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Giant Dragonfly

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Giant dragonflies are rare compared to other varieties of giant insects, and fortunately so, since they are voracious hunters of warm-blooded prey, including humanoids.

The creatures typically lair in overgrown or lightly wooded areas, using foliage as cover. When they spot potential prey out in the open, the dragonflies swoop to the attack, using their superior flight speed and maneuverability to run most prey to ground or carrying off smaller foes to eat them somewhere safe. Giant dragonflies feed on carrion when fresh prey is not available, and the scent of a fresh kill often attracts them.

Many swamp-dwelling cultures Attach religious significance to brightly colored and ravenous giant dragonflies, particularly boggards. The frog-men Attach particular significance to a giant dragonfly's color, and their priest-kings often refuse to eat anything but specific colors of giant dragonflies.

Special Abilities

Darting Charge (Ex) A giant dragonfly is adept at swooping in to attack prey with a powerful bite and then, just as quickly, swooping back up out of reach. As a result, a giant dragonfly gains Flyby Attack As a bonus feat. In addition, if a giant dragonfly charges while flying, it receives a +4 bonus on CMB checks made to Grapple foes.

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Attributes

AC
17, Touch 12, Flat-footed 15 (+2 Dex, +5 Natural)
Alignment
N
Base Atk
+5
CMB
+9 (+13 Grappling, Or +17 Grappling On A Charge)
CMD
21 (29 Vs. Trip)
CR
4
Cha
9
Con
14
Creature Type
Vermin
Dex
15
Environment
Temperate Or Warm Land
Feats
Flyby Attack B
Fort
+7
HP
45 (7d8+14)
Immune
Mind-affecting Effects
Init
N Medium Vermin +2
Int
-
Melee
Bite +9 (2d8+6 Plus Grab )
Organization
Solitary Or Flight (2-5)
Ref
+4
Senses
Darkvision 60 Ft.; Perception +1
Size
Medium
Skills
Fly +10
Special Attack
Darting Charge
Speed
20 Ft., Fly 80 Ft. (Perfect)
Str
19
Treasure
Incidental
Will
+3
Wis
12
XP
1,200
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