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Animal, Vulture (Giant)

Large beast, neutral evil

Armor Class 10
Hit Points 22 (3d10 + 6)
Speed 10 ft., fly 60 ft.

15 (+2) 10 (+0) 15 (+2) 6 (-2) 12 (+1) 7 (-2)

Skills Perception +3
Senses passive Perception 13
Languages understands Common but can’t speak
Challenge 1 (200 XP)

Special Traits

  • Keen Sight and Smell. The vulture has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on sight or smell.
  • Pack Tactics: The vulture has advantage on an attack roll against a creature if at least one of the vulture’s allies is within 5 feet of the creature and the ally isn’t incapacitated.


  • Multiattack: The vulture makes two attacks: one with its beak and one with its talons.
  • Beak: Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (2d4 + 2) piercing damage.
  • Talons: Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 9 (2d6 + 2) slashing damage.


A giant vulture has advanced intelligence and a malevolent bent. Unlike its smaller kin, it will attack a wounded creature to hasten its end. Giant vultures have been known to haunt a thirsty, starving creature for days to enjoy its suffering.