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Hunting Spider

Hunting spiders are the most common type of giant spider, though not the largest.

Recall Knowledge - Animal (Nature): DC 15

Hunting SpiderCreature 1

Source Bestiary pg. 306
Perception +7; darkvision, web sense
Skills Acrobatics +7, Athletics +5, Stealth +7
Str +2, Dex +4, Con +1, Int -5, Wis +2, Cha -4
Web Sense The hunting spider has imprecise tremorsense to detect the vibrations of creatures touching its web.
AC 17; Fort +6, Ref +9, Will +5
HP 16
Spring Upon Prey ReactionReaction (attack); Requirement Initiative has not yet been rolled. Trigger A creature touches the hunting spider’s web while the spider is on it. Effect The hunting spider automatically notices the creature and Strides, Climbs, or Descends on a Web before it rolls initiative.
Speed 25 feet, climb 25 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action fangs +9 [+4/-1] (finesse), Damage 1d6+2 piercing plus hunting spider venomRanged Single ActionSingle Action web +7 [+2/-3] (range increment 30 feet), Effect web trapDescend on a Web Single ActionSingle Action (move) The hunting spider moves straight down up to 40 feet, suspended by a web line. It can hang from the web or drop off. The distance it Descends on a Web doesn’t count for falling damage. A creature that successfully Strikes the web (AC 20, Hardness 3, 5 HP) severs it, causing the spider to fall.Hunting Spider Venom (poison) Saving Throw Fortitude DC 16; Maximum Duration 6 rounds; Stage 1 1d10 poison and flat-footed (1 round); Stage 2 1d12 poison, clumsy 1, and flat-footed (1 round); Stage 3 2d6 poison, clumsy 2, and flat-footed (1 round).Web Trap A creature hit by the hunting spider’s web attack is immobilized and stuck to the nearest surface until it Escapes (DC 17).

All Monsters in "Spider"

Dream Spider0
Giant Tarantula6
Goliath Spider11
Hunting Spider1
Ogre Spider5
Spider Swarm0


Source Bestiary pg. 306
Few everyday vermin inspire as much dread as the infamous spider.

Sidebar - Related Creatures Associated Monsters

Though they are vermin incapable of forming true alliances, spiders show up alongside many types of creatures, including web lurkers. Spellcasters sometimes call upon spiders using summon animal, and spider swarms have a way of popping up just about anywhere at the most inopportune times.

Sidebar - Related Creatures Other Giant Spiders

A staggering number of species of giant spider exist in the world. Some, like the dream spider, whose venom creates strange hallucinations, are relatively small. Others, like the lumbering ogre spider, are larger than horses.