A giant wasp is a monstrous version of the common wasp. They attack when hungry or threatened, usually taking the dead bodies of their victims to the hive where it can be consumed by young wasps.[citation needed]


The Fire Knives coated their knives with the poison of giant wasps.[2]

An Amber amulet of vermin contained a wasp that would be released, at which point it would become a giant wasp.[3]


Giant wasps could be found in the Rimwood of Cormanthor.[4]



  1. Wizards RPG Team (2014). Monster Manual 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 329. ISBN 978-0786965614.
  2. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 273. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  3. Sean K. Reynolds, Duane Maxwell, Angel McCoy (August 2001). Magic of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 151. ISBN 0-7869-1964-7.
  4. James Butler, Elizabeth T. Danforth, Jean Rabe (September 1994). “Explorer's Manual”. In Karen S. Boomgarden ed. Elminster's Ecologies (TSR, Inc), pp. 9–12. ISBN 1-5607-6917-3.