Giant Sundew

Huge plant, unaligned

Armor Class 19 (natural armor)
Hit Points 210 (20d12 + 80)
Speed 20 ft.

26 (+8) 14 (+2) 19 (+4) 1 (-5) 12 (+1) 7 (-2)

Saving Throws Dex +6, Con +8
Skills Perception +5
Damage Resistances slashing
Damage Immunities acid
Condition Immunities blinded, deafened, exhaustion
Senses darkvision 120 ft., tremorsense 60 ft., passive Perception 15
Challenge 12 (8,400 XP)


  • Acidic. A creature that touches the sundew or starts its turn grappled by the sundew takes 4 (1d8) acid damage. This acid burns through most organic material but does not affect metal or stone. If the sundew takes cold damage, its acid is neutralized until the end of its next turn after taking the cold damage.


  • Multiattack. The sundew makes two slam attacks.
  • Slam. Melee Weapon Attack: +12 to hit, reach 15 ft., one target. Hit: 24 (3d10 + 8) piercing damage plus 10 (3d6) fire damage, and the target is grappled (escape DC 17). The sundew can grapple up to 4 Medium sized creatures and continue making slam attacks.


  • Stupefication Pollen (1/Day). When the sundew has lost at least half of its hit points, it releases a pollen cloud that fills the area in a 20-foot radius around the giant sundew. Creatures other than the sundew in the area must succeed a DC 16 Constitution save or be poisoned for 1 minute. While a creature is poisoned in this way, it is stunned. Afflicted creatures can make a new saving throw at the end of each of their turns, ending the poisoned effect on a success.


Giant sundews use their shallow but sturdy roots to creep through boggy environments, slamming targets with its thick, leaflike fronds, each of which is covered with globules of sticky, acidic goo. The giant sundew exudes an unmistakable scent of honey—an attractive odor that often proves irresistible to nearby creatures until they find themselves stuck fast and slowly dissolved and digested in the sundews deadly fronds. Although the giant sundew is not quite a mindless monstrosity, its intellect is barely more than instinctive, and it has little ability to discern between allies and enemies, though if it encounters creatures immune to acid or adhesive qualities, the sundew is smart enough to choose other targets. A full-grown giant sundew can reach a height of over 20 feet and weighs 4,000 pounds.

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