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Huge Giant (Cold)

Hit Dice: 15d8+120 (187 hp)

Initiative: -1 (Dex)

Speed: 40 ft.

AC: 22 (-2 size, -1 Dex, +15 natural)

Attacks: Gargantuan greatclub +19/14/9 melee or frozen rock +9/4/-1 ranged

Damage: Gargantuan greatclub 2d8+15 or frozen rock 2d10+10+1d10 cold

Face/Reach: 10 ft. by 10 ft./15 ft.

Special Attacks: Spell-like abilities, frozen rock

Special Qualities: Rock catching, cold subtype, rime sheath

Saves: Fort +17, Ref +4, Will +6

Abilities: Str 31, Dex 9, Con 26, Int 12, Wis 13, Cha 11

Skills: Climb +16, Jump +16, Spot +7

Feats: Cleave, Great Cleave, Power Attack, Weapon Focus (frozen rock)

Climate/Terrain: Any cold land

Organization: Solitary or family (2-4 plus 50% noncombatants)

Challenge Rating: 12

Treasure: Standard

Alignment: Often lawful evil

Advancement: By character class

Ice giants are cruel and spiteful creatures that survive in the
frozen north of Cerilia. They appear as huge, human-like creature,
with pale white skin and white or bluish hair, all covered
in frost, rime, and shards of ice. Ice giants stand about 16 feet
tall, weighing about 4,000 pounds.

Ice giants prefer to open combat by hurling their frozen
rocks, then employ their spell-like abilities before closing for

Frozen rock (Ex): Any rock the ice giant throws is frozen
and fragile. If it hits, it will inflict 1d10 cold damage to the
victim it hits and anyone within 5 feet of him. Those standing
next to the target gets a reflex save (DC 16) for half damage;
the person hit does not. Any person hit by a frozen rock that
suffers the cold damage must also make a fortitude save (DC
16), or take 1 point of temporary strength damage. Ice giant
thrown rocks have a range increment of 120 feet.

Rime sheath (Ex): Any creature that comes within 5 feet of
an ice giant must make a fortitude save at DC 16 each round,
or take 1d10 points of cold damage and 1 point of temporary
strength damage from the intense cold. Anyone that actually
comes into physical contact with the giant (through grappling,
attacking unarmed, etc) must make an extra save for this circumstance.

Spell-like abilities: At will ? fog cloud; 1/day ? cone of cold, ice storm, wall of ice and summon monster VI (to summon a large [frozen] water or ice elemental only). These abilities
are as the spells, cast by a 15th-level sorcerer, with a save
DC of 10 + spell level where applicable.

Rock catching (Ex): An ice giant can catch small, mediumsize
or large rocks (or similar projectiles) thrown at it once per
round as a free action, by making a reflex save, against a DC
of 15 for small objects, 20 for medium-size objects and 25 for
large objects, modified by any magical attack bonuses the projectile
has. The giant must be ready for and awaiting the attack.

Cold subtype: Ice giants are immune to cold damage and
effects; they take double damage from fire except on a successful

See Also: Giant ecology
- How giants fit into Cerilia
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