Monday, January 3, 2011

General Rules: Monsters - Arctic Fox

Arctic Fox (from Frostburn)
Small Animal

Hit Dice: 1d8-1 (3 hit points)
Initiative: +3
Speed: 40 feet
Armor Class: 15 (+1 size, +3 Dexterity, +1 natural); touch 14, flat-footed 12
BAB/Grapple: +0/-6
Attack: Bite +4 melee (1d4-2, bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing, 20 x2)
Full Attack: Bite +4 melee (1d4-2, bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing, 20 x2)
Space/Reach: 5 feet by 5 feet/5 feet
Special Attacks: None
Special Qualities: Low-light vision, scent
Saves: Fortitude +1, Reflex +5, Will +1
Abilities: Str 6, Int 2, Wis 13, Dex 17, Con 8, Cha 6
Skills: Hide +9 (+17 in areas of snow, ice, or tundra), Listen +4, Spot +4
Feats: Skill Augmentation (Listen and Spot), Weapon Finesse
Environment: Cold plains
Organization: Solitary or pair
Challenge Rating: ¼
Treasure: None
Alignment: Always neutral
Advancement: -

The arctic fox is a native of the tundra. It wintertime, its white coat helps it blend in with its snow-covered environs.

Arctic foxes avoid combat with any creature larger than themselves.

Scent (Ex): An arctic fox can detect opponents within 30 feet. The exact location is not revealed unless the creature is within 5 feet.

Skills: In areas of snow, ice, or tundra, an arctic fox gains a +8 racial bonus on Hide checks.

Arctic Foxes as Familiars
Arctic foxes can serve as familiars for characters eligible to obtain familiars including arcane engineers, hexblades, mind weavers, shadowsworn, sorcerers, and wizards. Arcane casters with arctic fox familiars gain a +3 bonus to Move Silently checks.

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