The brown and black exoskeleton of this roach gleams when exposed to the light.

Venomroach CR 3

XP 800
N Large vermin
Init +1; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +5


AC 15, touch 10, flat-footed 14 (+1 Dex, +5 natural, –1 size)
hp 31 (3d8+18)
Fort +9, Ref +2, Will +2
Immune mind-affecting effects
Weaknesses light sensitivity


Speed 40 ft., climb 40 ft., fly 60 ft. (poor)
Melee bite +3 (2d6+3 plus poison)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks poison


Str 15, Dex 13, Con 22, Int —, Wis 13, Cha 2
Base Atk +2; CMB +5; CMD 16 (24 vs. trip)
Feats Diehard B, Endurance B
Skills Climb +10, Fly –5, Perception +5, Stealth + 1; Racial Modifiers +4 Perception, +4 Stealth
SQ hold breath


Environment any land
Organization solitary, pair, or intrusion (3–12)
Treasure none


Poison (Ex)

Bite—injury; save Fort DC 17; frequency 1/round for 4 rounds; effect 1d3 Con damage; cure 2 consecutive saves.

Like their smaller and more mundane cousins, venomroaches lurk along the fringes of humanoid civilization, skittering through the dark corners of the world. Dangerous denizens of sewers and alleyways, venomroaches have a pair of traits that set them apart from most of their kin. As their name would suggest, these vermin generate a potent toxin that withers tissue and poisons the blood. Unlike their smaller cousins, venomroaches also have enlarged mouthparts that give them a potent bite attack.

Venomroaches are 8 feet long and weigh 120 pounds.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Adventure Path #116: Fangs of War © 2017, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Ron Lundeen, with John Compton, Adam Daigle, Crystal Frasier, Michelle Jones, and Mark Moreland.

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