Spider Swarm, Scarlet

A whirling storm of scarlet-banded spiders scuttles toward you.

Scarlet Spider Swarm CR 2

XP 600
N Fine vermin (swarm)
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +4


AC 20, touch 12, flat-footed 18 (+2 Dex, +8 size)
hp 13 (3d8)
Fort +3, Ref +3, Will +1
Immune mind-affecting effects, weapon damage, swarm traits, vermin traits
Weaknesses swarm traits


Speed 10 ft., climb 10 ft.
Melee swarm (1d6 plus disease)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 0 ft.
Special Attacks disease, distraction (DC 11), painful bite


Str 1, Dex 15, Con 10, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 2
Base Atk +2; CMB —; CMD
Skills Climb +10, Perception +4, Stealth +22; Racial Modifiers +4 Perception, +4 Stealth


Disease (Ex)

Red Ache: Swarm—injury; save Fort DC 13; onset 1d3 days; frequency 1/day; effect 1d6 Str damage; cure 2 consecutive saves. The save DC is Constitution-based and includes a +2 racial bonus.

Painful Bite (Ex)

The bite of a scarlet spider is extremely painful. A creature bitten takes a -1 circumstance penalty on attack rolls, weapon damage rolls, and ability and skill checks until cured. A neutralize poison or remove disease spell, or a DC 13 Heal check removes the penalty. The check DC is Constitution-based and includes a +2 racial bonus.


Environment temperate forests
Organization solitary, pack (2-4), or colony (5-10)
Treasure none

Scarlet spiders dwell in temperate forests and make their homes in the hollows of trees, under fall trees, and in dense foliage.

Scarlet spiders are deadly, aggressive black spiders about 3 inches long. Their legs are long, thin, and covered in a thin layer of dark hair. Their bodies are solid black with horizontal bands of scarlet ringing them. Scarlet spiders are not web-spinning spiders; therefore, they do not possess the standard web ability of other spiders.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Scarlet Spider Swarm from the Tome of Horrors Complete, Copyright 2011, Necromancer Games, Inc., published and distributed by Frog God Games; Author Scott Greene.

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