Eurypterid (5e Creature)

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Large beast, unaligned

Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points 52 (7d10 + 14)
Speed 15 ft., swim 15 ft.

15 (+2) 13 (+1) 15 (+2) 1 (-5) 9 (-1) 3 (-4)

Senses passive Perception 9
Challenge 5 (1,800 XP)

Amphibious. The eurypterid can breathe air and water.


Multiattack. The eurypterid makes three attacks: two with its claws and one with its sting.

Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft. , one target. Hit: 11 (2d8 + 2) bludgeoning damage, and the target is grappled (escape DC 13). The eurypterid has two claws, each of which can grapple only one target.

Sting. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 8 (1d12 + 2) piercing damage, and the target must succeed on a DC 13 Constitution saving throw or be poisoned for 1 minute. Until this poison ends, the target is paralyzed. The target can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

An ancient creature of enormous size; these creatures are solitary hunters who prey on smaller, less adept swimmers. Their enormous oar-like arms can propel them at immense speed through water, making them great ambush predators. Eurypterids rarely come on land during the colder seasons, emerging only if food is scarce in the reefs below. During summer, massive hoards of these creatures pour out of the waters to lay eggs on the beach. Few who come to witness this event live to tell the tale, as eurypterids become incredibly hostile when laying eggs. These creatures are found only in very specific regions of the world, where temperatures in the ocean stay at a relatively constant 30 degrees Celsius.
These creatures resemble a flat, wide, scorpion of the sea; giving way for their common name of 'sea scorpions'. With two long, slender arms in the front upon which lie needle-like claws; a wide, hard-shelled body; two long, fat arms (said to taste divine) at the end of which are oar-like mitts; many smaller walking legs; and a long armored tail reminiscent of a giant scorpion; this creature is possibly the most deadly of any crustacean.

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