Soldier ant

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For a list of all arthropods, see list of arthropods.

soldier ant aSoldier ant.png
HP 21-44
HD 6
XP 157
Speed 10
AC 8
EV 10
MR 20
Attack1 14 (sting: poison)


Type of Meat Inedible
Resistances None
Vulnerabilities Poison
Habitat Land
Intelligence Animal
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Natural
Size Medium
Type worker ant, soldier ant
Flags No skeleton
A tough ant with a disproportionately large head, strong mandibles, and a vicious sting capable of injecting painful venom. It is a soldier, and thus tasked with protecting the colony from invaders.

Useful info

A soldier ant is a hardier version of the worker ant, with the same strengths and vulnerabilities, except that the soldier ant is tougher and of average speed.

Tips and tricks

  • Poison works exceptionally well against them. Venomous weapons and Poison Magic will kill them in short order, and Mephitic Cloud will turn them against each other.
  • Their magic resistance is low, so you can confuse and paralyse them without too much trouble.
  • As long as you have poison resistance, facing them shouldn't be too much trouble, though they can still manage to mangle lightly armored spellcasters who let them get into close quarters.