Avicularia (3.5e Monster)
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|Size/Type:||Tiny Vermin||Small Vermin|
|Hit Dice:||6d8+24 (51 hp)||7d8+24 (55 hp)|
|Speed:||30 ft. (6 squares), fly 50 ft. (poor)||30 ft. (6 squares), fly 50 ft. (poor)|
|Armor Class:||22 (+2 size, +3 armor (spidersilk) +6 Dex, +1 natural), touch 18, flat-footed 16||21 (+1 size, +3 armor (spidersilk) +6 Dex, +2 natural), touch 17, flat-footed 15|
|Attack:||Bite +12 melee (1d8+9 plus poison)||Bite +12 melee (1d8+9 plus poison),|
|Full Attack:||Bite +12 melee (1d8+9 plus poison), 2 legs +12 melee (1d6+6, 17-20)||Bite +12 melee (1d8+9 plus poison), 2 legs +12 melee (1d6+6, 17-20)|
|Space/Reach:||2 1/2ft./0 ft.||5ft./5 ft.|
|Special Attacks:||aerial assault, poison, web shot||aerial assault, poison, poisonous web shot|
|Special Qualities:||darkvision 60 ft., immunity to mind-affecting effects and poison, spider climb||darkvision 60 ft., immunity to mind-affecting effects and poison, spider climb|
|Saves:||Fort +9, Ref +8, Will +2||Fort +9, Ref +8, Will +2|
|Abilities:||Str 8, Dex 22, Con 18, Int 1, Wis 10, Cha 1||Str 8, Dex 22, Con 18, Int 1, Wis 10, Cha 1|
|Skills:||Climb +4, Hide +8, Jump +4, Move Silently +4||Climb +4, Hide +4, Jump +4, Move Silently +5|
|Feats:||Ability Focus (poison), Improved Critical (legs), Flyby Attack||Ability Focus (poison), Improved Critical (legs), Flyby Attack|
|Organization:||Solitary (hunting), Hunting Pack (3-4), Hive (12-16 plus Mother version), Infestation (100-200 + Queen version)||Hive (12-16 Avicularia + Mother Avicularia)|
|Treasure:||Spidersilk Armor made specifically for this creature.||Spidersilk Armor made specifically for this creature.|
|Alignment:||Always neutral||Always neutral|
Pink fuzzy feet, some sort of fuzzy wings. When threatened by surprise or if its target starts charging or fleeing, an Avicularia will use Web Shot. Wikipedia has an article on Avicularia, but this only superficially is similar to the real life equivalent.
A hunting spider adds its Dexterity modifier to attack and damage rolls instead of its Strength modifier.
Aerial Assault (Ex): A hunting spider may make a full attack on a charge. When it does so or ii normally in flight, it may make an additional attack with each of its front legs in addition to its bite attack as a full attack without suffering any penalties to attack rolls.
Poison (Ex): A creature struck by the hunting spider’s bite attack must succeed at a DC 19 Fortitude save or suffer effects identical to a poison spell (1d10 Con/1d10 Con). This ability is extraordinary in nature and not subject to spell resistance of any kind. This save DC is Constitution-based.
Web Shot (Ex): With a successful ranged touch attack useable as an immediate action, a hunting spider may target a single creature within Close range (default range of 40 feet) and subject them to the effects of a web spell (only affecting that target instead of an area). A Dexterity-based Reflex save (DC 19) is needed to resist this effect. After using Web Shot, an Avicularia can not use it again until it readies it as a swift action.
If it succeeds on this ability, an Avicularia may follow the web on its turn as a move action to move next to the target without provoking an attack of opportunity, though if it uses this ability against a target on the ground, the Avicularia stops flying.
Spin Armor (Ex): By spending one hour, an Avicularia may spin an armor around another Avicularia. This armor is considered to be Masterwork Spidersilk armor. Even though it is masterwork, this armor may not be magically enchanted. An Avicularia may spin an armor for itself by spending sixteen hours.
A Mother Avicularia is one challenge rating higher, and based on MLET, a Mother Avicularia gains one Hit Die.
As normal Avicularia, plus the following ability.
Mother Avicularia care about her Brood, and will use her Web Shot to defend them. They are also noticeably bigger than their brood.