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Swarm of Plague-Touched Rats

Medium swarm of Tiny beasts, unaligned

Armor Class 10
Hit Points 36 (8d8)
Speed 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
9 (-1) 11 (+0) 11 (+0) 2 (-4) 10 (+0) 2 (-4)

Saving Throws Con +2
Damage Resistances bludgeoning, piercing, poison, slashing
Condition Immunities charmed, frightened, paralyzed, petrified, prone, restrained, stunned
Senses darkvision 30 ft., passive Perception 10
Languages
Challenge 1 (200 XP)

Special Traits

  • Keen Smell. The swarm has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on smell.
  • Poison and Disease Resistance. The swarm has advantage on saving throws made to resist disease and the poisoned condition.
  • Swarm. The swarm can occupy another creature’s space, and vice versa, and the swarm can move through any opening large enough for a Tiny rat. The swarm can’t regain hit points or gain temporary hit points.
  • Swarm Insensitivity. If damage reduces the swarm to 17 or fewer hit points, it must make a Constitution saving throw with a DC of 5 + the damage taken, unless the damage is from a critical hit. On a success, the swarm is only reduced to 18 hit points. If damage reduces the swarm to 0 hit points, it must make a Constitution saving throw with a DC of 5 + the damage taken, unless the damage is from a critical hit. On a success, the swarm drops to 1 hit point instead.

Actions

  • Bites. Melee Weapon Attack: +2 to hit, reach 0 ft., one target in the swarm’s space. Hit: 7 (2d6) piercing damage, or 3 (1d6) piercing damage if the swarm has half of its hit points or fewer. Additionally, living creatures must succeed on a DC 10 Constitution saving throw, or take 9 (2d8) necrotic damage and contract the zombie necrosis disease (p.192).
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