Dragonfruit Leshy

Family: Leshy

Huge plant (leshy), neutral

Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
HP 136 (16d6+80)
Speed 30 ft., climb 30 ft.

23 (+6) 19 (+4) 20 (+5) 11 (+0) 13 (+1) 14 (+2)

Saving Throws Str +9, Con +8
Skills Athletics +9, Perception +4, Stealth +7, Survival +4
Senses blindsight 60 ft., passive Perception 14
Languages Common, Druidic, Sylvan
Challenge 6 (2,300 XP)


  • Plant Speech. cacti
  • Plant Form. Small dragonfruit cactus
  • Verdant Burst. When the Dragonfruit leshy dies, a burst of primal energy explodes from its body, restoring 27 (6d8) hit points to each plant creature in a 30-foot radius for each remaining head. This area immediately fills with dragonfruit cacti, becoming difficult terrain. If the terrain is not viable for dragonfruit cacti, they wither after 24 hours.
  • Trihead. The Dragonfruit leshy ordinarily has three heads. A creature can sever a head by dealing at least 34 slashing damage to the leshy in a single turn. When the leshy regains hit points from its Regeneration trait, it regrows one missing head. If all three heads are removed, it dies immediately.
  • Regeneration. The Dragonfruit leshy regains 17 hit points at the start of its turn.


  • Multiattack. The Dragonfruit leshy attacks three times as an action, twice with its fangs and once with its Tail attack.
  • Fangs. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 13 (2d6+6) piercing damage.
  • Tail. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 15 (2d8+6) bludgeoning damage.
  • Seed Breath (Recharge 6). The leshy spits a spray of seeds in a 30-foot cone. All creatures in the area must make a DC 15 Dexterity saving throw, taking 21 (6d6) bludgeoning damage on a failed save or half as much on a successful one.
  • Draconic Frenzy. The Dragonfruit leshy makes a number of Fang attacks equal to its number of heads, each against a different target, at advantage. After this ability is used, attacks against the Dragonfruit leshy are done with advantage until the start of its next turn.


Dragonfruit, while unrelated to the Queen of the Night cactus, also bloom exclusively at night, though with greater frequency. Dragonfruit Leshies are thus nocturnal, and will sometimes be found as guardians for Moonlight Leshies, deterring unwanted visitors seeking to view the Moonlight’s bloom.

With thick, red skin and scaly spikes, it is easy to see how this fruit got its name. The red skin combined with bright white flesh makes a visually impressive garnish for drinks and dishes. Dragonfruit cacti are quite resilient, enduring both frosts and temperatures over 100 F (40 C).

The Dragonfruit leshy takes the form of a hydra, its multiple heads growing out of the many overlapping stems and branches of its cactus base.

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