Rose Leshy

Family: Leshy

Small plant (leshy), neutral

Armor Class 14 (natural armor)
HP 104 (16d6+48)
Speed 30 ft.

15 (+2) 16 (+3) 14 (+2) 10 (+0) 15 (+2) 20 (+5)

Saving Throws Con +4, Wis +4
Skills Acrobatics +5, Perception +4, Persuasion +7, Stealth +5 (+7 in gardens)
Senses passive Perception 17
Languages Common, Druidic, Sylvan
Challenge 4 (1,100 XP)


  • Plant Speech. flowering plants
  • Plant Form. Small rose bush
  • Verdant Burst. When the Rose leshy dies, a burst of primal energy explodes from its body, restoring 18 (4d8) hit points to each plant creature in a 30-foot radius. This area immediately fills with rose bushes, becoming difficult terrain. If the terrain is not viable for roses, they wither after 24 hours.


  • Multiattack. The leshy makes two attacks as its action, using either its thorny branch or thorn throw attacks. It can substitute one of the attacks with Thorn Embrace.
  • Thorny Branch. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (2d6+3) piercing damage.
  • Thorn Throw. Ranged Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, range 30/120 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (2d6+3) piercing damage.
  • Smell the Roses (Recharge 6) The Rose leshy releases an aromatic cloud in a 20-foot diameter circle centered on itself. Creatures within the cloud must attempt a DC 14 Wisdom saving throw or become charmed, spending all of their movement and action moving towards the leshy until the end of their turn.
  • Thorn Embrace. The Rose leshy wraps thorny stems around a single target within melee range. The target must make a DC 14 Dexterity saving throw or suffer 14 (4d6) piercing damage and be grappled (escape DC 14). On a successful save, targets suffer half as much damage and are not grappled.


Roses are a species of flowering shrub that produces beautiful and intricate flowers. A poetic symbol of love and beauty, roses are highly prized for their varied colors and are bred to create new styles and cultivars. Sharp prickles (technically not thorns) adorn the stems of rose bushes, providing numerous potential benefits, depending on the species of rose.

Crafted by urban dwelling druids, Rose Leshies are quite sophisticated and knowledgeable of their home settlements. These floral socialites are often caretakers for local gardens and parks, creating stunning botanical arrays to brighten up otherwise dull city-scapes.

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