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Lycanthrope, Wererat




Medium humanoid (human, shapechanger), lawful evil

Armor Class 12
Hit Points 33 (6d8 + 6)
Speed 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
10 (+0) 15 (+2) 12 (+1) 11 (+0) 10 (+0) 8 (-1)

Skills Perception +2, Stealth +4
Damage Immunities bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks not made with silvered weapons
Senses darkvision 60 ft. (rat form only), passive Perception 12
Languages Common (can’t speak in rat form)
Challenge 2 (450 XP)

Special Traits
  • Shapechanger: The wererat can use its action to polymorph into a rat-humanoid hybrid or into a giant rat, or back into its true form, which is humanoid. Its statistics, other than its size, are the same in each form. Any equipment it is wearing or carrying isn’t transformed. It reverts to its true form if it dies.
  • Keen Smell: The wererat has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on smell.
Actions
  • Multiattack (Humanoid or Hybrid Form Only): The wererat makes two attacks, only one of which can be a bite.
  • Bite (Rat or Hybrid Form Only): Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d4 + 2) piercing damage. If the target is a humanoid, it must succeed on a DC 11 Constitution saving throw or be cursed with wererat lycanthropy.
  • Shortsword (Humanoid or Hybrid Form Only): Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d6 + 2) piercing damage.
  • Hand Crossbow (Humanoid or Hybrid Form Only): Ranged Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, range 30/120 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d6 + 2) piercing damage.
Unofficial: Description

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

This hunched creature looks like a human in studded leather, but fur covers its body. Its face is rat-like, and it has a long, naked tail.