Giant Raven
This glossy, jet-black bird stands as tall as a dwarf. Its eerily intelligent black eyes are quick to take in everything around it.

Giant Raven (CR 1; XP 400)
N Medium animal
Init +2; Senses low-light vision; Perception +9
Defense
AC 13, touch 12, flat-footed 11
(+2 Dex, +1 natural)
hp 13 (2d8+4)
Fort +5, Ref +5, Will +2; +4 vs. ingested disease
Offense
Speed 20 ft., fly 50 ft. (average)
Melee bite +3 (1d6+3)
Statistics
Str 14, Dex 15, Con 14, Int 2, Wis 15, Cha 9
Base Atk +1; CMB +3; CMD 15
Feats Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills Fly +6, Perception +9
SQ scavenger
Ecology
Environment cold, desert, forest, hills, jungle, plains
Organization solitary, pair, or conspiracy (3–12)
Treasure none
Special Abilities
Scavenger (Ex) Giant ravens are exceptional scavengers. They can take 10 on Survival checks to find food, and because they are hardy birds that often feed on carrion, they gain a +4 bonus on saves to resist ingested diseases.

Some ravens can reach astonishing sizes, making them a threat to foxes and raccoons, and even larger animals on occasion. Like their smaller cousins, giant ravens are omnivorous, able to subsist on nearly anything, though they favor large insects, small mammals, and other birds. They are also consummate scavengers, often feeding on the remains of creatures left behind by larger, more dangerous predators. These large corvids share the keen intellect of smaller ravens. Giant ravens grow to be nearly 5 feet in
height and weigh around 45 lbs.

Giant Raven Companions

  • Starting Statistics: Size Small; Speed 20 ft., fly 50 ft. (average); Attack bite (1d4); Ability Scores Str 8, Dex 13, Con 10, Int 2, Wis 15, Cha 7; Special Qualities low-light vision, scavenger.
  • 4th-level Advancement: Size Medium; AC +2 natural armor; Attack bite (1d6); Ability Scores Str +4, Dex +2, Con +2.