SRD5:Swarm of Rats

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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
Swarm of Rats
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Swarm of Rats [SRD5 OGL][1] [2] [3] [4]
Medium Swarm of Tiny Beasts (Rats), Unaligned
Armor Class: 10
Hit Points: 24 (7d8-7)
Speed: 30 ft.
9 (-1) 11 (+0) 9 (-1) 2 (-4) 10 (+0) 3 (-4)
Damage Resistances: bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing
Condition Immunity: charmed, frightened, grappled, paralyzed, prone, restrained, stunned
Senses: darkvision 30 ft., passive Perception 10
Habitat: Swamp, Underground, Urban
Challenge: 1/4 (50 xp)Proficiency Bonus (PB): +2


Keen Smell. The swarm has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on smell.

Swarm. The swarm can occupy another creature’s space and vice versa, and the swarm can move through any opening large enough for a Tiny rat. The swarm can’t regain hit points or gain temporary hit points. 


Bites. Melee Weapon Attack: +2 to hit, reach 0 ft., one creature in the swarm's space. Hit: 7 (2d6) piercing damage, or 3 (1d6) piercing damage if the swarm has half of its hit points or fewer.

End of the SRD5 material

Unofficial Description: Pack of rats

Sources and Notes[edit]

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

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Facts about "Swarm of Rats"
AlignmentUnaligned +
AuthorSRD5 +
CRval0.25 +
Canontrue +
Challenge Rating1/4 +
Experience Points50 +
FeaturesKeen Smell +, Swarm + and Bites +
HabitatSwamp +, Underground + and Urban +
Hit Dice7d8-7 +
Hit Points24 +
Movement TypeWalk +
PublicationSRD5 +
SizeMedium +
SortTextRats Swarm +
SubtypeBeast + and Rat +
SummaryPack of Rats +
TitleSwarm of Rats +
TypeSwarm +