Home Brewed Death Dog

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I just cooked this one up after being surprised that there was no entry in the compendium.

Death Dog                                                    Level 4 Elite Brute

Medium natural beast                                                    XP 350

HP 128;  Bloodied 64                                            Initiative +1

AC 17;  Fort 21;  Ref 17;  Will 17                     Perception +1

Speed 6

Saving Throws +2;  Action Points 1


Furious Charge

When a death dog charges, it can use Snarling Fury. If it hits the same target with both attacks, the target takes 5 extra damage and is knocked prone.

Standard Actions

m  Bite * At-Will

Attack: +7 vs. AC

Hit: 1d10 + 10 damage, and the target contracts foul rotting.

M  Snarling Fury * At-Will

Effect: The death dog makes two bite attacks. If it hits with both attacks against the same target, the target takes 5 extra damage.

C  Howl of Fury (psychic) * Encounter

Attack: Close blast 3 (creatures in the blast); +7 vs. Will

Hit: 1d10 + 10 psychic damage, and the target is immobilized until the end of the death dog’s next turn.

Str 18 (+6)           Dex 9 (+1)           Wis 8 (+1)

Con 14 (+4)         Int 1 (-3)               Cha 7 (+0)

Alignment evil                  Languages –

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