Friday, July 12, 2013

Frightful Fridays! Fiery Ant

Welcome to a brief Frightful Fridays! entry. I have plans for a few monsters that have been piling up in the corner, which I hope I can bring to fruition later today. In the meantime, serendipity in the form of a strange online conversation with friends led to a challenge to stat up the fiery ant.

I hope you like this critter, and I hope to be back soon with some other monsters. Thanks for reading!

This giant, bright red ant has powerful mandibles that seethe with fire. Heat visibly emanates from the ant's body.
Fiery Ant CR 3
XP 800
N Tiny vermin (fire)
Init +4; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +9

AC 18, touch 16, flat-footed 14 (+4 Dex, +2 size, +2 natural)
hp 26 (4d8+8)
Fort +6, Ref +5, Will +2
Immune fire, vermin traits
Weakness vulnerability to cold

Speed 30 ft., climb 10 ft.
Melee bite +9 (2d4-4 plus 2d6 fire, attach, burn, and poison)
Space 2.5 ft.; Reach 0 ft.
Special Attacks attach, breath weapon (20-ft. cone, 2d6 fire damage, Reflex DC 14 half, usable every 1d4 rounds), burn (1d6, DC 14), poison

Str 2, Dex 18, Con 15, Int —, Wis 13, Cha 11
Base Atk +3; CMB +5 (+9 grapple); CMD 11 (19 vs. trip)
Feats Weapon Finesse
Skills Acrobatics +8, Climb +12, Perception +9, Stealth +20; Racial Modifiers +4 Acrobatics, +8 Climb, +8 Perception, +8 Stealth

Environment any temperate or warm terrestrial
Organization solitary, pair, or colony (3–40)
Treasure none (incidental in colony)

Special Abilities
Fiery Ant Poison (Ex) Bite—injury; save Fort DC 14; frequency 1/round for 4 rounds; effect 1d3 Con; cure 1 save. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Some ants just want to watch the world burn. Fiery ants bring the tenacity of normal fire ants and add a literal burning to their terrible bites. These ants are rarely encountered as solitary creatures, and a victim who stumbles upon a fiery ant colony finds itself the target of dozens of frenzied ants that bite and latch on to their prey. A typical fiery ant is as large as a house cat, and it lives in a mound that measures 20 feet in diameter and is 10 feet high.


  1. "Some ants just want to watch the world burn..."


  2. you gonna stat a fiery ant queen?

  3. Hi Unknown! (if that is your real name...)

    I have a fiery ant queen planned. :)