Elder Purple Worm
Gargantuan natural beast
Level 24 Solo Soldier XP 30250

Initiative +18        Senses Perception +15; blindsight 10, tremorsense 20
HP 1145; Bloodied 572
AC 41 (34 against swallowed creatures); Fortitude 41, Reflex 36, Will 35
Immune gaze, illusion
Saving Throws +5
Speed 8, burrow 4 (tunneling)
Action Points 2

Bite (standard, at-will)

Reach 4; +29 vs Reflex; 2d10+9 damage plus the target is grabbed (until escape). The elder purple worm cannot make bite attacks while grabbing a creature, but it can use clamping jaws.

Clamping Jaws (standard, at-will)

If an elder purple worm begins its turn with a target grabbed in its jaws, it makes an attack against the grabbed creature: ; +29 vs Reflex; 2d10+9 damage. Miss: Half damage.

Swallow (standard, at-will)

The elder purple worm tries to swallow a bloodied Large or smaller creature it is grabbing; +29 vs Fortitude; the target is swallowed. The swallowed target is inside the elder purple worm and is dazed and restrained until it is no longer swallowed. The swallowed target has line of sight and line of effect only to the elder purple worm, and no creature has line of sight or line of effect to the swallowed target. The only attacks the swallowed target can make are basic attacks. At the start of each of the elder purple worm’s turns, the swallowed target takes 20 damage plus 20 acid damage. When the elder purple worm dies, the target is no longer swallowed and can escape as a move action, appearing in the elder purple worm’s former space.

Alignment Unaligned        Languages -
Str 28 (+21)      Dex 18 (+16)      Wis 16 (+15)
Con 29 (+21)      Int 2 (+8)      Cha 10 (+12)



Revision (1/8/2009)
Replace the swallow attack text with the following:

The elder purple worm tries to swallow a bloodied Large or smaller creature it is grabbing: +29 vs. Fortitude; the target is swallowed. The swallowed target is inside the elder purple worm and is dazed and restrained until it is no longer swallowed. The swallowed target has line of sight and line of effect only to the elder purple worm, and no creature has line of sight or line of effect to the swallowed target. The only attacks the swallowed target can make are basic attacks. At the start of each of the elder purple worm’s turns, the swallowed target takes 20 damage plus 20 acid damage. When the elder purple worm dies, the target is no longer swallowed and can escape as a move action, appearing in the elder purple worm’s former space.

Published in Monster Manual, page(s) 214.