Hello zoologists of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for clicked on to the 49th episode of our beast series. Today we’re gonna be taking a look at the dnd 5e Constrictor snake monster. D&D has a ton of snakes in it by the way and i’m progressively figuring that out as i write these articles.
The Constrictor snake is found on the basic rules and it is considered to be a cr:1/4. That is to say it’s a little bit more challenging but provides a 50 experience points on a kill. At least more challenging relative to everything else we’ve been covering. In any case let’s quickly check out his stats.
So the constrictor snake is actually considered to be a large beast, that is unaligned. Which means he’s pretty big. The AC is 12 and he has 13 hit points, calculated by rolling the average of 2d10 +2. Under his speed he has 30-foot normal and 30-foot swim. Which is pretty cool and makes sense because you know he’s a snake that can go to a river or what have you.
- TYPE: Largest Beast, Unaligned
- AC: 12
- HP: 13(2D10+2)
- SPEED: 30FT, SWIM30FT
Taking a look at his stats however you’ll see he’s very strong and very dexterous and hardy as well. His only real pitfalls are his low intelligence and charisma. That makes sense cuz you know he’s a snake.
- STR: 15(+2)
- DEX: 14(+2)
- CON: 12(+1)
- INT: 1(-5)
- WIS: 10(+0)
- CHA: 3(-4)
Looking at his senses he has 10 feet of blindsight and a passive perception of 10 which is just above the current average.Now let’s quickly take a look at his actions here. Because that’s where you really can understand what he’s up to.
So he has two actions…he can either bite or constrict. His bite is a melee weapon attack +40 to hit which is pretty decent.
Bite: By using this bite action it can make a Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., it can only target one creature. Hit: 5 (1d6 + 2) piercing damage.
Constrict: By using this constrict this constrictor snake monster can make a Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature can be targeted. Hit: 6 (1d8 + 2) bludgeoning damage, and also the target has been Grappled (escape DC 14).
But of course until unless this grapple ends, and the creature has also been restrained and even the snake can not be constrict an another target.
I think the best of using these guys. Certainly almost terrifying is using them in murky swamps or rivers or things of that nature. Put the party in an environment they’re already unfamiliar with and then constrict and restrain them down there.
I think that would be hilarious. The way breathing mechanics work in 5e is actually really hard to drown a person. That being said the players won’t inherently know that.
So it’s a really good way of building suspense and a sense of urgency to escaping them and if you combine it with the poisonous snake which you’ve covered in an earlier article you can make for a very interesting conda kata me.
The constricting snake for example constricts them and poison the snakes or maybe even something aquatic like quippers go in for the kill or maybe they fight each other. I don’t know it’s kind of up to your discretion as a dungeon master.
Attributes Of Constrictor Snake Monster DnD 5E
|Roll 0||Bite 1d20 + 4 1d6+2|
|Roll 1||Constrict 1d20 + 4 1d8+2|
|Senses||Blindsight 10 Ft.|
|Speed||30 ft., swim 30 ft.|
That being said! if you have any ideas on how to use the constrictor snake in your game please let me know down beneath in the comment section. Also let me know if you have any thoughts, questions, concerns or other things you’d like to know. That being said i hope you all have a great day and as always happy researching.