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Giant Octopus

Giant octopuses are found in the heart of deep, dark oceans.

Recall Knowledge - Animal (Nature): DC 24

Giant OctopusCreature 8

NHugeAnimalAquatic
Source Bestiary pg. 250
Perception +15; low-light vision
Skills Acrobatics +17, Athletics +20, Stealth +17
Str +6, Dex +3, Con +4, Int -3, Wis +3, Cha -2
AC 27, Fort +16, Ref +17, Will +15
HP 135; Resistances cold 10
Speed 15 feet, swim 40 feet; compression
Melee Single ActionSingle Action arm +20 (agile, reach 15 feet), Damage 2d8+9 bludgeoning plus GrabMelee Single ActionSingle Action beak +20, Damage 2d8+9 piercing plus giant octopus venomCompression A giant octopus can move through a gap at least 2 feet wide without Squeezing, and can Squeeze through a gap at least 1 foot wide.Constrict Single ActionSingle Action 1d8+9 bludgeoningGiant Octopus Venom (poison) Saving Throw DC 26 Fortitude; Maximum Duration 6 rounds; Stage 1 2d6 poison damage and flat-footed (1 round); Stage 2 2d6 poison damage, clumsy 1, and flat-footed (1 round); Stage 3 2d6 poison damage, clumsy 2, and flat-footed (1 round)Ink Cloud Single ActionSingle Action The octopus emits a cloud of black ink in a 30-foot emanation. This cloud has no effect outside of water. Creatures inside the cloud are undetected and can’t use their sense of smell. The cloud dissipates after 1 minute. The octopus can’t use Ink Cloud again for 2d6 rounds.Jet Two ActionsTwo Actions (move) The octopus moves up to 200 feet in a straight line through the water without triggering reactions.Writhing Arms Two ActionsTwo Actions The giant octopus makes up to four Strikes with different arms, each against a different target. Each attack counts separately for the octopus’s multiple attack penalty, but the penalty doesn't increase the penalty until the octopus has made all the attacks. If the octopus subsequently uses the Grab action, it can Grab any number of creatures it hit with Writhing Arms.

Sidebar - Locations Giant Octopus Lairs

Giant octopuses favor shipwrecks, coral reefs, or underwater caverns as lairs, where they can take advantage of narrow confines for protection. Giant octopuses, like their smaller kin, are fond of adorning and decorating their lairs with found objects—many of which, in the giant octopus’s case, are also magical weapons, shields, or works of art salvaged from sunken ships or fallen adventurers.