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Spider Eater (3pp)

This massive flying insect buzzes through the air on four bat-like wings. Its bloated abdomen brandishes a razor-sharp stinger dripping with venom.

Spider Eater
CR 5

XP 1,600
N Large magical beast
Init +6; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision, scent; Perception +11


AC 16, touch 12, flat-footed 13 (+2 Dex, +1 dodge, +4 natural, -1 size)
hp 47 (5d10+20)
Fort +8, Ref +6, Will +2
Defensive Abilities freedom of movement


Speed 30 ft., fly 60 ft. (good)
Melee sting +9 (1d8+5 plus poison), bite +9 (1d8+5)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks poison
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 12)

Constantfreedom of movement


Str 21, Dex 14, Con 19, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 10
Base Atk +5; CMB +11; CMD 24
Feats Alertness, Dodge, Improved Initiative
Skills Fly +8, Perception +11, Sense Motive +3, Stealth +2; Racial Modifier +4 Perception
SQ implant


Implant (Ex)

Female spider eaters lay their eggs inside paralyzed creatures of Medium size or larger. The hatched larva emerge six weeks later, devouring the host from the inside, and killing the implanted creature. A remove disease cast on the implanted creature within the six-week gestation will kill the larva.

Poison (Ex)

Sting – injury; save Fort DC 16; onset 1 minute, frequency 1/week for duration of effect; effect paralysis 1d8+5 weeks; cure 1 save

Editor's Note

1.  Though unlikely to come into play because its spell-like ability is constant, the concentration for this is Concentration +12.
2.  The spider eater uses one too many skill points - we recommend lowering Stealth by 1, meaning Stealth +1.

GM's are encouraged to use these statistics.


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

Knowledge (arcana)

DC Result
DC 15 Spider eaters are magical beasts that implant their eggs in living hosts.
DC 20 Since spider eaters can be trained to carry riders, spider eater eggs and young can fetch a high price on the open market.
DC 25 A spider eater uses its poisonous sting to paralyze creatures it intends to use as hosts for its eggs.
DC 30 Spider eaters are immune to magic and effects that hamper a creature’s movement.