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Formian Hive Queen

A formian resembles a cross between an ant and a centaur. All formians are covered in a brownish-red carapace; this one is larger than a warhorse, with distinctive markings all over her carapace and a scheming gleam in her eye.

Formian Hive Queen CR 14

XP 38,400
LN Large outsider (extraplanar, lawful)
Init +3; Senses darkvision 60 ft., hive mind 50 mi.; Perception +32


AC 23, touch 8, flat-footed – (-1 Dex, +15 natural, -1 size)
hp 210 (20d10+100); fast healing 2
Fort +13, Ref +11, Will +17
Immune cold, poison, petrification; Resist electricity 10, fire 10, sonic 10; SR 25


Speed 10 ft.
Melee bite +23 (1d8+6)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 17th; concentration +22)

Constant--detect chaos, detect thoughts (DC 17), true seeing
At will--calm emotions (DC 17), charm monster (DC 19), clairaudience/clairvoyance, dictum (DC 22), divination, hold monster (DC 20), magic circle against chaos, order’s wrath (DC 19), shield of law (DC 23)

Spells Known (CL 17th; concentration +22)

8th (4/day)--prismatic wall (DC 23), temporal stasis (DC 23)
7th (6/day)--summon monster VII, vision, waves of exhaustion (DC 22)
6th (6/day)--analyze dweomer, geas/quest, mass suggestion (DC 23)
5th (7/day)--cone of cold (DC 20), dispel chaos, teleport, wall of force
4th (7/day)--confusion (DC 21), detect scrying, black tentacles, scrying (DC 19)
3rd (7/day)--dispel magic, heroism, nondetection, slow (DC 18)
2nd (7/day)--align weapon (law only), hypnotic pattern (DC 17), invisibility, protection from arrows, resist energy
1st (8/day)--comprehend languages, identify, mage armor, magic missile, shield
0 (at will)--acid splash, detect magic, divine mark*, mage hand, muscle spasm*, ray of frost, ray of light*, resistance, touch of fatigue


Str 18, Dex 8, Con 20, Int 20, Wis 20, Cha 21
Base Atk +20; CMB +25; CMD 34 (can’t be tripped)
Feats Alertness, Arcane Strike, Craft Wand, Eschew Materials, Great Fortitude, Greater Spell Focus (enchantment), Improved Counterspell, Improved Initiative, Magical Aptitude, Spell Focus (enchantment)
Skills Appraise +25, Bluff +28, Diplomacy +25, Intimidate +25, Knowledge (engineering) +28, Knowledge (religion) +28, Knowledge (planes) +28, Perception +32, Sense Motive +32, Spellcraft +32, Use Magic Device +32
Languages Common, Formian; telepathy 100 ft.


Spells (Sp)

Formian queens casts spells as a 17th-level sorcerer but can know spells from both the divine and arcane lists.


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

Knowledge (planes)

DC Result
19 Formian Queens are the mother of the entire tribe. They lair in a centrally protected location.
24 Formian queens are always protected by an honor guard and if attacked will summon the entire tribe to protect herself.
29 Formian queens have vast magical abilities and resistances which make a massive physical assault the best way to deal with her.
34 If the queen falls, the hive mind of will be lost until a new queen is born.

Editor's Notes

A few notes on this creature:

1.  Flat footed AC is not listed.  Flat footed AC should be 23.
2.  This creature's CMD indicates that it cannot be tripped; however, this creature's description indicates it has multiple legs.  Assuming she has four legs, we recommend the revised CMD 34 (38 vs. trip).  

GM's are encouraged to use these statistics.

One final note:  this creature appears very powerful for a CR 14 creature.  GM's may wish to increase its CR by one to better reflect its difficulty.