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Svirfneblin Riding Slug

Svirfneblin Riding Slug CR 5

Neon green slime and goop slide off of this slithering mollusc’s jellylike hide as it slinks towards you, acid frothing from what must be its mouth.

XP 1,600
N Large animal
Init –2; Senses low-light vision; Perception +12

DEFENSE

AC 17, touch 7, flat-footed 17 (-2 Dex, +10 natural, –1 size)
hp 66 (7d8+35)
Fort +10, Ref +0, Will +5
Immune critical hits, sneak attack

OFFENSE

Speed 25 ft., climb 25 ft.
Melee two slams +10 (2d6+6)
Ranged acid spit +3 touch (3d6 acid, Range 20 ft.)

TACTICS

Before Combat Svirfneblin riding slugs climb along ceilings, waiting for a light source to come nearby to drop onto with a slam attack.

During Combat Svirfneblin riding slugs attack the nearest opponent, and if enemies go into hiding it assaults the closest light source or warm body.

Morale Svirfneblin riding slugs retreat when reduced to 15 hp or less.

STATISTICS

Str 22, Dex 6, Con 21, Int 1, Wis 16, Cha 7
Base Atk +5; CMB +12; CMD 20 (cannot be tripped)
Feats Power Attack, Skill Focus (Perception), Skill Focus (Stealth), Weapon Focus (acid spit)
Skills Climb +18, Perception +12, Stealth +3
SQ amorphous, compression

ECOLOGY

Environment underground
Organization solitary, pair, or clutch (4-10)
Treasure none

Virtually every svirfneblin enclave, regardless of its technological prowess, boasts stables and pens of mollusc mounts for traversing the endless caves.

Companions

STARTING STATISTICS

Size Medium; Speed 15 ft., climb 15 ft.; AC +6 natural armor; Attack slam (1d6); Ability Score Modifiers Str 16, Dex 8, Con 17, Int 1, Wis 14, Cha 7; Special Qualities compression

4th-Level Advancement

Speed 20 ft., climb 20 ft.; AC +7 natural armor; Attack 2 slams (1d8); Ability Score Modifiers Str +2, Wis +2; Special Qualities combat trained (see Handle Animal)

7th-level Advancement

Size Large; Speed 25 ft., climb 25 ft.; AC +10 natural armor; Attack 2 slams (2d6) or acid spit (ranged touch, 3d6 acid, Range 20 ft.); Ability Score Modifiers Str +4, Dex –2, Con +4; Special Qualities amorphous

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