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Polar Bear

Polar bears are known for their pale fur, with black eyes, lips, and toe pads. They are aggressively predatory creatures, stalking prey for miles on land or across the icy waters of frozen oceans. They are also amazing ambush predators, leaping from the water to ambush seals resting on ice floes. If they are desperate, polar bears hunt not only other animals but also humanoids.

Recall Knowledge - Animal (Nature): DC 20

Polar BearCreature 5

NLargeAnimal
Source Bestiary 2 pg. 36 2.0
Perception +12; low-light vision, scent (imprecise) 60 feet
Skills Athletics +14, Stealth +10 (+14 in icy or snowy areas), Survival +10
Str +5, Dex +1, Con +5, Int -4, Wis +1, Cha -1
AC 22; Fort +14, Ref +10, Will +10
HP 73
Speed 35 feet, swim 15 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action jaws +15 [+10/+5], Damage 2d8+7 piercingMelee Single ActionSingle Action claw +15 [+11/+7] (agile), Damage 2d6+7 slashing plus GrabMauler The polar bear gains a +3 circumstance bonus to damage rolls against creatures it has grabbed.Sneak Attack The polar bear's Strikes deal an additional 1d6 precision damage to flat-footed creatures.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Vengeful Beasts

Polar bears have been known to take special interest in those who have vexed or wounded them, sometimes following individual hunters back to their villages and stalking them exclusively for several days. This could happen because the hunter killed the bear's mate or one of its cubs, or took prey that the polar bear had been stalking. Polar bears engaged in such behavior have even ignored easier prey to focus intently on the chosen target.

All Monsters in "Bear"

NameLevel
Black Bear2
Cave Bear6
Grizzly Bear3
Polar Bear5

Bear

Source Bestiary pg. 40
Bears are ferocious predators typically found in cold or temperate woodlands and hills. Many species of bear exist in addition to the two presented below, such as the smaller (but no less dangerous) black bear or the arctic-dwelling polar bear.

Sidebar - Treasure and Rewards Bear Resources

A bear den can contain valuable treasures, such as the remains of less fortunate adventurers who stumbled into a hungry bear’s path. Bear furs themselves are valued as rugs, while their claws and fangs make for impressive jewelry or adornments for armor. Bear hide is an excellent resource for hide armor.