Jack o’ Lantern

Medium construct, chaotic evil

Armor Class 16 (natural armor)
Hit Points 135 (18d8 + 54)
Speed 40 ft.

14 (+2) 21 (+5) 17 (+3) 13 (+1) 12 (+1) 22 (+6)

Damage Resistances fire; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical weapons
Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities charmed, exhaustion, frightened, paralyzed, poisoned, unconscious
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 10
Languages understands the languages of its creator, but can’t speak
Challenge 8 (3,900 XP)

Special Traits

  • Eerie Presence. A creature that starts its turn within 40 feet of the jack o’ lantern, and can see it, must succeed on a DC 16 Wisdom saving throw, or be overcome with a magical uneasiness until the start of its next turn. While under this effect, the creature has disadvantage on attack rolls and ability checks. A creature that is immune to being frightened is immune to the jack o’ lantern’s Eerie Presence. Similarly, a creature that has advantage on saving throws against being frightened has advantage on its saving throws against the jack o’ lantern’s Eerie Presence.
  • False Appearance. While the jack o’ lantern remains motionless, it is indistinguishable from a mundane scarecrow with a pumpkin head.
  • Lantern Light. The jack o’ lantern emits dim light in a 20-foot radius. Creatures in this area, that can see the jack o’ lantern’s light, have disadvantage on saving throws against being frightened and any scarecrow’s Eerie Presence.


  • Multiattack. The jack o’ lantern makes two claw attacks.
  • Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 12 (2d6 + 5) slashing damage.
  • Fire Breath (Recharge 5-6). The jack o’ lantern’s head exhales a magical gout of fire in a 40-foot cone. Creatures in the area must make a DC 14 Dexterity saving throw, taking 28 (8d6) fire damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one. A scarecrow reduced to 0 hit points by this damage is not destroyed, but transformed into a scorched effigy with full hit points.
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