Sugar Maple Leshy

Family: Leshy

Medium plant (leshy), neutral

Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
HP 161 (19d8+76)
Speed 50 ft.

23 (+6) 17 (+3) 19 (+4) 10 (+0) 15 (+2) 14 (+2)

Saving Throws Str +9, Con +7
Skills Athletics +9, Nature +3, Perception +5, Stealth +6 (+8 in forests), Survival +5
Damage Resistances cold
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 15
Languages Common, Druidic, Sylvan
Challenge 7 (2,900 XP)


  • Plant Speech. trees
  • Plant Form. Small sugar maple tree
  • Verdant Burst. When the Sugar Maple 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 maple saplings, becoming difficult terrain. If the terrain is not viable for maple, they wither after 24 hours.
  • Trample. If the Sugar Maple leshy moves at least 25 feet straight toward a target and then hits it with a Hoof attack on the same turn, the target takes an extra 14 (4d6) bludgeoning damage. The target must make a DC 15 Strength saving throw or they are knocked prone.


  • Multiattack. The sugar maple leshy attacks twice as an action, using either its Lance or Hoof attacks.
  • Lance. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 19 (3d8+6) piercing damage.
  • Hoof. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 16 (3d6+6) bludgeoning damage.
  • Syrup Spill. The Sugar Maple leshy dashes up to 100 feet, gaining +2 AC until the end of its next turn. This movement does not trigger attacks of opportunity. While moving, the leshy leaves behind it a trail of sticky syrup, making each space it passes through difficult terrain for the next minute (the leshy ignores this difficult terrain).


Standing a hundred feet tall, with a crown of brightly colored leaves, the sugar maple is an iconic sight in Autumn. Perhaps best known as the source of maple syrup, these trees are also ecologically important in their native range. Able to grow densely together, due to a high degree of shade tolerance, sugar maples also act as hydraulic lifts, bringing water from deep underground close to the surface where other, smaller plants can use it.

Indeed, these trees can be responsible for the creation of entire forests.

While sugar maples live for hundreds of years, Sugar Maple Leshies can be considerably older. These ancient forest guardians are adapt at navigating both dense forests and open plains, with bodies resembling the ancient horses that once roamed the land. Its colorful plume of leaves changes color with the seasons, and takes on different shades based on their mood.

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