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Monstrous Centipede

Monstrous Centipedes travel wherever hunger leads them. They prefer to feed on small animals but do not hesitate to attack humanoids or other larger prey

Source(s) 3.5E Monster Manual I, 3E Monster Manual I, Monstrous Compendium Volume 1, Basic Boxed Set, Classic D&D Game

 Monstrous Centipede, TinyMonstrous Centipede, SmallMonstrous Centipede, Medium
 Tiny verminSmall verminMedium vermin
Hit Dice1/4 d8 (1 hp)1/2 d8 (2 hp)1d8 (4 hp)
Initiative+2+2+2
Speed20 ft. (4 squares), Climb 20 ft.30 ft. (6 squares), Climb 30 ft.40 ft. (8 squares), Climb 40 ft.
Armor Class14 (+2 size, +2 Dexterity), touch 14, flat-footed 1214 (+1 size, +2 Dexterity, +1 natural), touch 13, flat-footed 1214 (+2 Dexterity, +2 natural), touch 12, flat-footed 12
Base
Attack/Grapple
+0/-13+0/-7+0/-1
AttackBite +4 melee (1d3-5 plus poison)Bite +3 melee (1d4-3 plus poison)Bite +2 melee (1d6-1 plus poison)
Full AttackBite +4 melee (1d3-5 plus poison)Bite +3 melee (1d4-3 plus poison)Bite +2 melee (1d6-1 plus poison)
Space/Reach2-1/2 ft./0 ft.5 ft./5 ft.5 ft./5 ft.
Special AttacksPoisonPoisonPoison
Special QualitiesDarkvision 60 ft., vermin traitsDarkvision 60 ft., vermin traitsDarkvision 60 ft., vermin traits
SavesFort +2, Ref +2, Will +0Fort+2, Ref +2, Will +0Fort+2, Ref +2, Will +0
AbilitiesStrength 1, Dexterity 15, Constitution 10, Intelligence -, Wisdom 10, Charisma 2Strength 5, Dexterity 15, Constitution 10, Intelligence -, Wisdom 10, Charisma 2Strength 9, Dexterity 15, Constitution 10, Intelligence -, Wisdom 10, Charisma 2
SkillsClimb +10, Hide +18, Spot +4Climb +10, Hide +14, Spot +4Climb +10, Hide +10, Spot +4
FeatsWeapon FinesseBWeapon FinesseBWeapon FinesseB
EnvironmentUndergroundUndergroundUnderground
OrganizationColony (8-16)Colony (2-5) or swarm (6-11)Solitary or colony (2-5)
Challenge
Rating
1/81/41/2
Advancement
Level
Adjustment


 Monstrous Centipede, LargeMonstrous Centipede, Huge
 Large verminHuge vermin
Hit Dice3d8 (13 hp)6d8+6 (33 hp)
Initiative+2+2
Speed40 ft. (8 squares), Climb 40 ft.40 ft. (8 squares), Climb 40 ft.
Armor
Class
14
(-1 size, +2 Dexterity, +3 natural), touch 11, flat-footed 12
16
(-2 size, +2 Dexterity, +6 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 14
Base Attack/Grapple+2/+7+4/+15
AttackBite +3 melee (1d8+1 plus poison)Bite +5 melee (2d6+4 plus poison)
Full
Attack
Bite +3 melee (1d8+1 plus poison)Bite +5 melee (2d6+4 plus poison)
Space/Reach10
ft./5 ft.
15 ft./10 ft.
Special AttacksPoisonPoison
Special QualitiesDarkvision 60 ft., vermin traitsDarkvision 60 ft., vermin traits
SavesFort +3, Ref +3, Will +1Fort +6, Ref +4, Will +2
AbilitiesStrength 13, Dexterity 15, Constitution 10, Intelligence -, Wisdom 10, Charisma 2Strength 17, Dexterity 15, Constitution 12, Intelligence -, Wisdom 10, Charisma 2
SkillsClimb +10, Hide +6, Spot +4Climb +11, Hide +2, Spot +4
FeatsWeapon FinesseB
EnvironmentUndergroundUnderground
OrganizationSolitary or colony (2-5)Solitary
or colony (2-5)
Challenge Rating:12
Advancement4-5 HD (Large)7-11 HD (Huge)
Level
Adjustment
 Monstrous Centipede, GargantuanMonstrous Centipede, Colossal
 Gargantuan verminColossal vermin
Hit
Dice
12d8+12 (66 hp)24d8+24 (132 hp)
Initiative+2+1
Speed40 ft. (8 squares), Climb 40 ft.40 ft. (8 squares), Climb 40 ft.
Armor
Class
18 (-4 size, +2 Dexterity, +10 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 1620 (-8 size, +2 Dexterity, +16 natural), touch 4, flat-footed 18
Base Attack/Grapple+9/+27+18/+42
AttackBite
+11 melee (2d8+9 plus poison)
Bite +18 melee (4d6+12 plus poison)
Full
Attack
Bite
+11 melee (2d8+9 plus poison)
Bite +18 melee (4d6+12 plus poison)
Space/Reach20
ft./15 ft.
30 ft./20 ft.
Special
Attacks
PoisonPoison
Special
Qualities
Darkvision 60 ft., vermin traitsDarkvision 60 ft., vermin traits
SavesFort +9, Ref +6, Will +4Fort +15, Ref +9, Will +8
AbilitiesStrength 23, Dexterity 15, Constitution 12, Intelligence -, Wisdom 10, Charisma 2Strength 27, Dexterity 13, Constitution 12, Intelligence -, Wisdom 10, Charisma 2
SkillsClimb +14, Hide -2, Spot +4Climb +16, Hide -7, Spot +4
Feats
EnvironmentUndergroundUnderground
OrganizationSolitarySolitary
Challenge Rating69
Advancement17-23 HD (Gargantuan)25-48 HD (Colossal)
Level Adjustment

Monstrous centipedes tend to attack anything that resembles food, biting with their jaws and injecting their poison.

SizeFort DCDamageSizeFort DCDamage
Tiny101 DexterityHuge141d6 Dexterity
Small101d2 DexterityGargantuan171d8 Dexterity
Medium101d3 DexterityColossal232d6 Dexterity
Large111d4 Dexterity   

Poison (Ex) A monstrous centipede has a poisonous bite. The details vary by the centipede’s size, as shown on the table above. The save DCs are Constitution-based. The indicated damage is both initial and secondary damage.

Skills Monstrous centipedes have a +4 racial bonus on Spot checks, and a +8 racial bonus on Climb and Hide checks. They can use either their Strength or Dexterity modifier for Climb checks, whichever is higher. Monstrous scorpions can take 10 on Climb checks, even if threatened or distracted.

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