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Giant, Volcano

This 18-foot tall, barrel-chested giant has leathery, reddish brown skin and haunting amber eyes. The creature is tough and wiry, with the strength and texture of copper.

Volcano Giant
CR 14

XP 38,400
CN Huge humanoid (earth, fire, giant)
Init +1; Senses low-light vision; Perception +18


AC 29, touch 9, flat-footed 28 (+2 armor, +1 Dex, +18 natural, –2 size)
hp 201 (20d8+120)
Fort +18; Ref +7; Will +9
Defensive Abilities rock catching; Immune fire
Weaknesses vulnerability to cold


Speed 40 ft.
Melee Gargantuan longspear +24/+19/+14 (4d6+16, crit x3) or 2 slams +24 (2d6+11)
Ranged rock +15 (2d6+16 plus 1d6 fire)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 15 ft.
Special Attacks breath weapon, rock throwing (120 ft.), trample (2d6+16; DC 31)
Spell-like Abilities (CL 20th):
1/daystone shape


Str 32, Dex 12, Con 23, Int 10, Wis 14, Cha 11
Base Atk +15; CMB +28; CMD 39
Feats Awesome Blow, Cleave, Diehard, Endurance, Improved Bull Rush, Improved Sunder, Intimidating Prowess, Iron Will, Power Attack, Vital Strike
Skills Acrobatics +14 (+18 jumping), Climb +18, Intimidate +20, Knowledge (nature) +10, Perception +18 Languages Giant, Ignan
SQ oversized weapon use
Gear Gargantuan longspear, leather armor


Breath Weapon (Su)

Three times per day, a volcano giant can exhale a cloud of warm and sulfuric gas in a 30-foot cone. Affected creatures must make a successful DC 26 Fortitude save or take a -4 circumstance penalty on attack rolls, checks and saves for 1 minute (10 rounds) due to fits of coughing and choking. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Oversized Weapon Use (Ex)

A volcano giant wields a Gargantuan two-handed longspear without penalty.

Volcano Giant Characters

  • +22 Strength, +2 Dexterity, +12 Constitution, +2 Wisdom: A volcano giant’s prowess lies almost entirely in his physical abilities, predominantly strength.
  • Huge: Volcano giants are huge and take a –2 penalty to AC, –2 penalty to attack rolls, +2 bonus to Combat Maneuver Bonus and Combat Maneuver Defense, and a –8 penalty to Stealth checks. A volcano giant’s lifting and carrying limits quadruple those of Medium characters.
  • Space 15ft., Reach 15ft.
  • Speed: A volcano giant’s base speed is 40 feet.
  • Low-light vision: Volcano giants can see twice as far as humans in conditions of dim light.
  • Racial Hit Dice: A volcano giant starts with seventeen levels of giant, which provide it with 20d8 HD, a base attack bonus of +15, and base save bonuses of Fort +12, Ref +6, Will +6.
  • Defensive Abilities: A volcano giant gains the rock catching defensive ability.
  • Racial Skills: A volcano giant’s giant levels give it skill points equal to 20 x (2 + Int modifier). Its class skills are Acrobatics, Climb, Intimidate, Knowledge (nature), and Perception.
  • Racial Feats: A volcano giant’s giant levels give it ten feats.
  • AC: Tough-skinned, volcano giants gain a +18 natural AC bonus.
  • Special Attacks (see left): Breath weapon, rock throwing, trample.
  • Spell-like Abilities: Volcano giants can cast stone shape 1/day as a 20th level caster.
  • Special Qualities (see left): fire and earth subtypes, low-light vision, oversized weapon use.
  • Automatic Languages: Giant, Ignan. Volcano giants with high Intelligence scores can choose from the following languages: Draconic, Goblin, Terran, Orc.