Dire Rabbit (3.5e Monster)
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|Hit Dice:||2d8+2 (11 hp)|
|Speed:||40 ft. (8 squares)|
|Armor Class:||18 (+6 Dexterity, +2 natural), touch 16, flat-footed 12|
|Attack:||Rabbit Kick +7 melee (1d6+6 bludgeoning) (see text)|
|Full Attack:||Rabbit Kick +7 (1d6+6 bludgeoning) (see text) and Gnaw +2 (1d4+3 bludgeoning and piercing and slashing)|
|Space/Reach:||5 ft./5 ft.|
|Special Attacks:||Rabbit Kick Bull Rush +9 (see text)|
|Special Qualities:||Leap of the Lepus, Low-light vision, Rabbit Run|
|Saves:||Fort +4, Ref +9, Will +2|
|Abilities:||Str 14, Dex 23, Con 13, Int 2, Wis 14, Cha 8|
|Skills:||Balance +10, Escape Artist +10, Hide +10, Jump +19, Listen +10, Move Silently +10, Spot +2, Survival +6|
|Feats:||EnduranceB, Improved Bull RushB, RunB, Weapon Finesse|
|Environment:||Any forest, marsh, hill or plain|
|Organization:||Solitary, pair or warren (2 adults, 2-8 juveniles)|
|Advancement:||3-4 HD (Medium)|
Sitting crouched on its haunches, ears perked up, this man-sized gray rabbit glances about nervously and alert."
Skills & Modifiers
In combat, a dire rabbit kicks with all its might, preferring to knock pursuers down and make a hasty getaway. They'll fight to the death to defend their young or mate.
Gnaw (Ex): A dire rabbit's teeth are sharp and designed to chew through tough bark and woody plants. A gnaw attack bypasses hardness of 5 or less.
Rabbit Kick (Ex): A dire rabbit that hits with its kick attack may initiate a free bull rush attempt, gaining a +2 bonus as though charging and an additional +4 bonus from Improved Bull Rush. If a dire rabbit exceeds the defender's opposed check to allow the dire rabbit to move the defender back additional spaces, the defender is instead knocked prone and is dealt 1d6 bludgeoning damage for each 5 points by which its check result is greater than the defender’s check result.
Rabbit Run (Ex): A dire rabbit ignores difficult terrain while running. A dire rabbit can make a bull rush or overrun as part of a run action. A dire rabbit that fails its overrun attempt is only ever made flat-footed until the start of its next turn instead of being knocked prone.
Training & Mounts
A dire rabbit can be trained to serve as a mount trained for war for a Small rider. Such trained mounts cost 400 gp. A dire rabbit can serve as a Small paladin's special mount.