Giant Octopus

Large beast, unaligned

Armor Class 11

Hit Points 52 (8d10 + 8)

Speed 10 ft., swim 60 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
17 (+3) 13 (+1) 13 (+1) 4 (-3) 10 (+0) 4 (-3)

Skills Perception +4, Stealth +5

Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 14

Languages

Challenge 1 (200 XP)

Hold Breath: While out of water, the octopus can hold its breath for 1 hour.

Underwater Camouflage: The octopus has advantage on Dexterity (Stealth) checks made while underwater.

Water Breathing: The octopus can breathe only underwater.

Actions

Tentacles: Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 15 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (2d6 + 3) bludgeoning damage. If the target is a creature, it is Grappled (escape DC 16). Until this grapple ends, the target is Restrained, and the octopus can’t use its tentacles on another target.

Ink Cloud (Recharges after a Short or Long Rest): A 20- foot-radius cloud of ink extends all around the octopus if it is underwater. The area is heavily obscured for 1 minute, although a significant current can disperse the ink. After releasing the ink, the octopus can use the Dash action as a bonus action.