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Cave Fisher

Medium monstrosity
Challenge
3 (700 XP)

STR
3
DEX
1
CON
2
INT
−4
WIS
0
CHA
−4

58
9d8+18
16
Soak
2
Fort
+2
Ref
+2
Will
−2
Defense note natural armor

Speed 6 m., climb 6 m.
Senses blindsight 18 m., passive Perception 12
Skills Perception +2, Stealth +4

Adhesive Filament. The cave fisher can use its action to extend a sticky filament up to 18 meters, and the filament adheres to anything that touches it. A creature adhered to the filament is grappled by the cave fisher (escape DC 13), and ability checks made to escape this grapple have disadvantage. The filament can be attacked (15 Defense; 5 Health; immunity to poison and psychic damage), but a weapon that fails to sever it becomes stuck to it, requiring an action and a successful DC 13 Strength check to pull free. Destroying the filament causes no damage to the cave fisher, which can extrude a replacement filament on its next turn

Dashing Strike. If the cave fisher uses its action to Dash, it can use a bonus action to make one melee weapon attack or shove a creature.

Flammable Blood. If the cave fisher drops to half its health or less, it gains vulnerability to fire damage.

Spider Climb. The cave fisher can climb difficult surfaces, including upside down on ceilings, without needing to make an ability check.

Actions

Multiattack. The cave fisher makes two attacks with its claws.

Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 1.5 m. Hit: 10 (2d6 + 3) slashing damage.

Filament. One creature grappled by the cave fisher’s adhesive filament must make a DC 13 Reflex saving throw, provided that the target weighs 90 kilograms or less. On a failure, the target is pulled into an unoccupied space within 1.5 meters of the cave fisher, and the cave fisher makes a claw attack against it as a bonus action. Reeling up the target releases anyone else who was attached to the filament. Until the grapple ends on the target, the cave fisher can’t extrude another filament.

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