Bear, Grizzly

Broad, powerful muscles move beneath this massive bear's brown fur, promising both speed and lethal force.

Grizzly Bear CR 4

XP 1,200

N Large animal

Init +1; Senses low-light vision, scent ; Perception +6

Defense

AC 16, touch 10, flat-footed 15 (+1 Dex, +6 natural, –1 size)

hp 42 (5d8+20)

Fort +8, Ref +5, Will +2

Offense

Speed 40 ft.

Melee 2 claws +7 (1d6+5 plus grab), bite +7 (1d6+5)

Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.

Statistics

Str 21, Dex 13, Con 19, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 6

Base Atk +3; CMB +9 (+13 grapple); CMD 20 (24 vs. trip)

Feats Endurance, Run, Skill Focus (Survival)

Skills Perception +6, Survival +5, Swim +14; Racial Modifiers +4 Swim

Ecology

Environment cold forests

Organization solitary or pair

Treasure none

A large, powerful omnivore, the grizzly bear inhabits many of the world's forested hills. Equally happy consuming nuts, berries, fish, or small mammals, the grizzly is nonetheless fiercely territorial, and will chase off—or, failing that, kill and eat—any intruders it views as competition.

When faced with a foe or small group of threats, the grizzly attempts to subdue or kill with its claws. When it can, the bear tries to grab a single target to deal continual damage until that target is dead, unconscious, or escapes.

To generate stats for a smaller bear (like a black bear), you can apply the young simple template to the grizzly bear's stat block. To generate stats for a larger grizzly or a polar bear, apply the advanced simple template to the grizzly's stats.