Spider Monster 5E

Hello zoologists of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking into the 29th episode of our beast series. Today we have an extra creepy crawly beast in store for us today and it’s arguably one of the final beasts in the cr0 category. So i really am looking forward to starting up to see our one a eighth in the near future here. That being said we’re talking about the dnd 5e spider monsters today.

It is itsy-bitsy but still packs quite a wallop. At least at this point in the game. The spider is found in the basic rule set. It’s found pretty much in every book. You can also find it in the phb as it can be taken as a familiar as well then as i kind of mentioned earlier it is considered to be cr0 which is to say it’s not really meant to be taken as a challenge. But however in droves i’ll make an argument that these could be quite a headache. That being said let’s quickly check out his stats here.


So the spider is considered to be a tiny beast that is unaligned which makes sense. AC of 12 which is actually a little bit higher than i thought it would be. One hit point calculated by rolling a d4 and subtracting a modifier of one. Speed of 20 feet and a climb speed of 20 feet which is pretty cool.

  • Type: Tiny beast, unaligned
  • AC: 12
  • HP: 1(1D4-1)
  • Speed: 20ft, climb 20ft

Looking at his stats you’ll notice he’s about as dumb as you can get and also not very strong and not very charismatic and all that makes great sense because you know he is a spider. That being said he’s quite dexterous and his wisdom isn’t bad.

  • STR: 2(-4)
  • DEX: 14(+2)
  • CON: 8(-1)
  • INT: 1(-5)
  • WIS: 10(+0)
  • CHA: 2(-4)

He has a +4 to stealth as well, which is great. In terms of senses he has dark vision up to 30 feet and a passive perception of 10 which certainly isn’t the worst we’ve covered. He does however have a couple other traits. So let’s check those out.

Traits Of Spider 5E

This spider 5e has three types of traits, we have written them below, you can have a look at them now. Here’s access to spider climb so you can climb on difficult surfaces.

Spider Climb: The spider 5e able to climb many difficult surfaces, which are including upside down on ceilings, and even without needing for making an ability check.

Web Sense: During in contact with the web, the d&d spider knows about the exact location of any other creature in the contact with a same web. Needless to say it’s kind of like a discount alarm spell in that regard which is very cool. He also gains access to the web walker ability.

Web Walker: Which essentially ignores the movement restrictions which are caused by its webbing.

Great stuff especially for spider which arguably can use webbing although it doesn’t expressly say that in a snap lock. Now although further ado let’s take a look at his actions.

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Actions Of DnD 5E Spider

So the spider is capable of a bite attack.

Bite: By using this bite action the spider monster can make a Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit which is great, reach 5 ft., one creature. Also Hit: 1 piercing damage, and the target must be succeed on a DC 9 Constitution saving throw or else take 2 (1d4) poison damage.

Very great stuff! i just really like the spider. The biggest regret i have for this particular stat block is that it doesn’t say how much webbing they can produce which is kind of lame, i mean i suppose it comes down to the breed of spider and all that. But still it would have been nice for them to put it in there.

I really like these spiders though…i think they’d work very well, very similar to the scorpion i suppose and the way that you could hide them in chests, urns, pots, stuff like that and they could climb out and bite from there.

I know there’s a lot of spider variants so running this one at the beginning of a dungeon could serve as a good indicator of problems to come which is very interesting and i kind of like how that would play out. They could also i suppose act as spies of loth as well. So there’s quite a bit of possible uses for them.

Attributes Of 5E Spider Monster

Challenge Rating0
HP1 (1d4-1)
Passive Perception12
Roll 0Bite 1d20 + 4 1
SensesDarkvision 30 Ft.
SkillsStealth +4
Speed20 ft., climb 20 ft.


That being said let me know how you would fold them into your game down below in the comment section i will do appreciate it. Also be sure to mention you have any questions, comments, or concerns as well. That being said i hope you all have a great day and as always happy researching my friends.

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