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Ankheg [SRD5 OGL][1] [2]


Large Monstrosity, Unaligned
Armor Class: 14, 11 while prone (natural armor)
Hit Points: 39 (6d10+6)
Speed: 30 ft. burrow 10 ft.
17 (+3) 11 (+0) 13 (+1) 1 (-5) 13 (+1) 6 (-2)
Senses: darkvision 60 ft., tremorsense 60 ft., passive Perception 11
Habitat: Forest, Grassland
Challenge: 2 (450 xp)Proficiency Bonus (PB): +2


Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (2d6+3) slashing damage plus 3 (1d6) acid damage. If the target is a Large or smaller creature, it is grappled (escape DC 13). Until this grapple ends, the ankheg can bite only the grappled creature and has advantage on attack rolls to do so.

Acid Spray (Recharge 6). The ankheg spits acid in a line that is 30 feet long and 5 feet wide, provided that it has no creature grappled. Each creature in that line must make a DC 13 Dexterity saving throw, taking 10 (3d6) acid damage on a failed save, or half [4] as much damage on a successful one.

End of the SRD5 material

Unofficial Description: Horse-size insect-like monster.

 [SRD3 OGL] [5] 
The ankheg is a burrowing monster with a taste for fresh meat. An ankheg has six legs, and some specimens are yellow rather than brown. It is about 10 feet long and weighs about 800 pounds. An ankheg burrows with legs and mandibles. A burrowing ankheg usually does not make a usable tunnel, but can construct a tunnel; it burrows at half speed when it does so. It often digs a winding tunnel up to 40 feet below the surface in the rich soil of forests or farmlands. The tunnel is 5 feet tall and wide, and from 60 to 150 feet long ([1d10 + 5] x 10).

Sources and Notes[edit]

  1. Wizards RPG Team (6 May 2015). SRD-OGL v5.1. (5e) Wizards of the Coast. Licensed: OGL.
  2. Note: Habitat is not part of the SRD5.
  3. habitat - Dungeon Master's Guide (5e) p.302-305
  4. Rule Tip: Round Down. Whenever you end up with a fraction in the game, round down, even if the fraction is one-half or greater, unless a rule explicitly tells you to round up. - Player's Handbook (5e) p.7, UA 2020 Subclasses Part 3.
  5. Wizards RPG Team (2000). SRD v3.5. (3.5e) Wizards of the Coast. Licensed: OGL.

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Facts about "Ankheg"
AlignmentUnaligned +
AuthorSRD5 +
CRval2 +
Canontrue +
Challenge Rating2 +
Experience Points450 +
FeaturesBite + and Acid Spray +
HabitatForest + and Grassland +
Hit Dice6d10+6 +
Hit Points39 +
PublicationSRD5 +
SizeLarge +
SortTextAnkheg 5e +
SummaryHorse-size insect-like monster. +
TitleAnkheg +
TypeMonstrosity +