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While you already accepted an answer, I'd still give another. It is true no rules as i know directly forbid an unarmed strikes on a bear or the like. On the other hand, there is no direct statements to ensure one that animals can fight unarmed (even someone shifted or transmuted into an animal). I'd personaly rule against unarmed strikes on a bear. Animals ...


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Yes. A non-monk bear without Improved Unarmed Attack could throw a punch, and that would be an unarmed attack that used the typical unarmed attack values for a creature of the bear’s size, be nonlethal, and provoke attacks of opportunity. Because a punch “uses” the bear’s paw, doing so prevents the bear from using his claw attack. He ...


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Basically, claw attacks are, well, attack with claws. Usually, the "unarmed combat" term refers to "punching stuff with your fists", and bear may as well do it, through, it surely does not posess an "Improved Unarmed Fighting", so if you want to optimize it a bit, you may give your bear a 1-level monk dip: Monks are highly trained in fighting unarmed, ...


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The RAW is ambiguous on this point, but there are a few indications to go on. Language in the natural attack rules such as (although often a creature must forgo one natural attack for each weapon clutched in that limb, be it a claw, tentacle, or slam). seems to indicate that you get at most one claw attack for every one claw, and the creatures in the ...


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I think you are in house-rule territory. I'd suggest upgrading the die type on the claws for each feat which grants claws, so that the character had claws that do 1d8 damage each (1d4 for basic claws -> 1d6 -> 1d8). Possibly, by RAW, the character would have just one set of 1d4 claws, although I cannot find a definitive answer. The simplest rationale is ...



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