Variant Insect SwarmsΒΆ

Different kinds of insects can gather in swarms, and each swarm has the special characteristics described below.

Swarm of Beetles: A swarm of beetles gains a burrowing speed of 5 feet.

Swarm of Centipedes: A creature reduced to 0 hit points by a swarm of centipedes is stable but Poisoned for 1 hour, even after regaining hit points, and Paralyzed while Poisoned in this way.

Swarm of Spiders: A swarm of spiders has the following additional traits.

Spider Climb: The swarm can climb difficult surfaces, including upside down on ceilings, without needing to make an ability check.

Web Sense: While in contact with a web, the swarm knows the exact location of any other creature in contact with the same web.

Web Walker: The swarm ignores movement restrictions caused by webbing.

Swarm of Wasps: A swarm of wasps has a walking speed of 5 feet, a flying speed of 30 feet, and no climbing speed.