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Cockroach Swarm

Cockroach Swarm Creature2

N Small Animal Swarm

Senses Perception +6; darkvision, scent (imprecise) 60 feet

Skills Acrobatics +8, Stealth +8

Str +2, Dex +4, Con +3, Int -5, Wis +0, Cha -4

AC 18; Fort +9, Ref +10, Will +6

HP 20; Immunities precision, swarm mind; Weaknesses area damage 5, splash damage 5; Resistances bludgeoning 2, piercing 5, slashing 5

Speed 20 feet, climb 20 feet, fly 15 feet

Swarming Bites [one-action] Each enemy in the swarm’s space takes 1d8 piercing damage (DC 18 basic Reflex save).


While cockroaches tend to gather in cramped spaces, a disturbed colony is sometimes prone to swarming, where hundreds or even thousands of the insects scurry out of their hiding places in a raft of shiny brown and black carapaces on thousands of skittering legs. Given how disgusting many find cockroaches to be, encountering such a swarm can be alarming to even the most seasoned adventurers. The creatures are relentless when disturbed; in contrast to the insects’ normally skittish and harmless nature, as swarms they pursue the creature or creatures that provoked them and harry them with thousands of stinging bites.

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