Honey Badger CR 1
XP 400 N Small animal Init +2; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +1 DEFENSE AC 15, touch 13, flat-footed 13 (+2 Dex, +2 natural, +1 size) hp 10 (1d8+6) Fort +5 (+7 vs. poison), Ref +4, Will +1 OFFENSE Speed 30 ft., burrow 10 ft. Melee bite +2 (1d4+1), 2 claws +2 (1d3+1) Special Attacks blood rage STATISTICS Str 13, Dex 15, Con 16, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 6 Base Atk +0; CMB 0 (+4 to regain control of a grapple); CMD 12 (16 vs. trip and grapple) Feats Toughness Skills Escape Artist +6, Perception +1, Stealth +6; Racial Modifiers +4 Escape Artist ECOLOGY Environment any warm Organization solitary or pair Treasure incidental
Honey Badgers as Animal Companions Starting Statistics: Size Small; Speed 30 ft., burrow 10 ft.; AC +2 natural armor; Attack bite (1d4), 2 claws (1d3); Ability Scores Str 13, Dex 15, Con 16, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 6; Special Attacks blood rage; Special Qualities low-light vision, scent, +2 save vs. poison.
4th-Level Advancement: Size Medium; Attack bite (1d6), 2 claws (1d4); Ability Scores Str +2, Con +4.
Honey badgers are ferocious animals known for raiding beehives, chasing off much bigger predators, and eating highly venomous snakes. When wounded, they fly into a rage, becoming even more dangerous. Honey badgers are feared for their ferocity and their tendency to attack the testicles of their enemies - even lions have been known to retreat at the growl of an enraged honey badger.
Honey badgers are less stocky than true badgers. They have black fur with a broad yellowish-white stripe running from forehead to tail, although there are reportedly species with completely black fur.
Honey Badger, Dire (al-Girta) CR 4 XP 800
N Medium animal
Init +7; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +7 DEFENSE AC 20, touch 13, flat-footed 17 (+3 Dex, +7 natural) hp 50 (4d8+32) Fort +11 (+13 vs. poison), Ref +8, Will +4 OFFENSE Speed 40 ft., burrow 20 ft. Melee bite +8 (1d6+5), 2 claws +8 (1d4+5) Special Attacks blood rage STATISTICS Str 21, Dex 17, Con 24, Int 2, Wis 16, Cha 10 Base Atk +3; CMB 8 (+12 to regain control of a grapple); CMD 21 (25 vs. trip and grapple) Feats Toughness, Great Fortitude, Improved Initiative Skills Escape Artist +11, Perception +7, Stealth +8; Racial Modifiers +4 Escape Artist ECOLOGY Environment any warm Organization solitary or pair Treasure incidental
The dire honey badger is even larger and more ferocious than its smaller cousin. These bear-sized animals are accustomed to eating whatever they want, whenever they want.