Large plant, neutral

Armor Class 18 (natural armor)
Hit Points 95 (10d10+40)
Speed 20 ft.

16 (+3) 18 (+4) 19 (+4) 14 (+2) 16 (+3) 14 (+2)

Senses darkvision 60 ft., see invisibility, passive Perception 13
Languages telepathy 100 ft.
Challenge 5 (1,800 XP)


  • See Invisibility. The etheroot can see invisible creatures and objects.
  • Sense Emotions. The etheroot is aware of the emotions of other creatures within 30 feet of it.


  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (1d8 + 4) piercing damage, and the target must make a DC 13 Wisdom saving throw. On a failed save, a creature is charmed or frightened (the etheroot’s choice) for 1 minute. At the end of each of its turns, the creature can make a new saving throw; on a success, it is no longer affected.
  • Tendrils. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 19 (6d4 + 4) bludgeoning damage.
  • Ethereal Portal. An etheroot can create a portal from the Ethereal Plane to the corresponding location on the Material Plane in the 10-foot square beneath its body. This portal allows the etheroot’s stalked bite and tentacles to pass through, but not the rest of its body or any other creatures. If an etheroot moves from its location, the portal vanishes immediately. An etheroot can be attacked normally by creatures on the Material Plane when its portal is active.


Etheroots feed on emotions and ectoplasm. While the Ethereal Plane contains ample ectoplasm for their needs, etheroots typically burrow their feeding tendrils and roots through to the Material Plane in search of emotional energy.

Depending upon its mood and the balance of emotions in its body, an etheroot may offer words of encouragement and beneficial spells, or it may evoke terror instead. Particularly knowledgeable planar travelers may be able to predict an etheroot’s appetites by observing the colors and shapes of its flowers, which represent the emotional auras of the plant’s most recent meals. One of the etheroot’s favorite delicacies are ghosts and phantoms that linger at the site of great love, sorrow, or pain, as their rare combination of ectoplasmic bodies and intense emotions make them uniquely flavorful and satisfying.

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