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Kraken exists in other D&D editions see:

Kraken (disambiguation).

This material from the 5th edition SRD is published under the OGL
By Mary Evans Picture Library/Alamy [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Image not part of the SRD
Kraken [SRD5 OGL][1] [2] [3] [4]
Gargantuan Monstrosity (Titans, Krakens), Chaotic Evil
Armor Class: 18 (natural armor)
Hit Points: 472 (27d20+189)
Speed: 20 ft., swim 60 ft.
30 (+10) 11 (+0) 25 (+7) 22 (+6) 18 (+4) 20 (+5)
Saving Throws: Str +17, Dex +7, Con +14, Int +13, Wis +11
Damage Immunity: lightning; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks.
Condition Immunity: frightened, paralyzed
Senses: truesight 120 ft., passive Perception 14
Languages: understands Abyssal, Celestial, Infernal, and Primordial but can't speak, telepathy 120 ft.
Habitat: Underwater
Challenge: 23 (50,000 xp)Proficiency Bonus (PB): +7


Amphibious. The kraken can breathe air and water.

Freedom of Movement. The kraken ignores difficult terrain, and magical effects can’t reduce its speed or cause it to be restrained. It can spend 5 feet of movement to escape from nonmagical restraints or being grappled.

Siege Monster. The kraken deals double damage to objects and structures. 


Multiattack. The kraken makes three tentacle attacks, each of which it can replace with one use of Fling.

Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +17 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 23 (3d8+10) piercing damage. If the target is a Large or smaller creature grappled by the kraken, that creature is swallowed and the grapple ends. While swallowed, the creature is blinded and restrained, it has total cover against attacks and other effects outside the kraken, and it takes 42 (12d6) acid damage at the start of each of the kraken’s turns.

If the kraken takes 50 damage or more on a single turn from a creature inside it, the kraken must succeed on a DC 25 Constitution saving throw at the end of that turn or regurgitate all swallowed creatures, which fall prone in a space within 10 feet of the kraken. If the kraken dies, a swallowed creature is no longer restrained by it and can escape from the corpse using 15 feet of movement, exiting prone.

Tentacle. Melee Weapon Attack: +17 to hit, reach 30 ft., one target. Hit: 20 (3d6+10) bludgeoning damage, and the target is grappled (escape DC 18). Until this grapple ends, the target is restrained. The kraken has ten tentacles, each of which can grapple one target.

Fling. One Large or smaller object held or creature grappled by the kraken is thrown up to 60 feet in a random direction and knocked prone. If a thrown target strikes a solid surface, the target takes 3 (1d6) bludgeoning damage for every 10 feet it was thrown. If the target is thrown at another creature, that creature must succeed on a DC 18 Dexterity saving throw or take the same damage and be knocked prone.

Lightning Storm. The kraken magically creates three bolts of lightning, each of which can strike a target the kraken can see within 120 feet of it. A target must make a DC 23 Dexterity saving throw, taking 22 (4d10) lightning damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one. 

Legendary Actions

The monstrosity can take 3 legendary actions, choosing from the options below. Only one legendary action option can be used at a time and only at the end of another creature’s turn. The monstrosity regains spent legendary actions at the start of its turn.

Tentacle Attack or Fling. The kraken makes one tentacle attack or use its Fling.

Lightning Storm (Costs 2 Actions). The kraken uses Lightning Storm.

Ink Cloud (Costs 3 Actions). While underwater, the kraken expels an ink cloud in a 60-­foot radius. The cloud spreads around corners, and that area is heavily obscured to creatures other than the kraken. Each creature other than the kraken that ends its turn there must succeed on a DC 23 Constitution saving throw, taking 16 (3d10) poison damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one. A strong current disperses the cloud, which otherwise disappears at the end of the kraken’s next turn.

End of the SRD5 material

see Kraken for full description.

Kraken's Lair

[5] A kraken's lair is in the ocean depths, often near shipwrecks.

Lair Actions

[5] When fighting inside its lair, an kraken can use lair actions. On initiative count 20 (losing initiative ties), the monstrosity takes a lair action to cause one of the following effects; the monstrosity can’t use the same effect two rounds in a row:

  • Strong Current
  • Lightning Vulnerability.
  • Electricity.

Regional Effects

[5] Waters and lands near its lair

  • Weather Control.
  • Water Elementals.
  • Agressive Aquatic Creatures.

When the kraken dies, all of these regional effects fade immediately.

Sources and Notes[edit]

  1. Wizards RPG Team (6 May 2015). SRD-OGL v5.1. (5e) Wizards of the Coast. Licensed: OGL.
  2. also published in — Wizards RPG Team (September 2014). Monster Manual. (5e) Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 978-0786965618. p. 196-197.
  3. Habitat — Not part of the SRD5.
  4. habitat - Dungeon Master's Guide (5e) p.302-305
  5. Wizards RPG Team (September 2014). Monster Manual. (5e) Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 978-0786965618. p. 196-197. Licensed: © Wizards of the Coast (used under 'fair use' clause).

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Facts about "Kraken"
AlignmentChaotic Evil +
AuthorSRD5 +
CRval23 +
Canontrue +
Challenge Rating23 +
Experience Points50,000 +
FeaturesAmphibious +, Freedom of Movement +, Siege Monster +, Multiattack +, Bite +, Tentacle +, Fling +, Lightning Storm +, Tentacle Attack or Fling + and Ink Cloud +
HabitatUnderwater +
Has Lairtrue +
Hit Dice27d20+189 +
Hit Points472 +
Legendary Monstertrue +
PublicationSRD5 +
SizeGargantuan +
SortTextKraken AAA Common +
SubtypeTitan + and Kraken +
TitleKraken +
TypeMonstrosity +