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Mantis, Giant

Giant Mantis Creature3

N Large Animal

Senses Perception +9; darkvision

Skills Acrobatics +8, Athletics +12, Stealth +12

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

AC 20; Fort +10, Ref +12, Will +7

HP 40

Speed 25 feet, climb 25 feet, fly 20 feet

Melee [one-action] leg +12 (agile, reach 10 feet), Damage 1d10+5 piercing plus Grab

Melee [one-action] mandibles + 12, Damage 1d12+5 piercing

Deadly Mandibles [reaction] Trigger The giant mantis Grabs a creature with its leg. Effect The mantis pulls the creature adjacent to it, then makes a mandibles Strike against the creature.

Lunging Strike [two-actions] The giant mantis lunges forward, making a leg Strike with an extended reach of 20 feet.

Sudden Strike On the first round of combat, creatures that haven’t acted are flat-footed to the giant mantis.


These massive cousins of normal praying mantises stand taller than an average human. They stalk through dense forests, Striking at meals from the trees.

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