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Locust, Giant

The mandibles of this enormous grasshopper churn and grind as it quests for food.

Giant Locust CR 3

XP 800

N Medium vermin

Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +0


AC 17, touch 12, flat-footed 15 (+2 Dex, +5 natural)

hp 22 (4d8+4)

Fort +5, Ref +3, Will +1

Immune mind-affecting effects; Resist acid 5


Speed 20 ft., climb 20 ft., fly 60 ft. (average)

Melee bite +6 (1d8+4)

Ranged spit +5 touch (1d3 acid)

Special Attacks voracious


Str 16, Dex 15, Con 13, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 7

Base Atk +3; CMB +6; CMD 18 (26 vs. trip)

Skills Acrobatics +2 (+20 jumping), Climb +11; Racial Modifiers +18 Acrobatics while jumping

SQ leap


Environment temperate or warm deserts or plains

Organization solitary, pair, gang (3–8), or colony (5–20)

Treasure none

Special Abilities

Leap (Ex) A giant locust can take 10 on Acrobatics checks to jump even if distracted or in danger.

Spit (Ex) A giant locust can spit a brown jet of acid and partially digested food up to 30 feet with no range increment.

Voracious (Ex) A giant locust's bite attack deals double damage to creatures with the plant subtype and to objects made of paper, wood, or other plant materials.

Giant locusts have a hunger akin to their smaller cousins, but only rarely do they gather in the endless numbers of their tiny kin.

A mature giant locust measures just over 4 feet long and weighs 50 pounds.

Locust Swarm

Thousands upon thousands of locusts dance and drone in a dark and ravenous cloud.

Locust Swarm CR 2

XP 600

N Fine vermin (swarm)

Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +0


AC 20, touch 20, flat-footed 18 (+2 Dex, +8 size)

hp 18 (4d8)

Fort +4, Ref +3, Will +1

Defensive Abilities swarm traits; Immune mind-affecting effects


Speed 10 ft., climb 10 ft., fly 30 ft. (average)

Melee swarm (1d6)

Space 10 ft.; Reach 0 ft.

Special Attacks devour, distraction (DC 12), voracious (see giant locust)


Str 1, Dex 15, Con 10, Int —, Wis 11, Cha 2

Base Atk +3; CMB —; CMD

Skills Climb +3, Fly +10


Environment temperate or warm deserts or plains

Organization solitary, pair, cloud (3–20), or plague (21–100 or more)

Treasure none

Special Abilities

Devour (Ex) A locust swarm causes damage to unattended objects in its space each round as though they were creatures. It even damages inedible objects.

Under crowded conditions, these normally inoffensive relatives of the grasshopper change color, breed uncontrollably, ravenously consume any available vegetation, and wreak vast destruction to farms and settlements.

The largest swarms, known as plagues, can include billions of locusts and cover hundreds of square miles. Locusts in these swarms are larger and more aggressive than common ones, making the swarm a true danger to everything edible in their path and even to inedible objects as well.