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Raven Swarm

The pitch-black birds that make up this torrent of claws and feathers glare ominously from hundreds of beady eyes.

Raven Swarm CR 3

Source Bestiary 6 pg. 240
XP 800
N Tiny animal (swarm)
Init +6; Senses low-light vision; Perception +11

Defense

AC 14, touch 14, flat-footed 12 (+2 Dex, +2 size)
hp 27 (5d8+5)
Fort +5, Ref +8, Will +3
Defensive Abilities swarm traits

Offense

Speed 10 ft., fly 40 ft. (average)
Melee swarm (1d6)
Space 10 ft., Reach 0 ft.
Special Attacks blindness, distraction (DC 13)

Statistics

Str 3, Dex 15, Con 12, Int 2, Wis 15, Cha 7
Base Atk +3; CMB —; CMD
Feats Improved Initiative, Lightning Reflexes, Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills Fly +11, Perception +11

Ecology

Environment any temperate
Organization solitary or unkindness (2–6 swarms)
Treasure none

Special Abilities

Blindness (Ex) Raven swarms target their opponents’ vulnerable faces. Whenever a creature becomes distracted by a raven swarm, it must succeed at a DC 13 Reflex save to avoid being blinded for 1 round from the swarm. A raven swarm deals 2 additional points of damage to creatures it blinded in the previous round.

Description

This abnormally aggressive flock of ravens forgoes scavenging in favor of more active hunting for food. Multiple swarms of ravens make uncanny use of strategy, with one swarm flushing out prey and driving it directly into the onslaught of an allied swarm. The statistics for a raven swarm can also be used to represent any large, aggressive flock of flying birds.