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Cockroach Swarm

While cockroaches tend to gather in cramped spaces, a disturbed colony is sometimes prone to swarming, where hundreds or even thousands of the insects scurry out of their hiding places in a raft of shiny brown and black carapaces on thousands of skittering legs. Given how disgusting many find cockroaches to be, encountering such a swarm can be alarming to even the most seasoned adventurers. The creatures are relentless when disturbed; in contrast to the insects' normally skittish and harmless nature, as swarms they pursue the creature or creatures that provoked them and harry them with thousands of stinging bites.

Recall Knowledge - Animal (Nature): DC 16

Cockroach SwarmCreature 2

Source Bestiary 2 pg. 53 2.0
Perception +6; darkvision, scent (imprecise) 60 feet
Skills Acrobatics +8, Stealth +8
Str +2, Dex +4, Con +3, Int -5, Wis +0, Cha -4
AC 18; Fort +9, Ref +10, Will +6
HP 20; Immunities precision, swarm mind; Resistances bludgeoning 2, piercing 5, slashing 5; Weaknesses area damage 5, splash damage 5
Speed 20 feet, climb 20 feet, fly 15 feet
Swarming Bites Single ActionSingle Action Each enemy in the swarm's space takes 1d8 piercing damage (DC 18 basic Reflex save).

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.