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Giant Leech

Capable of growing to lengths of nearly 5 feet, giant leeches have circular maws filled with hook-like teeth. They prefer to dwell in stagnant or slow-moving shallow water or in damp, moist undergrowth. Horses and larger animals are their favorite prey, but they won't balk at a chance to latch onto a human- or halfling-sized meal.

Recall Knowledge - Animal (Nature): DC 16

Giant LeechCreature 2

Source Bestiary 2 pg. 156 2.0
Perception +5; tremorsense 30 feet
Skills Athletics +8, Stealth +7
Str +4, Dex +1, Con +3, Int -5, Wis +1, Cha -5
AC 17; Fort +9, Ref +7, Will +5
HP 32; Weaknesses salt 5
Speed 5 feet, swim 20 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action mouth +10 [+5/+0], Damage 1d4+6 piercing plus GrabBlood Drain Single ActionSingle Action Requirements The giant leech has a creature grabbed or restrained; Effect The giant leech drains blood from the creature it has grabbed. This deals 2d4 damage. A creature that has its blood drained by a giant leech is drained 1 until it receives any kind or amount of healing.

All Monsters in "Leech"

Brood Leech Swarm4
Giant Leech2


Source Bestiary 2 pg. 156 2.0
Though valued by apothecaries and field medics as methods to reduce swelling or drain blood, leeches are despised by most who encounter them, regardless of the setting.

Sidebar - Related Creatures Leech Species

The spotted hooktooth leech is often found in areas frequented by trolls, who sometimes wear them as awful decorations, relying on their regeneration to control the bleeding effects. The gigantic elephant leech feeds on immense beasts of the swamplands or jungles, like elephants, froghemoths, and dinosaurs, attacking from unexpected range. But it's the relatively small gutleech that provides the most fuel for nightmares, due to its awful habit of feeding on victims from inside.