Strawberry Leshy

Family: Leshy

Small plant (leshy), neutral

Armor Class 16 (natural armor)
HP 55 (22d6-22)
Speed 40 ft.

13 (+1) 16 (+3) 9 (-1) 10 (+0) 15 (+2) 18 (+4)

Saving Throws Dex +5, Cha +6
Skills Acrobatics +5, Perception +4, Stealth +5 (+7 on farms)
Senses passive Perception 14
Languages Common, Druidic, Sylvan
Challenge 3 (700 XP)


  • Plant Speech. fruit plants
  • Plant Form. Small strawberry plant
  • Verdant Burst. When the Strawberry leshy dies, a burst of primal energy explodes from its body, restoring 13 (3d8) hit points to each plant creature in a 30-foot radius. This area immediately fills with strawberry plants, becoming difficult terrain. If the terrain is not viable for strawberries, they wither after 24 hours.


  • Multiattack. The strawberry leshy attacks twice as an action, using either its Runner or Achene attacks.
  • Runner. Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (2d8+1) bludgeoning damage. On a hit, the target is grappled (escape DC 13).
  • Achene. Ranged Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, range 30/120 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (2d6+3) bludgeoning damage.
  • Fragria. The Strawberry leshy alights with fragrant blossoms. Each creature within 30 feet of the leshy must make a DC 13 Wisdom saving throw or they are charmed and drawn towards the smell until the end of their next turn.


Sugar maples require deep cold to survive, growing in an average temperature range of 0 to 80 deg F (-18 to 27 deg C). Its winged seeds, called samaras, require this cold temperature to break down their protective coating and begin to germinate. Some magic users have attempted to extend the range of these majestic trees with cold spells, but they seem to grow best in the natural setting.

Strawberries are well known for their sweet flavor, bright red color, and fragrant aroma. Many varieties exist, with the garden strawberry most common for farm production. As strawberries can be rather fickle growers, strawberry farms often grow plants through sheets of plastic, reducing competition from weeds, while others use greenhouses to keep the plants happy.

The Strawberry leshy is also a fragrant, yet fragile, creature. It prefers engaging in combat from afar, grasping at enemies to immobilize them and launching barrages of achenes to cover its retreat. While not ideal fighters, these leshy make for great companions, if only to mask the smell that comes from weeks of adventuring. The more sturdy “wild variety” is a bit tougher, but lacks the refinement and aroma of the common Strawberry leshy.

Despite the name and popular opinion, strawberries are not technically berries, but are actually accessory fruits. The “seeds” that dot the outside of the fruit are in fact achenes, each of which contains a seed. Even more confusing, most strawberries are grown from “runners” – horizontal offshoots that create attached, cloned offspring, and not seeds.

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