Drider, True (5e Race)

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True Drider[edit]

Those who fail the tests of, or manage to annoy the goddess Lolth find themselves transformed into these abominations, Half drow Half spider, all beast. Though that is the usual happening, that driders lose their mind when the transformation is set into motion and are therfore subject to the control of lolth herself there are the few out there who take to the transformation in a more powerful way, these True drider are their own creatures, keeping their class and memories from before the transformation but continuing on life as their new form allows.

Physical Description[edit]

Driders possess the upper bodies of drow, and the lower bodies of giant spiders. Their drow halves retain all of their typical physical features, Including black skin resembling polished obsidian, stark white or pale yellow hair, and very pale eyes that retain the same color shades as regular drow eyes would. The spider half of a drider is typically black and chitinous, propelling the creature along the ground atop eight wicked, spindly spider legs. Due to the space taken up by their spider halves, most driders tend to be up to 8 ft tall, and almost as wide.


Driders are drow servants of Lolth who undergo a painful process in order to be more like their dread queen. Failure in the procedure usually results in death. Most are evil, but rarely, a drider may break this role… A drider appears much like a centaur, except exclusively for drow and with a spider's body rather than a horse's. Because of this, driders have a poisonous bite and can shoot webbing at their foes, as well as ignoring many movement restrictions


Driders mostly live independently or with others of their kind in order to be more in touch with the spiders they worship.

Drider Names[edit]

Male: Arthan, Demelir, Ghorrandir

Female: Arcadias, Demeter, Henellaria

Unisex (Titles): Doomweaver, Foeslayer, Liferenderer, Moonlust

Drider Traits[edit]

Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score increases by 2, and your Intelligence score increases by 1.
Age. An elf typically claims adulthood and an adult name around the age of 100 and can live to be 750 years old.
Alignment. Generally neutral evil though some exceptions to this rule exist.
Size. Driders can be up to 7-8 feet tall and almost as wide. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 35 feet. Your climbing speed is also 35 feet.
Darkvision. You can see in dim light within 60 feet of you as if it were bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light. You can't discern color in darkness, only shades of gray.
Spider Climb. You can walk on difficult surfaces such as walls, or upside down on ceilings without needing to make an ability check.
Sunlight Sensitivity. You have disadvantage on attack rolls and Wisdom (Perception) checks when what you are trying to perceive is in direct sunlight.
Keen Senses. You have proficiency in Perception skill.
Webbing. At 3rd level, you may cast the web spell once. Once you use this trait, you can not use it again until you finish a long rest.
Languages. {{{languages}}}

Random Height and Weight[edit]

6′ 6″ +2d8 400 lb. × (2d8) lb.

*Height = base height + height modifier
**Weight = base weight + (height modifier × weight modifier)

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