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Hive Warrior

This creature is humanoid in shape, but covered with chitinous plating. Its head is elongated, and it has a long, bladed tail.

Hive Warrior CR 5

XP 1,600
NE Medium aberration (hive)
Init +6; Senses blindsense 60 ft., blindsight 10 ft., hive mind; Perception +14

DEFENSE

AC 20, touch 12, flat-footed 18 (+2 Dex, +8 natural)
hp 52 (8d8+16)
Fort +4, Ref +4, Will +9
Defensive Abilities corrosive blood (1d4 acid), heat adaptability
Immune acid

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft., climb 20 ft.
Melee bite +9 (1d6+4), 2 claws +10 (1d4+4), tail slap +7 (1d6+2)
Ranged acid spit +8 touch (7d6 acid)
Special Attacks acid spit (DC 16), death throes (8d6, DC 16)

STATISTICS

Str 18, Dex 15, Con 15, Int 11, Wis 16, Cha 5
Base Atk +6; CMB +10; CMD 22
Feats Combat Reflexes, Improved Initiative, Multiattack, Vital Strike
Skills Climb +23, Perception +14, Stealth +13, Survival +14
Languages Aklo (can’t speak)
SQ blind

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Acid Spit (Ex)

A hive warrior can spray acid as a ranged touch attack out to a maximum range of 20 feet. Creatures struck by this spray take acid damage as if struck by a hive creature’s death throes. Additionally, creatures damaged by a hive warrior’s acid spit continue to take the same amount of acid damage for the next 1d3 rounds. A successful Reflex save halves the initial damage and negates the ongoing damage.

The save DC is Dexterity-based.

Rending Mandibles (Ex)

When a hive warrior confirms a critical hit with its bite, it deals equal damage to the creature’s armor.

ECOLOGY

Environment any
Organization solitary or hive (1–50 hive workers and warriors plus 1–20 larva swarms and 1 queen)
Treasure incidental

Hive warriors guard colonies and serve as scouts for suitable hosts. Warriors sometimes range miles from their colony and drag victims back to be cocooned by hive workers. Hive warriors consider symbiosis with a hive creature to be both inevitable and beneficial and can’t fathom why most victims struggle against it. Hive workers have similar statistics, though they have the ability to secrete resin and sculpt that resin, rather than acid spit or rending mandibles.

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