Sugar Cane Leshy

Family: Leshy

Small plant (leshy), neutral

Armor Class 14 (natural armor)
HP 88 (16d6+32)
Speed 30 ft.

13 (+1) 17 (+3) 15 (+2) 10 (+0) 13 (+1) 14 (+2)

Saving Throws Dex +5, Con +7
Skills Acrobatics +5, Nature +2, Perception +3, Stealth +5 (+7 on farms)
Senses passive Perception 13
Languages Common, Druidic, Sylvan
Challenge 2 (450 XP)


  • Plant Speech. crops
  • Plant Form. Small sugar cane stalk
  • Verdant Burst. When the Sugar Cane leshy dies, a burst of primal energy explodes from its body, restoring 9 (2d8) hit points to each plant creature in a 30-foot radius. This area immediately fills with sugar cane, becoming difficult terrain. If the terrain is not viable for sugar cane, they wither after 24 hours.
  • Defensive Strike. If the Sugar Cane leshy is Bundled with another and is hit with a melee attack and takes damage, its partner can use its reaction to make a Cane attack against the attacker.


  • Multiattack. The sugar cane leshy attacks twice as an action, using either its Cane or Leaf Blade attacks.
  • Cane. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (1d10+3) bludgeoning damage.
  • Leaf Blade. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d8+3) slashing damage.
  • Bundle. A Sugar Cane leshy can combine itself with an adjacent and willing Sugar Cane leshy that is not currently affected by Bundle. The leshies stand back to back, supporting each other in combat. Movement speed of both leshy are reduced by 10 feet, AC is increased to 16, and they gain +1 to attack and damage rolls. Both leshy also gain the Defensive Strike reaction. Bundle ends if either leshy is killed or moves more than 10 feet away from its partner.


A flowering grass, the tall stalks of the sugar cane are filled with a most precious resource – sucrose. The high concentration of sucrose in sugar cane has made it a valuable cash crop, and cultivating sugar cane is one of the largest agricultural industries in the world.

Sugar Cane Leshies are rarely found alone, usually traveling in small packs.

When threatened, these leshies pair off, protecting their partner and keeping enemies at bay with defensive positioning. Sweet on the inside and out, Sugar Cane Leshies are rarely aggressive, but will almost never retreat from a fight, as long as they have their buddies with them.

About half of all sugar cane is still harvested by hand. This process starts with lighting the entire field of sugar cane on fire, which drives away pests and burns off excess leaves without damaging the precious canes or roots.

However, this practice produces significant air pollution, and is slowly being phased out.

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