PF 1e: Skunkdrill

When it comes to a new piece of new monster artwork, particularly one that is not in the core monster books for any games, it is funny just how much of a kid in a candy store I turn into. Take this image by Dean Spencer as an example. It was released Friday and I grabbed it that within an hour of seeing it. Later that night I made the Pathfinder and D&D 5e version of this monster. The 5e version will be available on the blog Wednesday.

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Skunkdrill CR 4

XP 1,200
CE Medium magical beast
Init +6; Senses darkvision 60 ft., scent ; Perception +10


AC 17, touch 13, flat-footed 14 (+2 Dex, +1 dodge, +4 natural)
hp 42 (5d10+15)
Fort +7, Ref +6, Will +3


Speed 30 ft., climb 30 ft.
Melee 2 claws +9 (1d4+4)
Special Attacks stink spray (Reflex DC 14 negates, usable once every 1d4 rounds)


Str 19, Dex 15, Con 16, Int 2, Wis 14, Cha 8
Base Atk +5; CMB +9; CMD 22
Feats Dodge, Improved Initiative, Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills Climb +12, Perception +10, Stealth +8


Environment temperate or warm forests
Organization solitary, pair, surfeit (3–8), horde (15–25)
Treasure none

Special Abilities

Stink Spray (Ex) A skunkdrill can spray a terrible odor from its rear. All those within a 15-foot cone must succeed a DC 14 Reflex saving throw or be coated with stink. Those coated with the stink suffer a –5 penalty to all Diplomacy and Stealth checks.  Nothing removes this stink except time and various magical or alchemical items. Left untreated, the penalty reduces by 1 per day. Using magical or alchemical items such as tomato juice or simply bathing with soap and water for an hour will also reduce this penalty by 1; these reductions can only reduce this penalty by 1 every day. When the penalty reaches 0, the stink is gone. Non-magical armor made from padding, leather, or hide as well as clothing permanently retains this stink; magical clothing and armor are immune to this effect. The save DC is Constitution-based.

6 thoughts on “PF 1e: Skunkdrill

  1. I love this little guy so much – I hope you don’t mind I shared a link to this post from my own site (without stats, so that anyone who wants to find out more will come here). Thank you for creating all this Pathfinder 1e content. I feel starved for it ever since Paizo switched to 2e.

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