Shadow Rat

Tiny undead, unaligned

Armor Class 12
Hit Points 7 (2d4 + 2)
Speed 30 ft., climb 15 ft.

4 (-3) 14 (+2) 12 (+1) 2 (-4) 10 (+0) 6 (-2)

Skills Stealth +4 (+6 in dim light or darkness)
Damage Vulnerabilities radiant
Damage Resistances acid, cold, fire, lightning
Damage Immunities necrotic, poison
Condition Immunities exhaustion, frightened, grappled, paralyzed, petrified, poisoned, prone, restrained
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 10
Challenge 1/4 (50 XP)


  • Amorphous. The shadow rat can move through a space as narrow as one inch wide without squeezing.
  • Shadow Stealth. While in dim light or darkness, the shadow rat can take the Hide action as a bonus action.
  • Sunlight Weakness. While in sunlight, the shadow rat has disadvantage on attack rolls, ability checks, and saving throws.


  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 4 (1d4 + 2) necrotic damage. If the target is not undead, its Strength score is reduced by 1d4. The target dies if this reduces its Strength score to 0. Otherwise, the reduction lasts until the target finishes a short or long rest.


Shadow rats resemble rats with rotting flesh, torn and matted fur, and blazing red eyes. Its semi-translucent skin shows discolored bones and muscles. The tiny rodent terrors attack as a mass that clambers over enemies, biting with their sharp teeth.

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