Sundew Leshy

Family: Leshy

Huge plant (leshy), neutral

Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
HP 94 (21d6+21)
Speed 30 ft.

19 (+4) 17 (+3) 12 (+1) 10 (+0) 13 (+0) 14 (+2)

Saving Throws Str +6, Cha +4
Skills Athletics +6, Nature +2, Perception +3, Stealth +5
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 13
Languages Common, Druidic, Sylvan
Challenge 3 (700 XP)


  • Plant Speech. carnivorous plants
  • Plant Form. Small sundew plant
  • Verdant Burst. When the Sundew 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 sundew plants, becoming difficult terrain. If the terrain is not viable for sundews, they wither after 24 hours.


  • Multiattack. The sundew leshy attacks twice as an action, using either its Jaws or Sticky Leaf attacks.
  • Jaws. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 9 (1d10+4) piercing damage.
  • Sticky Leaf. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (1d8+4) bludgeoning damage. On a hit, the target is grappled (escape DC 13). If the Sundew leshy has grappled an enemy with Sticky Leaf, it can move 10 feet closer to the creature without triggering attacks of opportunity.
  • Sundew Droplet. The Sundew leshy lobs a droplet of sticky residue at one target. The target must make a DC 13 Dexterity saving throw to dodge the droplet. On a failed save, the target’s speed is reduced to zero until the end of their next turn.


Sundews were the first plants to be recognized as carnivorous, following extensive study by Darwin.

Since then, numerous plants, including hundreds of types of sundews, have been discovered, each with unique styles of predating on unsuspecting insects.

These plants are greatly appealing to certain druids looking for familiars, and the number of carnivorous leshies continues to grow.

This carnivorous plant is covered in small drops of “dew”. Unlike actual dew, however, these sticky, mucus-like secretions are present on the plant even in the intense heat of the midday sun. These droplets act as chemical and visual attractors, drawing in unsuspecting insects that, upon touching the droplet, become trapped in the sticky secretion. With prey in hand, the leaves of the sundew curl inwards, further trapping the insect and covering it in more digestive enzymes that dissolve the creature over several hours.

Brightly colored and glittering in sunlight, the Sundew leshy strikes a dazzling display. Rare in the leshy world for its carnivorous nature, the Sundew leshy isn’t evil, but it can make its more bug-friendly siblings nervous. That, and that it is constantly sticking to things as it walks around.

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