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Black Dragonfly

by Jamie Baty

DMR2 34
Small Magical Beast
Hit Dice: 3d10+9 (25 hp)
Initiative: +5 (+5 Dex)
Speed: 15 ft. (3 squares), fly 60 ft. (perfect)
Armour Class: 20 (+1 size, +5 Dex, +4 natural), touch 16, flat-footed 15
Base Attack/Grapple: +3/ +0
Attack: Bite +9 melee (1d6 +1)
Full Attack: Bite +9 melee (1d6 +1)
Space/Reach: 5 ft. /0 ft.
Special Attacks: Breath weapon
Special Qualities: Darkvision 60ft., low-light vision
Saves: Fort +6, Ref +8, Will +2
Abilities: Str 12, Dex 21, Con 17, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 12
Skills: Hide +11, Listen +3, Spot +3
Feats: Hover, Weapon Finesse
Environment: Temperate and Warm forests, marshes
Organisation: Solitary, Pair, Brood (2-5), or Swarm (5-20)
Challenge Rating: 3
Treasure: None
Alignment: Always neutral
Advancement: -
Level Adjustment: -

The black dragonfly lives in dank swamps and temperate bogs. It enjoys climates from the tropics to middle latitudes.
Black dragonflies do not grow very large because there are so many of them; individuals compete intensely to survive within their crowded habitat.
The black dragonfly's breath weapon is a stream of caustic acid, distilled from unpleasant chemicals natural to the insect's decomposing home.

Black dragonflies are quick melee combatants, constantly darting about and lunging at their foes. Their favoured tactic is to isolate their foes and group attack. They are able to breath and bite a foe in the same round. They don't fear a fight, but will retreat if sufficiently overmatched.

Breath Weapon (Su): A black dragonfly may breathe a line of caustic acid at one adjacent target once per round as a swift action. The breath inflicts 3 hp of damage (one hp per HD). If the target is attacking the dragonfly in melee, no saving throw is allowed. Other targets are allowed a Reflex save for half damage (DC 14 Con based).