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Cephalopod, Giant Octopus

Giant Octopus CR 8 (Combatant)

XP 4,800
N Large animal (aquatic)
Init +4; Senses low-light vision; Perception +16


HP 125
EAC 20; KAC 22
Fort +12; Ref +12; Will +7
Defensive Abilities ink cloud (30-ft. radius)


Speed 20 ft., swim 30 ft., jet 200 ft.
Melee tentacle +19 (1d6+14B plus grab), or bite +19 (3d4+14+2P plus poison)
Multiattack 3 tentacles +13 (1d6+14B plus grab), bite +13 (3d4+14P plus poison)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft. (20 ft. with tentacle)
Offensive Abilities poison (DC 16)


Str +6; Dex +2; Con +4; Int -4; Wis +1; Cha -2
Skills Athletics +21, Sleight of Hand +16, Stealth +21
Other Abilities compression, water breathing


Environment temperate or cold oceans
Organization solitary

Octopi are a breed of multi-tentacled cephalopods that live within the ocean. They make their homes along the bottom of the sea, particularly within coral reefs. If they are pursued by predators, octopi are capable of expelling a cloud of ink before swimming away.

Octopi are quite intelligent as animals go and capable of complex tactics in their pursuit of food. Many have evolved the ability to blend into their environment.

They can not only change the color of their skin, but also use muscle action to change its texture to appear more like whatever they are blending against.

Giant octopus are deadly and ravenous predators that are unafraid of attacking or consuming prey equal to or larger than their size. They are content to feed on humanoids, sharks, and even small whales.

Octopus Venom

Type poison (injury); Save Fortitude DC 10

Track Strength; Frequency 1/round for 6 rounds

Cure 1 save


Squid are a species of aggressive cephalopods with a long body and ten tentacles. They are dangerous predators that often attack creatures their own size or larger.

To create a squid or giant squid, use the octopus or giant octopus builds. Remove the compression and poison abilities. Increase the jet ability to 250 ft.

Giant squid are Huge-sized (Space 15 ft; Reach 15 ft. [30 ft. with tentacles]).

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