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Giant Rat

Giant Rat

Small animal
Challenge

STR
−2
DEX
2
CON
0
INT
−4
WIS
0
CHA
−3

7
2d6
14
Fort
+0
Ref
+1
Will
−1

Speed 5 m., climb 3 m.
Skills Athletics +0 (11), Insight +0 (11), Perception +0 (11), Stealth +4 (15)
Senses darkvision 10 m.

Keen Smell. The rat has advantage on Perception checks that rely on smell.

Maneuvers. The giant rat uses maneuvers (maneuver save Difficulty 12). It has 2 stamina dice which are d8s, a dice limit of 1, regains all expended stamina dice when it finishes a long rest, and regains half its total stamina dice when it finishes a short rest. It knows the following maneuvers:

1 stamina die: ambush, scurry, spring attack

Pack Tactics. The rat has advantage on an attack roll against a creature if at least one of the rat’s allies is within 1 meter of the creature and the ally isn’t incapacitated.

Actions

Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 1 m. Hit: 4 (1d4 + 2) piercing damage.

Variant (Diseased): Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 1 m. Hit: 4 (1d4 + 2) piercing damage. If the target is a creature, it must succeed on a Difficulty 10 Fortitude saving throw or be diseased. Until the disease is cured, the target can’t regain health except by magical means, and the target’s maximum health decreases by 3 (1d6) every 24 hours. If the target’s maximum health drops to 0 as a result of this disease, the target dies.

Forest, Swamp, Underdark, Urbansrd

Maneuvers

As an action, you can use Stealth without using an action. Additionally, before the end of your next turn, you can add the stamina die to an attack’s damage (add half if you miss by 4 or less) if you have advantage on the attack roll, or if the creature is within 1 meter of an enemy of the creature that isn’t incapacitated and you don’t have disadvantage on the attack roll.

Enhance

You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended.

As an action, you can use the Disengage action and the Dash action.

As an action, you can use the Dash action. If you move at least 4 meters straight toward a creature, you can make a melee weapon attack against it. Add the stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half if you miss by 4 or less).

Enhance

You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended.