Cobweb Golem

The Cobweb Golem is a magically created automaton given the semblance of life by a particularly powerful spellcaster. The Cobweb Golem appears to be spun from spiderwebs. Twigs, brambles, and other flotsam cling to its sticky surface, and small spiders can be seen scurrying about on the creature. Cobweb Golems are usually encountered in long-abandoned wizard’s laboratories or lairs where giant spiders lurk.

Cobweb Golem

Medium construct, unaligned

Armor Class 13 (natural armor)

Hit Points 27 (5d8+5)

Speed 40 ft.

10 (+0) 15 (+2) 12 (+1) 1 (-5) 7 (-2) 1 (-5)

Damage Resistances bludgeoning, piercing, slashing

Damage Immunities poison

Damage Vulnerabilities fire

Condition Immunities charmed, frightened, paralyzed, petrified, prone, restrained, stunned

Senses passive Perception 8

Languages understands the language of its creator, but can’t speak

Challenge 3 (700 XP)

Spider Swarm. The first time the cobweb golem is struck in combat, hundreds of spiders that infest the Cobweb Golem will spray out, covering the attacker. Treat as a swarm of insects.

Skittering Host. When the Cobweb Golem is slain, a small sized spider-demon crawls from the body. It either confronts the party or scurries away. The skittering host has the stats of a giant spider, except it is a fiend instead of a beast.


Slam. Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target.

Hit: 10 (4d4) bludgeoning damage.

Web (Recharge 5-6): Ranged Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, range 30/60 ft., one creature.

Hit: The target is Restrained by webbing. As an action, the Restrained target can make a DC 12 Strength check, bursting the webbing on a success. The webbing can also be attacked and destroyed (AC 10; hp 5; vulnerability to fire damage; immunity to bludgeoning, poison, and psychic damage).

I was a lapsed gamer for many years. When I got back into gaming, I scoured many blogs, and saved literally hundreds of links to check out later. I’m finally making time to go thru all of these links. If you follow me on Google+, you’ve seen me share many of them. Tim Snider at the Savage Afterworld blog originally posted this back in June of 2014. I loved this so much that I needed to convert it to 5e stats.

Update 9/27/17.

Fixed some typos (attack range on slam attack and added Con bonus to hp calculation).

Added skittering host ability.

Raised CR to 3 based on skittering host and failure to calculate damage resistance in initial CR.

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