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Schreitender Löwe. Gouache/Pastell auf Karton. 43 x 53,5 cm.Rechts unten signiert.Date by 1919 Géza Vastagh (1866–1919)

The statistics presented here describe a male African lion, which is 5 to 8 feet long and weighs 330 to 550 pounds. Females are slightly smaller but use the same statistics.

Large animal
Hit Dice 5d8+10 (32 hp)
Initiative +3
Speed 40 ft. (8 squares)
Armor Class 15 (-1 size, +3 Dexterity, +3 natural), touch 12, flat-footed 12
Base Attack/Grapple +3/+12
Attack Claw +7 melee (1d4+5)
Full Attack 2 claws +7 melee (1d4+5) and bite +2 melee (1d8+2)
Space/Reach 10 ft./5 ft.
Special Attacks Pounce, improved grab, rake 1d4+2
Special Qualities Low-Light Vision, Scent
Saves Fort +6, Ref +7, Will +2
Abilities Strength 21, Dexterity 17, Constitution 15, Intelligence 2, Wisdom 12, Charisma 6
Skills Balance +7, Hide +3*, Listen +5, Move Silently +11, Spot +5
Feats Alertness, Run
Environment Warm plains
Organization Solitary, pair, or pride (6-10)
Challenge Rating 3
Advancement 6-8 HD (Large)
Level Adjustment -


Pounce (Ex) If a lion charges a foe, it can make a full attack, including two rake attacks.

Improved Grab (Ex) To use this ability, a lion must hit with its bite attack. It can then attempt to start a grapple as a free action without provoking an attack of opportunity. If it wins the grapple check, it establishes a hold and can rake.

Rake (Ex) Attack bonus +7 melee, damage 1d4+2.

Skills Lions have a +4 racial bonus on Balance, Hide, and Move Silently checks. *In areas of tall grass or heavy undergrowth, the Hide bonus improves to +12.

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