Fiendish Dire Rat

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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.

Fiendish Dire Rat
Size/Type Small magical beast (Extraplanar)
Hit Dice 1d8+1 (5 hp)
Initiative +3
Speed 40 ft. (8 squares), Climb 20 ft.
Armor Class 15 (+1 size, +3 Dexterity, +1 natural), touch 14, flat-footed 12
Base Attack/Grapple +0/–4
Attack Bite +4 melee (1d4 plus disease)
Full Attack Bite +4 melee (1d4 plus disease)
Space/Reach 5 ft./5 ft.
Special Attacks Disease, Smite Good 1/day
Special Qualities Low-Light Vision, Scent, Darkvision 60 ft., Resistance to cold, and fire 5, Spell Resistance 6
Saves Fort +3, Ref +5, Will +3
Abilities Strength 10, Dexterity 17, Constitution 12, Intelligence 3, Wisdom 12, Charisma 4
Skills Climb +11, Hide +8, Listen +4, Move Silently +4, Spot +4, Swim +11
Feats Alertness, Weapon FinesseB
Environment Any evil-aligned plane.
Organization Solitary or pack (11–20)
Challenge Rating 1/3
Treasure None
Alignment Always evil (any)
Advancement 2-3 HD (Small); 4–6 HD (Medium)
Level Adjustment -


Smite Good (Su): Once per day the creature can make a normal melee attack to deal extra damage equal to its HD total (maximum of +20) against a good foe.

Dire rat packs attack fearlessly, biting and chewing with their sharp incisors.

Disease (Ex): Filth fever-bite, Fortitude DC 11, incubation period 1d3 days, damage 1d3 Dexterity and 1d3 Constitution. The save DC is Consitution-based.

Skills: Dire rats have a +8 racial bonus on Swim checks. Dire rats have a +8 racial bonus on Climb checks and can always choose to take 10 on Climb checks, even if rushed or threatened.

Dire rats use their Dexterity modifier for Climb and Swim checks.


* This monster is a Dire Rat with the Fiendish Creature template added to it.
* This monster can be summoned using the spell Summon Monster I.


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