Spider, Giant Black Widow

Large beast, unaligned

Armor Class 14 (natural armor)
Hit Points 59 (7d10 + 21)
Speed 30 ft., climb 30 ft.

19 (+4) 15 (+2) 16 (+3) 2 (-4) 10 (+0) 2 (-4)

Skills Stealth +6
Senses blindsight 10 ft., darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 10
Challenge 2 (450 XP)

Special Traits

  • Spider Climb. The giant black widow spider can climb difficult surfaces, including upside down on ceilings, without needing to make an ability check.
  • Web Sense. While in contact with a web, the giant black widow spider knows the exact location of any other creature in contact with the same web.
  • Web Walker. The giant black widow spider ignores movement restrictions caused by webbing.


  • Multiattack. The giant black widow spider makes two bite attacks.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (1d8 + 4) piercing damage plus 9 (2d8) poison damage. If the target is a creature, it must succeed on a DC 15 Constitution saving throw or become poisoned until it is cured. Every 24 hours that elapse, the target must repeat the saving throw, reducing its hit point maximum by 5 (1d10) on a failure. The poison is cured on a success. The target dies if the poison reduces its hit point maximum to 0. This reduction to the target’s hit point maximum lasts until the poison is cured.
  • Web (Recharge 5-6). Ranged Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, range 30/60 ft., one creature. Hit: The target is restrained by webbing. As an action, the restrained target can make a DC 12 Strength check, bursting the webbing on a success. The webbing can also be attacked and destroyed (AC 10; hp 5; vulnerability to fire damage; immunity to bludgeoning, poison, and psychic damage).
Section 15: Copyright Notice

Rappan Athuk © 2018, Frog God Games, LLC; Authors Bill Webb, Clark Peterson, Skeeter Green, Tom Knauss, Lance Hawvermale, WDB Kenower, Casey Christofferson, and Greg Raglund; based on the original creation of Bill Webb.