Rygar (3.5e Monster)
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|Size/Type:||Large Magical Beast|
|Hit Dice:||15d10+138 (288 hp)|
|Speed:||50 ft, fly 90 ft. (good)|
|Armor Class:||28 (-1 Size, +4 Dex, +15 Natural), touch 13, flat-footed 24|
|Attack:||Gore +27 melee (2d8+21) or +3 keen executioner's blade +30 melee (3d6+22 17–20/x3) or +2 composite longbow (+13) +15 ranged (2d6+15 x3)|
|Full Attack:||2 Claws +27 melee (2d6+13) and bite +22 melee (2d6+6) and gore +22 (2d8+6); or +3 keen executioner's blade +30/+25/+20 melee (3d6+22 17–20/x3) and gore +22 melee (2d8+6) or; +2 composite longbow (+13) +15/+10/+5 ranged (2d6+15 x3)|
|Space/Reach:||10 ft./10 ft.|
|Special Attacks:||Breath Weapon, Ferocity, Improved Grab, Pounce, Powerful Charge|
|Special Qualities:||DR 15/Cold Iron, Extraordinary Health, Fast Healing 5, Immunity to Magic, Low-Light Vision, Powerful Build, Scent|
|Saves:||Fort +16, Ref +13, Will +11|
|Abilities:||Str 36, Dex 18, Con 25, Int 9, Wis 19, Cha 14|
|Skills:||Jump +39, Listen +22, Spot +22|
|Feats:||AlertnessB, Iron WillB, Born ToughB, Improved InitiativeB, Power Attack, Brutal Shooter, Exotic Weapon Proficiency (Executioner's Blade), Weapon Focus (Executioner's Blade), Leap AttackCA|
|Treasure:||Triple Standard plus +3 keen executioner's blade and +2 composite longbow (+13)|
|Alignment:||Usually Chaotic Evil|
|Advancement:||By class level.|
Standing before you is a terrible beast, the deformed head of a lion bearing two great bull horns, the body of an ape covered in thick blue fur and two great feathered wings. The creature grab a nearby weapon and look at you, his eyes full of malice.
A terrible beast of age past, the rygar is the bane of civilization and can drive entire people into extinction. A rygar's apparence is distinctive, with a lion head with two great horns, the body of a furred great ape and a large pair of feathered wings. A rygar's fur color can be of a light color such as cream or white, to darker color like marine blue or black. These creatures typically stand about 15 feet tall and weight around 2 tons. Despite their bestial body they are able to wield weapons, and often prefer brutal-looking blades.
These beast are quite clever, but are not very imaginative or social, thus do not form social bonds with other of their kind. A rygar possess a volatile temper, even encountered in one of it extremely rare good mood, it is rare that an encounter end without violence. A rygar can exist for many thousand years, typically preferring to stay isolated from civilization. They hunt large prey, but are not above hunting humanoid for sustenance. As a result they will usually drive civilizations that settle close to it lair away. When it feel that it long lifespan is about to end, it typically flee it lair and rampage across civilization. It destroy and devour everything in it path, until it finally encounters death.
Despite their might, the rygar are undergoing a slow extinction. Indeed, few rygars are born, and many dies to adventurer or territorial fights.
A rygar prefer to start a fight by pouncing the most intimidating-looking foes. After this point all bets are off and the rygar will targets any foes which damage or impair it. Once it cause it enemies to scatter it will pick them off with it bow, until they flee beyond it range. If a rygar is wounded and is losing the fight, it will often take air and bombar it foe from above. They typically fight to the death and don't bother fleeing.
Breath Weapon (Su): A rygar possess a breath weapon, a 120' line of blue fire which deal 15d6 hellfire damage, a successful Reflex save (DC 24) halves the damage. After using it breath weapon, an rygar must wait 1d4 rounds before using it again. A creature slain by a rygar's breath weapon is obliterated, leaving only ashes and equipment behind. The DC is Constitution-based.
Extraordinary Health (Ex): A rygar is a mythical beast of legend, and thus always have maximum hit points.
Ferocity (Ex): A rygar is such a tenacious combatant that it continues to fight without penalty even while disabled or dying.
Immunity to Magic (Ex): An rygar is immune to any spell or spell-like ability that allows spell resistance or a supernatural ability which replicate a spell which allow spell resistance. If a ruby worth 2,000 gp is used as optional material component for casting a spell, this immunity is bypassed.
Powerful Build (Ex): The physical stature of rygar lets them function in many ways as if they were one size category larger. Whenever a rygar is subject to a size modifier or special size modifier for an opposed check (such as during grapple checks, bull rush attempts, and trip attempts), the rygar is treated as one size larger if doing so is advantageous to him. A rygar is also considered to be one size larger when determining whether a creature’s special attacks based on size (such as improved grab or swallow whole) can affect him. A rygar can use weapons designed for a creature one size larger without penalty. However, his space and reach remain those of a creature of his actual size. The benefits of this racial trait stack with the effects of powers, abilities, and spells that change the subject’s size category.
Powerful Charge (Ex): A rygar typically begins a battle by charging at an opponent, lowering its head to bring its mighty horns into play. In addition to the normal benefits and hazards of a charge, this allows the beast to make a single additional gore attack before it normal attack with a +27 attack bonus that deals 10d6+26 points of damage.