Kryx RPGThemesMonsters

Roper

Large monstrosity
Challenge
5 (1,800 XP)

STR
4
DEX
−1
CON
3
INT
−2
WIS
3
CHA
−2

93
11d10+33
20
Soak
1
Fort
+3
Ref
+1
Will
+0
Defense note natural armor

Speed 3 m., climb 3 m.
Senses darkvision 18 m., passive Perception 16
Skills Perception +6, Stealth +3

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

False Appearance. While the roper remains motionless, it is indistinguishable from a normal cave formation, such as a stalagmite.

Grasping Tendrils. The roper can have up to six tendrils at a time. Each tendril can be attacked (20 Defense; 10 Health; immunity to poison and psychic damage). Destroying a tendril deals no damage to the roper, which can extrude a replacement tendril on its next turn. A tendril can also be broken if a creature takes an action and succeeds on a DC 15 Strength check against it.

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

Actions

Multiattack. The roper makes four attacks with its tendrils, uses Reel, and makes one attack with its bite.

Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 1.5 m. Hit: 22 (4d8 + 4) piercing damage.

Tendril. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 15 m., one creature. Hit: The target is grappled (escape DC 15). Until the grapple ends, the target is restrained and has disadvantage on Strength checks and Reflex saving throws, and the roper can’t use the same tendril on another target.

Reel. The roper pulls each creature grappled by it up to 7.5 meters straight toward it.

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