Aloe Leshy

Family: Leshy

Small plant (leshy), neutral

Armor Class 16 (natural armor)
HP 99 (18d6 + 36)
Speed 30 ft.

17 (+3) 15 (+2) 12 (+1) 13 (+1) 10 (+0) 17 (+3)

Skills Athletics +6, Medicine +5, Perception +5, Stealth +5 (+6 in deserts)
Damage Immunities fire
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 15
Languages Common, Druidic, Sylvan
Challenge 4 (1,100 XP)


  • Plant Speech. succulents
  • Plant Form. Small aloe plant
  • Verdant Burst When the Aloe 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 aloe, becoming difficult terrain. If the terrain is not viable for aloe, they wither and die after 24 hours.
  • Slippery. The leaves of the Aloe leshy secretes a slippery coating, giving the leshy immunity to fire damage and advantage on checks against being grappled or restrained. This ability is suspended until the start of the Aloe leshy’s next turn if an effect would otherwise cause fire damage.


  • Multiattack. The Aloe leshy makes two attacks on its turn as an action – choosing from its Spiked Fist and Slippery Fist attacks.
  • Spike Fist. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (2d4+3) piercing damage.
  • Slippery Fist. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d4+3) bludgeoning damage. On a hit, the target is covered in aloe and treats all movement as if in difficult terrain until the start of its next turn.


Originating from the Arabian Peninsula, the 500 species of aloe can now be found growing almost anywhere warm. Aloe is a succulent, with gel filled leaves capable of storing large amounts of water. These leaves have been used for millennia as treatment for skin damage, especially sunburns and minor irritation, and aloe is commonly cultivated for its gel and latex.

Typically found in desert and tropical environments, Aloe Leshies function as healers in small settlements, soothing minor injuries with traditional remedies. If provoked, the Aloe leshy will leave enemies slipping, sliding, and open to attack from its spiky leaves. Enhanced water-retention affords a strong protection against the heat, both natural and magical in origin.

The spirits drawn to an aloe plant are those interested in healing and protecting others. While still ready for a fight, Aloe Leshies are at their best when practicing traditional medicine and tending the sick. They can be great teachers for players trying to learn more healing, especially non-magical remedies.

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