A squirming, roiling mass of squeaking rats draws closer, teeth flashing and claws scratching everything in its path.
|Rat Swarm||CR 2|
AC 14, touch 14, flat-footed 12 (+2 Dex, +2 size)
hp 16 (3d8+3)
Fort +4, Ref +5, Will +2
Defensive Abilities swarm traits (as a swarm of tiny creatures, a Rat Swarm takes only half damage from piercing and slashing attacks)
Str 2, Dex 15, Con 13, Int 2, Wis 13, Cha 2
Base Atk +2; CMB —; CMD —
Feats Improved Initiative, Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills Acrobatics +6, Climb +10, Perception +8, Stealth +14, Swim +10; Racial Modifiers uses Dex to modify Climb and Swim
Organization solitary, pack (2–5 swarms), or infestation (6–12 swarms)
A rat swarm typically consists of a biting, roiling mass of hundreds of disease-ridden rats driven to uncharacteristic heights of aggression by fantastic and overwhelming hunger. In such numbers, they become voracious hunters, capable of killing a full-grown human with hundreds of bites. Rat swarms are often found in the sewers of large human settlements.
Rat swarms surround and attack any warm-blooded prey in their path.