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Spiny Eurypterid

Spiny eurypterids are aggressive, tenacious, and utterly unwilling to stop chasing prey, even to their own detriment. These creatures are covered with countless needle-like spikes and can grow to rival the size of ocean mammals like orcas. Sailors often find them clinging to the hulls of ships, as spiny eurypterids mistake them for prey and are too stubborn to let go.

Recall Knowledge - Animal (Nature): DC 20

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Spiny EurypteridCreature 5

Source Bestiary 3 pg. 97
Perception +10; darkvision, wavesense (imprecise) 30 feet
Skills Athletics +13, Stealth +13
Str +4, Dex +2, Con +5, Int -5, Wis +1, Cha -3
AC 22; Fort +16, Ref +11, Will +10
HP 70
Attack of Opportunity ReactionReaction Stinger only.
Chitinous Spines A creature grabbed by the spiny eurypterid takes 2d6 piercing damage at the start of that creature's turn.
Speed 40 feet, swim 40 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action pincer +15 [+10/+5], Damage 2d8+4 slashing plus GrabMelee Single ActionSingle Action stinger +15 [+10/+5], Damage 2d6+4 piercing plus spiny eurypterid venomSpiny Eurypterid Venom (poison) Saving Throw Fortitude DC 22; Maximum Duration 6 rounds; Stage 1 1d8 poison damage and enfeebled 1 (1 round); Stage 2 1d8 poison damage and enfeebled 2 (1 round); Stage 3 2d8 poison damage and enfeebled 3 (1 round)

All Monsters in "Eurypterid"

Common Eurypterid-1
Spiny Eurypterid5


Source Bestiary 3 pg. 97
Fearsome predators and durable pests, eurypterids are hard-carapaced arthropods sometimes referred to as sea scorpions. Though aquatic creatures, they have robust respiratory systems that allow them to survive indefinitely on land. All eurypterids possess claws as well as stingers that can inject venom.

Sidebar - Treasure and Rewards Acquired Taste

The meat of a eurypterid is generally considered an acquired taste, as the flesh turns gelatinous when heated, but those who enjoy it claim its taste falls somewhere between sweet shrimp and crab. A market exists for eurypterid meat, especially for more dangerous varieties like the spiny eurypterid, but supply remains low as most fishermen won't risk baiting a creature that could ruin an entire day's catch.