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Animal, Rat (Giant)

Small beast, unaligned

Armor Class 12
Hit Points 7 (2d6)
Speed 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
7 (-2) 15 (+2) 11 (+0) 2 (-4) 10 (+0) 4 (-3)

Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 10
Languages
Challenge 1/8 (25 XP)

Special Traits

  • 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 feet of the creature and the ally isn’t incapacitated.

Actions

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

Description

This filthy rat is the size of a small dog. It has a coat of coarse fur, a long and scabby tail, and two glittering eyes.

Actions

  • Bite: Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d4 + 2) piercing damage. If the target is a creature, it must succeed on a DC 10 Constitution saving throw or contract a disease. Until the disease is cured, the target can’t regain hit points except by magical means, and the target’s hit point maximum decreases by 3 (1d6) every 24 hours. If the target’s hit point maximum drops to 0 as a result of this disease, the target dies.