Juniper Leshy

Family: Leshy

Medium plant (leshy), chaotic Good

Armor Class 16 (natural armor)
HP 152 (16d8+80)
Speed 30 ft.

21 (+5) 19 (+4) 20 (+5) 10 (+0) 15 (+2) 14 (+2)

Saving Throws Str +8, Wis +5
Skills Athletics +8, Medicine +5, Nature +3, Perception +5, Stealth +7 (+9 in mountains)
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 15
Languages Common, Druidic, Sylvan
Challenge 6 (2,100 XP)


  • Plant Speech. trees
  • Plant Form. Medium juniper tree
  • Verdant Burst. When the Juniper 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. This area immediately fills with juniper saplings, becoming difficult terrain. If the terrain is not viable for juniper, they wither after 24 hours.


  • Multiattack. The Juniper leshy attacks two times as an action with either its Staff or its Needle Strike attacks.
  • Staff. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 12 (2d6+5) bludgeoning damage.
  • Needle Strike. Ranged Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, range 40/120 ft., one target. Hit: 13 (2d8+4) piercing damage.
  • Cask Toss. The Juniper leshy throws a fermented cask at a point within 60 feet of it that it can see. The cask explodes in a 15-foot radius and all creatures within the affected area must make a DC 15 Dexterity saving throw. On a failed save, a creature suffers 10 (3d6) poison damage and is poisoned for 1 minute. On a successful one, a creature suffers half as much damage and is not poisoned.


  • Coat Weapon (3/day). As a bonus action, the leshy pours its fermented drink, coating its staff. The next successful attack it makes with its Staff causes the target to become poisoned until the end of their next turn.


Juniper is a genus of shrubs and trees broadly distributed around the world.

Different types of juniper can be found everywhere from the Arctic to the Tropics; in parks and as bonsai trees. Juniper has a long history of use in folk medicine, cooking, wood-working, and more. But most important, it is the primary flavor in gin. What more can you ask for? Juniper Leshies are favored by many a drunk god and even more by people.

They near always carry casks of gin personally distilled and flavored, each with their own recipe and flavor profile. If this leshy enters your tavern, you are in for a special night!

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