30 Day D&D Challenge: Day 23-Least Favorite Monster Overall
I hate Stirges!
These damn giant mosquito things travel in huge packs, are quick and extremely hard to hit unless they are already latched on to your neck sucking your blood, and then if you hit them you take half the damage. But what choice do you have? You gotta clear them out otherwise they drain 1d4 Constitution/round! The other reason I despise them so is their prevalence. All low-level D&D characters everywhere has been Stirge-slapped by their fellow adventurers at least once in their careers.
Yes, there are a lot of really stupid D&D monsters out there that are well worth hating, but running into a nest of damned Stirges takes the cake for me. Too common and too annoying! Down with Stirges!