Wolf Spider (CR 5)

This enormous wooly spider is as large as a covered wagon. It’s fangs drip with vermilion poison as its cold, hungry eyes gaze forward.

Wolf Spider (CR 5)

XP 1,600
Wolf spider
N Huge vermin
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +13


Defense


AC 18, touch 10, flat-footed 16 (+2 Dex, +8 natural, -2 size)
hp 52 (7d8+21)
Fort +8, Ref +4, Will +3


Offense


Speed 40 ft., climb 40 ft.
Melee bite +8 (2d8+7)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks poison, web (+5 ranged, DC 16, 7 hp)


Statistics


Str 21, Dex 14, Con 16, Int —, Wis 12, Cha 2
Base Atk +5; CMB +12; CMD 24 (32 vs. trip)
Skills Acrobatics +2 (+6 to jump), Climb +25, Perception +13, Stealth -2
SQ compression


Special Abilities


Climbing (40 feet) You have a Climb speed.
Compression (Ex) Move through areas 1/4 normal space without squeezing or 1/8 while squeeze.
Darkvision (60 feet) You can see in the dark (black and white only).
Poison: – Injury (DC 16) (Ex) Poison—Injury; save Fort DC 16; freq 1/rd rd; effect Str; cure 1 save.
Web (+5 ranged, 7 hp, 8/day, DC 16) (Ex) You can set or toss webbing.


Ecology


Giant Spider
Illustration Credit: Dragonlance Bestiary

Environment forests, hills, or underground
Organization solitary or pair
Treasure incidental

Wolf spiders are gigantic beasts with insatiable appetites that spin their webs in the Petrified Forest. They are known to pluck entire caravan wagons off of Riverbed Run and drag them back to their cavernous homes. These spiders dwell in large numbers in the Needle Fen, a large wetland that sits in the middle of the Petrified Forest. The fierce and territorial nature of these predators forces traveling merchants to circle around the marsh, adding days to their journeys to and from Tol to the north.