Topiary Beast

Large monstrosity, neutral

Armor Class 13 (natural armor)
Hit Points 152 (16d10 + 64)
Speed 30 ft.

22 (+6) 10 (+0) 18 (+4) 3 (-4) 13 (+1) 14 (+2)

Skills Athletics +9, Perception +4, Stealth +6
Damage Resistances cold, fire
Condition Immunities prone
Senses blindsight 30 ft., darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 14
Languages —
Challenge 8 (3,900 XP)

Special Traits

  • False Appearance. While the topiary beast remains motionless, it is indistinguishable from common plants or fungus.
  • Camouflage. The topiary beast has advantage on Dexterity (Stealth) checks made to hide in any terrain with ample surrounding plant life.


  • Multiattack. The topiary beast makes three attacks: two with its claws and one with its bite.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 13 (2d6 + 6) piercing damage.
  • Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 15 (2d8 + 6) slashing damage. If the target is a Medium or smaller creature, it is grappled (escape DC 15).
  • Swallow. The topiary beast makes one bite attack against a Medium or smaller target it is grappling. If the attack hits, the target is also swallowed, and the grapple ends. While swallowed, the target is blinded and restrained, it has total cover against attacks and other effects outside the topiary beast, and it takes 14 (4d6) bludgeoning damage at the start of each of the topiary beast’s turns. A topiary beast can have only one creature swallowed at a time. If the topiary beast takes 30 damage or more on a single turn from the swallowed creature, the topiary beast must succeed on a DC 14 Constitution saving throw at the end of that turn or regurgitate the creature, which falls prone in a space within 10 feet of the topiary beast. If the topiary beast dies, a swallowed creature is no longer restrained by it and can escape from the corpse by using 15 feet of movement, exiting prone.
Section 15: Copyright Notice

Rappan Athuk © 2018, Frog God Games, LLC; Authors Bill Webb, Clark Peterson, Skeeter Green, Tom Knauss, Lance Hawvermale, WDB Kenower, Casey Christofferson, and Greg Raglund; based on the original creation of Bill Webb.