Kassoon

Assassin Bug

Medium beast, Unaligned
Armor Class 16 (natural armor)
Hit Points 120 (16d8+48)120 ([16d8+48])
Speed 30 ft., climb 20 ft., fly 50 ft.
STR
14 (+2)
DEX
17 (+3)
CON
16 (+3)
INT
0 (-5)
WIS
12 (+1)
CHA
9 (-1)

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Damage Immunities
Condition Immunities Charm Charm
Senses Darkvision 60 ft.Darkvision 60 ft.
Languages None
Challenge 5 (1,800 XP)

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Actions

Multiattack. The assassin bug attacks once with claws and bites once.

Melee Attack—Claws: +6 to hit (reach 5 ft.; one creature). Hit: 2d6+3 slashing damage, and the target must make a successful DC 13 Dex saving throw or be grappled by the assassin bug.

Melee Attack—Bite: automatic hit (reach 5 ft.; one creature grappled by the assassin bug). Hit: 2d8+3 piercing damage plus 1d8 poison damage, and the creature’s maximum number of hit points is reduced by the amount of the poison damage. The creature’s maximum number of hit points returns to normal after a long rest or when the poison is neutralized.

[b]Multiattack.[/b] The assassin bug attacks once with claws and bites once.

[b]Melee Attack—Claws:[/b] [+6] to hit (reach 5 ft.; one creature). Hit: [2d6+3] slashing damage, and the target must make a successful DC 13 Dex saving throw or be grappled by the assassin bug.

[b]Melee Attack—Bite:[/b] automatic hit (reach 5 ft.; one creature grappled by the assassin bug). Hit: [2d8+3] piercing damage plus [1d8] poison damage, and the creature’s maximum number of hit points is reduced by the amount of the poison damage. The creature’s maximum number of hit points returns to normal after a long rest or when the poison is neutralized.

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Environment: Temperate forests

Organization: Solitary, cluster (2–5), or colony (6–11)

Assassin bugs are predatory insects that feed on the blood and tissue of living creatures. Actively hunting or passively waiting for its prey, an assassin bug is a formidable killing machine that has few enemies.Although often encountered alone, assassin bugs are communal creatures. Nests containing up to 20 creatures have been found. Most nests contain at least one female of mating age. During mating season, the female deposits a sticky clutch of 2d4 eggs in a narrow nest scraped into the forest floor. The eggs hatch within two weeks. Newborn assassin bugs look exactly like their adult counterparts (other than being smaller). An assassin bug goes through several growth stages before finally reaching adult stage within one year.An assassin bug stands 5 feet tall. Its body is segmented, and most are dull brownish black (though red and black or even yellowish-brown assassin bugs have been reported). Its front, curved legs (called jackknife legs) are black and covered in tiny hairs that aid it in climbing as well as capturing its prey. An assassin bug has two pairs of wings that it keeps folded against its back when not flying.Depending on the disposition of the assassin bug, it might wait in ambush for prey to come close, or it might actively seek out live food. In either case, when a victim is within range, the assassin bug leaps to the attack, attempting to grapple its prey so it can inject its organ-dissolving saliva. A victim that dies is kept in the assassin bug’s lair for several weeks as it and any others in the nest slurp up the liquefied internals of the victim.
Environment: Temperate forests

Organization: Solitary, cluster (2–5), or colony (6–11)

Assassin bugs are predatory insects that feed on the blood and tissue of living creatures. Actively hunting or passively waiting for its prey, an assassin bug is a formidable killing machine that has few enemies.Although often encountered alone, assassin bugs are communal creatures. Nests containing up to 20 creatures have been found. Most nests contain at least one female of mating age. During mating season, the female deposits a sticky clutch of [2d4] eggs in a narrow nest scraped into the forest floor. The eggs hatch within two weeks. Newborn assassin bugs look exactly like their adult counterparts (other than being smaller). An assassin bug goes through several growth stages before finally reaching adult stage within one year.An assassin bug stands 5 feet tall. Its body is segmented, and most are dull brownish black (though red and black or even yellowish-brown assassin bugs have been reported). Its front, curved legs (called jackknife legs) are black and covered in tiny hairs that aid it in climbing as well as capturing its prey. An assassin bug has two pairs of wings that it keeps folded against its back when not flying.Depending on the disposition of the assassin bug, it might wait in ambush for prey to come close, or it might actively seek out live food. In either case, when a victim is within range, the assassin bug leaps to the attack, attempting to grapple its prey so it can inject its organ-dissolving saliva. A victim that dies is kept in the assassin bug’s lair for several weeks as it and any others in the nest slurp up the liquefied internals of the victim.
 
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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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