Giant Preying Mantis

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Praying Mantis and the Moon Seitei (Shotei) Watanabe 1851-1918 Praying Mantis and the Moon Seitei (Shotei) Watanabe 1851-1918

This patient carnivore remains completely still as it waits for prey to come near.

Giant Preying Mantis
Large vermin
Hit Dice 4d8+8 (26 hp)
Initiative -1
Speed 20 ft. (4 squares), Fly 40 ft. (poor)
Armor Class 14 (-1 size, -1 Dexterity, +6 natural), touch 8, flat-footed 14
Base Attack/Grapple +3/+11
Attack Claws +6 melee (1d8+4)
Full Attack Claws +6 melee (1d8+4) and bite +1 melee (1d6+2)
Space/Reach 10 ft (4 squares)./5 ft.
Special Attacks Improved grab
Special Qualities Darkvision 60 ft., vermin traits
Saves Fort +6, Ref +0, Will +3
Abilities Strength 19, Dexterity 8, Constitution 15, Intelligence -, Wisdom 14, Charisma 11
Skills Hide -1*, Spot +6
Feats -
Environment Temperate forests
Organization Solitary
Challenge Rating 3
Advancement 5-8 HD (Large); 9-12 HD (Huge)
Level Adjustment -

Improved Grab (Ex) To use this ability, a giant praying mantis must hit with its claws attack. If it wins the ensuing grapple check, it establishes a hold and makes a bite attack as a primary attack (at its full +6 attack bonus).

Skills A giant praying mantis has a +4 racial bonus on Hide and Spot checks. *Because of its camouflage, the Hide bonus increases to +12 when a mantis is surrounded by foliage.

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