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Bonesucker (3pp)

This bizarre creature resembles a fleshy tree trunk. Atop its main body protrudes a mass of writhing tentacles that constantly ooze and drip a brownish-yellow fluid. Beneath these is a ring of black, unblinking eyes.

Large aberration, neutral evil

Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points 68 (8d10 + 24)
Speed 20 ft.

18 (+4) 13 (+1) 17 (+3) 10 (+0) 12 (+1) 13 (+1)

Damage Resistances all nonmagical damage
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 11
Languages none
Challenge 4 (1,100 XP)

Special Traits

  • All-Around Vision: Thanks to its 360-degree vision, the bonesucker has tactical advantage on all Perception checks and attackers never gain tactical advantage or bonus damage against it from the presence of nearby allies.


  • Multiattack: The bonesucker attacks four times, using any combination of tentacle attacks and bonesucker poison attacks.
  • Tentacle: Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit (reach 10 ft.; one creature). Hit: 7 (1d6 + 4) bludgeoning damage and the target is grappled and restrained.
  • Bonesucker Poison: Melee Weapon Attack: automatic hit (reach 10 ft.; one creature already grappled by the bonesucker at the start of the bonesucker’s turn). Hit: 6 (1d6 + 3) poison damage and the target becomes poisoned until it escapes from the bonesucker’s grapple.


A bonesucker is a bizarre creature that stalks the darkness dank caves and remote wastelands. The body is encased in a thick, rubbery sheath of flesh and muscle that makes the bonesucker highly resistant to injury. The bonesucker moves through the use of five thick tentacles at its base.

Bonesuckers consume only the bones of an opponent by grabbing it and piercing its flesh with hollow tentacles. The tentacles inject digestive enzymes into the bones, which break down and are sucked up as a pasty meal for the bonesucker. The process is horrifyingly painful for victims. Experienced adventurers always know they are nearing the hunting grounds of a bonesucker, because the creature leaves the boneless carcasses of its meals lying where it finished them.

Bonesuckers stand about 10 feet tall.

A bonesucker attacks with its tentacles. Initially, the tentacles appear to be only a foot or two in length, but the bonesucker can extend them to a length of approximately 10 feet. It can attack with up to four of its eight tentacles in a single round.

A bonesucker’s natural weapons are treated as magic weapons for the purpose of overcoming resistances and immunities.

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