Kassoon

Lesser Fire Crab

Small monstrosity, unaligned
Armor Class 12
Hit Points 4 (1d6+1)4 ([1d6+1])
Speed 20 ft., swim 20 ft.
STR
10 (+0)
DEX
14 (+2)
CON
12 (+1)
INT
1 (-5)
WIS
10 (+0)
CHA
2 (-4)

Saving Throws
Skills
Damage Vulnerabilities Cold
Damage Resistances -
Damage Immunities Fire
Condition Immunities
Senses Darkvision 60 ft.Darkvision 60 ft.
Languages None
Challenge 1/8 (25 XP)

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Burning Grip. The body of a lesser fire crab generates intense heat. Any creature that starts its turn with one or more lesser fire crabs latched onto it takes 2 fire damage for each of those lesser fire crabs. Once a lesser fire crab has latched onto a character, it moves with that character when the character moves, as if the character was moving a grappled character (half-speed). A lesser fire crab releases its grip when killed or when the character wins a Strength contest against it. Up to four lesser fire crabs can latch onto a Small character, and up to eight can latch onto a Medium character.

[b]Burning Grip.[/b] The body of a lesser fire crab generates intense heat. Any creature that starts its turn with one or more lesser fire crabs latched onto it takes 2 fire damage for each of those lesser fire crabs. Once a lesser fire crab has latched onto a character, it moves with that character when the character moves, as if the character was moving a grappled character (half-speed). A lesser fire crab releases its grip when killed or when the character wins a Strength contest against it. Up to four lesser fire crabs can latch onto a Small character, and up to eight can latch onto a Medium character.

Actions

Multiattack. A lesser fire crab makes two pincer attacks. Both must be against the same target.

Pincer. Melee Attack +4 to hit (reach 5 ft.; one creature). Hit: [1d4+2] slashing damage plus [1d4] fire damage and the lesser fire crab latches onto the target with its burning grip.

[b]Multiattack.[/b] A lesser fire crab makes two pincer attacks. Both must be against the same target.

[b]Pincer.[/b] Melee Attack [+4] to hit (reach 5 ft.; one creature). Hit: [[1d4+2]] slashing damage plus [[1d4]] fire damage and the lesser fire crab latches onto the target with its burning grip.

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Details

Fire crabs are invertebrates found roaming the fiery shores of the Elemental Plane of Fire, where they enjoy crawling and swimming through pools and lakes of liquid flame. They spend their time eating the superheated rocks and plants of their home plane. Their lairs take the form of large burrows under the fiery seas or along the shore, near their “water source.” Such burrows are sometimes very large, housing up to 20 of these creatures. On the rare occasions when fire crabs are found on the Material Plane, they spend their time in or near active volcanoes and hot springs.The most notable feature of fire crabs, besides the flames playing across their bodies, are their large pincers. Males can be distinguished from females because one of the male’s claws is noticeably larger than the other. Fire crabs have six spindly, segmented legs, blackish-red in color.Fire crabs are generally not aggressive creatures, but they can be highly territorial, especially if they feel that their lair is threatened. In that case, they attack without hesitation and fight to the death. Both greater and lesser fire crabs tend to focus all their effort against one enemy until it is dead, then shift to the next, and so on. Fire crabs are invertebrates found roaming the fiery shores of the Elemental Plane of Fire, where they enjoy crawling and swimming through pools and lakes of liquid flame. They spend their time eating the superheated rocks and plants of their home plane. Their lairs take the form of large burrows under the fiery seas or along the shore, near their “water source.” Such burrows are sometimes very large, housing up to 20 of these creatures. On the rare occasions when fire crabs are found on the Material Plane, they spend their time in or near active volcanoes and hot springs.The most notable feature of fire crabs, besides the flames playing across their bodies, are their large pincers. Males can be distinguished from females because one of the male’s claws is noticeably larger than the other. Fire crabs have six spindly, segmented legs, blackish-red in color.Fire crabs are generally not aggressive creatures, but they can be highly territorial, especially if they feel that their lair is threatened. In that case, they attack without hesitation and fight to the death. Both greater and lesser fire crabs tend to focus all their effort against one enemy until it is dead, then shift to the next, and so on.
 
Source Fifth Edition Foes p. 101
 
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Monster Statistics by Challenge Rating

CRProf. BonusACHPAttack BonusDamage / RoundSave DC
0+2<131-6<+30-1<13
1/8+2137-35+32-313
l/4+21336-49+34-513
1/2+21350-70+36-813
1+21371-85+39-1413
2+21386-100+315-2013
3+213101-115+421-2613
4+214116-130+527-3214
5+315131-145+633-3815
6+315146-160+639-4415
7+315161-175+645-5015
8+316176-190+751-5616
9+416191-205+757-6216
10+417206-220+763-6816
11+417221-235+869-7417
12+417236-250+875-8017
13+518251-265+881-8618
14+518266-280+887-9218
15+518281-295+893-9818
16+518296-310+999-10418
17+619311-325+10105-11019
18+619326-340+10lll-11619
19+619341-355+10117-12219
20+619356-400+10123-14019
21+719401-445+11141-15820
22+719446-490+11159-17620
23+719491-535+11177-19420
24+719536-580+12195-21221
25+819581-625+12213-23021
26+819626-670+12231-24821
27+819671-715+13249-26622
28+819716-760+13267-28422
29+919761-805+13285-30222
30+919806-850+14303-32023

Damage Severity by Level

LevelSetbackDangerousDeadly
1-41d102d104d10
5-102d104d1010d10
11-164d1010d1018d10
17-2010d1018d1024d10

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