Coral Leshy

Family: Leshy

Small plant (leshy), neutral

Armor Class 17 (exoskeleton, natural armor)
HP 80 (16d6 + 24)
Speed 30 ft., swim 30 ft.

17 (+3) 15 (+2) 18 (+4) 11 (+0) 13 (+1) 12 (+1)

Skills Athletics +5, Stealth +4 (+6 in reefs), Perception +3
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 13
Languages Common, Druidic, Sylvan
Challenge 4 (1,100 XP)


  • Plant Speech. aquatic plants
  • Plant Form. Small piece of coral or similar sized reef
  • Verdant Burst. When the Coral 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 coral clinging to nearby surfaces, becoming difficult terrain. If out of water, the coral deteriorates after 24 hours.
  • Exoskeleton. The Coral leshy is coated in a coral exoskeleton that grants it a +3 bonus to AC. Once the leshy is reduced to less than half its Hit Point maximum, or immediately upon being damaged by a critical hit, its shell breaks and it no longer receives the benefits of this ability.


  • Coral Spear. Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., or range 20/60 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (2d6+3) piercing damage.
  • Cling. As part of a Coral Spear attack, the Coral leshy attaches itself to a single target on a hit. While attached, the target is restrained (escape DC 14) and all attacks against the Coral leshy are done so at disadvantage. The Coral leshy cannot use this ability on more than one creature at a time.


While not technically a plant, coral is an important ecological cornerstone, responsible for creating reefs that provide a habitat for many aquatic plants and animals. As a result of its unique properties the exact taxonomy of coral has been debated for thousands of years, and the classification as an animal has only been widely accepted for a few centuries. Coral come in a dizzying variety of colors and shapes, with some catching and eating prey while others use plankton to get energy through photosynthesis. In addition, what we see as coral is really a secreted exoskeleton built up over generations, while the animal itself is a small, multicellular polyps living in colonies with genetically identical siblings.

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