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Giant Tick

This grotesque tick is the size of a dog and scurries with surprising speed.

Recall Knowledge - Animal (Nature): DC 15

Giant TickCreature 1

Source Bestiary 2 pg. 260 2.0
Perception +6; darkvision
Skills Athletics +6, Stealth +6
Str +1, Dex +3, Con +4, Int -5, Wis +1, Cha -5
AC 16; Fort +9, Ref +6, Will +4
HP 20
Speed 15 feet, climb 15 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action hypostome +8 [+3/-2] (finesse), Damage 1d6+1 plus attach and tick feverAttach When the giant tick Strikes a creature larger than itself, its barbed hypostome attaches it to that creature. This is similar to Grabbing the creature, but the giant tick moves with that creature rather than holding it in place. The giant tick is flat-footed while attached. If the giant tick is killed or pushed away while attached to a creature on which it has used Blood Drain, that creature takes 1 persistent bleed damage. Escaping the attachment or removing the giant tick in other ways doesn't cause bleed damage.Blood Drain Single ActionSingle Action Requirements The giant tick is attached to a creature; Effect The giant tick uses its hypostome to drain blood from the creature it's attached to. This deals 1d4 damage, and the giant tick gains temporary Hit Points equal to the damage dealt. A creature that has its blood drained by a giant tick is drained 1 until it receives healing (of any kind or amount).Tick Fever (disease) Saving Throw DC 17 Fortitude; Onset 1 day; Stage 1 enfeebled 1 (1 day); Stage 2 enfeebled 2 (1 day).

All Monsters in "Tick"

Giant Tick1
Tick Swarm9


Source Bestiary 2 pg. 260 2.0
These blood-sucking parasites are common vectors for disease and other infections. Ticks infest all parts of the world, save for the most remote and frigid locales, and have evolved to feed on just about every kind of creature.

Sidebar - Advice and Rules Tick Diseases

Giant ticks and tick swarms can potentially inflict diseases other than tick fever. Potential diseases that a tick could spread include blinding sickness, bubonic plague, malaria, or scarlet fever. The saving throw DC should be adjusted to DC 17 (for giant ticks) or DC 27 (for tick swarms).