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Death Butterfly Swarm

The green and orange on the tree trunk isn't moss but, rather, an enormous collection of butterflies. The swarm of butterflies lifts from the rotten stump in unison and flies forward in a slow, fluttering mass. The air is heavy with the sweet smell of rot.

Death Butterfly Swarm CR 4

XP 800
CE Diminutive vermin (swarm)
Init +1; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +9


AC 15, touch 15, flat-footed 14 (+1 Dex, +4 size)
hp 40 (9d8)
Fort +6, Ref +4, Will +4
Defensive Abilities swarm traits; Immune weapon damage
Weakness swarm traits


Speed 5 ft., fly 40 ft. (good)
Melee swarm (2d6 plus poison)
Special Attacks distraction (DC 14), poison, weight of wings (DC 16)


Str 1, Dex 13, Con 10, Int —, Wis 12, Cha 15
Base Atk +6; CMB —; CMD
Fly +13, Perception +9; Racial Modifiers +8 Perception
SQ swarm traits, vermin traits


Poison (Ex)

Swarm—injury; save Fort DC 14; frequency 1/round for 4 rounds; effect 1 Con; cure 1 save. This poison also affects undead creatures, dealing 1 Cha damage/round.

Weight of Wings (Su)

Creatures affected by the swarm's distraction effect must also make a DC 16 Will save (Cha- based) or suffer from the effects of hold person. This paralysis only lasts as long as the victim is within the swarm.