Metal Spider | New Vehicle for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Metal spiders are vehicles which can be piloted by a Small creature such as a halfling or gnome.

Metal Spider

Huge vehicle (15 ft. by 15 ft.)

Creature Capacity 1 crew

Cargo Capacity none

Travel Pace 40 ft., 8 miles per hour (192 miles per day)

Abilities Str 20 (+5), Dex 14 (+2), Con 19 (+4), Int 0, Wis 0, Cha 0

Damage Immunities fire, poison, psychic; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical weapons not made with adamantium

Condition Immunities blinded, charmed, deafened, exhaustion, frightened, incapacitated, paralyzed, petrified, poisoned, stunned, unconscious


Armor Class 19

Hit Points 150

Control: Helm

Armor Class 19

Hit Points 100

Move up to the speed with the legs. If the helm is destroyed, the metal spider can’t move or attack.

Movement & Weapons: Legs

Armor Class 19

Hit Points 100

Locomotion (land) legs, speed 40 ft.

Melee Weapon Attack: +10 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 12 (2d6 + 5) slashing damage.

Weapon: Acid Sprayer (Recharge 5-6)

Armor Class 17

Hit Points 50

The nozzle releases a spray of acid in a 30-foot cone. Each creature in the area must make a DC 15 Dexterity saving throw, taking 54 (12d8) acid damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.

Weapon: Bite

Armor Class 19

Hit Points 50

Melee Weapon Attack: +10 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 18 (2d12 + 5) piercing damage.


On its turn, the metal spider can use its helm to move using its legs. It can also fire its acid spray, or make two attacks with its legs and one with its bite. If the pilot is killed, the metal spider can’t move or attack.



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