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MONSTERS (VERMIN)
These creatures operate on instinct, driven by simple needs such as food and reproduction. Except where noted, vermin attack only when hungry or threatened.
Vermin Traits: Vermin possess the following traits (unless otherwise noted in a creature’s entry).
—Mindless: No Intelligence score, and immunity to all mind-affecting effects (charms, compulsions, phantasms, patterns, and morale effects).
—Darkvision out to 60 feet.
Alignment: Always neutral. Vermin are not governed by a human sense of morality.
Treasure: Vermin generally possess no treasure. For those that do, this treasure consists of possessions formerly owned by a creature that the monster has killed.

GIANT ANT

Giant Ant, Worker
Giant Ant, Soldier
Giant Ant, Queen

Medium Vermin
Medium Vermin
Large Vermin
Hit Dice:
2d8 (9 hp)
2d8+2 (11 hp)
4d8+4 (22 hp)
Initiative:
+0
+0
–1
Speed:
50 ft. (10 squares), climb 20 ft.
50 ft. (10 squares), climb 20 ft.
40 ft. (8 squares)
Armor Class:
17 (+7 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 17
17 (+7 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 17
17 (–1 size, –1 Dex, +9 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 17
Base Attack/Grapple:
+1/+1
+1/+3
+3/+10
Attack:
Bite +1 melee (1d6)
Bite +3 melee (2d4+3)
Bite +5 melee (2d6+4)
Full Attack:
Bite +1 melee (1d6)
Bite +3 melee (2d4+3)
Bite +5 melee (2d6+4)
Space/Reach:
5 ft./5 ft.
5 ft./5 ft.
10 ft./5 ft.
Special Attacks:
Improved grab
Improved grab, acid sting
Improved grab
Special Qualities:
Scent, vermin traits
Scent, vermin traits
Scent, vermin traits
Saves:
Fort +3, Ref +0, Will +0
Fort +4, Ref +0, Will +1
Fort +5, Ref +0, Will +2
Abilities:
Str 10, Dex 10, Con 10, Int —, Wis 11, Cha 9
Str 14, Dex 10, Con 13, Int —, Wis 13, Cha 11
Str 16, Dex 9, Con 13, Int —, Wis 13, Cha 11
Skills:
Climb +8
Climb +10

Feats:
TrackB
TrackB
TrackB
Environment:
Temperate plains
Temperate plains
Temperate plains
Organization:
Gang (2–6) or crew (6–11 plus 1 giant ant soldier)
Solitary or gang (2–4)
Hive (1 plus 10–100 workers and 5–20 soldiers)
Challenge Rating:
1
2
2
Treasure:
None
None
1/10 coins; 50% goods; 50% items
Advancement:
3–4 HD (Medium); 5–6 HD (Large)
3–4 HD (Medium); 5–6 HD (Large)
5–6 HD (Large); 7–8 HD (Huge)
Level Adjustment:



Giant ants are among the hardiest and most adaptable vermin. Soldiers and workers are about 6 feet long, while queens can grow to a length of 9 feet.
Acid Sting (Ex): A giant soldier ant has a stinger and an acid-producing gland in its abdomen. If it successfully grabs an opponent, it can attempt to sting each round (+3 attack bonus). A hit with the sting attack deals 1d4+1 points of piercing damage and 1d4 points of acid damage.
Improved Grab (Ex): To use this ability, a giant ant must hit with its bite attack. A giant soldier ant that wins the ensuing grapple check establishes a hold and can sting.
Skills: *Giant ants have a +4 racial bonus on Survival checks when tracking by scent and a +8 racial bonus on Climb checks. A giant ant can always choose to take 10 on Climb checks, even if rushed or threatened.

GIANT BEE

Medium Vermin
Hit Dice:
3d8 (13 hp)
Initiative:
+2
Speed:
20 ft. (4 squares), fly 80 ft. (good)
Armor Class:
14 (+2 Dex, +2 natural), touch 12, flat-footed 12
Base Attack/Grapple:
+2/+2
Attack:
Sting +2 melee (1d4 plus poison)
Full Attack:
Sting +2 melee (1d4 plus poison)
Space/Reach:
5 ft./5 ft.
Special Attacks:
Poison
Special Qualities:
Darkvision 60 ft., vermin traits
Saves:
Fort +3, Ref +3, Will +2
Abilities:
Str 11, Dex 14, Con 11, Int —, Wis 12, Cha 9
Skills:
Spot +5, Survival +1*
Feats:

Environment:
Temperate plains
Organization:
Solitary, buzz (2–5), or hive (11–20)
Challenge Rating:
1
Treasure:
No coins; 1/4 goods (honey only); no items
Advancement:
4–6 HD (Medium); 7–9 HD (Large)
Level Adjustment:

Although many times larger, growing to a length of about 5 feet, giant bees behave generally the same as their smaller cousins. Giant bees are usually not aggressive except when defending themselves or their hive.
Poison (Ex): Injury, Fortitude DC 11, initial and secondary damage 1d4 Con. The save DC is Constitution-based. A giant bee that successfully stings another creature pulls away, leaving its stinger in the creature. The bee then dies.
Skills: Giant bees have a +4 racial bonus on Spot checks. *They also have a +4 racial bonus on Survival checks to orient themselves.

GIANT BOMBARDIER BEETLE

Medium Vermin
Hit Dice:
2d8+4 (13 hp)
Initiative:
+0
Speed:
30 ft. (6 squares)
Armor Class:
16 (+6 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 16
Base Attack/Grapple:
+1/+2
Attack:
Bite +2 melee (1d4+1)
Full Attack:
Bite +2 melee (1d4+1)
Space/Reach:
5 ft./5 ft.
Special Attacks:
Acid spray
Special Qualities:
Darkvision 60 ft., vermin traits
Saves:
Fort +5, Ref +0, Will +0
Abilities:
Str 13, Dex 10, Con 14, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 9
Skills:

Feats:

Environment:
Warm forests
Organization:
Cluster (2–5) or click (6–11)
Challenge Rating:
2
Advancement:
3–4 HD (Medium); 5–6 HD (Large)
Level Adjustment:

These creatures feed primarily on carrion and offal, gathering heaps of the stuff in which to build nests and lay eggs. A giant bombardier beetle is about 6 feet long. Giant bombardier beetles normally attack only to defend themselves, their nests, or their eggs.
Acid Spray (Ex): When attacked or disturbed, the creature can release a 10-foot cone of acidic vapor once per round. Those within the cone must succeed on a DC 13 Fortitude save or take 1d4+2 points of acid damage. The save DC is Constitution-based.

GIANT FIRE BEETLE

Small Vermin
Hit Dice:
1d8 (4 hp)
Initiative:
+0
Speed:
30 ft. (6 squares)
Armor Class:
16 (+1 size, +5 natural), touch 11, flat-footed 16
Base Attack/Grapple:
+0/–4
Attack:
Bite +1 melee (2d4)
Full Attack:
Bite +1 melee (2d4)
Space/Reach:
5 ft./5 ft.
Special Attacks:

Special Qualities:
Darkvision 60 ft., vermin traits
Saves:
Fort +2, Ref +0, Will +0
Abilities:
Str 10, Dex 11, Con 11, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 7
Skills:

Feats:

Environment:
Warm plains
Organization:
Cluster (2–5) or colony (6–11)
Challenge Rating:
1/3
Advancement:
2–3 HD (Small)
Level Adjustment:

These luminous nocturnal insects are prized by miners and adventurers. They have two glands, one above each eye, that produce a red glow. The glands’ luminosity persists for 1d6 days after removal from the beetle, illuminating a roughly circular area with a 10-foot radius. Giant fire beetles are about 2 feet long.

GIANT STAG BEETLE

Large Vermin
Hit Dice:
7d8+21 (52 hp)
Initiative:
+0
Speed:
20 ft. (4 squares)
Armor Class:
19 (–1 size, +10 natural), touch 9, flat-footed 19
Base Attack/Grapple:
+5/+15
Attack:
Bite +10 melee (4d6+9)
Full Attack:
Bite +10 melee (4d6+9)
Space/Reach:
10 ft./5 ft.
Special Attacks:
Trample 2d8+3
Special Qualities:
Darkvision 60 ft., vermin traits
Saves:
Fort +8, Ref +2, Will +2
Abilities:
Str 23, Dex 10, Con 17, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 9
Skills:

Feats:

Environment:
Temperate forests
Organization:
Cluster (2–5) or mass (6–11)
Challenge Rating:
4
Alignment:
Always neutral
Advancement:
8–10 HD (Large); 11–21 HD (Huge)
Level Adjustment:

These creatures are serious pests that greedily devour cultivated crops. A single beetle can strip an entire farm in short order. An adult giant stag beetle is about 10 feet long.
Trample (Ex): Reflex half DC 19. The save DC is Strength-based.

GIANT PRAYING MANTIS

Large Vermin
Hit Dice:
4d8+8 (26 hp)
Initiative:
–1
Speed:
20 ft. (4 squares), fly 40 ft. (poor)
Armor Class:
14 (–1 size, –1 Dex, +6 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 14
Base Attack/Grapple:
+3/+11
Attack:
Claws +6 melee (1d8+4)
Full Attack:
Claws +6 melee (1d8+4) and bite +1 melee (1d6+2)
Space/Reach:
10 ft (4 squares)./5 ft.
Special Attacks:
Improved grab
Special Qualities:
Darkvision 60 ft., vermin traits
Saves:
Fort +6, Ref +0, Will +3
Abilities:
Str 19, Dex 8, Con 15, Int —, Wis 14, Cha 11
Skills:
Hide –1*, Spot +6
Feats:

Environment:
Temperate forests
Organization:
Solitary
Challenge Rating:
3
Advancement:
5–8 HD (Large); 9–12 HD (Huge)
Level Adjustment:

This patient carnivore remains completely still as it waits for prey to come near.
Improved Grab (Ex): To use this ability, a giant praying mantis must hit with its claws attack. If it wins the ensuing grapple check, it establishes a hold and makes a bite attack as a primary attack (at its full +6 attack bonus).
Skills: A giant praying mantis has a +4 racial bonus on Hide and Spot checks. *Because of its camouflage, the Hide bonus increases to +12 when a mantis is surrounded by foliage.

GIANT WASP

Large Vermin
Hit Dice:
5d8+10 (32 hp)
Initiative:
+1
Speed:
20 ft. (4 squares), fly 60 ft. (good)
Armor Class:
14 (–1 size, +1 Dex, +4 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 13
Base Attack/Grapple:
+3/+11
Attack:
Sting +6 melee (1d3+6 plus poison)
Full Attack:
Sting +6 melee (1d3+6 plus poison)
Space/Reach:
10 ft./5 ft.
Special Attacks:
Poison
Special Qualities:
Darkvision 60 ft., vermin traits
Saves:
Fort +6, Ref +2, Will +2
Abilities:
Str 18, Dex 12, Con 14, Int —, Wis 13, Cha 11
Skills:
Spot +9, Survival +1*
Feats:

Environment:
Temperate forests
Organization:
Solitary, swarm (2–5), or nest (11–20)
Challenge Rating:
3
Advancement:
6–8 HD (Large); 9–15 HD (Huge)
Level Adjustment:

Giant wasps attack when hungry or threatened, stinging their prey to death. They take dead or incapacitated opponents back to their lairs as food for their unhatched young.
Poison (Ex): Injury, Fortitude DC 14, initial and secondary damage 1d6 Dex. The save DC is Constitution-based.
Skills: Giant wasps have a +8 racial bonus on Spot checks. *They also have a +4 racial bonus on Survival checks to orient themselves.

MONSTROUS CENTIPEDE

Monstrous Centipede, Tiny
Monstrous Centipede, Small
Monstrous Centipede, Medium

Tiny Vermin
Small Vermin
Medium Vermin
Hit Dice:
1/4 d8 (1 hp)
1/2 d8 (2 hp)
1d8 (4 hp)
Initiative:
+2
+2
+2
Speed:
20 ft. (4 squares), climb 20 ft.
30 ft. (6 squares), climb 30 ft.
40 ft. (8 squares), climb 40 ft.
Armor Class:
14 (+2 size, +2 Dex), touch 14, flat-footed 12
14 (+1 size, +2 Dex, +1 natural), touch 13, flat-footed 12
14 (+2 Dex, +2 natural), touch 12, flat-footed 12
Base Attack/Grapple:
+0/–13
+0/–7
+0/–1
Attack:
Bite +4 melee (1d3–5 plus poison)
Bite +3 melee (1d4–3 plus poison)
Bite +2 melee (1d6–1 plus poison)
Full Attack:
Bite +4 melee (1d3–5 plus poison)
Bite +3 melee (1d4–3 plus poison)
Bite +2 melee (1d6–1 plus poison)
Space/Reach:
2-1/2 ft./0 ft.
5 ft./5 ft.
5 ft./5 ft.
Special Attacks:
Poison
Poison
Poison
Special Qualities:
Darkvision 60 ft., vermin traits
Darkvision 60 ft., vermin traits
Darkvision 60 ft., vermin traits
Saves:
Fort +2, Ref +2, Will +0
Fort +2, Ref +2, Will +0
Fort +2, Ref +2, Will +0
Abilities:
Str 1, Dex 15, Con 10, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 2
Str 5, Dex 15, Con 10, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 2
Str 9, Dex 15, Con 10, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 2
Skills:
Climb +10, Hide +18, Spot +4
Climb +10, Hide +14, Spot +4
Climb +10, Hide +10, Spot +4
Feats:
Weapon FinesseB
Weapon FinesseB
Weapon FinesseB
Environment:
Underground
Underground
Underground
Organization:
Colony (8–16)
Colony (2–5) or swarm (6–11)
Solitary or colony (2–5)
Challenge Rating:
1/8
1/4
1/2
Advancement:



Level Adjustment:





Monstrous Centipede, Large
Monstrous Centipede, Huge

Large Vermin
Huge Vermin
Hit Dice:
3d8 (13 hp)
6d8+6 (33 hp)
Initiative:
+2
+2
Speed:
40 ft. (8 squares), climb 40 ft.
40 ft. (8 squares), climb 40 ft.
Armor Class:
14 (–1 size, +2 Dex, +3 natural), touch 11, flat-footed 12
16 (–2 size, +2 Dex, +6 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 14
Base Attack/Grapple:
+2/+7
+4/+15
Attack:
Bite +3 melee (1d8+1 plus poison)
Bite +5 melee (2d6+4 plus poison)
Full Attack:
Bite +3 melee (1d8+1 plus poison)
Bite +5 melee (2d6+4 plus poison)
Space/Reach:
10 ft./5 ft.
15 ft./10 ft.
Special Attacks:
Poison
Poison
Special Qualities:
Darkvision 60 ft., vermin traits
Darkvision 60 ft., vermin traits
Saves:
Fort +3, Ref +3, Will +1
Fort +6, Ref +4, Will +2
Abilities:
Str 13, Dex 15, Con 10, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 2
Str 17, Dex 15, Con 12, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 2
Skills:
Climb +10, Hide +6, Spot +4
Climb +11, Hide +2, Spot +4
Feats:
Weapon FinesseB

Environment:
Underground
Underground
Organization:
Solitary or colony (2–5)
Solitary or colony (2–5)
Challenge Rating:
1
2
Advancement:
4–5 HD (Large)
7–11 HD (Huge)
Level Adjustment:




Monstrous Centipede, Gargantuan
Monstrous Centipede, Colossal

Gargantuan Vermin
Colossal Vermin
Hit Dice:
12d8+12 (66 hp)
24d8+24 (132 hp)
Initiative:
+2
+1
Speed:
40 ft. (8 squares), climb 40 ft.
40 ft. (8 squares), climb 40 ft.
Armor Class:
18 (–4 size, +2 Dex, +10 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 16
20 (–8 size, +2 Dex, +16 natural), touch 4, flat-footed 18
Base Attack/Grapple:
+9/+27
+18/+42
Attack:
Bite +11 melee (2d8+9 plus poison)
Bite +18 melee (4d6+12 plus poison)
Full Attack:
Bite +11 melee (2d8+9 plus poison)
Bite +18 melee (4d6+12 plus poison)
Space/Reach:
20 ft./15 ft.
30 ft./20 ft.
Special Attacks:
Poison
Poison
Special Qualities:
Darkvision 60 ft., vermin traits
Darkvision 60 ft., vermin traits
Saves:
Fort +9, Ref +6, Will +4
Fort +15, Ref +9, Will +8
Abilities:
Str 23, Dex 15, Con 12, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 2
Str 27, Dex 13, Con 12, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 2
Skills:
Climb +14, Hide –2, Spot +4
Climb +16, Hide –7, Spot +4
Feats:


Environment:
Underground
Underground
Organization:
Solitary
Solitary
Challenge Rating:
6
9
Advancement:
17–23 HD (Gargantuan)
25–48 HD (Colossal)
Level Adjustment:


Monstrous centipedes tend to attack anything that resembles food, biting with their jaws and injecting their poison.
Size
Fort DC
Damage
Size
Fort DC
Damage
Tiny
10
1 Dex
Huge
14
1d6 Dex
Small
10
1d2 Dex
Gargantuan
17
1d8 Dex
Medium
10
1d3 Dex
Colossal
23
2d6 Dex
Large
11
1d4 Dex



Poison (Ex): A monstrous centipede has a poisonous bite. The details vary by the centipede’s size, as shown on the table above. The save DCs are Constitution-based. The indicated damage is both initial and secondary damage.
Skills: Monstrous centipedes have a +4 racial bonus on Spot checks, and a +8 racial bonus on Climb and Hide checks. They can use either their Strength or Dexterity modifier for Climb checks, whichever is higher. Monstrous scorpions can take 10 on Climb checks, even if threatened or distracted.

MONSTROUS SCORPION

Monstrous Scorpion, Tiny
Monstrous Scorpion, Small
Monstrous Scorpion, Medium

Tiny Vermin
Small Vermin
Medium Vermin
Hit Dice:
1/2 d8+2 (4 hp)
1d8+2 (6 hp)
2d8+4 (13 hp)
Initiative:
+0
+0
+0
Speed:
20 ft. (4 squares)
30 ft. (6 squares)
40 ft. (8 squares)
Armor Class:
14 (+2 size, +2 natural), touch 12, flat-footed 14
14 (+1 size, +3 natural), touch 11, flat-footed 14
14 (+4 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 14
Base Attack/Grapple:
+0/–8
+0/–4
+1/+2
Attack:
Claw +2 melee (1d2–4)
Claw +1 melee (1d3–1)
Claw +2 melee (1d4+1)
Full Attack:
2 claws +2 melee (1d2–4) and sting –3 melee (1d2–4 plus poison)
2 claws +1 melee (1d3–1) and sting –4 melee (1d3–1 plus poison)
2 claws +2 melee (1d4+1) and sting –3 melee (1d4 plus poison)
Space/Reach:
2-1/2 ft./0 ft.
5 ft./5 ft.
5 ft./5 ft.
Special Attacks:
Constrict 1d2–4, improved grab, poison
Constrict 1d3–1, improved grab, poison
Constrict 1d4+1, improved grab, poison
Special Qualities:
Darkvision 60 ft., tremorsense 60 ft., vermin traits
Darkvision 60 ft., tremorsense 60 ft., vermin traits
Darkvision 60 ft., tremorsense 60 ft., vermin traits
Saves:
Fort +4, Ref +0, Will +0
Fort +4, Ref +0, Will +0
Fort +5, Ref +0, Will +0
Abilities:
Str 3, Dex 10, Con 14, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 2
Str 9, Dex 10, Con 14, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 2
Str 13, Dex 10, Con 14, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 2
Skills:
Climb +0, Hide +12, Spot +4
Climb +3, Hide +8, Spot +4
Climb +5, Hide +4, Spot +4
Feats:
Weapon FinesseB
Weapon FinesseB

Environment:
Warm deserts
Warm deserts
Warm deserts
Organization:
Colony (8–16)
Colony (2–5) or swarm (6–11)
Solitary or colony (2–5)
Challenge Rating:
1/4
1/2
1
Alignment:
Always neutral
Always neutral
Always neutral
Advancement:


3–4 HD (Medium)
Level Adjustment:





Monstrous Scorpion, Large
Monstrous Scorpion, Huge

Large Vermin
Huge Vermin
Hit Dice:
5d8+10 (32 hp)
10d8+30 (75 hp)
Initiative:
+0
+0
Speed:
50 ft. (10 squares)
50 ft. (10 squares)
Armor Class:
16 (–1 size, +7 natural), touch 9, flat-footed 16
20 (–2 size, +12 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 20
Base Attack/Grapple:
+3/+11
+7/+21
Attack:
Claw +6 melee (1d6+4)
Claw +11 melee (1d8+6)
Full Attack:
2 claws +6 melee (1d6+4) and sting +1 melee (1d6+2 plus poison)
2 claws +11 melee (1d8+6) and sting +6 melee (2d4+3 plus poison)
Space/Reach:
10 ft./5 ft.
15 ft./10 ft.
Special Attacks:
Constrict 1d6+4, improved grab, poison
Constrict 1d8+6, improved grab, poison
Special Qualities:
Darkvision 60 ft., tremorsense 60 ft., vermin traits
Darkvision 60 ft., tremorsense 60 ft., vermin traits
Saves:
Fort +6, Ref +1, Will +1
Fort +10, Ref +3, Will +3
Abilities:
Str 19, Dex 10, Con 14, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 2
Str 23, Dex 10, Con 16, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 2
Skills:
Climb +8, Hide +0, Spot +4
Climb +10, Hide –4, Spot +4
Feats:


Environment:
Warm deserts
Warm deserts
Organization:
Solitary or colony (2–5)
Solitary or colony (2–5)
Challenge Rating:
3
7
Treasure:
1/10 coins; 50% goods; 50% items
1/10 coins; 50% goods; 50% items
Advancement:
6–9 HD (Large)
11–19 HD (Huge)
Level Adjustment:




Monstrous Scorpion, Gargantuan
Monstrous Scorpion, Colossal

Gargantuan Vermin
Colossal Vermin
Hit Dice:
20d8+60 (150 hp)
40d8+120 (300 hp)
Initiative:
+0
–1
Speed:
50 ft. (10 squares)
50 ft. (10 squares)
Armor Class:
24 (–4 size, +18 natural), touch 6, flat-footed 24
26 (–8 size, –1 Dex, +25 natural), touch 1, flat-footed 26
Base Attack/Grapple:
+15/+37
+30/+58
Attack:
Claw +21 melee (2d6+10)
Claw +34 melee (2d8+12)
Full Attack:
2 claws +21 melee (2d6+10) and sting +16 melee (2d6+5 plus poison)
2 claws +34 melee (2d8+12) and sting +29 melee (2d8+6 plus poison)
Space/Reach:
20 ft./15 ft.
40 ft./30 ft.
Special Attacks:
Constrict 2d6+10, improved grab, poison
Constrict 2d8+12, improved grab, poison
Special Qualities:
Darkvision 60 ft., tremorsense 60 ft., vermin traits
Darkvision 60 ft., tremorsense 60 ft., vermin traits
Saves:
Fort +15, Ref +6, Will +6
Fort +25, Ref +12, Will +13
Abilities:
Str 31, Dex 10, Con 16, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 2
Str 35, Dex 8, Con 16, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 2
Skills:
Climb +14, Hide –8, Spot +4
Climb +16, Hide –12, Spot +4
Feats:


Environment:
Warm deserts
Warm deserts
Organization:
Solitary
Solitary
Challenge Rating:
10
12
Treasure:
1/10 coins; 50% goods; 50% items
1/10 coins; 50% goods; 50% items
Advancement:
21–39 HD (Gargantuan)
41–60 HD (Colossal)
Level Adjustment:


Monstrous scorpions are likely to attack any creature that approaches, and they usually charge when attacking prey.
Constrict (Ex): A monstrous scorpion deals automatic claw damage on a successful grapple check.
Improved Grab (Ex): To use this ability, a monstrous scorpion must hit with a claw attack. A monstrous scorpion can use either its Strength modifier or Dexterity modifier for grapple checks, whichever is better.
Poison (Ex): A monstrous scorpion has a poisonous sting. The details vary by the scorpion’s size, as follows. The save DCs are Constitution- based. The indicated damage is initial and secondary damage.
Size
Fort DC
Damage
Size
Fort DC
Damage
Tiny
12
1 Con
Huge
18
1d6 Con
Small
12
1d2 Con
Gargantuan
23
1d8 Con
Medium
13
1d3 Con
Colossal
33
1d10 Con
Large
14
1d4 Con



Skills: A monstrous scorpion has a +4 racial bonus on Climb, Hide, and Spot checks.

MONSTROUS SPIDER

Monstrous Spider, Tiny
Monstrous Spider, Small
Monstrous Spider, Medium

Tiny Vermin
Small Vermin
Medium Vermin
Hit Dice:
1/2 d8 (2 hp)
1d8 (4 hp)
2d8+2 (11 hp)
Initiative:
+3
+3
+3
Speed:
20 ft. (4 squares), climb 10 ft.
30 ft. (6 squares), climb 20 ft.
30 ft. (6 squares), climb 20 ft.
Armor Class:
15 (+2 size, +3 Dex), touch 15, flat-footed 12
14 (+1 size, +3 Dex), touch 14, flat-footed 11
14 (+3 Dex, +1 natural), touch 13, flat-footed 11
Base Attack/Grapple:
+0/–12
+0/–6
+1/+1
Attack:
Bite +5 melee (1d3–4 plus poison)
Bite +4 melee (1d4–2 plus poison)
Bite +4 melee (1d6 plus poison)
Full Attack:
Bite +5 melee (1d3–4 plus poison)
Bite +4 melee (1d4–2 plus poison)
Bite +4 melee (1d6 plus poison)
Space/Reach:
2-1/2 ft./0 ft.
5 ft./5 ft.
5 ft./5 ft.
Special Attacks:
Poison, web
Poison, web
Poison, web
Special Qualities:
Darkvision 60 ft., tremorsense 60 ft., vermin traits
Darkvision 60 ft., tremorsense 60 ft., vermin traits
Darkvision 60 ft., tremorsense 60 ft., vermin traits
Saves:
Fort +2, Ref +3, Will +0
Fort +2, Ref +3, Will +0
Fort +4, Ref +3, Will +0
Abilities:
Str 3, Dex 17, Con 10, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 2
Str 7, Dex 17, Con 10, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 2
Str 11, Dex 17, Con 12, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 2
Skills:
Climb +11, Hide +15*, Jump –4*, Spot +4*
Climb +11, Hide +11*, Jump –2*, Spot +4*
Climb +11, Hide +7*, Jump +0*, Spot +4*
Feats:
Weapon FinesseB
Weapon FinesseB
Weapon FinesseB
Environment:
Temperate forests
Temperate forests
Temperate forests
Organization:
Colony (8–16)
Colony (2–5) or swarm (6–11)
Solitary or colony (2–5)
Challenge Rating:
1/4
1/2
1
Treasure:
None
None
1/10 coins; 50% goods; 50% items
Advancement:


3 HD (Medium)
Level Adjustment:





Monstrous Spider, Large
Monstrous Spider, Huge

Large Vermin
Huge Vermin
Hit Dice:
4d8+4 (22 hp)
8d8+16 (52 hp)
Initiative:
+3
+3
Speed:
30 ft. (6 squares), climb 20 ft.
30 ft. (6 squares), climb 20 ft.
Armor Class:
14 (–1 size, +3 Dex, +2 natural), touch 12, flat-footed 11
16 (–2 size, +3 Dex, +5 natural), touch 11, flat-footed 13
Base Attack/Grapple:
+3/+9
+6/+18
Attack:
Bite +4 melee (1d8+3 plus poison)
Bite +9 melee (2d6+6 plus poison)
Full Attack:
Bite +4 melee (1d8+3 plus poison)
Bite +9 melee (2d6+6 plus poison)
Space/Reach:
10 ft./5 ft.
15 ft./10 ft.
Special Attacks:
Poison, web
Poison, web
Special Qualities:
Darkvision 60 ft., tremorsense 60 ft., vermin traits
Darkvision 60 ft., tremorsense 60 ft., vermin traits
Saves:
Fort +5, Ref +4, Will +1
Fort +8, Ref +5, Will +2
Abilities:
Str 15, Dex 17, Con 12, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 2
Str 19, Dex 17, Con 14, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 2
Skills:
Climb +11, Hide +3*, Jump +2*, Spot +4*
Climb +12, Hide –1*, Jump +4*, Spot +4*
Feats:


Environment:
Temperate forests
Temperate forests
Organization:
Solitary or colony (2–5)
Solitary or colony (2–5)
Challenge Rating:
2
5
Treasure:
1/10 coins; 50% goods; 50% items
1/10 coins; 50% goods; 50% items
Advancement:
5–7 HD (Large)
9–15 HD (Huge)
Level Adjustment:




Monstrous Spider, Gargantuan
Monstrous Spider, Colossal

Gargantuan Vermin
Colossal Vermin
Hit Dice:
16d8+32 (104 hp)
32d8+64 (208 hp)
Initiative:
+3
+2
Speed:
30 ft. (6 squares), climb 20 ft.
30 ft. (6 squares), climb 20 ft.
Armor Class:
19 (–4 size, +3 Dex, +10 natural), touch 9, flat-footed 16
22 (–8 size, +2 Dex, +18 natural), touch 4, flat-footed 20
Base Attack/Grapple:
+12/+31
+24/+50
Attack:
Bite +15 melee (2d8+10 plus poison)
Bite +26 melee (4d6+15 plus poison)
Full Attack:
Bite +15 melee (2d8+10 plus poison)
Bite +26 melee (4d6+15 plus poison)
Space/Reach:
20 ft./15 ft.
40 ft./30 ft.
Special Attacks:
Poison, web
Poison, web
Special Qualities:
Darkvision 60 ft., tremorsense 60 ft., vermin traits
Darkvision 60 ft., tremorsense 60 ft., vermin traits
Saves:
Fort +12, Ref +8, Will +5
Fort +20, Ref +12, Will +10
Abilities:
Str 25, Dex 17, Con 14, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 2
Str 31, Dex 15, Con 14, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 2
Skills:
Climb +14, Hide –5*, Jump +7*, Spot +4*
Climb +16, Hide –10*, Jump +10*, Spot +7*
Feats:


Environment:
Temperate forests
Temperate forests
Organization:
Solitary
Solitary
Challenge Rating:
8
11
Treasure:
1/10 coins; 50% goods; 50% items
1/10 coins; 50% goods; 50% items
Advancement:
17–31 HD (Gargantuan)
33–60 HD (Colossal)
Level Adjustment:



All monstrous spiders are aggressive predators that use their poisonous bites to subdue or kill prey.
Monstrous spiders come in two general types: hunters and web-spinners. Hunters rove about, while web-spinners usually attempt to trap prey. Hunting spiders can spin webs to use as lairs, but cannot use their webs as weapons the way web-spinners can. A hunting spider has a base land speed 10 feet faster than the figures given in the statistics blocks.
Poison (Ex): A monstrous spider has a poisonous bite. The details vary by the spider’s size, as shown on the table below. The save DCs are Constitution-based. The indicated damage is initial
and secondary damage.
Size
Fort DC
Damage
Size
Fort DC
Damage
Tiny
10
1d2 Str
Huge
16
1d8 Str
Small
10
1d3 Str
Gargantuan
20
2d6 Str
Medium
12
1d4 Str
Colossal
28
2d8 Str
Large
13
1d6 Str



Web (Ex): Both types of monstrous spiders often wait in their webs or in trees, then lower themselves silently on silk strands and leap onto prey passing beneath. A single strand is strong enough to support the spider and one creature of the same size. Web-spinners can throw a web eight times per day. This is similar to an attack with a net but has a maximum range of 50 feet, with a range increment of 10 feet, and is effective against targets up to one size category larger than the spider. An entangled creature can escape with a successful Escape Artist check or burst it with a Strength check. Both are standard actions whose DCs are given in the table below. The check DCs are Constitution-based, and the Strength check DC includes a +4 racial bonus.
Web-spinners often create sheets of sticky webbing from 5 to 60 feet square, depending on the size of the spider. They usually position these sheets to snare flying creatures but can also try to trap prey on the ground. Approaching creatures must succeed on a DC 20 Spot check to notice a web; otherwise they stumble into it and become trapped as though by a successful web attack. Attempts to escape or burst the webbing gain a +5 bonus if the trapped creature has something to walk on or grab while pulling free. Each 5-foot section has the hit points given on the table, and sheet webs have damage reduction 5/—.
A monstrous spider can move across its own web at its climb speed and can pinpoint the location of any creature touching its web.
Size
Escape Artist DC
Break DC
Hit Points
Tiny
10
14
2
Small
10
14
4
Medium
12
16
6
Large
13
17
12
Huge
16
20
14
Gargantuan
20
24
16
Colossal
28
32
18
Tremorsense (Ex): A monstrous spider can detect and pinpoint any creature or object within 60 feet in contact with the ground, or within any range in contact with the spider’s webs.
Skills: Monstrous spiders have a +4 racial bonus on Hide and Spot checks and a +8 racial bonus on Climb checks. A monstrous spider can always choose to take 10 on Climb checks, even if rushed or threatened. Monstrous spiders use either their Strength or Dexterity modifier for Climb checks, whichever is
higher. *Hunting spiders have a +10 racial bonus on Jump checks and a +8 racial bonus on Spot checks. Web-spinning spiders have a +8 racial bonus on Hide and Move Silently checks when using their webs.