Lower Level Purple Worm for 5th edition

Purple Wormling

Large Beast Unaligned

AC 14

Hitpoints 71 (11d10+11)

Speed 20ft, Burrow 20, Swim 10

Str 16 (+3), Dex 16 (+2), Con 12 (+1), Int 1 (-5), Wis 7 (-2), Cha 7 (-2)

Skills Athletics (Str) +5, Perception +1

Saving Throws: Constitution +3

Immunities Prone

Senses Blind Sight 60′, Dark Vision 120′, Passive Perception 11

Languages –

CR 3 (700 xp)



Multi-Attack: A purple worm can Sting and Bite or Swallow once each round.


Sting Melee Weapon Attack +5 to hit, reach 10ft, Hit 6 (1d6+3) Piercing Damage plus 3 (1d4+1) Poison damage and gain the poisoned condition (Con Save DC 11)

Bite Melee Weapon Attack +5 to hit, reach 10 ft. Hit 10 (2d6+3) Piercing damage and the target is grappled (escape DC 11.) Until this grapple ends, the target is restrained, and the purple worm can’t bite another target.

Swallow. The Purple worm makes one bite attack against a Medium or smaller creature it is grappling. If the attack hits, the target is swallowed, and the grapple ends.  The swallowed target is blinded and restrained, it has total cover against attacks and other effects outside the frog, and it takes 7 (2d6) acid damage at the start of each of the Purple Worm’s turns. The purple worm can only have one target swallowed at a time. A creature can escape by doing 20 points of slashing damage from a light weapon (one attack each round, automatically hits). The muscles in the purple worm’s abdomen immediately close such holes behind an escapee. If the purple worm dies, a swallowed creature is no longer restrained by it an can escape from the corpse using 5 feet of movement, exiting prone.

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