Spider, Giant

A spider the size of a man crawls silently from the depths of its funnel-shaped web.

Giant Spider CR 1

XP 400

N Medium vermin

Init +3; Senses darkvision 60 ft., tremorsense 60 ft.; Perception +4

Defense

AC 14, touch 13, flat-footed 11 (+3 Dex, +1 natural)

hp 16 (3d8+3)

Fort +4, Ref +4, Will +1

Immune mind-affecting effects

Offense

Speed 30 ft., climb 30 ft.

Melee bite +2 (1d6 plus poison)

Special Attack web (+5 ranged, DC 12, hp 2)

Statistics

Str 11, Dex 17, Con 12, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 2

Base Atk +2; CMB +2; CMD 15 (27 vs. trip)

Skills Climb +16, Perception +4 (+8 in webs), Stealth +7 (+11 in webs); Racial Modifiers +4 Perception, +4 Stealth (+8 in webs), +16 Climb

Ecology

Environment any

Organization solitary, pair, or colony (3–8)

Treasure incidental

Special Abilities

Poison (Ex) Bite—injury; save Fort DC 14; frequency 1/round for 4 rounds; effect 1d2 Strength damage; cure 1 save.

The statistics above are for a web-spinning spider. Hunting spiders lose the web ability but gain a +8 racial modifier on Acrobatics checks. All giant spiders have a +2 racial bonus on poison save DCs.

Other species of giant spiders exist, as detailed below.

Species CR Size HD
Scarlet spider 1/4 Tiny 1d8
Giant crab spider 1/2 Small 2d8
Giant black widow 3 Large 5d8
Ogre spider 5 Huge 7d8
Giant tarantula 8 Gargantuan 10d8
Goliath spider 11 Colossal 14d8