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Belabra

Medium aberration, neutral

Armor Class 13
Hit Points 39 (6d8+12)
Speed 5 ft., fly 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
14 (+2) 15 (+2) 14 (+2) 7 (–2) 12 (+1) 11 (+0)

Skills Stealth +4
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 11
Languages
Challenge 3 (700 XP)

Special Traits

  • Acidic Blood. Each time the belabra is hit with an attack that does piercing or slashing damage, all creatures within 10 feet of the belabra must make a DC 12 Dexterity saving throw or be sprayed with the belabra’s blood. On a failed save, the creature takes 4 (1d6 + 1) acid damage and has disadvantage on attacks, saving throws, or ability checks, due to sneezing and partial blindness, until the end of the belabra’s next turn.

Actions

  • Multiattack. The belabra makes three attacks: one with its slam and two with its tentacles. If it is grappling a target, it will bite the target in place of a tentacle attack.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d8 + 2) piercing damage.
  • Slam. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d6 + 2) bludgeoning damage.
  • Tentacles. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 9 (2d6 + 2) piercing damage, and target is grappled (escape DC 12). Until the grapple ends, the target is restrained and takes 4 (1d6 + 1) piercing damage from the tentacle barbs at the start of its turn. The belabra can grapple three targets at the same time.

About

This creature resembles a man-sized flying jellyfish with twelve long tentacles. Four thin eyestalks protrude from its cap. Its cap is blackish gray and its eyestalks are dark gray.

Belabras are large, jellyfish-like omnivores that dwell in deep forests and thick undergrowth. They sustain themselves on a diet of plants, berries, and rodents. Particularly hungry belabras will attack larger creatures (such as humanoids).

Belabras (called “tanglers” by some) resemble jellyfish about 5 feet in diameter. Its eyes have no pupils. A small, bird-like beak is hidden among its array of tentacles.

A belabra attacks by slamming into its opponents with its hard, chitinous shell or by lashing out with its tentacles. Grabbed opponents are pulled in and bitten.

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