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Monsters with lots of natural attacks

   
AtLastForgot- Octopi are a good thought, but they're a little specialized. I'll keep that in mind if they go underwater.

Useful info- Some of the party is more optimized than others. We have:
A pretty stereotypical Swift Hunter build(Sct4/Rgr16)
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Originally Posted by Tedronai View Post
Really depends what you mean by 'lots'

dragons get quite a variety of natural weapons as they grow
hydras with many heads get many bites
beholders don't get so many natural weapon attacks, but they do have those eye rays...
I'm a fan of displacer beasts, myself. They're one of the iconic D&D monsters.

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Originally Posted by Tedronai View Post
Citation on number of unarmed attacks scaling with number of limbs?
Generally? None exist. But in practice, almost every monster in the game with additional limbs gets an extra attack based on having extra limbs. Wings being a general (but not always) exception.

TanaNari- I like displacer beasts, so that's a good idea. I have to disagree with extra limbs=extra unarmed strikes, though. But feel free to beat it to death here.

The RAW is somewhat ambiguous in that regard (natural attacks, not UAs):
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The number of attacks a creature can make with its natural weapons depends on the type of the attack—generally, a creature can make one bite attack, one attack per claw or tentacle, one gore attack, one sting attack, or one slam attack (although Large creatures with arms or arm-like limbs can make a slam attack with each arm). Refer to the individual monster descriptions.
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AtLastForgot- Octopi are a good thought, but they're a little specialized. I'll keep that in mind if they go underwater.
Or make it air-breathing and have them fight a dire tree octopus




 

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