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Wasp Swarm

Wasp nests are made of chewed wood fibers foraged from the surrounding flora, which the wasps make into a material similar to paper. A single wasp nest can house thousands of individuals that emerge as a massive swarm. Most swarms attack only to protect their nest or if otherwise agitated, though druids and other primal enchanters can bend these venomous vermin to their will—to deadly effect.

Recall Knowledge - Animal (Nature): DC 19

Wasp SwarmCreature 4

Source Bestiary pg. 324
Perception +10; darkvision
Skills Acrobatics +12
Str -4, Dex +4, Con +2, Int -5, Wis +2, Cha -1
AC 18, Fort +10, Ref +12, Will +8
HP 45; Immunities precision, swarm mind; Resistances bludgeoning 7, piercing 7, slashing 3; Weaknesses area damage 5, splash damage 5
Speed 20 feet, fly 40 feet
Swarming Stings Single ActionSingle Action Each enemy in the swarm’s space takes 2d8 piercing damage (DC 21 basic Reflex save) and is exposed to wasp venom. A successful save negates the poison exposure.Wasp Venom (poison) Saving Throw Fortitude DC 21; Maximum Duration 6 rounds; Stage 1 1d6 poison (1 round); Stage 2 2d6 poison and clumsy 2 (2 rounds)

All Monsters in "Wasp"

Giant Wasp3
Wasp Swarm4


Source Bestiary pg. 324
While the common wasp poses little threat to a hardy adventurer aside from an uncomfortable sting, a large and aggressive swarm of these territorial insects—to say nothing of their oversized kin—can lay low an entire party of heroes. The wasps represented here are of the common variety also known as yellowjackets, but many other sorts of dangerous wasps exist, such as a Garundi variant that swarms in such great numbers that it can decimate entire villages, and the dreaded extraplanar hellwasps, which build their nests within the corpses of their victims.

Sidebar - Treasure and Rewards Paralytic Poison

The poison of the giant wasp loses its potency soon after being harvested, but alchemists have learned of a way to preserve some of its properties by adding a number of harsh additives; this method makes it even deadlier.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Sacred Stingers

Wasps are upheld as sacred among the priesthood of the elven deity Calistria, goddess of vengeance. Some priests of Calistria summon giant wasps or wasp swarms as servitors, while a few nurture giant wasps as pets, temple guardians, or companions. Followers of Calistria, both clergy and laypeople alike, seek to emulate the wasp’s penchant for leaving stung victims alive to suffer over a long period: a fitting model for revenge.