Hoar Fox

Hoar Fox

This creature appears to be a silvery gray fox with sapphire-colored eyes.

Hoar Fox

XP 200 ()

Unaligned Small

Initiative +3


DEFENSE

AC 14 (natural armor)

hp: 26 (4d8 + 8)

Immunity: Cold damage

Vulnerability: Fire damage


OFFENSE

Speed: 40 ft.

Multiattack: A hoar fox bites once or use its cold breath.

Melee Attack—Bite: +5 to hit (reach 5 ft.; one creature). Hit: 1d8 + 3 piercing damage.

Area Attack—Cold Breath (recharge 5, 6): automatic hit (range 30 ft. cone; creatures in cone). Hit: 2d8 + 2 cold damage, or half damage with a successful DC 13 Dex saving throw.


STATISTICS

Str 10 (+0), Dex 17 (+3), Con 14 (+2),

Int 3 (–4), Wis 12 (+1), Cha 10 (+0)

Languages: None

Skills: Perception +3, Stealth +5

Senses: Darkvision 60 ft.


TRAITS

Winter Hunter: In natural, wintry surroundings, a hoar fox has tactical advantage on both Perception and Stealth checks.


ECOLOGY

Environment: Cold and

Organization: Solitary, pair, or pack (3–8)

Hoar foxes live and hunt in stable packs of up to eight animals. Although they are shy and generally not aggressive toward humanoids, they are also curious creatures, and their curiosity (and taste for easy food like chickens and young sheep) too often lead them to build their dens near humanoid settlements. They are hunted for their remarkably warm fur, which brings a handsome sum on the market.

When threatened, hoar foxes tend to bite a foe in an attempt to scare it away. Only if that fails (or they have prior experience with it failing against similar attackers) do they use their breath weapon.

While attacking a hoar fox with fire seems like an effective tactic, given their vulnerability to it, any fire damage destroys the fox’s pelt and renders it worthless for sale.