Darktaker

Huge beast, unaligned

Armor Class 9
Hit Points 68 (8d12+6)
Speed 20 ft

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
16 (+3) 8 (-1) 14(+2) 7 (-2) 10 (+0) 4 (-3)

Senses passive Perception 10
Languages
Challenge 4 (1,100 XP)

Special Qualities

  • Growth. Each round any part of the darktaker is within 20 feet of dim light or 30 feet of bright light, it grows. Each round of growth, the darktaker gains 6 HP and the escape attempt for its grapple increases by +1 to a maximum of DC 20.
  • Spider Climb. The darktaker can climb difficult surfaces, including upside down on ceilings, without needing to make an ability check.

Actions

  • Suffocate. Each Large or smaller creature within 5 feet of the darktaker must succeed on a DC 14 Dexterity saving throw or be grappled (escape DC 14). Until this grapple ends, the creature takes 17 (4d6+3) bludgeoning damage each round. While grappled, the target creature is blinded, restrained, and considered to be choking for purposes of suffocation.
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