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Locust Swarm

For the first D&D 4e campaign I ran, I created the following monster. A locust swarm. As far as I can remember, I never used it, though. It was just part of a random encounter table. Yes, I still used random encounter tables that days…

It would be a pity if the locust swarm would never be used and just gather dust in my drawer. So here it is:

Here is the stat block in text form:

Locust Swarm, Level 2 Soldier
Medium natural beast (swarm), XP 125

HP 38; Bloodied 19, Initiative +7
AC 18; Fortitude 15, Reflex 17, Will 13, Perception +7
Speed 2, fly 7, Darkvision
Swarm attack aura 1; Enemies, that start their turn adjacent to a locust swarm, take 5 damage.
Immune fear; Resist half damage from melee and ranged attacks; Vulnerable 5 against close and area attacks

Standard Actions

m Swarm of Bites * At-Will
Attack: Melee 1 (one creature); +8 vs. AC
Hit: 1d10 + 4 damage, and the target is dazed and marked until the end of its next turn.

Minor Actions

Splitting swarm * At-Will (only usable while the swarm has at least 10 HP)
Place another Locust Swarm adjacent to the original swarm. Both swarms now have half the HP the original swarm had. The new swarm takes its inititaive right after the original swarm.

Str 15 (+3), Dex 19 (+5), Wis 10 (+1)
Con 14 (+3), Int 2 (-3), Cha 6 (-1)

Alignment Unaligned, Languages –

Locust image by Pietro Izzo published under a Creative Commons license. Stat block created with power2ool.

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