|Dire Rat||Fiendish Dire Rat|
|Size/Type:||Small Animal||Small Magical Beast (Extraplanar)|
|Hit Dice:||1d8+1 (5 hp)||1d8+1 (5 hp)|
|Speed:||40 ft. (8 squares), climb 20 ft.||40 ft. (8 squares), climb 20 ft.|
|Armor Class:||15 (+1 size, +3 Dex, +1 natural), touch 14, flat-footed 12||15 (+1 size, +3 Dex, +1 natural), touch 14, flat-footed 12|
|Attack:||Bite +4 melee (1d4 plus disease)||Bite +4 melee (1d4 plus disease)|
|Full Attack:||Bite +4 melee (1d4 plus disease)||Bite +4 melee (1d4 plus disease)|
|Space/Reach:||5 ft./5 ft.||5 ft./5 ft.|
|Special Attacks:||Disease||Disease, smite good|
|Special Qualities:||Low-light vision, scent||Low-light vision, scent, darkvision 60ft., resistance to cold 5, and fire 5, spell resistance 6|
|Saves:||Fort +3, Ref +5, Will +3||Fort +3, Ref +5, Will +3|
|Abilities:||Str 10, Dex 17, Con 12, Int 1, Wis 12, Cha 4||Str 10, Dex 17, Con 12, Int 3, Wis 12, Cha 4|
|Skills:||Climb +11, Hide +8, Listen +4, Move Silently +4, Spot +4, Swim +11||Climb +11, Hide +8, Listen +4, Move Silently +4, Spot +4, Swim +11|
|Feats:||Alertness, Weapon FinesseB||Alertness, Weapon FinesseB|
|Environment:||Any||Any evil-aligned plane|
|Organization:||Solitary or pack (11-20)|
|Alignment:||Always neutral||Always lawful evil|
|Advancement:||2-3 HD (Small); 4-6 HD (Medium)||2-3 HD (Small); 4-6 HD (Medium)|
Dire rats are omnivorous scavengers, but will attack to defend their nests and territories.
A dire rat can grow to be up to 4 feet long and weigh over 50 pounds.
Dire rat packs attack fearlessly, biting and chewing with their sharp incisors.
Filth fever—bite, Fortitude DC 11, incubation period 1d3 days, damage 1d3 Dex and 1d3 Con. The save DC is Constitution-based.
Fiendish Dire Rat
These fiendish creatures are commonly summoned by the summon monster I spell.
Smite Good (Su)
Once per day a fiendish dire rat can make a normal melee attack to deal 1 point of extra damage against a good foe.