Tiger, Dire

This large tiger grumbles a warning as it crouches. Two saber-like fangs jut downward from its powerful jaws.

Dire Tiger (Smilodon) CR 8

XP 4,800

N Large animal

Init +6; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +12

Defense

AC 17, touch 11, flat-footed 15 (+2 Dex, +6 natural, –1 size)

hp 105 (14d8+42)

Fort +12, Ref +11, Will +5

Offense

Speed 40 ft.

Melee 2 claws +18 (2d4+8 plus grab), bite +18 (2d6+8/19–20 plus grab)

Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.

Special Attacks pounce, rake (2 claws +18, 2d4+8)

Statistics

Str 27, Dex 15, Con 17, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 10

Base Atk +10; CMB +19 (+23 grapple); CMD 31 (35 vs. trip)

Feats Improved Critical (bite), Improved Initiative, Run, Skill Focus (Perception), Skill Focus (Stealth), Weapon Focus (bite, claw)

Skills Acrobatics +6, Perception +12, Stealth +15 (+23 in tall grass), Swim +13; Racial Modifiers +4 Acrobatics, +4 Stealth (+8 in tall grass)

Ecology

Environment any forests, plains, and swamps

Organization solitary or pair

Treasure none