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This large, stocky owl seems designed for predation. Its sharp talons are only partially concealed by its feathered legs, and the hawk-owl's beak is comparatively small, but razor sharp. Coal black eyes are set deep in the great bird's mottled facial disks.
- Giant hawk-owls are very susceptible to being critted, and as per, are easily stunned.
- If the hawk-owl is still stunned and flying when it is time for it to attack it will fall to the ground.
When hunting giant hawk-owls, and wanting the best quality ears from skinning them, it is best to avoid the head and eyes for attacks; the neck is a very preferable aiming choice.
The giant hawk-owl spear attack messaging uses the impale natural weapon table while the impale attack messaging uses the bite natural weapon table.
A giant hawk-owl tries to spear you with its beak!
AS: +216 vs DS: +370 with AvD: +40 + d100 roll: +24 = -90
A clean miss.
A giant hawk-owl tries to impale a scaly burgee on its beak!
AS: +185 vs DS: +143 with AvD: +24 + d100 roll: +62 = +128
... and hits for 16 points of damage!
Minor puncture to the right leg.