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Ruined Tree

Large undead, chaotic evil

Armor Class 13 (natural armor)
Hit Points 60 (8d10 + 16)
Speed 10 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
10 (+0) 12 (+1) 14 (+2) 3 (-4) 7 (-2) 1 (-5)

Damage Resistances psychic
Condition Immunities fear, paralyzed, prone
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 8
Languages
Challenge 3 (700 XP)

Special Traits

  • False Appearance. If the ruined tree remains motionless, it is indistinguishable from a rotten tree.
  • Roots Wrap. If the target reaches 0 hit points, they are completely decomposed and absorbed into the ruined tree. Each time this happens, the ruined tree gains an extra 10 hit points.

Actions

  • Multiattack. The ruined tree makes two branch attacks.
  • Shoot Branch. Ranged Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, range 20/60 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (2d6 + 1) piercing damage.

About

Walking through the woods you come upon a number of deformed, rotten trees. Suddenly they launch short sharp branches at everyone in the party. These unusual undead creatures are known as ruined trees.

Rotten to the Core. This undead creature is pure evil and seeks to destroy life. They are most dangerous when lining either side of a forest trail, or river. An adventuring party can find themselves attacked from both sides.

Dark Roots. Once a ruined tree’s victim is dying on the ground, they send out their roots to decompose the victim. Then the undead monster absorbs the life form.

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Monsters of Feyland A Collection Of Monsters For 5th Edition © 2018 Cawood Publishing, Author Andrew Cawood