Dandelion Leshy

Family: Leshy

Small plant (leshy), neutral

Armor Class 17 (natural armor)
HP 156 (24d6 + 72)
Speed 30 ft., fly 60 ft.

20 (+5) 18 (+4) 17 (+3) 10 (+0) 13 (+1) 15 (+2)

Saving Throws Dex +7, Con +6
Skills Athletics +6, Nature +3, Perception +4, Stealth +5
Damage Immunities necrotic
Condition Immunities exhaustion, frightened, paralyzed, poisoned, unconscious
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 14
Languages Common, Druidic, Sylvan
Challenge 8 (3,900 XP)


  • Plant Speech. flowers
  • Plant Form. Small dandelion flower
  • Verdant Burst. When the Dandelion leshy dies, a burst of primal energy explodes from their body, restoring 36 (8d8) hit points to each plant creature in a 30-foot radius. This area immediately fills with clouds of dandelion seeds, heavily obscuring the area. These seeds will clear with a strong wind; otherwise they begin to grow after 24 hours.
  • Seedhead. When the Dandelion leshy drops to zero hit points, it turns into a seedhead and begins to drift away on the wind. The seedhead moves with the wind for up to 24 hours. If the seedhead lands somewhere viable for a dandelion to grow, the leshy will return to its normal form after 2d4 days. At any time in this process, a single point of damage will destroy the seedhead and fully kill the leshy.


  • Multiattack. The Dandelion leshy attacks three times as an action using either its Jaws or Claws attacks.
  • Jaws. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 14 (2d8+5) piercing damage. On a hit, the target is grappled (escape DC 16).
  • Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 16 (2d10+5) slashing damage.
  • Solar Blast (Recharge 5-6). The leshy forms a sphere of brilliant sunlight on the end of its tail, launching it to a space within 120 feet that it can see. The sphere explodes in a 30-foot radius. Each creature in the area makes a DC 16 Dexterity saving throw, suffering 27 (5d10) fire damage and be stunned until the end of their next turn. On a successful save, the creature takes half as much damage and is not stunned.


Dandelions are a beautiful wildflower, found throughout Europe and the Americas. Viewed in some places as an invasive weed, dandelions are fast growers, able to spread their seeds quickly and over a large area when its flowering head becomes a seedhead. The seeds of the seedhead are attached to fluffy white “parachutes”, allowing them to travel by air up to half a mile away. Traditionally, blowing the seedhead is thought to make a wish come true, and dandelions are an important part of herbalism practices.

Not to mention they are entirely edible, and can be used to make things from wine to dyes.

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