Death Worm

Death Worm (CR 6)1
Large vermin
Init 11; Senses darkvision, tremorsense 60 ft.; Notice 10
Defense
AC 19, flat-footed 18
(+1 Dex, +9 natural, -1 size)
hp 75 (10d8+30)
Fort +10, Ref +4, Will +3
Defensive Abilities corrosive blood, venomous skin; Immune acid, electricity, emotion, poison, mind
Offense
Speed 20 ft., burrow 20 ft.
Melee bite +11 (2d8+6 plus poison)
Ranged electrical jolt +8 (4d6 electricity)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks breath weapon (30-ft. line, 8d6 acid damage, R-DC 17 for half, usable every 1d4 rounds)
Statistics
Str 18, Dex 13, Con 16, Int -, Wis 11, Cha 5
Base Atk +8; CMB +13; CMD 24
Skills Stealth -3
Languages Terran (cannot speak)
SQ camouflage
Ecology
Environment desert, plains, hills
Organization solitary
Treasure none
Special Abilities
Corrosive Blood (Ex; acid; Con) A death worm’s blood can corrode metal on contact. If a creature damages a death worm with a piercing or slashing weapon made of metal, the creature’s blood deals 3d6 points of acid damage to the metal weapon (unlike most forms of energy damage, this damage is not halved when applied to a metal object, although it does still have to penetrate the metal’s hardness). The weapon’s wielder can halve the damage the weapon takes by making a successful DC 17 Reflex save. Creatures made of metal that deal slashing or piercing damage to a death worm with a natural attack take 3d6 points of acid damage (a DC 17 Reflex save halves this damage). The corrosive elements of the blood fade 1 round after it leaves the worm’s body or the worm dies.
Electrical Jolt (Su; electricity) A death worm can fire a jolt of electricity from its mouth as a standard action. The range increment for this ranged attack is 60 feet.

  • Poison (Ex; poison; Con) Bite-injury, or skin-contact; save F-DC 17; frequency 1/round for 6 rounds; track Constitution; effect I(1-6)-H(1-4); cure 2 saves.

Venomous Skin (Ex; poison) A death worm’s skin secretes a noxious, waxy substance. This venomous sheen poisons any creature that touches a death worm, either by making a successful attack with an unarmed strike or natural weapon or with a touch attack. A creature that grapples a death worm is also exposed to the creature’s venomous skin.

The reclusive death worm is much feared in the deserts, badlands, and steppes in which it dwells, for it brings to a battle multiple harrowing ways of inflicting death upon its foes—acid, lightning, poison, and its ravenous jaws. The creatures are remarkably good at hiding amid the sands and rocks of their favored terrain, and devilishly efficient at selecting foes that they can easily kill. This combination makes stories of these creatures hard to confirm, and in most urban centers, common wisdom is that the tales of death worms are fabrications— attempts to impress city folk or hallucinations born of too much drink.

A death worm is 15 feet long and weighs 1,200 pounds— although rumors of much larger death worms persist.

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