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Giant Whiptail Centipede

Whiptail centipedes are sleek and swift tunnel predators.

Recall Knowledge - Animal (Nature): DC 18

Giant Whiptail CentipedeCreature 3

Source Bestiary 2 pg. 50 2.0
Perception +9; darkvision
Skills Acrobatics +8, Athletics +10, Stealth +8
Str +4, Dex +2, Con +4, Int -5, Wis +2, Cha -4
AC 19; Fort +11, Ref +9, Will +7
HP 45
Attack of Opportunity ReactionReaction Tail only.
Speed 30 feet, climb 30 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action mandibles +11 [+6/+1] (reach 10 feet), Damage 1d10+6 piercing plus whiptail centipede venomMelee Single ActionSingle Action tail +11 [+7/+3] (agile, reach 15 feet), Damage 1d6+6 bludgeoning plus KnockdownUndulate Single ActionSingle Action The giant whiptail centipede Strides or Steps. During this movement, it can pass through spaces as narrow as 5 feet without Squeezing.Whiptail Centipede Venom (poison) Saving Throw DC 19 Fortitude; Maximum Duration 6 rounds; Stage 1 1d10 poison damage and clumsy 1 (1 round); Stage 2 2d10 poison damage and clumsy 1 (1 round); Stage 3 2d10 poison damage and clumsy 2 (1 round)

All Monsters in "Centipede"

Centipede Swarm3
Giant Centipede-1
Giant Whiptail Centipede3
Titan Centipede9


Source Bestiary pg. 61
Hunters and scavengers that live amid dung and detritus, centipedes are a relatively common and often reviled threat faced by adventurers. Scurrying about with surprising speed on the scores of legs attached to their long, segmented bodies, centipedes strike with poisoned mandibles to slow and torment their prey with a vicious toxin before they settle down to feed in slow and disgusting leisure.

Sidebar - Related Creatures Centipede Species

Centipedes take nearly countless forms amid nearly every climate, with specific traits and abilities varying wildly between species. Tangled forests, arid deserts, foul sewers, deep caverns, and abandoned buildings are all common haunts for centipedes, from oversized specimens capable of taking down significant prey alone to carpets of frenzied vermin gathered into a dangerous swarm. Larger and more specialized centipedes than the two presented here exist, such as the sleek giant whiptail centipede or the immense titan centipede.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Massive Myriapods

All centipedes prefer to eat carrion, gathering in numbers around large corpses or battlefields and jealously guarding their troves of flesh from any who would disturb them. Monstrous centipedes are also aggressive hunters and are particularly fond of devouring horses and similar creatures, often snatching a mount right out from under its rider. They are unusually stealthy for creatures of their size, making their swift strikes all the more frightening.