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Barrow Rat

A chattering swarm of large, sickly looking brown rats emerge from everywhere. The creatures appear both half starved and agitated to aggression.

Barrow Rat CR 1/4

XP 100
N Tiny magical beast
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, scent; Perception +1


AC 15, touch 14, flat-footed 13 (+2 Dex, +1 natural, +2 size)
hp 5 (1d10)
Fort +2, Ref +4, Will +1
Defensive Abilities stone skin


Speed 15 ft., climb 15 ft., burrow 15 ft
Melee bite +5 (1d3-3)
Space 2 1/2 ft.; Reach 0 ft.
Special Attacks swarm


Barrow rats rarely engage in combat with creatures much larger than themselves, preferring to flee when confronted. Smaller creatures are attacked from ambush and swarmed by the rats.

If threatened or cornered, a barrow rat activates its stone skin ability for defense and either attacks with its bite or simply flees. Multiple barrow rats swarm an opponent. If their nest or young are threatened, barrow rats fight to the death.


Str 4, Dex 15, Con 11, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 3
Base Atk +1; CMB -4; CMD +8
Feats Weapon Finesse
Skills Acrobatics +10, Climb +10, Stealth +12; Racial Modifiers +4 Stealth, +8 Acrobatics. Barrow rats use their Dexterity modifier for Climb checks.


Stone Skin (Su)

Once per day, as a standard action, a barrow rat can toughen its skin to the hardness of stone. It gains damage reduction 10/– for 1 minute.

Swarm (Ex)

Barrow rats crawl over each other in an attempt to swarm an opponent. Up to four barrow rats can occupy a single 5-foot space.

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