Tree of Dread

Huge fey, chaotic evil

Armor Class 16 (natural armor)
Hit Points 149 (13d12 + 65)
Speed 30 ft.

23 (+6) 8 (-1) 21 (+5) 12 (+1) 16 (+3) 8 (-1)

Damage Vulnerabilities fire
Damage Resistances bludgeoning, necrotic, piercing
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 13
Languages Sylvan, Common, Elvish
Challenge 10 (5,900 XP)

Special Traits

  • False Appearance. While the tree of dread remains motionless, it is indistinguishable from a normal tree.
  • Siege Monster. The tree of dread deals double damage to objects and structures.


  • Multiattack. The tree of dread makes three slam attacks with its branches.
  • Slam. Melee Weapon Attack: +10 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 16 (3d6 + 6) bludgeoning damage.
  • Animate Trees (1/day). The tree of dread magically animates 1d4 trees it can see within 60 feet of it. These trees have the same statistics as the tree of dread, except they have Intelligence and Charisma scores of 1, they can’t speak, and they have only the Slam action option. An animated tree acts as an ally of the tree of dread. The tree remains animated for 1 day or until it dies; until the tree of dread dies or is more than 120 feet from the tree of dread; or until the tree of dread takes a bonus action to turn it back into an inanimate tree. The tree then takes root if possible.


The tree of dread is a dark version of the treant. It is an evil tree that lives in the deepest part of the woods.

Deep Sickness. The Tree of Dread is a tree that was dying of disease and was awakened by dark forces. Evil druids are usually part of the long process that awakens these monsters.

Evil Guardians. Trees of Dread protect their territory like their treant cousins.

However, they use violence as their only means of solving conflict. They are extremely unpredictable and dangerous.

When they gather in groups, they often overwhelm their opponents. A herd of these fey are a terrifying sight to behold.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Monsters of Feyland A Collection Of Monsters For 5th Edition © 2018 Cawood Publishing, Author Andrew Cawood