Usually N Small Aberration (augmented Animal, Zerg)
+4 (+4 Dex); Senses
Darkvision 300 ft., Tremorsense 20 ft., Superior Low-Light Vision, Scent; Listen +9, Spot +9
18, touch 15, flat-footed 14 (+1 Size, +4 Dex, +3 natural)
19 (3d8+6); Fast Healing 1; DR
altitude fatigue, altitude sickness, disease, intelligence damage, intelligence drain, nausea, paralysis, poison, sleep effects, damage caused by high pressure or a lack thereof
acid 10, cold 15, desiccation 15, electricity 10, fire 5
40 ft., swim 20 ft., burrow 10 ft.; Run
2 dorsal claws +8 (1d6+2) and 2 foreclaws +2 (1d3+1) and bite +2 (1d4+1 plus 1 acid)
5 ft.; Reach
5 ft. (Long)
improved grab, pounce, Power Attack, rake, reaving strikes, Weapon Finesse
Str 14, Dex 19, Con 15, Int 3, Wis 12, Cha 11
corrosive saliva, improved grab, pounce, rake, reaving strikes
amphibious, hold breath, pack attack, wakefulness, zerg aptitude, zerg biology, zerg breeding, zerg metabolism, zerg talent
Weapon Finesse, Weapon Focus [Dorsal Claws]
Blind-Fight, Clever Wrestling (Sto 92), Diehard, Endurance, Close-Quarters Fighting (CW 97), Combat Reflexes, Mind Over Body (XPH 48), Mobility, Power Attack, Rapid Metabolism (XPH 50), Run, Steadfast Determination (PH2 83), Swarm’s Embrace (Sh 158), Tireless (PGtF 46), Track, Tunnel Fighting (RS 145), Tunnelrunner (Und 27)
Balance +13*, Climb +6, Escape Artist +8, Hide +12**, Jump +12, Listen +9, Move Silently +8, Spot +9, Swim +10, Tumble +5
Improved Grab (Ex)
To use this ability, a zergling must hit with its bite attack. It can then attempt to start a grapple as a free action without provoking attacks of opportunity. If it wins the grapple check, it establishes a hold and can rake.
If a zergling charges a foe, it can make a full attack, including two rake attacks.
Attack bonus +2 melee, damage 1d3+1.
Reaving Strikes (Ex)
The natural weapons of zerg overcome all forms of damage reduction based on a metallic material. When attacking an object or structure with a natural weapon, zerg may apply a -5 penalty to the attack roll before it is made. If the attack succeeds, the damage dealt to the target ignores its hardness.
Corrosive Saliva (Ex)
Zerglings deal 1 additional point of acid damage when making a successful bite attack.
Zerg breathe both air and water equally well.
Hold Breath (Ex)
A zerg can usually hold its breath for a number of hours equal to four times its Constitution score, after which it must make a Constitution check each hour (DC 10 + 1 per previous success) to avoid suffocation.
Pack Attack (Ex)
Two allied zerg of Small size with this ability, can occupy the same 5-foot square at no penalty, even during combat.
Zerg do not sleep.
Zerg Aptitude (Ex)
One of a zerg’s physical ability scores increases by 2.
Zerg Biology (Ex)
All zerg gain Blind-Fight, Diehard, Endurance, Mind Over Body (XPH 48), Rapid Metabolism (XPH 50), Run, Steadfast Determination (PH2 83), Swarm’s Embrace (Sh 158) and Tireless (PGtF 46) as racial bonus feats.
Zerg Breeding (Ex)
Each zerg gains one of the following additional special qualities:
Swift Breed: One of the creature’s modes of movement increases its speed by 10 feet.Zerg Metabolism (Ex)
Thick-Skinned Breed: The creature’s natural armor bonus to AC improves by an additional 2.
Tracking Breed: The creature gains a +4 bonus on Survival checks made to follow tracks.
A zerg can usually go without food for a number of days equal to its Constitution score + 3, after which it must make Constitution checks as normal to avoid starvation. A zerg can usually go without water for 2 days plus a number of hours equal to eight times its constitution score, after which it must make Constitution checks as normal to avoid dehydration.
Zerg Talent (Ex)
Each zerg gains one of the following feats as a racial bonus feat: Alertness, Athletic, Improved Natural Attack (MM 304) or Multiattack.
Zerglings have a +4 racial bonus on Balance, Climb, Escape Artist, Hide and Move Silently checks and a +8 racial bonus on Jump, Listen, Spot and Swim checks. They use their Dexterity modifier instead of their Strength modifier for Jump checks. *A zergling with 5 ranks in Balance does not lose its Dex bonus (if any) to AC while balancing. **In areas of tall grass or heavy undergrowth, the racial Hide bonus increases to +8. A zergling can take a 10 on any Swim check, even when distracted or threatened. It may use the run action when swimming, provided it swims in a straight line.