|Medium Monstrosity (Shapechangers), Neutral Evil|
|Armor Class: 12 (14 in spider form)|
|Hit Points: 32 (5d8+10)|
|Speed: 30 ft., climb 30 ft.
|Senses: Darkvision 60 ft., passive perception 11|
|Languages: Common, Sylvan|
|Challenge: 2 (450 xp)Proficiency Bonus (PB): +2|
Shapechange. Araneas' natural form is that of a Medium size spider with small arms, ending in hands, below its mandibles. They can use an bonus action to polymorph into a Medium spider, into a Small or Medium humanoid, or return to its true form. It can remain in any of these forms indefinitely. The aranea reverts to its natural form when killed.
In its true form, the aranea can cast spells, use its bite and web attacks, but cannot use weapons. It can however manipulate light objects (of 10 pounds or less).
In humanoid form, the aranea can use weapons, cast spells, and wear armor, but it loses its climb speed, its Spider Climb trait, bite, and web attacks. However, armor, clothing, and weapons do not appear as part of the transformation.
In spider form, it cannot talk or cast spells. However, it gains +1 to strength and dexterity.
Spider Climb (True and Spider Form Only). The spider climb difficult surfaces, including upside down on celings, without needing to make an ability check.
Bite (Spider or True Form Only). Melee Weapon Attack: +2 (+3 in spider form) to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 6 (1d10) piercing damage or 7 (1d10+1) piercing damage in spider form, and the target must make a DC Constitution saving throw or take 11 (2d10) poison damage and be poisoned for 1 minute. This save may be repeated at the end of each of the target's turn ending the condition on a successful save.
Sources and Notes
- 3.5e System Reference Document. Licensed OGL
Monster data +
Aranea (Size: Medium, Type: Monstrosity, Subtypes: Shapechanger, Alignment: Neutral Evil, HP: 32, Movement Type: Walk • Climb, CR: 2, Features: Shapechange • Spellcasting • Spider Climb • Web Sense • Web Walker • Bite • Dagger • Web, Has Lair: No, NPC: No, Canon: No, Pointer: No, Hidden: No, UA: No, User: Yes, Sources: Rlyehable)