The dry rasping of spidery legs brings this hideous monstrosity into view—a nightmarish, centaurian fusion of drow and spider.

Drider CR 7

XP 3,200

CE Large aberration

Init +2; Senses darkvision 120 ft., detect good, detect law, detect magic; Perception +15


AC 20, touch 12, flat-footed 17; (+2 Dex, +1 dodge, +8 natural, –1 size)

hp 76 (9d8+36)

Fort +7, Ref +5, Will +9

Immune sleep; SR 18


Speed 30 ft., climb 20 ft.

Melee mwk heavy mace +9/+4 (1d8+3), bite +3 (1d4+1 plus poison)

Ranged mwk composite longbow +8/+3 (1d8+2/×3)

Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.

Special Attacks web (+7 ranged, DC 18, hp 9)

Spell-Like Abilities (CL 9th)

Constant—detect good, detect law, detect magic

At will—dancing lights, darkness, faerie fire

1/day—clairaudience/clairvoyance, deeper darkness, dispel magic, levitate, suggestion (DC 16)

Spells Known (CL 6th)

3rd (4/day)—lightning bolt (DC 16)

2nd (6/day)—invisibility, web (DC 15)

1st (7/day)—mage armor, magic missile, ray of enfeeblement (DC 14), silent image (DC 14)

0 (at will)—bleed (DC 13), daze (DC 13), ghost sound, mage hand, ray of frost, read magic, resistance


Str 15, Dex 15, Con 18, Int 15, Wis 16, Cha 16

Base Atk +6; CMB +9; CMD 21 (33 vs. trip)

Feats Blind-Fight, Dodge, Combat Casting, Weapon Focus (bite, mace)

Skills Climb +22, Intimidate +15, Knowledge (arcana) +14, Perception +15, Spellcraft +14, Stealth +14; Racial Modifiers +4 Stealth

Languages Common, Elven, Undercommon

SQ undersized weapons


Environment any underground

Organization solitary, pair, or group (3–8)

Treasure double (masterwork heavy mace, masterwork composite longbow [+2 Str] with 20 arrows, additional treasure)

Special Abilities

Poison (Ex) Bite—injury; save Fort DC 18; frequency 1/round for 6 rounds; effect 1d2 Str; cure 1 save. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Spells A drider casts spells as a 6th-level cleric, sorcerer, or wizard, but does not gain any other class abilities.

Undersized Weapons (Ex) Although a drider is Large, its upper torso is the same size as that of a Medium humanoid's upper torso. As a result, it wields weapons as if it were one size category smaller than its actual size (Medium for most driders).

Created from the body of a drow, warped and mutated through special poisons and elixirs to take on the characteristics of a giant spider, the drider is a dangerous creature.

Driders are sexually dimorphic. A female drider's lower spider body is sleek and graceful, often similar to a black widow's body, while its upper drow torso retains its alluring curves and beautiful face (with the exception of sharp, poisonous fangs). A male drider's lower body is bulky like a tarantula, while its upper body is wiry and bears a hideous face more spider than drow, complete with fanged mandibles.