Ice Spider

Small or Large construct, neutral evil

Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points 6 (1d4+3), 11 (2d4+6), 20 (3d6+9), 26 (4d6+12), 38 (5d8+15), 51 (6d10+18)
Speed 20 ft.

14 (+2) 16 (+3) 16 (+3) 2 (–4) 11 (+0) 4 (–3)

Damage Immunities cold
Damage Vulnerabilities fire
Skills Stealth +7
Senses blindsight 30 ft., darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 10
Languages none
Challenge 1/4 (50 XP) to 2 (450 XP)


  • Spider Climb. The ice spider can climb difficult terrain, including ice and snow, and walk on walls and ceilings, without requiring any ability check.
  • Jump. The ice spider has a long jump and high jump of 10 feet with or without a running start.
  • Hibernation. In the absence of food, ice spiders can slow their metabolism and hibernate for months at a time. While hibernating they remain sensitive to the movement of nearby prey (1-4 on d6 chance of awakening if within 30 feet).
  • Winter Camouflage. Ice spiders have advantage on Dexterity (Stealth) checks made to hide in winter terrain.


  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: based on size: 5 (1d4+2), 5 (1d4+2), 6 (1d6+2), 6 (1d6+2), 7 (1d8+2), 8 (1d10+2) piercing damage.
  • Sticky Mucus. Ranged Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, range 20 ft., one target. Hit: the target’s speed is reduced by 5 feet for each hit. As an action a creature can make a DC 12 Strength check to remove one glob of sticky mucus, restoring 5 feet of speed.


Ice spiders are spider-like creatures with eight-legs. Their long legs connect underneath a tall upright torso.

The creatures are largely white with dark patches that provide natural winter camouflage. If motionless, ice spiders can blend into their natural environment.

Ice spiders vary in size and often group together under the protection of a large female adult. Ice spiders do not spin webs but can climb any snow or icy surface (or ceiling) at will.

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