Hornet Swarm

Swarm, Hornet
Diminutive Vermin (Swarm)
Hit Dice: 6d8 (27 hp)
Initiative: +4
Speed: 5 ft., fly 30 ft. (average)
Armor Class: 18 (+4 size, +4 Dex), touch 18, flat-footed 14
Base Attack/Grapple: +4/—
Attack: Swarm (2d6 plus poison)
Full Attack: Swarm (2d6 plus poison)
Space/Reach: 10 ft./0 ft.
Special Attacks: Distraction, poison
Special Qualities: Darkvision, immune to weapon damage, swarm traits, vermin traits
Saves: Fort +4, Ref +6, Will +2
Abilities: Str 1, Dex 19, Con 10, Int -, Wis 10, Cha 2
Skills: Perception +4
Feats: Weapon FinesseB
Environment: Temperate, subtropical, tropical forest
Organization: Solitary, cloud (2-7 swarms) or flight (11-20)
ECL: 6
Treasure: None
Alignment: Always neutral
Advancement: None

A hornet swarm is a cloud of thousands flying, stinging insects. They seldom form unless summoned via spell or by a Vermin Lord, or rarely when some unfortunate creature stirs up an exceptionally large hive.


A hornet swarm seeks to surround and attack any living prey it encounters. The swarm deals 2d6 points of damage to any creature whose space it occupies at the end of its move.

Distraction (Ex): Any living creature that begins its turn with a swarm in its space must succeed on a DC 12 Fortitude save or be nauseated for 1 round. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Poison (Ex): Injury, moderate incapacitating, DC 14; onset 2d4 rounds, check 1d6 minutes; initial and secondary effect 1d4 Dex damage.

Skills: A hornet swarm has a +4 racial bonus to Perception checks.

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