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Giant Squid

Dwelling deep within the oceans, this huge cephalopod grows up to 45 feet in length and can weigh up to 600 pounds. Its arms and tentacles are lined with hundreds of hooks and suckers, allowing it to seize its prey with ease.

Recall Knowledge - Animal (Nature): DC 26

Giant SquidCreature 9

NHugeAnimalAquatic
Source Bestiary 2 pg. 254
Perception +21; darkvision
Skills Athletics +20, Stealth +18
Str +7, Dex +3, Con +4, Int -4, Wis +6, Cha -2
AC 28; Fort +15, Ref +18, Will +21
HP 155; Resistances cold 10
Speed swim 40 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action beak +21 [+16/+11], Damage 2d12+11 piercingMelee Single ActionSingle Action barbed tentacles +21 [+17/+13] (agile, reach 25 feet), Damage 2d10+11 slashing plus GrabMelee Single ActionSingle Action arm +21 [+17/+13] (agile, reach 10 feet), Damage 2d8+11 bludgeoning plus Improved GrabConstrict Single ActionSingle Action 1d10+10 bludgeoning, DC 25Jet Two ActionsTwo Actions (move) The giant squid moves up to 200 feet in a straight line through the water without triggering any reactions.Ravenous Embrace Two ActionsTwo Actions The giant squid makes up to four arm Strikes, each with a different arm and against a different target. The giant squid then makes a beak Strike against one creature that it grabbed during Ravenous Embrace. Each arm Strike counts separately for the squid's multiple attack penalty, but the penalty doesn't increase until the squid has made all of its arm Strikes; the beak Strike uses the multiple attack penalty as normal.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Giant Squid Tactics

The giant squid attacks by lashing out with its longest tentacles and then rapidly pulling the prey toward itself. While closing the distance between them, it attacks again, this time closing its smaller arms around the prey. Once it has the prey thoroughly trapped, the giant squid tears and cuts with its beak and the teeth-lined saw it has in the place of a tongue.

All Monsters in "Squid"

NameLevel
Giant Squid9
Vampire Squid0

Squid

Source Bestiary 2 pg. 254
The unusual shape of these swift, voracious predators has prompted many a nautical tale.