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Stirge CR 1/2 (Combatant)

XP 200
N Tiny magical beast
Init +3; Senses darkvison 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +4


HP 13
EAC 10; KAC 12
Fort +4; Ref +4; Will +0


Speed 10 ft., fly 40 ft. (Ex; average)
Melee attach +7
Space 2-1/2 ft.; Reach 0 ft.
Offensive Abilities blood drain


Str +0; Dex +3; Con +1; Int -5; Wis +2; Cha -2
Skills Acrobatics +9, Stealth +4, Survival +4
Other Abilities diseased


Blood Drain (Ex)

A stirge drains blood at the end of its turn if it is attached to a foe, inflicting 1 point of Constitution damage. Once the stirge has dealt 4 points of Constitution damage, it detaches and flies off to digest its meal. If the victim dies before the stirge’s appetite has been sated, the stirge detaches and seeks a new target.

Diseased (Ex)

Due to the stagnant swamps in which they live and their contact with the blood of numerous creatures, stirges are harbingers of disease. Any creature subjected to a stirge’s blood drain has a 10% chance of being exposed to filth fever, blinding sickness, or a similar disease. Once this check is made, the victim can no longer be infected by this particular stirge, though attacks by different stirges are resolved normally and may result in multiple illnesses.


Environment temperate and warm swamps, or underground
Organization solitary, colony (2-4), flock (5-8), storm (9-14), or swarm (15-40)

A stirge is a vicious blood-drinking creature that resembles a monstrous cross between a large hummingbird and a mosquito. This creature lurks in forests, caves, and swamps until a living creature passes near. It then flies down and attempt to subtly attach itself to the creature and feeds off its warm blood.

While one stirge may not seem to be a threat, these creatures often cluster in large swarms, which can quickly slay a creature from all the stirges feeding at once on the same body.

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