Cockroach Swarm

Like a pestilent black tide, a ravenous horde of thousands of tiny, clacking cockroaches washes over everything in its path.

Cockroach Swarm CR 2

XP 600
N Diminutive vermin (swarm)
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft., tremorsense 30 ft.; Perception +4


AC 16, touch 16, flat-footed 14 (+2 Dex, +4 size)
hp 26 (4d8+8)
Fort +6, Ref +3, Will +1
Defensive Abilities swarm traits, Immune weapon damage
Weaknesses light sensitivity, swarm traits


Speed 20 ft., climb 20 ft., fly 30 ft. (poor)
Melee swarm (1d6)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 0 ft.
Special Attacks distraction (DC 14)


Str 1, Dex 15, Con 14, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 2
Base Atk +3; CMB —; CMD
Skills Climb +10, Fly +4, Perception +4, Stealth +14; Racial Modifiers +4 Perception
SQ hold breath


Hold Breath (Ex)

A cockroach can hold its breath for a number of rounds equal to four times its Constitution score before it risks drowning.


Environment Environment any temperate, warm, or urban
Organization solitary, pair, or intrusion (3–20 swarms)
Treasure none

Swarms of flesh-eating cockroaches are extremely virulent pests. Normally carnivorous scavengers, these vermin quickly transform into aggressive hunters when amassed in great numbers, actively seeking out territory and food and gravitating to locations that readily provide both, such as dumps, graveyards, sewers, swamps, and other foul areas filled with rotting waste.

Although a flesh-eating cockroach swarm prefers to feed on rot and carrion, these ravenous creatures do not balk at attacking living creatures as large as an elephant if given a chance.

Section 15: Copyright Notice
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 2, © 2010, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors Wolfgang
Baur, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, Graeme Davis, Crystal Frasier, Joshua J. Frost, Tim
Hitchcock, Brandon Hodge, James Jacobs, Steve Kenson, Hal MacLean, Martin Mason, Rob
McCreary, Erik Mona, Jason Nelson, Patrick Renie, Sean K Reynolds, F. Wesley Schneider,
Owen K.C. Stephens, James L. Sutter, Russ Taylor, and Greg A. Vaughan, based on material
by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.
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