|Hit Dice:||12d8+51 (105 hp)|
|Speed:||40 ft. (8 squares)|
|Armor Class:||17 (-1 size, +1 Dex, +7 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 16|
|Attack:||Claw +19 melee (2d4+10)|
|Full Attack:||2 claws +19 melee (2d4+10) and bite +13 melee (2d8+5)|
|Space/Reach:||10 ft./5 ft.|
|Special Attacks:||Improved grab|
|Special Qualities:||Low-light vision, scent|
|Saves:||Fort +12, Ref +9, Will +9|
|Abilities:||Str 31, Dex 13, Con 19, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 10|
|Skills:||Listen +10, Spot +10, Swim +13|
|Feats:||Alertness, Endurance, Run, Toughness, Weapon Focus (claw)|
|Organization:||Solitary or pair|
|Advancement:||13-16 HD (Large); 17-36 HD (Huge)|
The omnivorous dire bear usually does not bother creatures that try to avoid it, but will aggressively defend a kill or other source of food. It will not hesitate to rip apart anything that might contain something edible.
A typical dire bear is 12 feet long and weighs as much as 8,000 pounds.
A dire bear attacks by tearing at opponents with its claws.
Improved Grab (Ex)
To use this ability, a dire bear must hit with a claw attack. It can then attempt to start a grapple as a free action without provoking an attack of opportunity.