Pyro Orchid Leshy

Family: Leshy

Small plant (leshy), chaotic neutral

Armor Class 17 (natural armor)
HP 127 (15d6+75)
Speed 30 ft.

16 (+3) 19 (+4) 20 (+5) 11 (+0) 14 (+2) 15 (+2)

Saving Throws Dex +7, Wis +5
Skills Acrobatics +7, Athletics +6, Perception +5, Stealth +7
Damage Immunities fire
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 15
Languages Common, Druidic, Sylvan
Challenge 6 (2,300 XP)


  • Plant Speech. flowering plants
  • Plant Form. Small fire orchid plant
  • Verdant Burst. When the Pyro Orchid 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 fire orchids, becoming difficult terrain. If the terrain was not recently burned, they wither after 24 hours.
  • Rebirth. If the Pyro Orchid leshy is struck with an attack or spell dealing fire damage, it regains 4 (1d8) hit points. Each time the leshy is healed this way, it sprouts an additional flower. The leshy begins combat with 2 flowers and can have a maximum of 5.


  • Multiattack. The leshy makes two attacks as part of its action, using either its Charred Club or its Flower Flame attack.
  • Charred Club. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (2d6+3) bludgeoning damage plus 2 (1d4) fire damage.
  • Flower Flame. Ranged Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, range 30/120 ft., one target. Hit: 19 (6d4+4) fire damage.
  • Fire Bloom. The Pyro Orchid leshy launches a ball of fire from its flowers (maximum of three fire blooms). Each flower targets a single, different creature within 30 feet of the leshy. Each target must make a DC 15 Dexterity saving throw or suffer 20 (8d4) fire damage. The flowers wither after attacking.


While forest fires are associated with destruction, some plants flourish in their wake, preferring, requiring, and even causing fires in order to grow and reproduce. Categorized as pyrophytes, these plants are heat resistant and survive fires with ease. The pyrorchis is one such plant, its purple flowers growing rapidly after fires while competition from other plants is low.

Pyro Orchid Leshies lay dormant for months or even years between forest fires. The intense heat and smoke of the fire shakes them from hibernation to tend to the recovering forest. Highly equipped to survive fires, these leshies walk through flame and ash to protect fragile plants and ensure regrowth of key species in the forest.

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