Ant Lion, Giant (3pp)

This creature resembles a giant gray or brown ant with leathery skin covered in coarse, black bristles. Its deep, inset eyes are black and its mouth is filled with rows of jagged teeth. Two large silver mandibles protrude just above its mouth. Each mandible has a barb on its inside midway between the creature’s mouth and the end point of the mandible.

Ant Lion CR 6

XP 2,400
N Large vermin
Init +0; Senses darkvision 60 ft., tremorsense 60 ft.; Perception +0


AC 19, touch 9, flat-footed 19 (+10 natural, -1 size)
hp 67 (9d8+27)
Fort +9; Ref +3; Will +3
Immune mind-affecting effects, vermin traits


Speed 30 ft., burrow 10 ft.
Melee bite +11 (2d8+9 plus grab)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.


Str 22, Dex 11, Con 17, Int —, Wis 11, Cha 11
Base Atk +6; CMB +13 (+17 grapple); CMD 23 (31 vs. trip)


Environment warm deserts
Organization solitary or nest (mated pair plus 1d4 non-combatants)
Treasure incidental

The ant lion is a vicious insect-like creature that lurks in the bottom of pits and holes feeding on those unfortunates that fall in. An ant lion is about 9 feet long and weighs nearly 700 pounds.

Ant lions dig deep, funnel-shaped pits in which to trap their prey. An ant lion pit is about 60 feet across and about 20 feet deep. A creature that steps on the pit must succeed at a DC 20 Reflex save or slip and fall down into the center of the funnel. It is there the ant lion waits, buried just under the surface of the ground. When prey falls to the center of the funnel, the ant lion surfaces and attacks, using its mandibles to grab and tear its prey. An ant lion that gets a hold does not release its prey until either it or the prey is dead or the hold is broken.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Ant Lion from the Tome of Horrors Complete, Copyright 2011, Necromancer Games, Inc., published and distributed by Frog God Games; Author Scott Greene, based on original material by Gary Gygax.

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