Friday, September 12, 2008

Spider Monsters for 4e Part 5 - Spider Minion, Spider Minion

If ever there was a type of monster that should go "squish" when struck by the mighty blades of the PCs, it would seem to be the lowly small-sized giant spider. Spider minions, attack!
Crab Spider
A crab spider is a giant poisonous spider. They are meat eaters and attack by dropping onto their victims.

Level 4 Minion
Crab Spider
XP 44
Small natural beast (spider)
Initiative +5 Senses Perception +8; tremorsense 5
HP 1; a missed attack never damages a minion.
AC 18; Fortitude 16, Reflex 16, Will 14
Speed 6, climb 6 (spider climb)
mBite (standard; at-will) * Poison
+9 vs. AC; 4 damage, and the target takes ongoing 5 poison damage (save ends). Saving throws made against the crab spider's weak poison gain a +2 bonus.
Alignment Unaligned Languages -
Skills Athletics +9, Stealth +10
Str 15 (+4) Dex 16 (+5) Wis 13 (+3)
Con 14 (+4) Int 1 (-3) Cha 6 (+0)

Crab Spider Tactics
Crab spiders prefer to drop from walls or ceilings onto their victims, then swarm over them.
I was thinking about doing a few separate levels of spider minions, kind of like the Angel of Valor write-up in the Monster Manual on page 16, but I don't really need those at the moment. Maybe later.

3 comments:

greywulf said...

Totally being stolen by me. Perfect!

Thanks. The world needs more Spiders.

Gregor LeBlaque said...

Thanks for the encouragement. My wife does not thank you as she is sick of drawing spiders :)

ChaoticBlackSheep said...

It's better than drawing other things, but I am kind of concerned since I know most of these entries were created for a reason...