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Giant Hellgrammite

This long, insectile creature has massive mandibles and dozens of segmented legs extend from its sides.

Giant Hellgrammite CR 5

Source Bestiary 6 pg. 14, Pathfinder #49: The Brinewall Legacy pg. 83
XP 1,600
N Large vermin (aquatic)
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +3

Defense

AC 18, touch 11, flat-footed 16 (+2 Dex, +7 natural, –1 size)
hp 52 (7d8+21)
Fort +8, Ref +4, Will +1
Immune mind-affecting effects

Offense

Speed 30 ft., swim 20 ft.
Melee bite +8 (2d6+4 plus grab), tail slap +3 (1d8+2)
Space 10 ft., Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks death grip, constrict (2d6+4)

Statistics

Str 19, Dex 15, Con 16, Int —, Wis 9, Cha 2
Base Atk +5; CMB +10 (+14 grapple); CMD 22 (can’t be tripped)
Skills Perception +3 (+7 in water), Stealth –2 (+6 in water), Swim +12; Racial Modifiers +4 Perception (+8 in water), +8 Stealth in water
SQ amphibious

Ecology

Environment temperate rivers
Organization solitary or pair
Treasure incidental

Special Abilities

Death Grip (Ex) A creature that is grappled by a giant hellgrammite continues to be grappled when the giant hellgrammite is killed and takes 1d6+4 points of damage each round at the start of its turn unless it succeeds at a DC 22 Escape Artist check or a DC 20 Strength check, or until the hellgrammite’s corpse takes an additional 10 points of damage

Description

While these giant insects have a reputation for being highly ferocious predators, they are actually just the larval form of large but mostly harmless dragonfly-like insects.