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Cutlass Spider

This spiderlike creature seems to be made entirely out of weapons and splintered planks, its legs ending in curved blades.

Cutlass Spider CR 6

Source Bestiary 6 pg. 69, Pathfinder #15: The Armageddon Echo pg. 84
XP 2,400
N Large construct
Init +3; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +0


AC 19, touch 12, flat-footed 16 (+3 Dex, +7 natural, –1 size)
hp 74 (8d10+30)
Fort +2, Ref +5, Will +2
Defensive Abilities all-around vision; DR 5/adamantine; Immune construct traits


Speed 30 ft., climb 30 ft.
Melee bite +12 (1d8+5), 2 claws +12 (1d8+5)
Space 10 ft., Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks collapse, weapon thief


Str 20, Dex 16, Con —, Int —, Wis 11, Cha 1
Base Atk +8; CMB +14 (+16 disarm); CMD 27 (29 vs. disarm)
Feats Improved Disarm, Power Attack
Skills Climb +13, Stealth –1 (+7 when collapsed); Racial Modifiers +8 Stealth when collapsed
SQ shared enhancement


Environment any
Organization solitary
Treasure incidental

Special Abilities

Collapse (Su) As a standard action, a cutlass spider can fall into a heap of blades and parts. Any creature occupying a square adjacent to a cutlass spider when it collapses must succeed at a DC 17 Reflex save or take 2d6+5 points of slashing and piercing damage. While collapsed, a cutlass spider is considered prone and can take no action other than to reform itself as a standard action. The save DC is Dexterity-based.

Shared Enhancement (Su) Should a cutlass spider have a magical weapon incorporated into its body (either given to it by its creator or stolen via its weapon thief ability), it applies the weapon’s enhancement bonus and special abilities to all of its natural attacks. The construct benefits from the abilities of only the highest-value magical weapon incorporated into its body. For example, a cutlass spider that incorporates a +1 flaming short sword gains a +1 enhancement bonus and the effects of the flaming special ability on its claw and bite attacks. Should it later acquire a +3 holy quarterstaff, the effects of the short sword are replaced, and its claws and bite gain a +3 enhancement bonus and the holy special ability.

Weapon Thief (Ex) A cutlass spider that disarms an opponent incorporates the disarmed weapon into its body. The weapon cannot be retrieved until the cutlass spider is destroyed.


Named for their association with mages in the service of privateer crews and pirate lords, cutlass spiders serve their creators as enforcers, bodyguards, and occasionally assassins. They are 8 feet long and weigh 1,500 pounds.


A cutlass spider is an amalgam of weapons worked into a cage-like frame of wood or metal. These materials cost a total of 400 gp.


CL 9th; Price 18,400 gp


Requirements Craft Construct, keen edge, lesser geas, and telekinesis; Skill Craft (weapons) DC 15; Cost 9,400 gp