Seize those pieces to tip the balance of this fight! The reduction lasts until the target finishes a long rest. These are called “blights.”.

Finally, they engage restrained opponents in melee, grappling and squeezing them until they drop. With a successful DC 15 Intelligence (Nature) check, a character can determine that the en­tire stump must be uprooted for the tree to truly die.

He has ominous dark voids for eyes.

Hidden in the shaft are a number of vine blights — one, that look woody and fruit-like. A twig blight is an awakened plant that resembles a woody shrub that can pull its roots free of the ground.

I love plant PC races.

Award the party 1,500 XP for destroy­ing the Gulthias tree. Giant weasel Tribal warrior, - Sources->Tales from the Yawning Portal->a1. Mule

They make opportunity attacks against retreating opponents and pursue to the best of their ability, although their movement speed is a less-than-impressive 10 feet. In the "deep lore,” blights have a distant connection to vampires, so being awakened by blood really makes sense.

After embarrassing Kadu over the course of several years by repeatedly messing up simple errands upsetting most of Avon. 46 Kill 25 Monsters Madam Eva's reading is done.

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Mastiff They’re not that interesting and only slightly challenging. Needle blights may be encountered in groups, but unlike twig blights, they aren’t always encountered in groups: they have sufficient Strength and Constitution to take on low-level opponents alone. The entire area is dimly lit and lightly obscured. Party Knowledge:Funglewig has been causing mayhem in the Sacred valley, he has stolen powerful pixie dust from an eldar pixie, and has been using that to charm creatures in the Sacred Valley, including the Mighty Ofringar the Centaur whom despite Funglewig being oversized has been riding him around the valley as a mount.. Funglewig has been bringing evil humanoids by some unknown route into the valley. If it is reduced to 0 hit points, it seems to be destroyed but isn’t truly dead; it regains 1 hit point every month until it is fully healed. A twig blight can “hide” out in the open simply by looking like something else.

Their Intelligence is animal at best, and while they aren’t slow, they also don’t move if they don’t have to. Buy We See It Differently on the DMs’ Guild.

Claws. Just as eruptions of magical energies and careless experimentation by incautious wizards have resulted in the creation of monstrosities such as the owlbear, the shambling mound, and the banderhobb, they’ve also produced fearsome mutations in the common pigeon. If you’re in need of a more formidable opponent, you might rather go with an evil-aligned treant: these have many more hit points, are resistant to bludgeoning and piercing damage, and can also hurl rocks.


im trying to get one as a little adorable friend. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. 157. Merfolk He has ominous dark voids for eyes. They're listed as "Small". They’ll follow a foe who tries to retreat, but they won’t Dash after one. Also worth noting is that the Gulthias Tree shows up in the 3e module (later ported to 5e for the Tales of the Yawning Portal collection) Sunless Citadel. They attack strictly out of spite. The fighter got knocked out in the first round. Now running a 5E campaign for my wife and her coworkers and loving it.

Each swarm tears apart one, - Sources->Guildmasters' Guide to Ravnica, Source 0 Small nature elemental (awakened shrub) MM 1/8, critters such as the beholder and the displacer beast next to more recent creations such as the chuul and the, lycanthropickles in hybrid form. While the, - Sources->Dungeons & Dragons vs. Rick and Morty, lycanthropickle has the same statistics as a, Challenge 1/8 (25 XP) Blood hawk Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. While the blight remains motionless, it is indistinguishable from a dead shrub.


Camel On the heels of The Monsters Know What They’re Doing—a compilation of villainous battle plans for Dungeon Masters—Live to Tell the Tale evens the score, providing beginning and intermediate D&D players the tools they need to fight back. Noble Instead of dealing damage, the Gulthias tree can grapple the target (escape DC 16).

False Appearance.

Thank you for your input. body with a head and limbs. The Twig Blights and Ash Zombies have barely caused any damage, and they've nearly cleared out the ruins.

Slaad tadpole A strong wind (at least 20 miles per hour) disperses it. Buy Oath of Deliverance on the DMs’ Guild.

Use the stat blocks of these foul fowl with the Pigeon Tactics on this blog!

In hybrid form, a lycanthropickle has the same statistics as a, loggers’ camp and let it get away (see “A Boar-ing Encounter”), small, wood with narrow gaps between its curling branches. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Does anyone have any thoughts on whether or not a twig blight would be able to hold a weapon, such as a staff?Just curious! Needle blights, found in evergreen forests, are human-size amalgamations of plant matter and needle-shaped leaves, which they can hurl like porcupine quills at opponents. Is there a monster you’d like me to analyze that I haven’t looked at yet? They don’t flee when wounded and fight until they’re destroyed; they’re not afraid of fire. Environment:

Some of these cousins of this hardy avian species keep to remote locales, while others share their forebears’ predilection for the easy grub to be found in city streets. ©2020 D&D Beyond | All Rights Reserved | Powered by Fandom Games. The nature of the blood and inherent iron contamination is absorbed into the surrounding soil manifesting treeblight. The Gulthias tree regains 10 hp at the start of its turn if it has at least 1 hp and isn’t in sunlight. Twig blights, found in forests and abandoned settlements in forested areas, are small and scrappy, with poor Strength but good Dexterity and Constitution.

The juice was known to Kadu for its intellect enhancing properties on awoken plants. If the Gulth­ ias tree is killed, no new blights can be created within Strahd’s domain. And if attacked with fire, they’ll Dash away from the source. Since they’re “indistinguishable” instead of “harder to see”, doesn’t that mean that they will always surprise enemies? Compendium - Sources->Guildmasters' Guide to Ravnica. Each swarm tears apart one twig blight on each of its turns. ©2020 Wizards. A shambling mound advances! And the servants of Ravenloft are massed to stop you! The session began with the party ready to recuperate, after having just fended off a swarm of Twig Blights and escaping from a gang of Belak’s followers. Forest, Basic Rules Unfortunately it also brought two unexpected side effects, it started to grow Funglewig dramatically from his 3.5 foot stature (ending up 10' tall) and worse it gave Funglewig extreme paranoia. The blights attack anyone who harms the Gulthias tree, which has no actions or effective attacks of its own. Anyways, blights come in three flavors in the Monster Manual: needle blights which are like the trunks of pine trees walking around like people; twig blights which are punky little bushes; and vine blights which are bundles of kudzu coming to kill you.

rafters and begin attacking the blights.

Your fates are sealed.

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The party has visited Funglewig verified all this and have negotiated a hard won deal.

Hopefully my party does well against them and Preist and corrupted Dryad in his ranks. 45 Kill Shambling Mound The desecration of nature spreads throughout Strahd's realm. Confirmation of my guess:

False Appearance.

A twig blight is an awakened plant that resembles a woody shrub that can pull its roots free of the ground. Please enable JavaScript to get the best experience from this site.

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Awakened trees are huge brutes with a 10-foot reach; all they really do is smack opponents repeatedly with their branches and run away from fire. They also have proficiency in Stealth and the False Appearance feature, so ambushes are a likely tactic (insert Birnam Wood joke here).

They’re cursed beings, not evolved creatures, so they don’t have much in the way of survival instinct; they attack until they’re destroyed. Flumph Your email address will not be published. Something like this: Armor Class 13 (natural armor) Hit points 59 (7d12 + 14) Speed 20 ft, Str 19 (+4) Dex 6 (−2) Con 15 (+2) Int 10 (0) Wis 10 (0) Cha 10 (0), Damage Vulnerabilities fire Damage Resistances bludgeoning, necrotic, piercing Senses blindsight 120 ft (blind beyond this radius), passive Perception 10 Languages Common Challenge 4 (1,100 XP). 38 Collect 25 Twig Blight Pieces New blights are being spawned from the shattered fragments of those you destroy. A.