Color Out of Space (single)

Family: Leshy

Huge plant (leshy), chaotic neutral

Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
HP 84 (13d6 + 39)
Speed 30 ft.

13 (+1) 9 (-1) 14 (+2) 13 (+1) 17 (+3) 18 (+4)

Saving Throws Dex +4, Cha +6
Skills Deception +6, Perception +3, Stealth +4
Condition Immunities poison, psychic
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 15
Languages Common, Druidic, Sylvan
Challenge 2 (450 XP)


  • Plant Speech. extraplanar plants
  • Verdant Burst. When the Color Out of Space leshy dies, a burst of primal energy explodes from their body, restoring 9 (2d8) hit points to each plant creature in a 30-foot radius. All plants within the area grow to a massive size, making the area difficult terrain. Plants in the affected area return to normal after 24 hours.
  • Color Sustenance. The Color Out of Space leshy sustains itself on the color of surrounding plants and animals. It must use Color Drain at lease once a day or it will begin to turn grey, and whither, reducing its hit point maximum by 5 points and its AC by 1 for each day it does not feed.
  • Mask Color. The Color Out of Space leshy shifts its color, appears as an ordinary, grey version of the plant it is based on. While in this form, the leshy is indistinguishable from a normal (albeit discolored) plant so long as it remains motionless.


  • Multiattack. The Color Out of Space leshy makes two attacks as an action using its illuminated petal attack.
  • Illuminated Petal. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 11 (2d8+2) slashing damage.
  • Color Beam. Ranged Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, range 30/120 ft., one target. Hit: 9 (2d6+2).
  • Color Drain. The Color Out of Space leshy drains the color surrounding it in a 15-foot radius. Each creature in the area must make a DC 13 Wisdom saving throw or suffer 7 (2d6) necrotic damage, taking half damage on a successful save. The Color Out of Space leshy regains hit points equal to the total amount of damage rolled on the die.


While lacking the strength of numbers afforded the Color Out of Space Swarm, the Color Out of Space leshy is no less dangerous or understandable. A lone hunter, this leshy harnesses the power of the Color Out of Space to sap energy from other plants and small animals, feeding and growing as it does. It can be difficult to spot, as the eye refuses to focus on its alien coloration, requiring those tracking the creature to follow the strange trail of grey and bloated plants it leaves behind. If the presence of this leshy is detected, it is best dealt with quickly, before more join its ranks…

d6 Save Effect
1 Con 49 (9d10) necrotic damage
2 Con Target turns grey; swarm is affected by haste until the end of their next turn.
3 Dex 31 (7d8) psychic damage
4 Dex The target is blinded for 1 minute
5 Wis The target is stunned until the end of their next turn
6 Wis The target is effected by the Enlarge spell until the end of their next turn. After the effect ends, the target has disadvantage on attack rolls for 1 minute.
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