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Purple Worm

Purple Worm CR 12

This enormous worm is covered with dark purple plates of chitinous armor. Horrifyingly, both ends of this monstrosity contain giant, tooth-filled mouths the size of oxen, with grotesque clawed appendages dangling from its flanks.

XP 19,200
N Gargantuan magical beast
Init –2; Senses blindsight (vibration) 60 ft., darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +22


EAC 27; KAC 29
Fort +14, Ref +13, Will +11


Speed 20 ft., burrow 20 ft., swim 10 ft.
Melee bite +26 (4d6+20 P plus swallow whole; critical staggered [DC 19]) or sting +23 (2d6+20 P plus purple worm venom)
Space 20 ft.; Reach 15 ft.
Offensive Abilities awesome blow, swallow whole (4d6+20 B, EAC 27, KAC 25, 49 HP)


Str +8, Dex –2, Con +5, Int –5, Wis –1, Cha –1


Awesome Blow (Ex)

If a purple worm succeeds at a special awesome blow combat maneuver check against an opponent smaller than itself, its opponent takes damage as if struck by its bite attack and is knocked flying 10 feet in a direction of the worm’s choice and falls prone.

The worm can only push the opponent in a straight line, and the opponent can’t move closer to the worm than the square it started in. If an obstacle prevents the completion of the opponent’s move, the opponent and the obstacle each take 1d6 bludgeoning damage, and the opponent is knocked prone in the space adjacent to the obstacle.


Environment any underground
Organization solitary

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