- AC: 14 (Natural Armor)
- Alignment: Unaligned
- CHA: 4
- CON: 12
- Challenge Rating: 1
- DEX: 16
- HP: 26 (4d10+4)
- INT: 2
- Passive Perception: 10
- Roll 0: Bite 1d20 + 5 1d8+3
- Roll 1: Web 1d20 + 5 0
- STR: 14
- Senses: Blindsight 10 Ft., Darkvision 60 Ft.
- Size: Large
- Skills: Stealth +7
- Speed: 30 ft., climb 30 ft.
- Type: beast
- WIS: 11
To snare its prey, a giant spider spins elaborate webs or shoots sticky strands of webbing from its abdomen. Giant spiders are most commonly found underground, making their lairs on ceilings or in dark, web-filled crevices. Such lairs are often festooned with web cocoons holding past victims.
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.
Bite: Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 7 (1d8 + 3) piercing damage, and the target must make a DC 11 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.
Web (Recharge 5-6): Ranged Weapon Attack: +5 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 12 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).
The SendingStone review
The Giant Spider, with its AC 14 and HP 26, is a formidable enemy with a Challenge Rating of 1. Its high DEX of 16 allows it to make quick movements and deal a nasty Bite attack with 1d20 damage. While its INT and CHA scores are low at 2 and 4 respectively, it has a Passive Perception of 10, which means it is aware of its surroundings and can be difficult to surprise. However, despite its intimidating appearance and abilities, the Giant Spider is an unaligned creature, which suggests that it is not inherently evil and may simply act according to its instincts.
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