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D&D Ant lion

Ant lion, Monster Manual II (TSR, 1983

In the Dungeons & Dragons (WP) fantasy role-playing game, the ant lion is a type of giant carnivorous insect.

Publication historyEdit

The ant lion first appeared in the original first edition Monster Manual II (1983).[1]

The giant ant lion appeared in second edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons in the The giant ant lion appeared in the Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989),[2] and is reprinted in the Monstrous Manual (1993).[3]

The giant ant lion appeared in the third edition in Sandstorm: Mastering the Perils of Fire and Sand (2005).


An ant lion is a huge insect that preys on other giant insects. Ant lions dig tapering pits in areas of sand and gravel, which can line cave or lair entrances; creatures entering these traps slip down the loose sides to land at the bottom, where the ant lion lurks.

Other publishersEdit

The giant ant lion appered in the Kingdoms of Kalamar books Forging Darkness (2001), and Midnight's Terror (2001).

The ant lion appeared in the Tome of Horrors (2002) from Wikipedia:Necromancer Games.[4]

The giant ant lion appeared in Wikipedia:Paizo Publishing's book Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 3 (2011), on page 17.[5]

See alsoEdit


  1. Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual II (TSR, 1983)
  2. Cook, David, et al. Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (TSR, 1989)
  3. Stewart, Doug, ed. Monstrous Manual (TSR, 1993)
  4. {{{author}}} (2002). Tome of Horrors, p. 8. Necromancer Games.
  5. Bulmahn, Jason (lead designer). Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 3 (Wikipedia:Paizo Publishing, 2011)

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