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Giant Rat - DnD 5e stats

Giant Rat

  • AC: 12
  • Alignment: Unaligned
  • CHA: 4
  • CON: 11
  • Challenge Rating: 1/8
  • DEX: 15
  • HP: 7 (2d6)
  • INT: 2
  • Passive Perception: 10
  • Roll 0: Bite 1d20 + 4 1d4+2
  • STR: 7
  • Senses: Darkvision 60 Ft.
  • Size: Small
  • Speed: 30 ft.
  • Type: beast
  • WIS: 10


Keen Smell: The rat has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on smell.

Pack Tactics: The rat has advantage on an attack roll against a creature if at least one of the rat's allies is within 5 ft. of the creature and the ally isn't incapacitated.


Bite: Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d4 + 2) piercing damage.

The SendingStone review

The giant rat's stats sheet indicates that it is a relatively weak creature with low ability scores and a low challenge rating. However, this does not necessarily mean that the creature is useless or ineffective. In fact, the giant rat can serve as a formidable opponent for low-level adventurers or as an obstacle to an otherwise easy quest.

The creature's unaligned alignment means that it has no particular allegiance or motivation, making it a versatile encounter for a dungeon master. Additionally, its high dexterity and bite attack provide it with some offensive capabilities, while its moderate hit points give it some durability in battle.

Despite its relatively weak stats, the giant rat can also serve as a great opportunity for roleplay and world-building. For example, a village plagued by giant rats could create an interesting side quest for adventurers, and encountering a giant rat in the wilderness could provide insight into the ecosystem and food chain of the fantasy world. Overall, while it may not be the most impressive or powerful enemy, the giant rat has its place in any good dungeon master's toolbox.

Giant Rat is D&D (Dungeons & Dragons) 5th edition content, but other TTRPGs may have their own version such as a Giant Rat Pathfinder edition. Want to use Giant Rat in a VTT (virtual tabletop)? Try out SendingStone for free today!

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