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Venomroach

The brown and black exoskeleton of this roach gleams when exposed to the light.

Venomroach CR 3

Source Pathfinder #116: Fangs of War pg. 85
XP 800
N Large vermin
Init +1; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +5

Defense

AC 15, touch 10, flat-footed 14 (+1 Dex, +5 natural, –1 size)
hp 31 (3d8+18)
Fort +9, Ref +2, Will +2
Immune mind-affecting effects
Weaknesses light sensitivity

Offense

Speed 40 ft., climb 40 ft., fly 60 ft. (poor)
Melee bite +3 (2d6+3 plus poison)
Space 10 ft., Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks poison

Statistics

Str 15, Dex 13, Con 22, Int —, Wis 13, Cha 2
Base Atk +2; CMB +5; CMD 16 (24 vs. trip)
Feats DiehardB, EnduranceB
Skills Climb +10, Fly –5, Perception +5, Stealth + 1; Racial Modifiers +4 Perception, +4 Stealth
SQ hold breath

Ecology

Environment any land
Organization solitary, pair, or intrusion (3–12)
Treasure none

Special Abilities

Poison (Ex) Bite—injury; save Fort DC 17; frequency 1/round for 4 rounds; effect 1d3 Con damage; cure 2 consecutive saves.

Like their smaller and more mundane cousins, venomroaches lurk along the fringes of humanoid civilization, skittering through the dark corners of the world. Dangerous denizens of sewers and alleyways, venomroaches have a pair of traits that set them apart from most of their kin. As their name would suggest, these vermin generate a potent toxin that withers tissue and poisons the blood. Unlike their smaller cousins, venomroaches also have enlarged mouthparts that give them a potent bite attack.

Venomroaches are 8 feet long and weigh 120 pounds.