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Drider

The dry rasping of spidery legs brings this hideous monstrosity into view—a nightmarish, centaurian fusion of drow and spider.

Drider CR 7

XP 3,200

CE Large aberration

Init +2; Senses darkvision 120 ft., detect good, detect law, detect magic; Perception +15

Defense

AC 20, touch 12, flat-footed 17; (+2 Dex, +1 dodge, +8 natural, –1 size)

hp 76 (9d8+36)

Fort +7, Ref +5, Will +9

Immune sleep; SR 18

Offense

Speed 30 ft., climb 20 ft.

Melee mwk heavy mace +9/+4 (1d8+3), bite +3 (1d4+1 plus poison)

Ranged mwk composite longbow +8/+3 (1d8+2/×3)

Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.

Special Attacks web (+7 ranged, DC 18, hp 9)

Spell-Like Abilities (CL 9th)

Constant—detect good, detect law, detect magic

At will—dancing lights, darkness, faerie fire

1/day—clairaudience/clairvoyance, deeper darkness, dispel magic, levitate, suggestion (DC 16)

Spells Known (CL 6th)

3rd (4/day)—lightning bolt (DC 16)

2nd (6/day)—invisibility, web (DC 15)

1st (7/day)—mage armor, magic missile, ray of enfeeblement (DC 14), silent image (DC 14)

0 (at will)—bleed (DC 13), daze (DC 13), ghost sound, mage hand, ray of frost, read magic, resistance

Statistics

Str 15, Dex 15, Con 18, Int 15, Wis 16, Cha 16

Base Atk +6; CMB +9; CMD 21 (33 vs. trip)

Feats Blind-Fight, Dodge, Combat Casting, Weapon Focus (bite, mace)

Skills Climb +22, Intimidate +15, Knowledge (arcana) +14, Perception +15, Spellcraft +14, Stealth +14; Racial Modifiers +4 Stealth

Languages Common, Elven, Undercommon

SQ undersized weapons

Ecology

Environment any underground

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

Treasure double (masterwork heavy mace, masterwork composite longbow [+2 Str] with 20 arrows, additional treasure)

Special Abilities

Poison (Ex) Bite—injury; save Fort DC 18; frequency 1/round for 6 rounds; effect 1d2 Str; cure 1 save. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Spells A drider casts spells as a 6th-level cleric, sorcerer, or wizard, but does not gain any other class abilities.

Undersized Weapons (Ex) Although a drider is Large, its upper torso is the same size as that of a Medium humanoid's upper torso. As a result, it wields weapons as if it were one size category smaller than its actual size (Medium for most driders).

Created from the body of a drow, warped and mutated through special poisons and elixirs to take on the characteristics of a giant spider, the drider is a dangerous creature.

Driders are sexually dimorphic. A female drider's lower spider body is sleek and graceful, often similar to a black widow's body, while its upper drow torso retains its alluring curves and beautiful face (with the exception of sharp, poisonous fangs). A male drider's lower body is bulky like a tarantula, while its upper body is wiry and bears a hideous face more spider than drow, complete with fanged mandibles.