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Giant Tarantula

Tarantulas are ambush predators, but will attack prey in the open.

Recall Knowledge - Animal (Nature): DC 22

Giant TarantulaCreature 6

Source Bestiary pg. 307
Perception +14; darkvision
Skills Acrobatics +9, Athletics +16, Stealth +11
Str +6, Dex +1, Con +5, Int -5, Wis +2, Cha -4
AC 21; Fort +15, Ref +13, Will +10
HP 135
Speed 30 feet, climb 30 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action fangs +17 [+12/+7], Damage 2d8+8 piercing plus giant tarantula venomMelee Single ActionSingle Action leg +17 [+12/+7] (reach 10 feet), Damage 1d12+8 bludgeoning plus KnockdownGiant Tarantula Venom (poison) Saving Throw Fortitude DC 23; Maximum Duration 8 rounds; Stage 1 1d6 poison (1 round); Stage 2 1d6 poison, flat-footed, and clumsy 1 (1 round); Stage 3 1d6 poison, flat-footed, and clumsy 2; Stage 4 1d6 poison and paralyzed (1 round).Hair Barrage Two ActionsTwo Actions The tarantula flicks its legs, flinging spiky hairs in a 15-foot cone. This deals 4d6 piercing damage with a DC 25 basic Reflex save.

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.