Dragonblood Leshy

Family: Leshy

Medium plant (leshy), neutral

Armor Class 19 (natural armor)
HP 110 (17d8+34)
Speed 30 ft.

18 (+4) 17 (+3) 14 (+2) 11 (+0) 15 (+2) 21 (+5)

Saving Throws Str +7, Cha +8
Skills Arcana +3, Athletics +7, Intimidation +9, Nature +3, Perception +8, Stealth +6 (+8 on mountains)
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 18
Languages Common, Druidic, Sylvan
Challenge 7 (2,900 XP)


  • Plant Speech. trees
  • Plant Form. Small dragon blood tree
  • Verdant Burst. When the Dragon Blood leshy dies, a burst of primal energy explodes from its body, restoring 31 (7d8) hit points to each plant creature in a 30-foot radius. This area immediately fills with small dragon blood trees, becoming difficult terrain. If the terrain is not viable for dragon blood trees, they wither after 24 hours.
  • Target Weakness. The Dragon Blood leshy deals an additional 2 (1d4) damage when they successfully hit a target that has less than its maximum number of hit points.


  • Multiattack. The Dragon Blood leshy attacks three times as an action using either its Tail or Bladed Leaf attacks.
  • Tail. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 13 (2d8+4) bludgeoning damage.
  • Bladed Leaf. Ranged Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, range 30/120 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (2d6+3) slashing damage.
  • Blood Spike. The Dragon Blood leshy conjures spikes of blood-sap, launching them in a 15-foot cone. Creature in this area must make a DC 15 Dexterity saving throw, suffering 22 (4d10) piercing damage on a failed save or half as much on a successful one.


  • Draw Blood. As a bonus action, the Dragon Blood leshy draws a bladed leaf across its body, producing blood-like sap and suffering 3 (1d6) slashing damage. Creatures within 30 feet of the leshy must make a DC 15 Wisdom saving throw or be Frightened until the end of their next turn.


Often confused for other plant-based dragons, the Dragon Blood leshy is not a true dragon. While some ancient dragon ancestry may explain the innate magical abilities of the tree, more likely the spilled blood of a powerful dragon was absorbed into the roots of these trees centuries ago. Dragon blood trees with properties unique to various dragon types are able to give rise to equally varied leshies.

The broad, umbrella-like canopy of the dragon blood tree creates a unique view and a pleasant spot to rest while trekking through arid mountaintops.

Its orange berries can provide some nourishment during a long journey, but the real magic comes when cutting into the bark. This fascinating tree produces a dark red, blood-like sap, which can be used as a stimulant, a coagulant, a fever reducer, an ulcer treatment, and to create dyes. The sap has also been used for centuries in alchemical and magical practices.

With a draconic form and imbued blood, the Dragon Blood leshy is an imposing sight. Ruby red blood drips from its eyes and open wounds it draws into its bark. A skilled hemomancer, the leshy fashions this blood into deadly spikes, targeting where its enemies are weakest for maximum damage.

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