Cave Fisher, Elder

Large monstrosity, unaligned

Armor Class 17 (natural armor)
Hit Points 127 (15d10 + 45)
Speed 30 ft., climb 40 ft.

19 (+4) 15 (+2) 17 (+3) 3 (-4) 12 (+1) 3 (-4)

Skills Perception +4, Stealth +5
Condition Immunities poisoned
Damage Resistances poison, psychic; bludgeoning damage from nonmagical attacks
Damage Vulnerabilities fire
Senses blindsight 90 ft., passive Perception 14
Challenge 6 (2,300 XP)

Special Qualities

  • Spider Climb. The elder cave fisher can climb difficult surfaces, including upside down or along ceilings, without need of an ability check.


  • Multiattack. The cave fisher makes two claw attacks or one claw and one bite attack.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 13 (2d8 + 4) piercing damage and the target must succeed on a DC 14 Constitution saving throw or become paralyzed for 1 minute. A paralyzed creature can attempt another Constitution save at the beginning of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself with a success.
  • Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 17 (2d12 + 4) slashing damage.
  • Web Line. Ranged Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, range 90 ft., one target. Hit: The target creature becomes grappled by the web line (escape DC 15). A Medium or smaller creature grappled by the web line must succeed on a DC 15 Strength saving throw. If the creature fails, the cave fisher uses its bonus action to reel the target up to an unoccupied space adjacent to it. The fisher can only reel in one creature on the line at a time, and it cannot fire another strand if it already has a creature grappled by the filament. Severing the web line (AC 14, 8 HP; immunity to poison and psychic damage) breaks the creature free, but if the attack fails to do enough damage, the weapon becomes stuck to the webbing and requires a successful DC 15 Strength check to tear it free.
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