Looking for some input using ability modifiers for monsters/creatures when using their attack rolls.
The example would be a Level 1 PC vs a Twig Blight. This is assuming there is no advantage vs disadvantage.
Based on MM pg 32, Twig Blight’s attack is melee using its claws. Its Strength is 6 with a -2 modifier. The PHB on pg 176 refers to Strength modifiers, but it’s in the context of PLAYERS, not monsters/creatures. Does the same rule apply for monsters/creatures?
PC’s AC is 12 Twig Blight rolls a 12 - does it hit or miss?
Based on rules on pg 176 (assuming monsters have same rules as PC’s) the TB’s roll would be 12 – 2 = 10 so would miss. Please explain if that’s true or false using RAW with page number references if possible.
Sorry if this seems a simple question, but I’m just not sure regarding the ability scores for players vs monsters.