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Giant Dragonfly

These buzzing insects are the size of a small horse. They are ambush predators known to hunt beasts and humanoids alike, capable of using impressive aerial acrobatics to swoop down from above and snatch away their prey.

Recall Knowledge - Animal (Nature): DC 19

Giant DragonflyCreature 4

NMediumAnimal
Source Bestiary 2 pg. 98 2.0
Perception +11; darkvision, wavesense (imprecise) 30 feet
Skills Acrobatics +10 (+12 to Maneuver in Flight), Athletics +12, Stealth +12
Str +4, Dex +4, Con +2, Int -5, Wis +3, Cha +0
AC 21; Fort +12, Ref +14, Will +9
HP 60
Speed 20 feet, fly 60 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action mandibles +14 [+9/+4], Damage 1d12+7 piercing plus GrabClutch Single ActionSingle Action Requirements The giant dragonfly has a Medium or smaller creature grabbed in its mandibles; Effect The dragonfly tries to transfer the grabbed creature to be clutched by its legs. The giant dragonfly attempts an Athletics check against the creature's Reflex DC. On a success, it transfers the creature (which remains grabbed) to its legs, freeing its mandibles to attack. The dragonfly can have only one creature clutched at a time.Snatch The giant dragonfly can Fly at half Speed while it has a creature grabbed or restrained by Clutch, carrying that creature along with it.Swoop Two ActionsTwo Actions The giant dragonfly Flies up to its Speed and makes one mandible Strike at any point during that movement.

All Monsters in "Dragonfly"

NameLevel
Giant Dragonfly4
Giant Dragonfly Nymph3

Dragonfly

Source Bestiary 2 pg. 98 2.0
Dragonflies hunt with a combination of agile power and deadly speed. In their early life stages these insects are entirely aquatic predators, but they take to the air once they’ve molted. Most live around bodies of water suitable for spawning, but giant dragonflies have been known to fly many miles when on the hunt. Though their gossamer wings and colorful bodies are beautiful at first glance, an unwary adventurer lured in by the display runs a very real risk of becoming lunch.

Sidebar - Related Creatures Dragonfly Species

While dragonflies come in many colors, the differences between species sometimes extend beyond aesthetic variation. Giant blue dragonflies are larger toxic versions of the insects with a numbing bite that boggards use to craft poisons. Cave dragonflies are slower but stronger variants that dwell in large cavern systems. The legendary storm dragonflies are truly immense creatures that can use their powerful wings to stun foes.