Giant Poisonous Snake DnD 5E

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It is found in the basic rules and considered to be cr one quarter netting you 50 experience points on a kill. Now let’s take a quick look at this big guy’s stats and talk about them a little bit.

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Giant Poisonous Snake DnD 5E Stat Block

  • Type: Medium beast, unaligned
  • Armor Class: 14
  • Hit Points: 11 (2d8 + 2)
  • Speed: 30 ft., swim 30 ft.

So the giant poisonous snake is considered to be a medium beast that is unaligned. AC of 14 which is just great. 11 hit points, calculated by rolling 2d8 and adding two. Speed of 30 feet, and a swim speed of 30 feet as well which is always nice to see. Now let’s take a look at its actual stats. Don’t miss this flying snake 5e.

DnD 5E Giant Poisonous Snake Stats

  • STR: 10 (+0)
  • DEX: 18 (+4)
  • CON: 13 (+1)
  • INT: 2 (-4)
  • WIS: 10 (+0)
  • CHA: 3 (-4)
  • Skills: Perception +2
  • Senses: Blindsight 10 ft., Passive Perception 12
  • Languages:
  • Challenge: 1/4 (50 XP)

You will be blown away at his dexterity, getting a plus four to dexterity heck yeah great stuff! Not the brightest, not the most charismatic but certainly the most dexterous very nice stuff! Under skills you’ll see a plus two bonus to perception and under senses you will see a 10 feet sense of blindsight and a passive perception of 12 which is pretty good! Now let’s take a quick look at his actions here. You can also check out this giant constrictor snake 5e size.


Bite: Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d4 + 4) piercing damage, and the target must make a DC 11 Constitution saving throw, taking 10 (3d6) poison damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.

It can only take one action and that is a bite attack. Considered to be a melee weapon attack, plus six to hit though reach of ten feet which actually has some range on it now very nice stuff! It can only target one creature, on a hit deal six piercing damage or 1d4 plus four. And the target must also make a DC-11 con save. Taking 10 poison damage on a failed save was half as much damage on a successful one calculated by rolling a 3d6.

Very cool stuff! I really like the idea of there being kind of like a pit of these guys as a trap i think that’d be pretty cool! Or having them chase down the party in undersea canals or riverways i think that’d be kind of cool as well.


This is a good monster. Its also useful for parties. It can be used as a mount for small creatures. Goblins, kobolds and other small creatures who dwell in the giant snakes habitat would most likely have giant snakes as mounts or guard animals. They would also be able to milk the snake for its venom allowing for poisoned weapons and other kinds of traps. Its one of the better beast master ranger companions. Don’t miss this article on what is the poison effect in d&d?.

There is a lot you can do combat wise with that 10ft range. Rangers have a huge variety of weapon proficiency. You can don medium armor and go for a more sword and board approach and block for the snake or get a reach weapon yourself and hit foes from range with little to no punishment. You may also like to read our other article on snakes like swarm of poisonous snakes 5e.


That being said, let me know how you would use giant poisonous snake 5e in your campaign down beneath. That being said, if you have any questions, comments or concerns feel freet to put them down there as well. I hope you all have a great day and as always happy researching.

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