Grab (Ex) If a creature with this special attack hits with the indicated attack, it deals normal damage and attempts to start a grapple as a free action without provoking an attack of opportunity. The creature has the option to conduct the grapple normally, or simply use the part of its body it used in the grab to hold the opponent. If it chooses to do the latter, it takes a –20 penalty on its CMB check to make and maintain the grapple, but does not gain the grappled condition itself. A successful hold does not deal any extra damage unless the creature also has the constrict special attack.

Creatures with the grapple special attack receive a +4 bonus on combat maneuver checks made for and against grapple manuevers. Creatures with a grab attack are treated as if they possessed Improved Grapple.

Format: grab; Location: individual attacks

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