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Raven Swarm

Raven Swarm Creature3

N Large Animal Swarm

Senses Perception +9; low-light vision

Skills Acrobatics +10, Thievery +10

Str +0, Dex +3, Con +0, Int -4, Wis +4, Cha +0

AC 19; Fort +7, Ref +12, Will +9

HP 30; Immunities precision, swarm mind; Weaknesses area damage 5, splash damage 5; Resistances bludgeoning 2, piercing 5, slashing 5

Speed 10 feet, fly 40 feet

Enraged Cunning There are few things as dangerously persistent in the natural world as an angry unkindness of ravens. A raven swarm can hound its prey through most barriers. Simple latches, unsecured chimney flues, loosely shuttered windows, and similar obstacles rarely keep an unkindness away. A raven swarm attempts a Thievery check to bypass many of these simple obstructions, typically against DC 20.

Swarming Beaks [one-action] The ravens’ angry pecking deals 1d8 piercing damage to each enemy in the swarm’s space (DC 20 basic Reflex save). A creature that critically fails its save is blinded for 1d4 rounds as the ravens focus their attacks on the target’s vulnerable face.


A flock of ravens is known as an unkindness. Certainly the name lives up to its meaning when a swarm of ravens decides to work together. In most cases, a raven swarm like the one presented here won’t attack larger foes, but when manipulated by supernatural forces or simple desperation born from hunger, an unkindness of ravens can be a surprisingly dangerous foe.

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