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Willow Tree Warrior

Large plant, neutral

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
17 (+3) 10 (+0) 18 (+4) 10 (+0) 15 (+2) 10 (+0)

Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points 57 (6d10 + 24)
Speed 30 ft.
Damage Resistances bludgeoning, piercing
Damage Vulnerabilities fire
Senses passive Perception 12
Languages Druidic, Elvish, Ledean, Sylvan
Challenge 4 (1,100 XP)

Special Traits

  • Constrict. The warrior can use its bonus action to do 7 (1d8 + 3) bludgeoning damage to each grappled opponent.
  • False Appearance. While the warrior remains motionless, it is indistinguishable from a willow tree.
  • Siege Monster. The warrior deals double damage to objects and structures.

Actions

  • Slam. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 12 (2d8 + 3) bludgeoning damage and if the target is Medium size or smaller it is grappled (escape DC 13). The warrior can have only two targets grappled at a time.

Tactics

A willow tree warrior prefers to wait in hiding until its target comes close. It then bursts into action, hoping to surprise its opponents, grasping at each new opponent. Once it has two grappled targets, it will try to squeeze the life out of them before moving on to new threats. Willow tree warriors fight until they perish, unless the situation calls for a strategic retreat.

Description

The slender young willow sways as if in a breeze — then its roots erupt from the ground and splay out like feet as it lurches forward. A pair of massive branches reach out, as if they are grasping arms, revealing ripples in its otherwise smooth bark that bear the semblance of a face. The creature is over 10 feet tall, lean and supple with smooth bark and long hair strands like willow branches. Their two branch-arms end in hands that are masses of thick, corded willow branches.

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