Boneclaw (CR 5)
Alignment: Always chaotic evil
Initiative: +8 (+4 Dex, +4 Improved Initiative); Senses: darkvision 60 ft., Listen +15, and Spot +15
Languages: Common and Abyssal
AC: 16 (-1 size, +4 Dex, +3 natural), touch 13, flat-footed 12
Hit Dice: 10d12+40 (105 hp); DR: 5/bludgeoning
Fort +3, Ref +7, Will +9
Speed: 40 ft.
Space: 10 ft./20 ft.
Base Attack +5; Grapple +14
Attack: Piercing claw +7 melee*
Full Attack: 2 piercing claws +7 melee* (*Includes adjustments for Power Attack feat.)
Damage: Piercing Claw 2d6+7
Special Attacks/Actions: Reaching claws
Abilities: Str 21, Dex 18, Con -, Int 14, Wis 14, Cha 19
Special Qualities: +2 turn resistance, immunity to cold, undead traits, unholy toughness
Feats: Combat Reflexes; Improved Initiative; Improved Natural Attack (claw); Power Attack
Skills: Hide +13, Intimidate +17, Listen +15, Move Silently +17, Search +15, and Spot +15
Advancement: 11-22 HD (Large)
Organization: Solitary, skewer (2-4), or marrow (6-11)
Monster Manual III
Reaching Claws (Ex): A boneclaw can make melee attacks with its bone claws, instantly extending them as part of an attack to a distance of up to 20 feet (thereby allowing the boneclaw to threaten more squares than even its Large size would otherwise indicate).
Unholy Toughness (Ex): A boneclaw gains a bonus to its hit points equal to its Charisma modifier x its Hit Dice.
A boneclaw likes to get the drop on its enemies, especially when its foes are still at range, surprising them with an attack of opportunity by extending its claws as its enemies close to melee range. With its Combat Reflexes, this can occur often within the same fight.
A boneclaw normally attacks using its Power Attack fear, taking a -2 penalty on its attack rolls and gaining a +2 bonus on damage rolls.
Boneclaws are bloodthirsty undead that enjoy using their extendable claws to bring death to the living. The lore of the dead does not reveal from what dark necromancer's laboratory or fell nether plane boneclaws entered the world. Perhaps they merely "evolved" from lesser forms.
The boneclaw is an intelligent skeletal undead that possesses exceptional control over the length of its claws. At will, a boneclaw can extend one or two of its finger-claws out to a distance of 20 feet, neatly skewering fleshy creatures that stand in the way.
A boneclaw stands about 8 feet tall and weighs about 300 pounds.