Giant Gecko

Giant Gecko CR 1
N Medium animal
Init +8; Senses darkvision 120 ft., low-light vision, scent; Listen +2,
Spot +2
AC 14, touch 12, flat-footed 12
(+2 Dex, +2 natural)
hp 11 (2d8+2)
Fort +4, Ref +5, Will +2
Spd 40 ft., climb 40 ft.
Melee bite +2 (2d4+1)
Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Tact ics
Before Combat When hunting, giant geckos prefer to grab smaller prey
from above, often waiting in ambush on unexpected surfaces.
During Combat Giant geckos make full use of the terrain, scaling walls
and attacking from higher ground whenever possible.
Morale Clever beasts, giant geckos know when they are outmatched
and flee if reduced to fewer than half their hit points.
Stat ist ics
Str 13, Dex 15, Con 12, Int 2, Wis 14, Cha 6
Base Atk +1; Grp +
Feats Improved Initiative
Skills Balance +10, Climb +22
Expert Climber (Ex) The unique physiology of gecko feet allow geckos
to climb any surface, no matter how slick or sheer. In effect, giant
geckos are treated as constantly being under a natural version of the
spell spider climb. This ability also provides them with an additional
+8 bonus on Climb check, which stacks with their racial bonus.
Skills Giant geckos have a +8 racial bonus on Balance and Climb
checks. They can always choose to take 10 on Climb checks, even if
rushed or threatened.
Ecolog y
Environment Any warm forest or mountains
Organization Solitary, pair, or nest (3–6)
Treasure None
Alignment Always neutral
Advancement 3–7 HD (Medium), 8–14 HD (Large)
Level Adjustment —

Giant Gecko
An oversized lizard the size of a horse scans the area, its
bulging eyes darting this way and that, completely independent
of one another. Every few moments a long pink tongue
snaps f rom its wide mouth, either to snatch up some unseen
insect or moisten an eye.

Oversized lizards, giant geckos rarely threaten creatures larger
than dogs or halflings. Known for their relative intelligence,
some savage humanoids employ them as watchdogs or sometimes
even mounts.
Omnivorous reptiles, giant geckos eat more meat than their
smaller cousins but still enjoy fruits, nectars, and other sweet
plants. The unique structure of geckos’ widely-spaced toes
make them peerless climbers, able to scamper across any surface
with ease.
Numerous species of giant geckos exist, like the Storval
Plateau’s spire striders, the frostleapers that dwell in the Land
of the Linnorm Kings, and Geb’s urbane glitterscale geckos.

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