Sword Spider (5e Creature)

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Sword Spider[edit]

Large beast, unaligned


Armor Class 16 (natural armor)
Hit Points 105 (14d10 + 28)
Speed 30 ft., climb 30 ft.


STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
14 (+2) 18 (+4) 14 (+2) 4 (-3) 14 (+2) 4 (-3)

Saving Throws Dex +7, Wis +5
Skills Stealth +9
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities poisoned
Senses blindsight 10 ft., darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 12
Languages
Challenge 8 (3,900 XP)


Spider Climb. The spider can climb difficult surfaces, including upside down on ceilings, without needing to make an ability check.

Web Sense. While in contact with a web, the spider knows the exact location of any other creature in contact with the same web.

Web Walker. The spider ignores movement restrictions caused by webbing.

ACTIONS

Multiattack. The spider makes three attacks: one with its bite and two with its legs.

Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 8 (1d8 + 4) piercing damage, and the target must make a DC 13 Constitution saving throw, taking 9 (2d8) poison damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one. If the poison damage reduces the target to 0 hit points, the target is stable but poisoned for 1 hour, even after regaining hit points, and is paralyzed while poisoned in this way.

Leg. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 11 (2d6 + 4) slashing damage.

Web (Recharge 5-6). Ranged Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, range 30/60 ft., one creature. Hit: The target is restrained by webbing. As an action, the restrained target can make a DC 14 Strength check, bursting the webbing on a success. The webbing can also be attacked and destroyed (AC 10; hp 5; vulnerability to fire damage; immunity to bludgeoning, poison, and psychic damage).


Sword spiders are aggressive beasts that attack prey from the shadows. The two front legs of a sword spider end in long, sword-like blades, lending the creature its name and its hunting tactics. A sword spider will typically construct a web in a high place, then fling a web to restrain prey that gets too close. It then dashes down and poisons its prey before it cuts the prey to pieces with its leg blades and consumes it.



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