Table of Creature Size and Scale

On March 27, 2018, Posted by , In Resources, With No Comments

An easy reference chart for D&D Monster Sizes from Fine to Colossal to show Attack and AC Modifier, Special Attacks Modifier, Hide Modifier, Height or Length, Weight, Space, Natural Reach, and their Carrying Capacity Multiplier.

Size CategoryAttack and AC ModifierSpecial Attacks Modifier (1)Hide ModifierHeight or Length (2)Weight (3)Space (4)Natural Reach (4)Carrying Capacity Multiplier
Fine+8-16+166 in. or less1/8 lb. or less1/2 ft.0 ft.0 ft.x1/8x1/4
Diminutive+4-12+126 in.-1 ft.1/8 lb.-1 lb.1 ft.0 ft.0 ft.x1/4x1/2
Tiny+2-8+81 ft.-2 ft.1 lb.-8 lb.2-1/2 ft.0 ft.0 ft.x1/2x3/4
Small+1-4+42 ft.-4 ft.8 lb.-60 lb.5 ft.5 ft.5 ft.x3/4x1
Medium+0+0+04 ft.-8 ft.60 lb.-500 lb.5 ft.5 ft.5 ft.x1x1-1/2
Large-1+4-48 ft.-16 ft.500 lb.-2 tons10 ft.10 ft.5 ft.x2x3
Huge-2+8-816 ft.-32 ft.2 tons-16 tons15 ft.15 ft.10 ft.x4x6
Gargantuan-4+12-1232 ft.-64 ft.16 tons-125 tons20 ft.20 ft.15 ft.x8x12
Colossal-8+16-1664 ft. or more125 tons or more30 ft.30 ft.20 ft.x16x24
  1. This modifier applies to the bull rush, grapple, overrun, and trip special attacks.
  2. Biped’s height, quadruped’s body length (nose to base of tail)
  3. Assumes that the creature is roughly as dense as a regular animal. A creature made of stone will weigh considerably more. A gaseous creature will weigh much less.
  4. These values are typical for creatures of the indicated size. Some exceptions exist.

Something Fun: I like to use the The Measure of Things to enter a measurement to see comparisons. This can really help you give characters a perspective of monsters’ sizes. Like comparing an Ancient Blue Dragon (Gargantuan 16-125 tons) to a blue whale. Say 100 tons of dragon is 90% as heavy as a Blue Whale. Just a cool thing to give some perspective.