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Owl, Giant

This enormous owl has a silent gracefulness and wisdom about it despite its considerable size.

Giant Owl CR 5

XP 1,600

LN Huge magical beast

Init +5; Senses low-light vision; Perception +17


AC 18, touch 10, flat-footed 16 (+2 Dex, +8 natural, –2 size)

hp 57 (6d10+24)

Fort +9, Ref +7, Will +5


Speed 10 ft., fly 60 ft. (average)

Melee 2 claws +9 (2d6+5)

Space 15 ft.; Reach 10 ft.


Str 20, Dex 15, Con 18, Int 14, Wis 17, Cha 9

Base Atk +6; CMB +13 (+15 disarm); CMD 25 (27 disarm)

Feats Alertness, Combat Expertise, Improved Disarm

Skills Fly +11, Knowledge (geography) +11, Knowledge (history) +11, Knowledge (nature) +11, Perception +17, Sense Motive +15, Stealth +9; Racial Modifiers +4 Fly, +8 on all Knowledge skills, +4 Perception, +4 Sense Motive, +8 Stealth

Languages Sylvan (cannot speak); animal telepathy (30 ft.)

SQ insightful senses, piercing stare


Environment temperate forests

Organization solitary, pair, or roost (3–10)

Treasure none

Special Abilities

Animal Telepathy (Su) A giant owl can telepathically communicate with other animals as if under the effects of speak with animals.

Insightful Senses (Su) A giant owl's senses are particularly well honed to sensing danger or locating prey. It adds its Wisdom modifier as an insight bonus (+3 for most giant owls) on its initiative checks.

Piercing Stare (Su) Up to three times per day as a swift action, a giant owl can gain the effects of true seeing (as the spell) for 1 round.

The noble giant owl roosts in the tallest trees or in high caves near its forest home. No mere animals, giant owls pride themselves as intellectuals and keen judges of character. Little passes a giant owl's notice in its home forest. What it doesn't observe directly, it learns from its wide network of animal informants. Giant owls view themselves more as watchers than participants, rarely interfering in the affairs of others barring a threat to their homes. Giant owls stand 18 feet tall and have 30-foot wingspans, yet they rarely weigh over 600 pounds.

Owl, Great Horned

This gray-and-white feathered owl has fluffy wings and a bulky head that makes it look larger than most owls.

Great Horned Owl CR 1/2

XP 200

N Small animal

Init +2; Senses low-light vision; Perception +10


AC 15, touch 13, flat-footed 13 (+2 Dex, +2 natural, +1 size)

hp 5 (1d8+1)

Fort +3, Ref +4, Will +2


Speed 10 ft., fly 60 ft. (average)

Melee 2 claws +3 (1d4–1)


Str 8, Dex 15, Con 13, Int 2, Wis 15, Cha 6

Base Atk +0; CMB –2; CMD 10

Feats Weapon Finesse

Skills Fly +8, Perception +10, Stealth +10; Racial Modifiers +4 Fly, +4 Perception, +4 Stealth


Environment temperate forests

Organization solitary or pair

Treasure none

Though great horned owls seem large, most of their apparent bulk comes from their particularly fluffy feathers and rather large heads. Great horned owls have wingspans of up to 5 feet and weigh up to 4 pounds.

Great horned owls primarily hunt at night, locating prey through their excellent hearing. Their diet consists of rodents supplemented by smaller birds and rabbits.