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Spider, Scarlet (Tiny)

This bright red spider has eight dexterous black legs, and can move with amazing speed for its size.

Scarlet Spider CR 1/4

XP 100
N Tiny vermin
Init +5; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +4


AC 18, touch 17, flat-footed 13 (+5 Dex, +1 natural, +2 size)
hp 4 (1d8)
Fort +2, Ref +5, Will +0
Immune mind-affecting effects


Speed 30 ft.
Melee bite +7 (1d3–4 plus poison)
Space 2-1/2 ft.; Reach 0 ft.
Special Attacks poison


Str 3, Dex 21, Con 10, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 2
Base Atk +0; CMB +3; CMD 9 (21 vs. trip)
Feats Weapon FinesseB
Skills Acrobatics +13, Climb +21, Perception +4, Stealth +17; Racial Modifiers +8 Acrobatics, +8 Climb, +4 Perception, +4 Stealth



A spellcaster who selects a scarlet spider as a familiar gains a +3 bonus on Climb checks as long as the familiar remains within 1 mile of her; a scarlet spider familiar loses the mindless trait and has an Intelligence score appropriate for its master’s level.

Poison (Ex)

Bite—injury; save Fort DC 10; frequency 1/round for 4 rounds; effect 1 Str; cure 1 save.


Environment any land
Organization solitary, pair, or colony (3–8)
Treasure none

Scarlet spiders are small arachnids with bright red bodies and black legs. Scarlet spiders don’t have web attacks. Though they can be found in any terrain, scarlet spiders are more common in environments where they can hunt large insects and small mammals.

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