Dire (3.5e Template)

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The Dire template is a template variant of dire animals that already exist. They are generally tougher, more ferocious and more cunning and prevalent in battle.

Creating a Dire Animal[edit]

Dire is an inherited template that can be added to any animal.

Size and Type[edit]

Creature's size increases by one category.

Hit Dice[edit]

Double the creature's effective HD to a maximum of 8 extra HD. If the base creature has fractional Hit Dice, change its number of HD to 2. Recalculate base Will saves to be good. (2 + ½×HD)


If base creature's speed is 30 ft. or over, there is no change. If the base creature's speed is less than 30 ft, add 15 ft. to the base creature's base land speed to a maximum of 30 ft. All other movement speeds, such as fly, climb or burrow are unchanged.

Armor Class[edit]

Base creature's natural armor increases by 3. If the creature has no natural armor, it gains natural armor +3.


+8 Strength, +4 Dexterity, +4 Charisma.

Challenge Rating[edit]

Double that of base creature (minimum 1).

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