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Terror Shrike

The terror shrike, also known as the scythe beak, is a more powerful species of terror bird. Large terror bird flocks typically have one or two terror shrikes as leaders.

Recall Knowledge - Animal (Nature): DC 19

Terror ShrikeCreature 4

NLargeAnimal
Source Bestiary 3 pg. 264
Perception +11; low-light vision
Skills Acrobatics +12, Athletics +13
Str +5, Dex +4, Con +3, Int -4, Wis +1, Cha +0
AC 20; Fort +13, Ref +12, Will +7
HP 60
Speed 60 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action beak +13 [+8/+3] (reach 10 feet), Damage 2d8+5 piercing plus tearing clutchMelee Single ActionSingle Action talon +13 [+9/+5] (agile), Damage 2d6+5 piercing plus KnockdownSprint Two ActionsTwo Actions Frequency once per minute; Effect The terror bird Strides three times in a straight line.Stunning Screech Single ActionSingle Action (auditory, emotion, fear, mental) The terror shrike unleashes a haunting screech that causes prey to freeze in fear. Each creature in a 30-foot emanation other than terror birds must attempt a DC 19 Will save. Regardless of the result, creatures are then temporarily immune for 1 minute. Critical Success The creature is unaffected. Success The creature is flat-footed until the start of its turn. Failure The creature is stunned 1. Critical Failure The creature is stunned 2.Sudden Charge Two ActionsTwo Actions The terror shrike Strides twice. If it ends its movement within melee reach of one creature, it can make a melee Strike against that creature.Tearing Clutch The terror bird's powerful beak can tear through flesh. On a successful beak Strike, the target takes 1 persistent bleed damage. This bleed damage increases to 1d8 on a critical hit.

All Monsters in "Terror Bird"

NameLevel
Terror Bird2
Terror Shrike4

Terror Bird

Source Bestiary 3 pg. 264
Terror birds aren't one species but rather a family of deadly, flightless avian predators. All terror birds are capable of bursts of great speed and have powerful beaks that can tear apart the flesh of their prey. Most stalk large, open prairies and steppes, competing directly with other sizable predators such as large cats and wolves.