Manticore click to see monster

Size/Type: Large Magical Beast
Hit Dice: 6d10+24 (57 hp)
Initiative: +2
Speed: 30 ft. (6 squares), fly 50 ft. (clumsy)
Armor Class: 17 (-1 size, +2 Dex, +6 natural), touch 11, flat-footed 15
Base Attack/Grapple: +6/+15
Attack: Claw +10 melee (2d4+5) or 6 spikes +8 ranged (1d8+2/19-20)
Full Attack: 2 claws +10 melee (2d4+5) and bite +8 melee (1d8+2);
or 6 spikes +8 ranged (1d8+2/19-20)
Space/Reach: 10 ft./5 ft.
Special Attacks: Spikes
Special Qualities: Darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, scent
Saves: Fort +9, Ref +7, Will +3
Abilities: Str 20, Dex 15, Con 19, Int 7, Wis 12, Cha 9
Skills: Listen +5, Spot +9, Survival +1
Feats: Flyby Attack, Multiattack, TrackB, Weapon Focus (spikes)
Environment: Warm marshes
Organization: Solitary, pair, or pride (3-6)
Challenge Rating: 5
Treasure: Standard
Alignment: Usually lawful evil
Advancement: 7-16 HD (Large); 17-18 HD (Huge)
Level Adjustment: +3 (cohort)

A typical manticore is about 10 feet long and weighs about 1,000 pounds. Manticores speak Common.


A manticore begins most attacks with a volley of spikes, then closes. In the outdoors, it often uses its powerful wings to stay aloft during battle.

Spikes (Ex)

With a snap of its tail, a manticore can loose a volley of six spikes as a standard action (make an attack roll for each spike). This attack has a range of 180 feet with no range increment. All targets must be within 30 feet of each other. The creature can launch only twenty-four spikes in any 24-hour period.


*Manticores have a +4 racial bonus on Spot checks.