Termite, Giant

This pony-sized insect has long black mandibles and a banded abdomen of white.

Giant Termite CR 3

XP 800
N Medium vermin
Init +0; Senses darkvision 60 ft., scent, tremorsense 60 ft.; Perception +1


AC 15, touch 10, flat-footed 15 (+5 natural)
hp 32 (5d8+10)
Fort +6, Ref +1, Will +2
Immune disease, mind-affecting effects; Resist acid 5


Speed 30 ft., burrow 20 ft.
Melee bite +6 (1d8+4 plus 1d6 acid)
Special Attacks gnaw, swarming


Str 17, Dex 11, Con 14, Int —, Wis 12, Cha 7
Base Atk +3; CMB +6; CMD 16


Gnaw (Ex)

Giant termites can burrow through earth and wood but not stone or metal. Their natural attacks and acid ignore hardness of 5 or less.

Swarming (Ex)

Two giant termites can share the same space without penalty, and if both attack the same creature they are considered to be flanking that foe. Giant termites take no damage from termite swarms.


Environment warm forests, plains, or underground
Organization solitary, pair, nest (3–9), or colony (10–60)
Treasure none

Giant termites are social, burrowing insects that create immense earthen mounds the size of cathedrals to house their large colonies. The colony splits into small groups to take on various tasks, like hunting food or collecting dirt and clay to expand the colony’s mound. They are destructive pests, consuming plant matter and destroying wooden structures, but they consume meat as well if creatures interfere with their cycle of demolition and construction. Termites also use their acid to render animals into glue to reinforce the mound.

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