SRD5:Giant Rat

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Rat exists in other D&D editions see:

Rat (disambiguation).

This material from the 5th edition SRD is published under the OGL and CC-BY
Giant Rat [SRD5 OGL/CC-BY][1] [2] [3] [4]
Small Beast (Rats, Giant 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
Habitat: Forest, Swamp, Underdark, Underground, Urban
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.

Found in Adventures[edit]

List of Giant Rats[edit]

(2 official and unofficial Giant Rats)

Name Type Subtype Size HP CR (XP) Alignment Habitat Source
Giant Rat Beast Rat, Giant Rat Small 7 1/8 (25) Unaligned Forest, Swamp, Underdark, Underground, Urban SRD5
Diseased Giant Rat Beast Rat, Giant Rat Small 7 1/8 (25) Unaligned Forest, Swamp, Underdark, Underground, Urban SRD5

Sources and Notes[edit]

  1. Wizards RPG Team (6 May 2015). SRD-OGL v5.1. (5e) Wizards of the Coast. Licensed: OGL & CC-BY.
  2. Habitat — Not part of the SRD5.
  3. habitat - Dungeon Master's Guide (5e) p.302-305
  4. habitat (Underground) - user:Rlyehable (unofficial)

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Facts about "Giant Rat"
AlignmentUnaligned +
AuthorSRD5 +
CRval0.125 +
Canontrue +
Challenge Rating1/8 +
Creature NameGiant Rat +
Experience Points25 +
FeaturesKeen Smell +, Pack Tactics + and Bite +
HabitatForest +, Swamp +, Underdark +, Underground + and Urban +
Hit Dice2d6 +
Hit Points7 +
Movement TypeWalk +
NameGiant Rat +
PublicationSRD5 +
SizeSmall +
SortTextRat Giant +
SubtypeRat + and Giant Rat +
SummaryDog-sized rat +
TypeBeast +