Agave Leshy

Family: Leshy

Small plant (leshy), neutral

Armor Class 16 (natural armor)
HP 78 (12d6+36)
Speed 30 ft.

15 (+2) 17 (+3) 14 (+2) 16 (+3) 10 (+0) 19 (+4)

Saving Throws Dex +5, Con +5, Wis +4
Skills Athletics +4, Performance +6, Stealth +5 (+6 in deserts)
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities frightened, poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 12
Languages Common, Druidic, Sylvan
Challenge 4 (1,100 XP)


  • Plant Speech. desert plants
  • Plant Form. Small agave plant
  • Verdant Burst When the Agave leshy dies, a burst of primal energy explodes from their body, restoring 18 (4d8) hit points to each plant creature in a 30-foot radius. This area immediately fills with agave, becoming difficult terrain. If the terrain is not viable for agave, they wither and die after 24 hours.
  • Freedom’s Favor At the end of each turn, the leshy can end one effect that has reduced its speed to 0, including grapple and restrain effects.


  • Multiattack. The Agave leshy makes two attacks on its turn as an action – choosing from its Frond and Nectar Spit attacks.
  • Frond. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (2d6+3) slashing damage. On a hit, a target must make a DC 14 Constitution saving throw or take 2 (1d4) poison damage and be poisoned until the end of their next turn.
  • Nectar Spit. Ranged Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, range 30/120 ft., one target. Hit: 13 (3d4+3) poison damage.


  • Distill As a bonus action, the Agave leshy distills its internal alcohol to become stronger. The leshy adds 1d4 poison damage to each attack, but suffers -1 to Dexterity saving throws and attack rolls. The Agave leshy can stack this ability up to 3 times, to a total of 3d4 poison damage and a -3 attack and saving throw penalty. This effect ends after one minute if the Agave leshy hasn’t used Distill in that time.


Found in deserts throughout the Americas, agave is a succulent with leaves covered in sharp “teeth”. Agave have numerous adaptations to survive their harsh environment, requiring little water to survive. However, agave is best known for its agricultural use, as it can be harvested as a base for making tequila. Its nearly 200 pound heart, the piña, is roasted then pressed to produce a sweet base for fermentation, leading to the popular spirit.

The Agave leshy is a friendly drinker and the favored leshy of drunken gods everywhere. It uses sharp spines for defense, and its innate distillation powers to subdue foes. The Agave leshy is also fiercely free, and hates to be restrained in any way. Please fight responsibly!

The Agave leshy’s main strength is alcohol, which it uses to weaken foes and buff itself. If your table is into it, the tipsiness of the leshy also offers great role-playing options. This leshy often starts the encounter with slurred words and swaying steps, and may leave the players feeling the same. Out of combat, it is a great party guest, provided no one over-indulges. Bottoms up!

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