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Frog, Giant Dire (3PP)

This frog appears to be at least 10-feet long. It resembles a feral amphibian with dark mottled skin and black splotches on its body.

Frog, Giant Dire CR 4

XP 1,200
N Large animal
Init +1; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +3


AC 16, touch 10, flat-footed 15 (+1 Dex, +6 natural, -1 size)
hp 42 (5d8+20)
Fort +8, Ref +5, Will +0


Speed 30 ft., swim 40 ft.
Melee bite +7 (2d6+7 plus grab) or tongue +8 touch (grab plus pull)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft. (30 ft. with tongue)
Special Attacks pull (tongue, 10 ft), rake (2 claws +7, 1d6+5, on charge), swallow whole (1d8 bludgeoning damage, AC 13, hp 4), tongue)


Str 20, Dex 13, Con 18, Int 2, Wis 9, Cha 6
Base Atk +3; CMB +9 (+13 grapple), CMD 20 (24 vs. trip)
Feats Improved Natural Attack (bite), Intimidating Prowess, Weapon Focus (tongue)
Skills Acrobatics +9 (+13 jumping), Intimidate +4, Perception +3, Stealth +5, Swim +17; Racial Modifiers +4 to Acrobatics (+8 jumping) and +4 to Stealth


Tongue (Ex)

A giant dire frog’s tongue is a primary attack with reach equal to three times the frog’s normal reach (30 ft. for a Large giant dire frog). A giant dire frog’s tongue deals no damage on a hit but can be used to grab. A giant dire frog does not gain the grappled condition while using its tongue in this manner.

Editor's Notes

Stealth for this creature appears to be in error.  It fails to take into account the -4 size modifier meaning the creature's is Stealth +1.

GM's wanting to preserve a bit of Stealth for this creature may want to give it a +4 Stealth bonus in swamps; otherwise, we encourage use of this amount.


Characters with ranks in Knowledge (nature) can learn more about a Giant Dire Frog. When a character makes a successful skill check, the following lore is revealed, including the information from lower DCs.

Knowledge (nature)

DC Result
9 Giant dire frogs often lurk below the surface of marshes or dungeon pools, waiting to swallow an unsuspecting halfling or small hireling.
14 Giant dire frogs can rake opponents with two claws when they leap into battle.
19 The tongue of the giant dire frog can extend up to three times its body size.
24 Like many wild animals, giant dire frogs are afraid of loud noises, explosive displays of magic, or fire.