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Basilisk

Medium monstrosity, unaligned

Challenge Rating
3
XP
700
Armor Class
12
Hit Points
52 (8d8)
Speed
20 ft.
Ability Scores
STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
16 (+3) 8 (-1) 15 (+2) 2 (-4) 8 (-1) 7 (-2)
Senses
Darkvision 60 ft., passive perception 9
Languages
None
Petrifying Gaze
If a creature starts its turn within 30 ft. of the basilisk and the two of them can see each other, the basilisk can force the creature to make a DC 12 Constitution saving throw if the basilisk isn't incapacitated. On a failed save, the creature magically begins to turn to stone and is restrained. It must repeat the saving throw at the end of its next turn. On a success, the effect ends. On a failure, the creature is petrified until freed by the greater restoration spell or other magic. A creature that isn't surprised can avert its eyes to avoid the saving throw at the start of its turn. If it does so, it can't see the basilisk until the start of its next turn, when it can avert its eyes again. If it looks at the basilisk in the meantime, it must immediately make the save. If the basilisk sees its reflection within 30 ft. of it in bright light, it mistakes itself for a rival and targets itself with its gaze.

Actions

Bite
Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (2d6 + 3) piercing damage plus 7 (2d6) poison damage.

D&D 5E SRC

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