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Goliath Spider

Goliath spiders dwell in the deepest jungles, where they build webs as big as temples and feast on prey as large as hippopotami.

Recall Knowledge - Animal (Nature): DC 28

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Goliath SpiderCreature 11

Source Bestiary pg. 307
Perception +22; darkvision, web sense
Skills Acrobatics +18, Athletics +23, Stealth +22
Str +8, Dex +5, Con +7, Int -5, Wis +3, Cha -4
Web Sense The goliath spider has imprecise tremorsense to detect the vibrations of creatures touching its web.
AC 30; Fort +25, Ref +21, Will +17
HP 220
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 45 feet, climb 30 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action fangs +24 [+19/+14] (reach 10 feet), Damage 2d12+12 piercing plus goliath spider venomRanged Single ActionSingle Action web +22 [+17/+12] (range increment 60 feet), Effect web tetherDescend on a Web Single ActionSingle Action (move) The goliath spider moves straight down up to 120 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 5, 20 HP) severs it, causing the spider to fall.Goliath Spider Venom (incapacitation, poison) Saving Throw Fortitude DC 30; Maximum Duration 6 rounds; Stage 1 2d6 poison and slowed 1 (1 round); Stage 2 2d6 poison and slowed 2 (1 round); Stage 3 paralyzed for 2d4 hours.Web Tether A creature hit by the spider’s web Strike is restrained and tethered to the spider, preventing it from moving farther away from the spider. The spider can have one creature tethered at a time. The DC to Escape or Force Open the web is 30. The tether can be severed with a Strike (AC 20, Hardness 5, HP 20), but this doesn’t free the restrained creature.

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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.