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Drider (35 RP)


Created from the body of a drow, warped and mutated through special poisons and elixirs to take on the characteristics of a giant spider, the drider is a dangerous creature.

Driders are sexually dimorphic. A female drider’s lower spider body is sleek and graceful, often similar to a black widow’s body, while its upper drow torso retains its alluring curves and beautiful face (with the exception of sharp, poisonous fangs). A male drider’s lower body is bulky like a tarantula, while its upper body is wiry and bears a hideous face more spider than drow, complete with fanged mandibles.

Racial Traits

  • Ability Score Racial Traits: Flexible (+2 Con, +2 Wis) (2 RP)
  • Advanced Constitution (+2) (4 RP)
  • Advanced Dexterity (+2) (4 RP)
  • Advanced Strength (+2) (4 RP)
  • Type: Aberration (3 RP)
  • Size: Large (7 RP)
  • Base Speed: Normal (0 RP); +10 ft. due to extra legs (see below)
  • Languages: Standard (0 RP)

Defense Racial Traits

  • Greater Spell Resistance (3 RP) Driders gain spell resistance equal to 11 + their character level.
  • Natural Armor: Driders have a tough exoskeleton, granting them a +2 natural armor bonus.
  • Hard to Trip: Due to drider’s 8 legs, they gain a racial bonus vs. trip attempts (see Quadruped below.)

Movement Racial Traits

  • Climb Driders have a natural climb speed (2 RP) They have a climb speed of 20 feet, and gain a +8 racial bonus on Climb checks.

Senses Racial Traits

  • Darkvision: Driders have darkvision and so can see perfectly in the dark up to 60 feet.

Other Racial Traits

  • Quadruped Driders have 8 legs. (4 RP) They gain a +12 racial bonus to CMD against trip attempts and a +10 foot bonus to their base speed. In addition, driders may use weapons and armor as if the weapons and armor were Medium-sized (instead of Large).
Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Advanced Race Guide © 2012, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors: Dennis Baker, Jesse Benner, Benjamin Bruck, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, Jim Groves, Tim Hitchcock, Hal MacLean, Jason Nelson, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Owen K.C. Stephens, Todd Stewart, and Russ Taylor.