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Demon Spider

Large monstrosity, chaotic evil

Armor Class 16 (natural armor)
Hit Points 102 (12d10 + 36)
Speed 30 ft., climb 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
10 (+0) 17 (+3) 16 (+3) 5 (–3) 12 (+1) 3 (–4))

Skills Stealth +6
Damage Vulnerabilities fire
Damage Resistances cold, lightning
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities poisoned
Senses darkvision 120 ft., passive Perception 11
Challenge 8 (3,900 XP)

Special Traits

  • Magic Resistance. The spider has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.
  • Magic Weapons. The spider’s weapon attacks are magical.
  • Spider Climb. The 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 spider knows the exact location of any other creature in contact with the same web.
  • Web Walker. The spider ignores movement restrictions caused by webbing.

Actions

  • Multiattack. The spider can make one bite attacks and two puncture attacks with its legs.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (1d10 + 3) piercing damage, and the target must make a DC 12 Constitution saving throw, taking 18 (4d8) poison damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a success. If the poison damage reduces the target to 0 hit points, the target is stable but poisoned for 1 hour, even after regaining hit points, and is paralyzed while poisoned in this way.
  • Puncture. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 14 (2d10 + 3) piercing damage.

About

Created in the bowels of the underworld, the extremely rare demon spider is one of the largest varieties of its kind. Although not actually a demon, the creature has been given its name by survivors because of its appearance and especially malevolent attitude; it not only kills to feed itself, it enjoys the hunt and subsequent torture of its victim.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Tome of Horrors © 2018, Frog God Games, LLC; Authors: Kevin Baase, Erica Balsley, John “Pexx” Barnhouse, Christopher Bishop, Casey Christofferson, Jim Collura, Andrea Costantini, Jayson ‘Rocky’ Gardner, Zach Glazar, Meghan Greene, Scott Greene, Lance Hawvermale, Travis Hawvermale, Ian S. Johnston, Bill Kenower, Patrick Lawinger, Rhiannon Louve, Ian McGarty, Edwin Nagy, James Patterson, Nathan Paul, Patrick N. Pilgrim, Clark Peterson, Anthony Pryor, Greg Ragland, Robert Schwalb, G. Scott Swift, Greg A. Vaughan, and Bill Webb