Encounters: Cormanthor - The Starwood
Bear, Black (CR 2)
Alignment: Always neutral
Initiative: +1 (Dex); Senses: low-light vision, scent, Listen +4, and Spot +4
AC: 13 (+1 Dex, +2 natural), touch 11, flat-footed 12
Hit Dice: 3d8+6 (19 hp)
Fort +5, Ref +4, Will +2
Speed: 40 ft.
Space: 5 ft./5 ft.
Base Attack +2; Grapple +6
Attack: Claw +6 melee
Full Attack: 2 claws +6 melee and bite +1 melee
Damage: Claw 1d4+4, bite 1d6+2
Special Attacks: -
Abilities: Str 19, Dex 13, Con 15, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 6
Feats: Endurance; Run
Skills: Climb +4, Listen +4, Spot +4, and Swim +8
Advancement: 4-5 HD (Medium-size)
Climate/Terrain: Temperate forest
Organization: Solitary or pair
Source: Monster Manual
The black bear is a forest-dwelling omnivore that usually is not dangerous unless an interloper threatens its cubs or food supply.
Black bears can be pure black, blond, or cinnamon in color and are rarely more than 5 feet long.
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