SRD5:Giant Rat

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Giant Rat
Small Beast (Rats), Unaligned
Armor Class: 12
Hit Points: 7 (2d6)
Speed: 30 ft.
7 (-2) 15 (+2) 11 (+0) 2 (-4) 10 (+0) 4 (-3)
Senses: darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 10
Challenge: 1/8 (25 xp)Proficiency Bonus (PB): +2
Keen Smell. The rat has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on smell.

Pack Tactics. The rat has advantage on an attack roll against a creature if at least one of the rat's allies is within 5 feet of the creature and the ally isn't incapacitated.


Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d4+2) piercing damage.


Variant: Diseased Giant Rats Some giant rats carry vile diseases that they spread with their bites. A diseased giant rat has a challenge rating of 1/8 (25 XP) and the following action instead of its normal bite attack.

Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d4 + 2) piercing damage. If the target is a creature, it must succeed on a {DC 10 Constitution saving throw or contract a disease. Until the disease is cured, the target can’t regain hit points except by magical means, and the target’s hit point maximum decreases by 3 (1d6) every 24 hours. If the target’s hit point maximum drops to 0 as a result of this disease, the target dies.


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Facts about "Giant Rat"
AlignmentUnaligned +
AuthorSRD5 +
Canontrue +
Challenge Rating1/8 +
Experience Points25 +
FeaturesKeen Smell +, Pack Tactics +, Bite + and {{{feature1}}} +
Hit Dice2d6 +
Hit Points7 +
PublicationSRD5 +
SizeSmall +
SortTextRat Giant +
SubtypeRat +
TitleGiant Rat +
TypeBeast +