Ant, Giant

A thin, six-legged ant the size of a pony stands at the ready, its mandibles chittering and its stinger dripping with venom.

Giant Ant CR 2

XP 600

N Medium vermin

Init +0; Senses darkvision 60 ft., scent; Perception +5

Defense

AC 15, touch 10, flat-footed 15; (+5 natural)

hp 18 (2d8+9)

Fort +6, Ref +0, Will +1

Immune mind-affecting effects

Offense

Speed 50 ft., climb 20 ft.

Melee bite +3 (1d6+2 plus grab), sting +3 (1d4+2 plus poison)

Statistics

Str 14, Dex 10, Con 17, Int —, Wis 13, Cha 11

Base Atk +1; CMB +3 (+7 grapple); CMD 13 (21 vs. trip)

Feats ToughnessB

Skills Climb +10, Perception +5, Survival +5; Racial Modifiers +4 Perception, +4 Survival

Ecology

Environment any

Organization solitary, pair, gang (3–6), or hive (7–18 plus 10–100 workers, 2–8 drones, and 1 queen)

Treasure none

Special Abilities

Poison (Ex) Sting—injury; save Fort DC 14; frequency 1/round for 4 rounds; effect 1d2 Str; cure 1 save

Giant ants are as industrious as their normal-sized kin. While their nests generally don't consist of thousands, their greatly increased size more than compensates.

The statistics given above are for soldier ants—the variety most commonly encountered. The following simple templates can be used to create variants of the standard soldier ant.

Worker (–1 CR) Worker ants do not have a poison sting attack or a grab special attack.

Drone (+1 CR) Drones have the advanced simple template and a fly speed of 30 feet (average).

Queen (+2 CR) The queen of a nest is an immense, bloated creature. She gains the advanced and the giant simple templates, but drops her speed to 10 feet and loses her climb speed entirely.