Rarely found in the wild, these large hyenas are bred by gnolls for brutality and toughness.

Advanced Hyena    CR 3

Advanced Heyena

N Large Animal

Init +1, Senses Listen +6; Spot +4; Low-light vision, Scent

AC 14, touch 10, flat-footed 13 (+1 Dex, +4 natural, -1 size)

hp 47 (5 HD)

Fort +9, Ref +3, Will +2

Spd 50'

Melee Bite +9 (1d8+6)

Base Atk +3; Grp +13

Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.

Special Actions Trip

Abilities Str 22 (+6), Dex 13 (+1), Con 20 (+5), Int 2 (-4), Wis 13 (+1), Cha 6 (-2)

Feats Alertness, Weapon Focus (Bite)

Skills Hide +1*, Listen +6, Spot +4

*Hyenas have a +4 racial bonus on Hide checks in areas of tall grass or heavy undergrowth.

Environment Warm plains

Organization Solitary, pair or pack

Treasure None

Large hyenas bred by gnolls for war may be encountered wearing barding; studded leather increases AC by 3 and reduces Hide skill to +0; or rarely, scale mail, increasing AC by 4 but reducing Hide skill to -3 and speed to 40'. Wearing barding also foils the hyenas racial bonus to hide.

  • Trip (Ex) – A hyena that hits with its bite attack can attempt to trip the opponent (+2 check modifier) as a free action without making a touch attack or provoking an attack of opportunity. If the attempt fails, the opponent cannot react to trip the hyena.