Monstrous Dragonfly

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This image shows an about 1.6 inch (4 cm) large Yellow-winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum) from the side.André Karwath

This image shows an about 1.6 inch (4 cm) large Yellow-winged Darter (Sympetrum flaveolum) from the side.André Karwath

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xver of the Wizards Community forums.

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At fist, the giganic four winged insect dosn't appear to move at all. Then, too late, you realize it's steadily growing larger...

Dragonflies are long, thin bodied insects with two pairs of rugged trasnlucent wings. They have exceptional flight capability, combining amazing speed with incredible manuverability. Thier head is dominated by large multifaced eyes that meet in the middle of thier body and cover most of their face. They have powerful mandibles and strong legs, however, their limbs are evolved only for perching and cannot be used for locomotion.

The largest prehistoric Dragonfly is the Meganeura monyi (wingspan of 70-75 cm) from the Permian epoch. The largest modern species is the Hawi'ian Anax strenuus (wingspan of 19 cm).

Dragonflies hunt on the wing, using a technique called motion camouflage to fool thier prey into beliving they are not in motion. This is done by using an approch vector that constantly keeps them on a line of sight with a distant landmark relative to thier prey.

They eat whatever animals they can catch. Usually this means other smaller flying insects, but in the case of Monstrous Dragonflies, the menu is basically wide open.

 

Monstrous Dragonfly, Tiny

Monstrous Dragonfly, Small

Monstrous Dragonfly, Medium

Tiny vermin

Small vermin

Medium vermin

Hit Dice

1/2d8 (2 HP)

1d8 (4 HP)

2d8 (9 HP)

Initiative

+4

+4

+4

Speed

Fly 80 ft. (Perfect) (16 Squares)

Fly 80 ft. (Perfect) (16 Squares)

Fly 80 ft. (Perfect) (16 Squares)

Armor Class

16 (+2 Size, +4 Dexterity), Touch 16, Flatfooted 12

16 (+1 Size, +4 Dexterity, +1 Natural), Touch 15, Flatfooted 12

16 (+4 Dexterity, +2 Natural), Touch 14, Flatfooted 12

Base Attack/Grapple

+0 / -12

+0 / -6

+1 / +1

Attack

Bite +5 Melee (1d3-4)

Bite +4 Melee (1d4-2)

Bite +5 Melee (1d6)

Full Attack

Bite +5 Melee (1d3-4)

Bite +4 Melee (1d4-2)

Bite +5 Melee (1d6)

Space/Reach

5 ft. / 5 ft.

5 ft. / 5 ft.

5 ft. / 5 ft.

Special Attacks

Motion Camouflage

Motion Camouflage

Motion Camouflage

Special Qualities

All Around Vision, Darkvision 60 ft., vermin Traits

All Around Vision, Darkvision 60 ft., vermin Traits

All Around Vision, Darkvision 60 ft., verminTraits

Saves

Fort +2, Ref +4, Will +0

Fort +2, Ref +4, Will +0

Fort +3, Ref +4, Will +0

Abilities

Strength 2, Dexterity 19, Constitution 11, Intelligence --, Wisdom 10, Charisma 2

Strength 6, Dexterity 19, Constitution 11, Intelligence --, Wisdom 10, Charisma 2

Strength 10, Dexterity 19, Constitution 11, Intelligence --, Wisdom 10, Charisma 2

Skills

Bluff +8, Hide +16, Spot +8

Bluff +8, Hide +12, Spot +8

Bluff +8, Hide +8, Spot +8

Feats

Weapon Finesse (B)

Weapon Finesse (B)

Weapon Finesse (B)

Environment

Temperature Type

Temperature Type

Temperature Type
Organization Flight (8-16) Flight (2-5) or Swarm (6-11) Solitary or Flight (2-5)
Challenge Rating 1/4 1/2 1
Treasure None None None
Alignment Always Neutral Always Neutral Always Neutral
Advancement -- -- 3 HD (Medium)
Level Adjustment -- -- --
  Monstrous Dragonfly, Large

Monstrous Dragonfly, Huge

Monstrous Dragonfly, Gargantuan

  Large vermin

Huge vermin

Gargantuan vermin

Hit Dice

4d8 (18 HP)

8d8+8 (44 HP)

16d8+16 (88 HP)

Initiative

+4

+4

+4

Speed

Fly 80 ft. (Perfect) (16 Squares)

Fly 80 ft. (Perfect) (16 Squares)

Fly 80 ft. (Perfect) (16 Squares)

Armor Class

16 (-1 Size, +4 Dexterity, +3 Natural), Touch 13, Flatfooted 12

18 (-2 Size, +4 Dexterity, +6 Natural), Touch 12, Flatfooted 14

20 (-4 Size, +4 Dexterity, +10 Natural), Touch 10, Flatfooted 16

Base Attack/Grapple

+3 / +9

+6 / +16

+12 / +30

Attack

Bite +6 Melee (1d8+3)

Bite +8 Melee (2d6+6)

Bite +14 Melee (2d8+10)

Full Attack

Bite +6 Melee (1d8+3)

Bite +8 Melee (2d6+6)

Bite +14 Melee (2d8+10)

Space/Reach

10 ft. / 5 ft.

15 ft. / 10 ft.

20 ft. / 15 ft.

Special Attacks

Motion Camouflage

Motion Camouflage

Motion Camouflage

Special Qualities

All Around Vision, Darkvision 60 ft., vermin Traits

All Around Vision, Darkvision 60 ft., vermin Traits

All Around Vision, Darkvision 60 ft., vermin Traits

Saves

Fort +4, Ref +5, Will +1

Fort +7, Ref +6, Will +2

Fort +11, Ref +9, Will +5

Abilities

Strength 14, Dexterity 19, Constitution 11, Intelligence --, Wisdom 10, Charisma 2

Strength 18, Dexterity 19, Constitution 13, Intelligence --, Wisdom 10, Charisma 2

Strength 22, Dexterity 19, Constitution 13, Intelligence --, Wisdom 10, Charisma 2

Skills

Bluff +8, Hide +4, Spot +8

Bluff +8, Hide +0, Spot +8

Bluff +8, Hide -4, Spot +8

Feats

Weapon Finesse (B)

Snatch (B)

Snatch (B)

Environment

Temperature Type

Temperature Type

Temperature Type

Organization Solitary or Flight (2-5) Solitary or Flight (2-5) Solitary or Flight (2-5)
Challenge Rating 2 4 7
Treasure None 1/10 Coins; 50% Goods; 50% Items 1/10 Coins; 50% Goods; 50% Items
Alignment Always Neutral Always Neutral Always Neutral
Advancement 4-7 HD (Large) 9-15 HD (Huge) 17-31 HD (Gargantuan)
Level Adjustment -- -- --
  Monstrous Dragonfly, Colossal  
Colossal vermin

Hit Dice

32d8+32 (176 HP)

Initiative

+4

Speed

Fly 80 ft. (Perfect) (16 Squares)

Armor Class

22 (-8 Size, +4 Dexterity, +16 Natural), Touch 6, Flatfooted 18

Base Attack/Grapple

+24 / +48

Attack

Bite +24 Melee (3d6+12)

Full Attack

Bite +24 Melee (3d6+12)

Space/Reach

40 ft. / 30 ft.

Special Attacks

Motion Camouflage

Special Qualities

All Around Vision, Darkvision 60 ft., vermin Traits

Saves

Fort +19, Ref +14, Will +10

Abilities

Strength 26, Dexterity 19, Constitution 13, Intelligence --, Wisdom 10, Charisma 2

Skills

Bluff +8, Hide -8, Spot +8

Feats

Snatch (B)

Environment

Temperature Type
Organization Solitary
Challenge Rating 10
Treasure 1/10 Coins; 50% Goods; 50% Items
Alignment Always Neutral
Advancement 32-64 HD (Colossal)
Level Adjustment --

Combat

Motion Camouflage Monstrous Dragonflies sometimes move in such a way that thier prey has a difficult time determining that they are being approached. When making a dive (flying charge) attack, a Monstrous Dragonfly may make a Feint attempt as a free action. Monstrous Dragonflies do not take a penalty to thier Bluff check for attempting to Feint nonhumanoid creatures or creatures of animal intellegence (1-2) and may attempt to Feint nonintellegent creatures, but only while using Motion Camoflage. (If a Tiny Monstrous Dragonfly successfully Feints it's target, it does not provoke attacks of oppertunity for entering it's target's square.)

All Around Vision Monstrous Dragonflies have a 360 degree field of vision and, as a resul thereof, cannot be flanked.

Skills Monstrous Dragonflies have a +4 racial bonus Hide checks, a +8 racial bonus to Spot checks, and a +12 racial bonus to Bluff checks.

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