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Wasp, Wasp Swarm

A low, ominous buzz announces the arrival of a mass of many thousands of angry, stinging wasps.

Wasp Swarm CR 3

Source Pathfinder RPG Bestiary pg. 275
XP 800
N Diminutive vermin (swarm)
Init +1; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +9


AC 15, touch 15, flat-footed 14 (+1 Dex, +4 size)
hp 31 (7d8)
Fort +5, Ref +3, Will +3
Defensive Abilities swarm traits; Immune weapon damage


Speed 5 ft., fly 40 ft. (good)
Melee swarm (2d6 plus poison)
Space 10 ft., Reach 0 ft.
Special Attacks distraction (DC 13), poison


Str 1, Dex 13, Con 10, Int —, Wis 12, Cha 9
Base Atk +5; CMB —; CMD
Skills Fly +11, Perception +9; Racial Modifiers +8 Perception
SQ swarm traits, vermin traits


Environment temperate forests
Organization solitary, pair, fury (3–6 swarms), maelstrom (7–12 swarms)
Treasure none

Special Abilities

Poison (Ex) Swarm—injury; save Fort DC 13; frequency 1/round for 4 rounds; effect 1 Dexterity damage; cure 1 save. The save DC is Constitution-based.


A wasp swarm is a flying mass of thousands of carnivorous wasps. In such large numbers, they become voracious hunters, capable of taking down large creatures with their venom-filled stings. While a wasp swarm is capable of inflicting hundreds of stings, its true danger arises from its insatiable appetite for meat.

Wasp swarms surround and attack any living prey in their paths, and are swift to seek out new prey once their anger is aroused. An enraged wasp swarm often loses track of its hive or the original source of its anger, and presented with a constant series of new targets to swarm and sting, a swarm can continue its rampage nonstop until it is destroyed or dispersed.

Creatures in "Wasp" Category

Giant Wasp3
Ground Wasp Swarm2
Wasp Swarm3