Very Rare | Medium | Chaotic evil | Magical Beast

An aranea is an intelligent, shapechanging spider with sorcerous powers. In its natural form, an aranea resembles a big spider, with a humpbacked body a little bigger than a human torso. It has fanged mandibles like a normal spider. Two small arms, each about 2 feet long, lie below the mandibles. Each arm has a hand with four many-jointed fingers and a double-jointed thumb.

Armor Class Hit Points Move
13 12
(3 Hit Dice)
walk 60 ft
Appearing 1d6
Habitat Forest,Swamp,Underground
Negotiation yes
Morale DC 6
Challenge 1.2 (360 XP per monster)

Ability Scores

0 1 -2 2 0 -1


Has 1 attack. Hit Bonus +1. Damage: Bite. 1d6

Special Attacks

Spell Casting. Can cast any of these once per day detect magic, sleep, levitate

Poison. If the spider makes a successful attack, the target must make a Constitution DC 12 save or become poisoned. Poisoned targets die in 1d4 turns unless treated to remove the poison.

Special Defense

Spider Climb. The spider can climb difficult surfaces, including upside down on ceilings, without needing to make a dexterity check.


Individual: None

Lair: 2d4×100 gp, 1d10 gems (30%), 1d6 jewelry (25%), 3 magic items (15%)