Snake, Anaconda

Huge beast, unaligned

Armor Class 14 (natural armor)
Hit Points 95 (10d10 + 40)
Speed 20 ft., climb 20 ft., swim 30 ft.

23 (+6) 14 (+2) 18 (+4) 1 (-5) 13 (+1) 2 (-4)

Saving Throws Con +6
Skills Perception +3
Senses passive Perception 13
Challenge 4 (1,100 XP)


  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 16 (3d6 + 6) piercing damage.
  • Constrict. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 19 (3d8 + 6) bludgeoning damage, and the target is grappled (escape DC 18). Until this grapple ends, the creature is restrained, and the anaconda has disadvantage on attack rolls to constrict another target. If it has one Large or two Medium or smaller creatures constricted, it can’t constrict another target.
  • Squeeze. The anaconda can force a creature it has grappled to make a DC 16 Strength saving throw. On a failure, the creature loses its air and begins suffocating immediately. When a creature runs out of breath or is choking, it can survive for a number of rounds equal to its Constitution modifier (minimum of 1 round). At the start of its next turn, it drops to 0 hit points and is must begin making death saves, and it can’t regain hit points until it can breathe again.


These massive snakes spend most of their time underwater or in caves along riverbanks, but they are known to climb trees in search of birds and their nests. They range in color from yellow to shades of green, with some species having spots or speckled patterns. They devour any prey they can catch, primarily fish and amphibians but also herd animals coming near the water’s edge or their treed lairs, and even other predators like caimans and other snakes. They feed on carrion when available, and cannibalism of other anacondas is not uncommon, especially by the females after mating. Fully grown anacondas can stretch up to 20 or even 30 feet long and weigh over 500 pounds.

River Monsters. Far rarer but even more deadly, gargantuan anacondas lurk in vast river networks, usually far from human habitation. When they venture into settled areas, however, they can depopulate entire villages, destroying boats and houses in a feast of death and destruction.

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