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Ankheg




Large monstrosity, unaligned

Armor Class 14 (natural armor), 11 while prone
Hit Points 39 (6d10 + 6)
Speed 30 ft., burrow 10 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
17 (+3) 11 (+0) 13 (+1) 1 (-5) 13 (+1) 6 (-2)

Senses darkvision 60 ft., tremorsense 60 ft., passive Perception 11
Languages
Challenge 2 (450 XP)

Actions
  • Bite: Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (2d6 + 3) slashing damage plus 3 (1d6) acid damage. If the target is a Large or smaller creature, it is grappled (escape DC 13). Until this grapple ends, the ankheg can bite only the grappled creature and has advantage on attack rolls to do so.
  • Acid Spray (Recharge 6): The ankheg spits acid in a line that is 30 feet long and 5 feet wide, provided that it has no creature grappled. Each creature in that line must make a DC 13 Dexterity saving throw, taking 10 (3d6) acid damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.
Unofficial: Description

The following description was not included in the official SRD, and does not affect any rules or mechanics written therein.

This burrowing, bug-like monster scuttles about on six legs, drooling noxious green ichor from its clacking mandibles.