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Boar
A wild boar.
(Creature)
Type Animal
CR 2
Environment Temperate or warm forests
Alignment
Adjective Boarish
Images of boars

Source: Bestiary, pg(s). 36

The boar or wild boar is a more ornery and dangerous cousin of the domesticated pig. They can be found in the woodlands of much of Avistan and Garund, and are frequently hunted for their flesh, which is considered a delicacy.[1]

Boar hunting

Boars are often hunted with special spears that include a cross-beam that keep the impaled animal from pushing forward and goring its attacker with is powerful tusks.[1]

Uses of boars

Boars are omnivores that will not shy away from eating anything remotely palatable. This makes them useful for disposing of garbage, and boars are sometimes kept by orcs or kobolds, who use them as mounts and let them roam free in their camps, or by thieves' guilds for getting rid of organic evidence.[1][2]

Steelbristles, the animal companion of Torgra Stigardsdam.

Animal companions

Boars and dire boars may be selected by cavaliers, druids, paladins, and rangers as animal companions.[3]

Variants

A wide variety of boar species exists across Golarion, from the warthogs of the tropical plains and savannahs, the Sargavan boar of the Mwangi Expanse and Sargava,[4] to the blood boar of Razmiran's Exalted Wood.[1][5] In Taldor, titanboars have been bred to be particularly challenging hunting quarry, but often become feral and cause great damage to the countryside.[6] Enormous, armor-plated steam hogs are used as war beasts by fire giant armies.[7]

Dire boar

Dire boar
(Creature)
Type Animal
CR 4
Environment Temperate or warm forests
Alignment

Source: Bestiary, pg(s). 36

The dire boar or daeodon is a much larger, and much more aggressive relative of the common wild boar. While wild boars are omnivores, dire boars prefer the taste of fresh meat, and their keen senses and large, sharp tusks make them superior predators. Primarily scavengers, daeodons occasionally attack smaller, lone individuals if no easier source of food is present. Orcs sometimes use dire boars as mounts, and dire boar-mounted orc cavalry can be a truly terrifying sight. They are generally at least ten feet in length and seven feet tall at the shoulder, weighing upwards of 2,000 pounds.[1]

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