Durian Leshy

Family: Leshy

Huge plant (leshy), neutral

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

15 (+2) 14 (+2) 17 (+3) 10 (+0) 12 (+1) 23 (+6)

Saving Throws Str +9, Con +8
Skills Athletics +5, Perception +4, Stealth +5, Survival +4
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 14
Languages Common, Druidic, Sylvan
Challenge 6 (2,300 XP)


  • Plant Speech. fruit plants
  • Plant Form. Small durian tree or lone durian fruit
  • Verdant Burst. When the Durian 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 and casts Stinking Cloud, centered on itself. This area immediately fills with durian saplings, becoming difficult terrain. If the terrain is not viable for durian, they wither after 24 hours.
  • Noxious Odor Any time the leshy is damaged by a successful melee attack, it releases a gaseous odor in a 5-foot radius, centered on itself. Each creature in the area must make a DC 15 Constitution saving throw or suffer 4 (2d4) poison damage and become poisoned until the end of their next turn. On a successful save, a creature becomes immune to Noxious Odor.
  • Innate Spellcasting. The Durian leshy’s innate spellcasting is Charisma. It can innately cast Stinking Cloud (centered on self only) at-will, requiring no components.


  • Multiattack. The Durian leshy attacks three times as an action using either its Spiked Fist or Seedpod attacks.
  • Spiked Fist. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 11 (2d8+2) piercing damage.
  • Seedpod. Ranged Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, range 30/90 ft., one target. Hit: 9 (2d6+2) bludgeoning damage plus 4 (2d4) poison damage.


Durian is a large, spiky fruit that is best known for its intense scent and flavor. While durian is considered a delicacy in some regions, those that are unfamiliar with the fruit can find it overwhelming, describing the scent as akin to rancid onions. Even in regions where the fruit is popular, it has been banned from transit systems and hotels due to the intensity of the scent.

The Durian leshy is typically smelt long before it is seen, with its powerful odor announcing its presence. Strong reactions to the Durian leshy contribute to its nomadic lifestyle, as it prefers to be outdoors as much as possible. However, with a reputation as an aphrodisiac and a title like “King of Fruits,” the leshy’s ego may be the only thing stronger than its smell.

Despite its reputation for pungent smells, some find the scent and flavor of durian quite pleasant. It has even been crowned “King of Fruits” in some regions, and is considered a delicacy for those that enjoy the taste. A player may feel their character is likely to enjoy the taste of durian, in which case you should treat the leshy’s scent as enticing, instead of revolting. A critical failure against Noxious Odor, for example, might attract the character rather than cause it to flee.

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