Poisonous Snake DnD 5E Monster

Hello zoologists of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my website and thank you so much for clicked on to the 43rd episode of our beast series. Today we’re gonna be taking a look at one of the more damage oriented beasts in the 1/8’s category. We’re looking at the poisonous snake 5e monster it is also found in the basic rule set, so it’s kind of found all over the place.

This creature is also an incredibly popular choice amongst DMs for early level encounters. I really like the snake in general, it’s also a good idea to mix in some non poisonous snakes in there as well much like the giant rat and the disease giant rat. You can really kind of play him off of each other but without further ado let’s take a quick look at its stats here.


So the poisonous snake is unsurprisingly considered to be a tiny beast and that is unaligned. It has an AC of 13 and 2 hit points calculated by by rolling a d4. He has a swim speed of 30 feet and a normal movement speed of about 30 feet as well. I actually really like the AC on the poisonous snake. I think that’s pretty good.

  • Type: Tiny Beast, Unaligned
  • AC: 13
  • HP: 2(1D4)
  • SPEED: 30FT, SWIM 30FT

Taking a look at its stats here. You’ll see that he’s not very strong. He does however have +3 to dexterity which is pretty awesome. Outside of that he’s about as dumb as he can get. Yeah..it’s just pretty typical stuff from there.

  • STR: 2(-4)
  • DEX: 16(+3)
  • CON: 11(+0)
  • INT: 1(-5)
  • WIS: 10(+0)
  • CHA: 3(-4)

Taking a look at his senses you’ll see 10 feet of blindsight which is pretty good. A passive perception of 10 which isn’t terrible as well. Now looking at these stats as safe to assume he’s not very good anything, but let’s check out his attack action and that might be enough to change your mind. So the snake can do a bite attack.


Bite: By using this bite attack this Poisonous Snake dnd monster can make a Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., it can only target one target. It also deals Hit: 1 piercing damage, and even the target must make a DC 10 Constitution saving throw, by merely taking 5 (2d4) poison damage on a failed save, or else half as much damage on a successful one.

I like this because no matter what they’re taking extra poison damage. No matter what. If you want to be kind of a meaner DM you could always rule that on three successful attacks. They get the poison condition for around. I think that’d be pretty cool as well. Ultimately these are kinda to show your adventures they mean business this doesn’t seem like a whole lot of damage upfront.

But you got a bear in mind odd’s are your party’s not gonna be just facing one of these. Typically a group of snakes is far more common especially if you stumble upon their nest. So action economy plus early level adventures, that attack might actually be enough to wear them down.

Especially With a +5 to hit against a party that probably doesn’t have any magical items, probably it has at best half plate or chainmail or leather armor maybe even nothing depending on how you DM. How you really do think these can be deadly.

Not as deadly as a couple of the other beasts within that 1/8 kind of group. But still deadly enough to make a lasting impression on those new characters really teach them to respect the jungle.

Attributes Of Poisonous Snake DndD 5E Monster

Challenge Rating1/8
HP2 (1d4)
Passive Perception10
Roll 0Bite 1d20 + 5 1
SensesBlindsight 10 Ft.
Speed30 ft., swim 30 ft.

That being said! Let me know how you would use them in your games down beneath in the comment section. Also be sure to mention any thoughts, questions, comments, or concerns you have regarding the poisonous snake. That being said i hope you all have a great day and as always happy researching everyone.

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