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Dryad, Mountain

Huge fey, neutral

Armor Class 17 (natural armor)
Hit Points 172 (15d12+75)
Speed 40 ft., burrow 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
29 (+9) 12 (+1) 20 (+5) 14 (+2) 18 (+4) 18 (+4)

Saving Throws Con +9, Cha +8
Skills Athletics +13, Intimidation +8, Perception +8, Stealth +5
Damage Resistances lightning
Damage Immunities cold, poison
Condition Immunities charmed, exhaustion, paralyzed, petrified, poisoned, unconscious
Senses darkvision 60 ft., tremorsense 60 ft; passive Perception 18
Languages Sylvan, Terran
Challenge 11 (7,200 XP)

Special Traits

  • Earth Glide. The mountain dryad can burrow through nonmagical, unworked earth and stone. While doing so, the dryad doesn’t disturb the material it moves through.
  • Magic Resistance. The mountain dryad has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.
  • Mountain’s Aspect. Each day at sunrise, the mountain dryad chooses one of the following:
    • Hardened Face. The mountain dryad chooses one of bludgeoning, piercing, or slashing damage types. The mountain dryad has resistance to the chosen damage type until the next sunrise.
    • Vaunted Peaks. The mountain dryad has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks until the next sunrise.
    • Rockslider. As a bonus action once before the next sunrise, the mountain dryad can make the ground within 30 feet of it difficult terrain. This difficult terrain doesn’t cost the dryad extra movement.
  • Siege Monster. The mountain dryad deals double damage to objects and structures.

Actions

  • Multiattack. The mountain dryad makes two slam attacks.
  • Slam. Melee Weapon Attack: +13 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 27 (4d8 + 9) bludgeoning damage.
  • Rock. Ranged Weapon Attack: +13 to hit, range 60/240 ft., one target. Hit: 31 (4d10 + 9) bludgeoning damage.
  • Mountain’s Awe (1/Day). The mountain dryad emits a magical aura that radiates out from it for 1 minute. Each creature that starts its turn within 30 feet of the dryad must succeed on a DC 16 Charisma saving throw or be charmed for 1 minute. A charmed creature is incapacitated and, if it is more than 5 feet away from the mountain dryad, it must move on its turn toward the dryad by the most direct route, trying to get within 5 feet. It doesn’t avoid opportunity attacks, but before moving into damaging terrain, such as lava or a pit, and whenever it takes damage from a source other than the dryad, it can repeat the saving throw. While charmed within 5 feet of the dryad, a Medium or smaller creature must climb the dryad, no check required. After climbing 20 feet, the charmed creature throws itself off the mountain dryad, taking falling damage and landing prone in an unoccupied space within 5 feet of the mountain dryad. A charmed creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

About

An enormous woman covered in rocky formations accented with crystals emerges from the mountainside.

Often mistaken for giants, mountain dryads are huge fey who are tied to primal mountains.

Like the Mountain. Mountain dryads are sturdier than their smaller, frailer sisters. Their beauty is more rugged, with hair the color of lichen and skin the shade of their mountain’s stone.

Despise Mining. Mountain dryads tend to spend long stretches of time sleeping deep within their mountains, and they do not take kindly to the scarring of their homes. The dryads have a particular dislike for dwarves, kobolds, and others who make their living mining mountains.

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Tome of Beasts 2. © 2020 Open Design LLC; Authors Wolfgang Baur, Celeste Conowitch, Darrin Drader, James Introcaso, Philip Larwood, Jeff Lee, Kelly Pawlik, Brian Suskind, Mike Welham.