Mint Leshy

Family: Leshy

Small plant (leshy), neutral

Armor Class 17 (natural armor)
HP 99 (22d6+22)
Speed 0 ft., fly 30 ft.

15 (+2) 20 (+5) 13 (+1) 11 (+0) 12 (+1) 17 (+3)

Saving Throws Dex +8, Wis +4
Skills Acrobatics +8, Nature +3, Perception +4, Religion +3, Stealth +8, Survival +4
Damage Resistances cold
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 14
Languages Common, Druidic, Sylvan
Challenge 5 (1,800 XP)


  • Plant Speech. herbs
  • Plant Form. Small mint plant
  • Verdant Burst. When the Mint leshy dies, a burst of primal energy explodes from its body, restoring 22 (5d8) hit points to each plant creature in a 30-foot radius. Non-plant creatures within this area suffer 7 (2d6) cold damage. This area immediately fills with mint plants, becoming difficult terrain. If the terrain is not viable for mint plants, they wither after 24 hours.
  • Chilling Path. Spaces the Mint leshy occupies or moves through become covered in ice for the next round, causing creatures within the space to suffer 2 (1d4) cold damage at the start of their turn or when they first enter the space. The space also becomes difficult terrain for the duration.
  • Innate Spellcasting. The Mint leshy’s innate spellcasting ability is Cha. (spell save DC 14, ability modifier +6) At-Will: Conjure Animals (Panther only), Ray of Frost 3/day each: Gust of Wind, Ice Storm


  • Multiattack. The leshy can make three attacks on its turn as an action, two attacks using its Chilly Leaf attack and one using its Vine attack.
  • Chilly Leaf. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 12 (2d6+5) bludgeoning damage plus 2 (1d4) cold damage.
  • Vine. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 12 (2d6+5) slashing damage. On a hit, the target is grappled (escape DC 15).


An aromatic herb, mint is cultivated for its strong scent and flavor. Mint leaves, and more recently its oil, are used to freshen the smell of a room, while mint plants grown in gardens can help repel pests. Unfortunately, mint can be a pest of its own, growing so fast it can easily outcompete other plants, causing it to be considered invasive in some regions.

The Mint leshy uses strong wings to flutter through the air, leaving a trail of chilly air in its wake. While soothing in some situations, this cold can quickly become overwhelming. Cat companions that enjoy the cold, such as snow leopards, are often found basking in the Mint leshy’s refreshing path, even venturing outside their normal terrain if they smell mint in the air.

A famous member of the mint family is catnip, which many cats are attracted to and enjoy playing with.

This is thought to arise from the mosquito-repellent properties of catnip oils, which cats coat themselves with by rubbing against the plants. Cat-tail Leshies can often be spotted chasing after Mint Leshies as they flutter past bogs and rivers.

Despite the rapid growth and invasive nature of these trees, they are quite fragile. The wood of the mimosa tree is brittle, and breaks easily at joins and along the branches. These injuries can open the tree up to infection or other damage, eventually killing the tree. This may be why the mimosa spreads so rapidly – it has precious little time compared to other trees to reproduce.

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