Dinosaur, Triceratops

This beast's armored head has three sharp horns decorating its face and a large round crest angling back over its neck from its skull.

Triceratops CR 8

XP 4,800

N Huge animal

Init –1; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +24

Defense

AC 21, touch 7, flat-footed 21 (–1 Dex, +14 natural, –2 size)

hp 119 (14d8+56)

Fort +15, Ref +8, Will +5

Offense

Speed 30 ft.

Melee gore +17 (2d10+12)

Space 15 ft.; Reach 15 ft.

Special Attacks powerful charge (gore, 4d10+16), trample (1d8+12, DC 25)

Statistics

Str 26, Dex 9, Con 19, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 7

Base Atk +10; CMB +20; CMD 29 (33 vs. trip)

Feats Great Fortitude, Improved Bull Rush, Improved Critical, Power Attack, Run, Skill Focus (Perception), Weapon Focus (gore)

Skills Perception +24

Ecology

Environment warm plains

Organization solitary, pair, or herd (5–8)

Treasure none

The triceratops is a stubborn and short-tempered herbivore.

A typical triceratops is 30 feet long and weighs 20,000 pounds.

Triceratops Companions

Starting Statistics: Size Medium; Speed 30 ft.; AC +6 natural armor; Attack gore (1d8); Ability Scores Str 10, Dex 13, Con 11, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 7.

7th-Level Advancement: Size Large, AC +3 natural armor; Attack gore (2d6); Ability Scores Str +8, Dex –2, Con +4; Special Qualities powerful charge.