Spider, Goliath (Colossal)

This massive brown-and-green tarantula is the size of a large house and has huge, razor-sharp fangs.

Goliath Spider CR 11

XP 12,800
N Colossal vermin
Init +1; Senses darkvision 60 ft., tremorsense 60 ft.; Perception +4


AC 25, touch 3, flat-footed 24 (+1 Dex, +22 natural, –8 size)
hp 147 (14d8+84)
Fort +15, Ref +5, Will +4
Immune mind-affecting effects


Speed 40 ft., climb 20 ft.
Melee bite +17 (6d8+22 plus poison)
Space 30 ft.; Reach 30 ft.
Special Attacks poison, poisoned web (+13 ranged, DC 23, 14 hp), trample (4d8+22, DC 32)


Str 41, Dex 13, Con 22, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 2
Base Atk +10; CMB +33; CMD 44 (56 vs. trip)
Skills Climb +23, Perception +4, Stealth –7 (+1 in forests); Racial Modifiers +8 Climb, +4 Perception, +8 Stealth (+16 in forests)


Poison (Ex)

Bite—injury; save Fort DC 23; frequency 1/round for 6 rounds; effect 1d6 Str and paralysis 1 round; cure 2 consecutive saves.

Poisoned Web (Ex)

This ability works like the web ability, but affects all creatures in a 10-foot-radius burst. In addition, any creature hit by the web must save against the spider’s poison.


Environment any forests or swamps
Organization solitary, pair, or colony (3–6)
Treasure incidental

Goliath spiders are giant hunting spiders that most often prey on large creatures such as giant scorpions, snakes, and younger dragons, but sometimes catch and paralyze smaller prey to eat later. Camouflaged by their hairs and coloration, they prowl atop the forest canopy, dropping upon unsuspecting creatures. Females often cannibalize their mates.

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