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Mindclaw CR 10

A red-brown crab the size of a wagon scuttles forward with an unusual amount of aggression.

XP 9,600
N Huge vermin (aquatic)
Init +3; Senses blindsense (emotion) 30 ft., darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +19


EAC 23; KAC 25
Fort +14, Ref +12, Will +9


Speed 30 ft., swim 40 ft.
Melee claws +22 (2d10+18 B plus grab)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 10 ft.

Offensive Abilities


Str +8, Dex +3, Con +5, Int —, Wis +3, Cha +0
Skills Athletics +24
Other Abilities mindless, shared empathy


Shared Empathy (Su)

Mindclaws are automatically affected by any emotion effects or morale bonuses/penalties affecting another non-mindless creature within 30 feet. Even bonuses that would normally be restricted to certain targets (such as an envoy’s Get ‘Em ability) applies to any target the mindclaw may choose.

This does not allow a mindclaw to gain emotion effects or morale modifiers directly, only copy them from others.


Environment any water
Organization solitary or cast (2–12)

Whether from a strange branch of evolution or the psychic impression of those dead in the ocean depths, mindclaws are somehow able to pick up and mimic powerful emotions. They behave like mindless crabs most of the time, but they pick up on the feelings of more intelligent lifeforms and are easily influenced by those who understand their mimicry.

An adult mindclaw is 15 feet tall and weighs 4,000 pounds.

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