Doom Creeper

Small plant, unaligned

Armor Class 15
Hit Points 137 (25d6 + 50)
Speed 15 ft., climb 45 ft., burrow 10 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
8 (–1) 21 (+5) 14 (+2) 5 (–3) 14 (+2) 6 (–2)

Skills Perception +5, Stealth +8, Acrobatics +8
Damage Vulnerabilities cold
Damage Resistances bludgeoning, piercing
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities blinded, deafened, poisoned
Senses blindsight 60 ft. (blind beyond this radius), passive Perception 15
Languages understands Sylvan but can’t speak
Challenge 6 (2,300 XP)
Proficiency Bonus +3

ACTIONS

  • Multiattack. The doom creeper uses Deaths’ Rose. It then makes two Decaying Vine attacks.
  • Decaying Vine. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 15 ft., one creature. Hit: 12 (2d6 + 5) slashing and 9 (2d8) necrotic damage.
  • Death’s Rose. The doom creeper shoots a glowing purple beam of magical energy at a creature it can see within 60 feet of it, choosing one of the following effects:
    • Disorienting Petal. The target must succeed on a DC 15 Intelligence saving throw or be incapacitated for 1 minute. The target can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

ABOUT

A bundle of vines with a single large black rose at its center perches on a tree. The rose opens and closes, like a great blinking eye, and emits an eerie purple glow. The doom creeper’s origin is a mystery, but the most common legend is that a god of death gave the world of mortals a single black rose, whose petals would help maintain the balance between the scales of life and death. Whenever mortals found one in the forests or jungles, terror would fill them as they knew death was near, giving rise to the rose’s more commonly recognized name, the Rose of Death.

Nature Attractions. Doom creepers are very fond of other plants and plant creatures, and they are drawn to plant-focused fey, such as dryads or wood hags. They can sometimes be found protecting and serving such creatures, and they have a basic understanding of fey language.

Dead Eater. Doom creepers feed on decaying creatures and find undead particularly appetizing. A forest clear of rotting corpses or undead creatures is often a sign that a doom creeper lurks in the area.

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