Squid, Giant

Family: Aquatic & Fish

Huge beast, unaligned

Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points 13 (14d12+42)
Speed swim 60 ft.

19 (+4) 15 (+2) 16 (+3) 2 (-4) 12 (+1) 2 (-4)

Skills Perception +4, Stealth +5
Senses darkvision 60 ft.; passive Perception 14
Challenge 5 (1,800 XP)

Special Traits

  • Underwater Camouflage. The giant squid has advantage on Dexterity (Stealth) checks made while underwater.
  • Water Breathing. The giant squid can breathe only underwater.


  • Multiattack. The giant squid makes two attacks: one with its bite and one with its arms. It may substitute a tentacle attack in place of a bite or arms, or both.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 11 (2d6+4) piercing damage.
  • Arms. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 15 ft., one target. Hit: 21 (4d6+7) bludgeoning damage.
  • Tentacle. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 30 ft., one target. Hit: 13 (2d6+7) bludgeoning damage and the target is grappled (escape DC 17). Until this grapple ends, the creature is restrained. The giant squid has two tentacles, each of which can grapple one target.
  • Ink Cloud (Recharges after a Short or Long Rest). A 20- footradius cloud of ink extends all around the giant squid if it is underwater. The area is heavily obscured for 1 minute, although a significant current can disperse the ink. After releasing the ink, the giant squid can use the Jet action as a bonus action.
  • Jet. Until the end of its turn, the giant squid’s swim speed is 240 feet if it moves in a relatively straight path.


Immense in size, this great squid’s tentacles writhe and flash with almost nauseating speed. The beast’s eyes are as big as shields. The giant squid is a legendary beast capable of feeding on humans with ease. Hunger has been known to drive these normally deep-dwelling creatures up to the ocean surface where anything they encounter is potential prey.

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