5e SRD >Gamemastering >Monsters & Foes >Monsters By Type >Oozes >

Putrescent Slime

Medium ooze, unaligned

Armor Class 8
Hit Points 45 (6d8 + 18)
Speed 20 ft., swim 10 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
12 (+1) 8 (–2) 16 (+3) 1 (–5) 6 (–2) 1 (–5)

Damage Immunities acid, poison
Condition Immunities blinded, charmed, deafened, exhaustion, frightened, prone
Senses blindsight 60 ft. (blind beyond this radius), passive Perception 8
Languages
Challenge 1 (200 XP)

Special Traits

  • Amorphous. The putrescent slime can move through a space as narrow as 1 inch wide without squeezing.
  • Stench. Any creature that starts its turn within 5 feet of the putrescent slime must succeed on a DC 13 Constitution saving throw or be poisoned until the start of its next turn. On a successful saving throw, the creature is immune to the putrescent slime’s Stench for 24 hours.

Actions

  • Pseudopod. Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (2d6 + 1) bludgeoning damage and 3 (1d6) poison damage.

About

Putrescent slimes form in large pools of fetid water and are often mistaken for algae by neophyte Underworld explorers.

Pool Feeders. Putrescent slimes lurk in dank pools, only attacking desperate creatures that drink from their homes. As their prey decomposes in the water, the putrescent slime slowly digests the disgusting morass.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Empire of the Ghouls © 2020 Open Design LLC; Wolfgang Baur, Richard Green, Jeff Lee, Christopher Lockey, Kelly Pawlik, Mike Welham.