Giant Wolf Spider
- AC: 13
- Alignment: Unaligned
- CHA: 4
- CON: 13
- Challenge Rating: 1/4
- DEX: 16
- HP: 11 (2d8+2)
- INT: 3
- Passive Perception: 13
- Roll 0: Bite 1d20 + 3 1d6+1
- STR: 12
- Senses: Blindsight 10 Ft., Darkvision 60 Ft.
- Size: Medium
- Skills: Perception +3, Stealth +7
- Speed: 40 ft., climb 40 ft.
- Type: beast
- WIS: 12
Smaller than a giant spider, a giant wolf spider hunts prey across open ground or hides in a burrow or crevice, or in a hidden cavity beneath debris.
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: Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 4 (1d6 + 1) piercing damage, and the target must make a DC 11 Constitution saving throw, taking 7 (2d6) 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.
The SendingStone review
The Giant Wolf Spider, as a D&D monster, falls in the low to mid range of difficulty with a challenge rating of 1/4. This spider is unaligned, meaning it does not have a tendency towards good or evil, and has a low Charisma of 4. It has decent armor class and constitution, making it resilient in combat, but its real strength lies in its high dexterity and passive perception, which make it deadly when it comes to striking quickly and silently. Its bite attack deals a moderate amount of damage and has a high chance of hitting its target.
Overall, the Giant Wolf Spider is a formidable opponent for low-level adventurers, but poses less of a threat as the party gains more experience and powerful magic. However, its high dexterity and passive perception could make it a useful ally or obstacle in certain dungeon or wilderness scenarios. From an ecological standpoint, the Giant Wolf Spider is a fascinating creature, one of the largest spiders in the world and a skilled hunter that preys on a variety of insects and small animals.
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