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Giant Cockroach

Cockroaches are communal creatures, rarely setting out on their own unless they are searching for food. If an adventurer encounters a single giant cockroach while exploring, they had best take precautions against others, as there is likely an entire colony nearby.

Recall Knowledge - Animal (Nature): DC 15

Giant CockroachCreature 1

Source Bestiary 2 pg. 53 2.0
Perception +6; darkvision, scent (imprecise) 60 feet
Skills Acrobatics +6, Stealth +8
Str +1, Dex +3, Con +1, Int -5, Wis +1, Cha -1
AC 16; Fort +6, Ref +8, Will +4
HP 20
Scurry ReactionReaction Trigger The giant cockroach is targeted by a melee attack; Effect The giant cockroach gains a +2 circumstance bonus to AC against the triggering attack. After the attack resolves, the cockroach Strides, Climbs, or Flies up to 10 feet.
Speed 25 feet, climb 25 feet, fly 15 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action mandibles +8 [+4/+0] (agile, finesse), Damage 1d6+1 piercing

All Monsters in "Cockroach"

Cockroach Swarm2
Giant Cockroach1


Source Bestiary 2 pg. 53 2.0
Generally seen more as a nuisance than a personal danger, cockroaches inhabit most reaches of the world. They are scavengers who live off the detritus of the natural world and from those that inhabit it. These maligned insects can survive weeks without eating, and most of their meals consist of organic waste that would otherwise overwhelm an ecosystem, particularly in their preferred urban environments. Though a typical cockroach presents virtually no threat, they can become dangerous in large groups, and some species grow particularly large.

Sidebar - Related Creatures Cockroach Species

Beyond the common giant cockroach, other flesh-eating cockroaches exist throughout the world. These variations include the giant hissing cockroach, the noxious venomroach, the huge spitting cockroach (which can incapacitate enemies from a distance), the aggressive sawback cockroach, and the mysterious and rare dragonroach.