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Gray Ooze (Psychic)

Medium ooze
Challenge
½

STR
1
DEX
−2
CON
3
INT
−2
WIS
−2
CHA
−4

22
3d8+9
10
Fort
+4
Ref
+0
Will
−2
Damage resistances acid, cold, fire

Speed 2 m., climb 2 m.
Skills Insight −2 (9), Perception −2 (9), Psionics (Int) −1 (10), Stealth −1 (10)
Senses blindsight 10 m. (blind beyond this radius)

Amorphous. The gray ooze (psychic) can move through a space as narrow as 2 centimeters wide without squeezing.

Corrosive Form. A creature that touches the gray ooze (psychic) or hits it with a melee attack while within 1 meter of it takes 4 (1d8) acid damage. Any nonmagical weapon made of metal or wood that hits the gray ooze (psychic) corrodes. After dealing damage, the weapon is permanently corroded 1. Nonmagical ammunition made of metal or wood that hits the gray ooze (psychic) is destroyed after dealing damage. The gray ooze (psychic) can eat through 5-centimeter-thick, nonmagical wood or metal in 1 round.

False Appearance. While the gray ooze (psychic) remains motionless, it is indistinguishable from an ordinary oily pool or wet rock.

Maneuvers. The gray ooze (psychic) uses maneuvers (maneuver save Difficulty 11). It has 1 stamina die which is a d8 and regains its stamina die when it finishes a short or long rest. It knows the following maneuvers:

1 stamina die: ambush, blind, grapple, spring attack

Spellcasting. The gray ooze (psychic) uses Psionics (Int) to cast spells (spell save Difficulty 8, −1 to hit with spell attacks). It has 1 mana, a mana limit of 1, regains all expended mana when it finishes a long rest, and regains half its total mana when it finishes a short rest. It knows the following spells:

Cantrips (at will): distract, message, mind thrust

1 mana: agonizing rebuke, dissonant whispers, haze senses, mind spike

Actions (1)

Pseudopod. Melee Weapon Attack: +2 to hit. Hit: 4 (1d6 + 1) bludgeoning damage plus 7 (2d6) acid damage and the target’s armor or natural armor is permanently corroded 1.

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Maneuvers

As an action, you can use Stealth without using an action. Additionally, before the end of your next turn, you can add the stamina die to an attack’s damage (add half on a miss by 4 or less) if you have advantage on the attack roll, or if the creature is within 1 meter of an enemy of the creature that isn’t incapacitated and you don’t have disadvantage on the attack roll.

Enhance

You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended.

As an action, make a weapon attack as you strike a sensitive area.

On a hit, add the stamina die to the attack’s damage and the creature must succeed on a Fortitude saving throw or it is blinded until the end of its next turn.

On a critical hit, add twice as much damage.

On a miss by 4 or less, add half as much damage.

Enhance
You can augment this maneuver with the following options, expending stamina dice for each option.
  • You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended.

  • You can expend 2 additional stamina die so the creature is blinded for 1 minute/stamina die. A creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

As an action, make a melee weapon attack and a Brawn check to grapple the creature.

Enhance

You can add the stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half on a miss by 4 or less) for each additional stamina die expended.

As an action, you can use the Dash action. If you move at least 3 meters straight toward a creature, you can make a melee weapon attack against it.

On a hit, add the stamina die to the attack’s damage.

On a critical hit, add twice as much damage.

On a miss by 4 or less, add half as much damage.

Enhance

You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended.

Spells

As an action, you cause your subject’s mind to wander, distracting it. Choose a creature within 5 meters. It has disadvantage on the next Perception or Insight ability check it makes before the end of its next turn.

As an action, you send a one-way telepathic message to a creature within 20 meters. The creature hears the message and can reply in a whisper that only you can hear. This spell has no effect on a creature with an Intelligence of −4 or less.

You can cast this spell through solid objects if you are familiar with the target and know it is beyond the barrier. Magical silence, 30 centimeters of stone, 2 centimeters of common metal, a thin sheet of lead, or 1 meter of wood blocks the spell. The spell doesn’t have to follow a straight line and can travel freely around corners or through openings.

At higher levels

When you reach 9th level, you can send the message to all creatures within 10 meters. When you reach 17th level, you can send the message to all creatures within 20 meters.

As an action, you unleash a psychic assault ona creature that you can touch or see within 5 meters. The creature must make a Will saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 1d4 psychic damage and has disadvantage on the next attack roll it makes before the end of its next turn.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

At higher levels

This spell’s damage increases by 1d4 when you reach 9th level (2d4) and 17th level (3d4).

As a reaction, which you use when you are hit by an attack or take psychic damage, you absorb some of the incoming energy. You have resistance to psychic damage until the start of your next turn, including against the triggering damage. If the creature who damaged you is within 10 meters, it must make a Will saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 1d4 psychic damage and is staggered until the end of its next turn.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 3d4 for each additional mana expended.

As an action, you whisper a discordant melody that is only heard by a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters. The creature must make a Will saving throw. If the creature can’t hear you, the spell has no effect on it.

On a failure, it takes 3d10 psychic damage and must move away from you as far as its speed allows at the start if its next turn by the safest available route, unless there is nowhere to move.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 3d10 for each additional mana expended.

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As an action, you haze the senses of a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters. The creature must make a Fortitude saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 2d8 psychic damage and can’t see anything beyond 2 meters for the duration.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

The creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can increase the damage by 3d8 for each additional mana expended.

  • You can target one additional creature for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

concentration, 1 hour/mana

As an action, you reach into the mind of a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters. The creature must make a Will saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 3d10 psychic damage and you know the target’s location for the duration, but only while the two of you are on the same plane of existence. While you have this knowledge, the target can’t become hidden from you, and if it’s invisible, it gains no benefit from that condition against you.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage.

On a success, it takes half as much damage.

On a critical success, it takes no damage.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 3d10 for each additional mana expended.