Petrified Leshy

Family: Leshy

Large plant (leshy), neutral

Armor Class 17 (natural armor)
HP 220 (21d10+105)
Speed 25 ft.

23 (+6) 13 (+1) 17 (+3) 20 (+5) 21 (+5) 14 (+2)

Saving Throws Str +10, Cha +9
Skills Athletics +10, Perception +9, Nature +5, Stealth +7
Damage Immunities bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks
Condition Immunities petrified
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 14
Languages Common, Druidic, Sylvan
Challenge 12 (8,400 XP)



  • Multiattack. The leshy makes three attacks as part of its action using its Stomp attack.
  • Stomp. Melee Weapon Attack: +10 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 19 (3d8+6) bludgeoning damage.
  • Stored Energy. The leshy expels stored energy from its Absorb Blows ability in a single attack and a target it can see within 30 feet of it. The target must make a DC 17 Dexterity saving throw or suffer damage equal to the amount stored since the leshy’s last turn.
  • Petrify (Recharge 5-6). The Petrified Leshy releases a blast of energy in a 30-foot radius centered on itself. Each creature in the area must make a DC 17 Constitution saving throw or begin to become petrified. A creature may repeat the saving throw at the end of their turns. If they fail three saving throws in a row, a creature is completely petrified.


  • Absorb Blows. Any damage dealt to the leshy that is prevented by its resistances is stored within its body. As a bonus action, this energy can be used to heal the leshy up to its maximum hit points. Alternatively, the leshy can reflect this energy back at its foes as an action (see Stored Energy action below). Energy stored in this way dissipates at the end of the leshy’s turn if not used.


When a tree or other plant is buried in wet, volcanic ash, the lack of oxygen slows the rate of decay. This allows the woody structure of the plant to stay intact for thousands of years, during which minerals in the surrounding sediment slowly replace the organic material. The result is petrified wood, buried underground until a flood or similar event washes away the sediment and reveals the stony creation. Entire forests of petrified wood exist in some spots, standing as silent, eerie monuments to the past.

Petrified Leshies are uncommon finds, making studying them difficult. Druids claim to have created Petrified Leshies from supplies of petrified wood, and this does appear to be the source of most of these leshies. However, reports exist of leshies lost to some kind of calamity and buried, undergoing petrification naturally.

These leshies are rumored to be dangerous, and whether they remain plants or undead is unknown.

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