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    Apparently I forgot to port a monster over from the WotC's site before they deleted their forums. I was reading Celestia's thread and noticed she had a bumblebear and then I remembered I had made one. It was based on a black bear and it needed some tweaking but here is the correct version now.

    Here is my version of the bumblebear

    Medium Magical Beast
    Hit Dice: 5d10+5 (32 hp)
    Initiative: +1
    Speed: 30 ft. (6 squares), fly 15 ft. (clumsy)
    Armor Class: 16 (+1 Dex, +5 natural), touch 11, flat-footed 15
    Base Attack/Grapple: +5/+14
    Attack: Claw +10 melee (1d8+5)
    Full Attack: 2 claws +10 melee (1d4+5) and bite +5 melee (1d6+2) and stinger+ 5 melee (1d4+2 plus poison)
    Space/Reach: 10 ft./5 ft.
    Special Attacks: Improved grab
    Special Qualities: Darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, scent
    Saves: Fort +5, Ref +5, Will +2
    Abilities: Str 20, Dex 13, Con 12, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 6
    Skills: Move Silently +4 (-4 in flight), Spot +9, Survival +2*
    Feats: Endurance, Flyby Attack
    Environment: Temperate forests and plains
    Organization: Solitary, pair, or colony (3–8 with swarm of honeybees)
    Challenge Rating: 3
    Treasure: None
    Alignment: Usually neutral
    Advancement: 6–10 HD (Large); 11–15 HD (Huge)
    Level Adjustment:

    This creature blends the features of a black bear and a giant bumblebee.

    Bumblebears are rumored to have first arisen as the result of magical crossbreeding between giant bumblebees and black bears. They are not generally aggressive except during the mating season or when they or their beehives are threatened.

    Bumblebears prefer to forage in open fields near forests where they make their dens. Their flying capabilities allow them to claim large areas as their territory—usually ten square miles. Bumblebears are mostly herbivores but will eat bees, fish, and other game to supplement their diet and to gain weight before hibernation. They hibernate during the winter months and emerge in the spring along with their cubs. The pollen that clings to their fur is used by normal honeybees to make the honey that bumblebears love. Bumblebears often claim normal beehives to raid for honey but will also protect those hives against intruders. Bumblebears will even raid the honeycombs of giant honeybees regardless of the stings.

    A full-grown bumblebear can stand as tall as 5 feet and weigh up to 130 pounds. A bumblebear’s lifespan is around 20 years.


    Bumblebears fly into combat and strike with their stingers. If confronted, they attack with claws and bite.

    Improved Grab (Ex): To use this ability, a bumblebear must hit with a claw attack. It can then attempt to start a grapple as a free action without provoking an attack of opportunity.

    Poison (Ex): Injury, Fortitude DC 13, initial and secondary damage 1d4 Con. The save DC is Constitution-based. A giant bumblebear that successfully stings another creature does not lose its stinger and may sting more than once. The poison affects are cumulative. Bumblebears are immune to their own poison, the poison of other bumblebears and the poison of bees and giant bees.

    Skills: Bumblebears have +4 racial bonus on Spot checks and a +4 racial bonus on Survival checks to orient themselves. When in flight, bumblebears take a -8 penalty on Move Silently checks due to the buzzing sounds their wings make.

    I based it off the picture here:
    Last edited by Debihuman; 2017-01-24 at 07:32 AM.
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