beast, unaligned

Armor Class 13 (natural armor)
Hit Points 112 (15d10+30)
Speed 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
17 (+3) 16 (+3) 14 (+2) 2 (–4) 11 (+0) 9 (–1)

Saving Throws Str +5
Skills Athletics +5, Stealth +4
Senses passive Perception 10
Languages
Challenge 3 (700 XP)

ACTIONS

  • Talon. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 25 (4d10 + 3) slashing damage.

BONUS ACTIONS

  • Burst of Speed (1/Day). The moa can move 60 feet, provoking opportunity attacks.

ABOUT

Flightless Flocks. Moas are large, flightless birds that, with their necks outstretched, stand nearly as tall as ogres. They roam the grasslands feeding on the thick grasses and shrubs that are mostly inedible to smaller birds and mammals. While these birds are gigantic, they are rather docile and skittish, preferring to flee than fight. A full-grown moa can weigh as much as 500 lbs.

Hunting Flocks. They can become aggressive when faced with predators or perceived threats to their young or food sources. In these cases, the larger birds of a colony or group move forward to protect the young and weak moas of the flock. These larger moas leap into the air and lash out with both of their broad, sharp talons to inflict grievous wounds.

Moa statistics also can be used to represent more vicious carnivorous flightless birds like the diatryma by adding a bite attack (with the same statistics as their talon attack) and the ability to use multiattack, making both a bite and a talon attack in the same round.

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