Scorpion DnD 5E Monster

Hello zoologists of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the 26th episode of our beast series. Today we have a relatively cool one in store for us and we’ll get into why that is a little bit later on. We’re looking at the scorpion dnd 5e monster though. Which is a pretty interesting creature and i dare say this is actually a bonafide bull threat towards some more squishy characters at those early levels.

The scorpion is considered to be a cr0 which means it’s not really meant to be a threat for anyone. And on their own i don’t really think they are it’s when they get into a group that it could be a problem. And it is found in the basic rules which is to say it’s kind of found all over the place and those beginning couple books you get. Now let’s take a quick look at its stats and then we’ll move on from there.

Scorpion DnD 5E Monster Stat Block

  • Type: Tiny beast, unaligned
  • Armor Class: 11 (Natural Armor)
  • Hit Points: 1 (1d4 – 1)
  • Speed: 10 ft.

So the scorpion dnd 5e monster is considered to be a tiny beast and it is unaligned as most beasts are. It has an AC of 11 which is kind of around the average, one hit point which is on a lower end but still better than zero i suppose, it calculated by rolling a d4 and then subtracting by one. Speed is a measly 10 feet though. They did not move very far. Now let’s take a look at its actual stats.

Scorpion DnD 5E Monster Stats

  • STR: 2 (-4)
  • DEX: 11 (+0)
  • CON: 8 (-1)
  • INT: 1 (-5)
  • WIS: 8 (-1)
  • CHA: 2 (-4)
  • Senses: Blindsight 10 ft., Passive Perception 9
  • Languages:
  • Challenge: 0 (10 XP)

You’ll see nothing really worth bragging about, they’re terribly weak, terribly dumb and terribly ugly. Everything else they’re only kinda bad at. So all that said, the scorpion dnd 5e monster weakness. Now taking a look at their senses. They have blindsight to ten feet which is great! Well at least relatively great, blindsight is great the 10 feet limit is not that great at all. And it has a passive perception of 9 which is only slightly above terrible. Now let’s take a look at its actions here. In any case you can also check out giant scorpion 5e stats.


  • Sting: Melee Weapon Attack: +2 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 1 piercing damage, and the target must make a DC 9 Constitution saving throw, taking 4 (1d8) poison damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.

Now the actions is where really shines, it can perform a sting attack and this is why i think it’s a credible threat towards low level adventurers, especially those squishy your casters. So +2 to hit which is okay, reach of five feet which speaks to reason because it is a melee attack. One piercing damage on a hit however the target must succeed on a dc9 constitution saving throw.

Taking a 4 or 1d8 poison damage on a failed save or half as much damage on a successful one. Now once again on their own this isn’t a huge problem. It’s when they get into a larger groups that it becomes progressively more of an issue. Especially for once again those squish your characters.

Several d8 worth of poison damage, not a good way to start your combat. In terms of how i’d use it in my game, i probably put them in objects, things like pots, chests things of that nature. Maybe even make a scorpion trap like a pit trap just filled with scorpions i think that’d be pretty cool!

Is scorpion dnd 5e monster familiar! No it is not a familiar, if you see the find familiar options series you can not find it in it.


That being said, let me know how you fold them into your game. I’m always curious to hear what you guys can come up with. That being said, thank you so much for checking out today i really do appreciate it and i hope you all have a wonderful one and as always happy researching my friends. Also check out mortal kombat scorpion dnd 5e | giant centipede 5e.

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