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|Hit Dice:||5d8+5 (27 hp)|
|Speed:||30 ft. (6 squares), climb 30 ft.|
|Armor Class:||14 (+3 Dex, +1 natural), touch 13, flat-footed 11|
|Attack:||Bite +5 melee (1d8+2 plus poison)|
|Full Attack:||Bite +5 melee (1d8+2 plus poison) and 2 claws +3 melee (1d3+1)|
|Space/Reach:||5 ft./5 ft.|
|Special Attacks:||Poison, web|
|Special Qualities:||Low-light vision|
|Saves:||Fort +4, Ref +4, Will +6|
|Abilities:||Str 14, Dex 17, Con 13, Int 6, Wis 15, Cha 8|
|Skills:||Climb +10, Craft (trapmaking) +4, Hide +9, Listen +4, Spot +8|
|Feats:||Great Fortitude, Multiattack|
|Organization:||Solitary, pair, or troupe (1–2 plus 2–4 Medium monstrous spiders)|
|Alignment:||Usually neutral evil|
|Advancement:||6–7 HD (Medium); 8–15 HD (Large)|
An ettercap is about 6 feet tall and weighs about 200 pounds.
Ettercaps speak Common.
Ettercaps are not brave creatures, but their cunning traps often ensure that the enemy never draws a weapon. When an ettercap does engage its enemies, it attacks with its keen-edged claws and venomous bite. It usually will not come within melee reach of any foe that is still able to move.
Web (Ex): An ettercap can throw a web eight times per day. This is similar to an attack with a net but has a maximum range of 50 feet, with a range increment of 10 feet, and is effective against targets of up to Medium size. The web anchors the target in place, allowing no movement.
An entangled creature can escape with a DC 13 Escape Artist check or burst the web with a DC 17 Strength check. The check DCs are Constitution-based, and the Strength check DC includes a +4 racial bonus. The web has 6 hit points, hardness 0, and takes double damage from fire.
Ettercaps can also create sheets of sticky webbing from 5 to 60 feet square. They usually position these to snare flying creatures but can also try to trap prey on the ground. Approaching creatures must succeed on a DC 20 Spot check to notice a web, or they stumble into it and become trapped as though by a successful web attack. Attempts to escape or burst the webbing receive a +5 bonus if the trapped creature has something to walk on or grab while pulling free. Each 5-foot-square section has 6 hit points, hardness 0, and takes double damage from fire.
An ettercap can move across its own sheet web at its climb speed and can determine the exact location of any creature touching the web.
Skills: Ettercaps have a +4 racial bonus on Craft (trapmaking), Hide, and Spot checks. They have a +8 racial bonus on Climb checks and can always choose to take 10 on Climb checks, even if rushed or threatened.