Does Hold Person cast on a Spider Climbing NPC affect their ability stay on a vertical surface?

An NPC spell caster that is using spider climb at the top of a 30′ pillar where it meets the ceiling is magically held by hold person. I have two related questions:

  1. When Hold Person goes into effect, does the NPC fall, or does the Spider Climb magic (which is still in effect) keep his hands and feet bound to the pillar and leaving him suspended 30′ off the floor?

  2. Assuming he does not fall immediately, if the party shoots him with an arrow or other ranged attack, since Dex checks auto-fail when Paralyzed, would that knock him off (and thus fall for 3d6 damage).

As a DM, how can I handle my Druid spying on everything as a spider?

I gm Lost Mines of Phandelver.

My player’s level 2 (soon 3) Druid has discovered that while in Wild Shape in spider form, they are almost impossible to catch, especially since in caves etc. they “fit in” (which I agreed to twice).

However, this results in the PCs knowing pretty much the entire dungeon layout since those are somewhat small.

What can I do to hinder this full exploration without being unfair?

I’ve tried:

  • Letting time run out. Wild Shape doesn’t last too long, but 2-3 hours still suffices for almost all dungeons.
  • Have NPCs swat against the spider if they see it – which doesn’t do much due to the high Stealth bonus, and by climbing on the ceiling she now keeps out of their sight/range.
  • Have NPCs change post from between her exploration and the party entering – which kinda works, but still leaves a lot of the dungeon-crawling mystery lost.

Any other ideas? I’m ready to amend the prewritten dungeons and maps with new ideas, but so far none came to mind (except maybe an antimagic field in the final dungeon, but it would not fit for any of the other encounters/dungeons before that).

How could a level 5 Summoner detect a Phase Spider who is on Ethereal Plane?

One of the Same Game Test encounters for a level 5 character is the Phase Spider. The test was originally written for D&D 3.5e, but I wanted to run it for a character that I am creating for an upcoming campaign, an Unchained Master Summoner.

It’s a rather straightforward thing to fight once you know it’s there, whether it announces its presence by appearing, attacking, and then disappearing, or if you notice it via a successful Perception roll.

However, is there any way for a level 5 Unchained Master Summoner to at least locate the Spider after is uses its Ethereal Jaunt ability?

What are the Stats of spider constructs created by the spell “Stone Spiders”?

The spell Stone Spiders reads:

You transform 1d3 pebbles into stone constructs that resemble monstrous spiders. The constructs can be any size from Tiny to Huge as you decide, but all the constructs you create must be the same size. The constructs have the same statistics as monstrous spiders (see Appendix 2 in the Monster Manual) of the appropriate size, except as follows: Their natural armor increases by +6. They have damage reduction 30/+2. Their poison has a Fortitude save DC of 17 + your Wisdom modifier. Initial and secondary damage is 1d3 points of temporary Strength damage. (FRCS, p. 75)

This seems pretty straightforward. But the MM (p. 307) says on constructs:

Features: A construct has the following features – 10-sided Hit Dice – Base attack bonus ewual to 3/4 Hit Dice (as cleric) – No good saving throws (…) – No Constitution score. – Low-light vision. – Darkvision out to 60 feet. – Immunity to all mind-affecting effects (charms, compulsions, phantasms, patterns, and morale effects) – Immunity to poison, spleep efects, paralysis, stunning, disease, death effects, and necromancy effects. (…) – Not subject to critical hits, nonlethal damage, ability damage, ability drain, fatigue, exhaustion, or energy drain. – Immunity to any efect that requires a Fortitude save (unless the effect also works on objects, or is harmless). – Not at risk of death from massive damage (…). Immediately destroyed when reduced to 0 hp. (…)

The MM also attributes bonus hp to constructs based on Size.

If you apply all these traits and features to the Monstrous Spider you get a creature that in almost no way has “the same statistics” of the Monstrous Spider.

A Huge “Stone Spider” would look like this:

Huge Construct Init +3 (+3 dex)  AC 22 FF 19 Touch 11 (-2 size, +3 Dex , +11 natural) HD: 8 HP: 84 (8d10+40) DR 30/+2 Fort +2 (immunity to all effects unless effecting objects) Ref +5 Will +2 (immunity to all mind-effecting effects) Speed 30 ft. (6 squares), climb 20 ft. Base Atk +6 Grp +18 Attack: Bite +8 2d6+6 plus poison DC 23 (1d3 Str/1d3Str) Full Attack: Bite +8 2d6+6 Space 15 ft. (3 squares) Reach 10 ft. (2 squares) Abilities Str 19(+4) Dex 17(+3) Con -- (+0) Int -- Wis 10(+0) Cha 2(-4) Darkvision(Ex): 60 ft. tremorsense(Ex): 60 ft. Low light vision Immunity to all mind-effecting effects, poison, sleep, paralysis, death, stunning, disease, necromancy, critical hits, non-lethal damage, ability damage, ability drain, fatigue, exhaustion, energy drain all effects that require a Fort save (unless effecting objects). 

On the other hand: If you took the spell literally you would get a construct with a Constitution score, something very strange indeed.

So my question: Do you really go with the Monstrous Spider stats or do you apply construct traits to the Monstrous Spider (apart from the DR which is explicitly set in the spell)?

Can a Circle of the Moon Druid Wild Shape into the Spider King? [duplicate]

This question already has an answer here:

  • Can a druid use Wild Shape to take the form of a specific, individual beast? 6 answers

I’ve been looking through beast creatures on an app, and I stumbled upon the Spider King, from Out of the Abyss. It’s similar to a Giant Spider in most aspects, such as being a beast and having a CR of 1, but is better in almost every way, and where it’s not, it’s the same. Does it fit the conditions for Wild Shape, after a druid has encountered it?

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