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Toad, Giant

Giant Toad Creature2

N Large Animal

Senses Perception +8; low-light vision, scent (imprecise) 30 feet Skills Athletics +9 (+11 to High Jump or Long Jump), Stealth +6

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

AC 17; Fort +9, Ref +8, Will +6

HP 36

Poisonous Warts Any creature that hits the giant toad with an unarmed Strike or + otherwise touches the toad is exposed to giant toad poison.

Speed 25 feet

Melee [one-action] bite +11, Damage 1d8+5 piercing plus Grab

Melee [one-action] tongue +11 (reach 10 feet), Effect tongue grab

Giant Toad Poison (poison); Saving Throw DC 19 Fortitude; Maximum Duration 6 rounds; Stage 1 stupefied 1 (1 round); Stage 2 stupefied 1 and confused (1 round)

Swallow Whole [one-action] (attack) Medium, 1d8+2 bludgeoning, Rupture 8

Tongue Grab A creature hit by the giant toad’s tongue becomes grabbed by the giant toad. The creature isn’t immobilized, but it can’t move beyond the reach of the toad’s tongue. A creature can sever the tongue with a successful Strike against AC 15 that deals at least 6 slashing damage. This deals no damage to the toad but prevents it from using its tongue Strike until it regrows its tongue, which takes a week.


Most giant toads live in dry environments, particularly deserts, and eagerly eat almost any creature smaller than themselves. They’re known to eat giant rats, then take over the rats’ burrows as homes. Giant toads have large poison glands behind their eyes that enable them to coat their skin with poison. This leads to them having very few natural predators, and populations can quickly explode if left unchecked. While most consider giant toads dangerous pests, some groups of ogres and hill giants cultivate them to collect their poison for recreational use.

While they might look similar in appearance, toads and frogs are quite different creatures, particularly some of their oversized variants. Frogs tend to dwell in swampy or marshy areas, while toads are found in drier regions like forests, plains, grasslands, and deserts. Monstrous toads also skew to a larger size overall.

Toad Tears

A giant toad’s poison glands can be harvested and used as raw materials to craft a specialized poison known somewhat inaccurately as “toad tears” (likely due to the harvesting process, which requires one to dig the glands out from behind the eyes). One giant toad’s poison gland can supply enough materials for a single dose.

Toad Tears Item 2

Alchemical Consumable Ingested Poison

Price 6 gp

Usage held in 1 hand; Bulk L

Activate [one-action] Interact

Toad tears can be mixed with any other foodstuff or drink, but the poison can also be ingested as is. The process of refining giant toad poison lessens its deadly qualities, and as a result, toad tears are rarely directly fatal. Yet those who are exposed to toad tears often lose control of their actions, making it a dangerous poison nevertheless. Saving Throw DC 19 Fortitude; Onset 5 minutes; Maximum Duration 30 minutes; Stage 1 stupefied 1 (10 minutes); Stage 2 stupefied 1 and confused (1 minute)

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