This immense, monstrous feline is almost as tall at the shoulder as a human. It has a long body with bold stripes and paws the size of bucklers.

Dire tigers, also called smilodons, were giant cats with a pair of huge fangs jutting from their powerful jaws. Due to these teeth, they were often referred to as saber-toothed tigers. Dire tigers preyed on just about anything that moved. They would patiently stalk a potential meal, striking whenever the creature let down its guard.[citation needed]

Physical descriptionEdit

Dire tigers grew to be over 12 feet long and could weigh up to 6,000 pounds.[1]


A dire tiger attacked by running at prey, leaping, and clawing and biting as it raked with its rear claws.[1]



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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 65. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.