Troll, Cave (CR 8)

Large Giant
Alignment: Usually chaotic evil
Initiative: +1 (Dex); Senses: darkvision 90 ft., low-light vision, scent, Spot +6, and listen +6


AC: 21 (-1 size, +11 natural armor, +1 Dex), touch 10, flat-footed 20
Hit Dice: 9d8+72 (112 hp)
Fort +14, Ref +4, Will +6
Speed: 40 ft.
Space: 10 ft./10 ft.
Base Attack +6; Grapple +19
Attack: Claw +11 melee*
Full Attack: 2 claws +11 melee* and bite +6 melee*
Damage: Claw 2d6+12*, bite 1d8+7* (*Includes adjustments for Power Attack feat.)
Special Attacks/Actions: Dazing blow, improved grab, pounce, rake, rend 4d6+13
Abilities: Str 29, Dex 13, Con 27, Int 3, Wis 13, Cha 6
Special Qualities: fast healing 8
Feats: Alertness; Iron Will; Power Attack; Track
Skills: Jump +16, Spot +6, Survival +4*, and listen +6
Advancement: 10-14 HD (large); 15-27 HD (Huge)
Climate/Terrain: Underground
Organization: Solitary or pair
Treasure: Standard

Source: Monster Manual III

Combat

Cave trolls are brutal, instinctive hunters. They charge into melee combat, using their pounce and rend abilities on the nearest target.

A cave troll normally attacks using its Power Attack feat, taking a -3 penalty on its attack rolls and gaining a +3 bonus n damage rolls.

Dazing Blow (Ex): The force of both of a cave troll's claws hitting can be overwhelming. If a cave troll hits with both claw attacks, the opponent must make a DC 22 Fortitude save or be dazed for 1 round. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Improved Grab (Ex): To use this ability, a cave troll must hit with its bite attack. It can then attempt to start a grapple as a free action without provoking attacks of opportunity.

Pounce (Ex): If a cave troll charges a foe, it can make a full attack, including two rakes.

Rake (Ex): Attack bonus +11, damage 2d6+7. A cave troll that gets a hold can make two rake attacks with its hind legs, including adjustment for Power Attack feat.

Rend (Ex): If a cave troll hits with both claw attacks, it latches onto the opponent's body and tears the flesh. This attack automatically deals an additional 4d6+13 points of damage.

Skills: *Cave trolls gain a +4 racial bonus on Survival checks when tracking by scent.