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Wood Woad

Wood Woad

Medium plant
Challenge
5

STR
4
DEX
1
CON
3
INT
0
WIS
1
CHA
−1

75
10d8+30
20
Soak
2
Fort
+4
Ref
+3
Will
+1
Defense note natural armor, shield
Damage vulnerabilities fire
Damage resistances bludgeoning, piercing
Condition immunities charmed, frightened

Speed 5 m., climb 5 m.
Skills Athletics +6 (17), Brawn +6 (17), Insight +1 (12), Perception +3 (14), Primal +3 (14), Stealth +3 (14)
Senses darkvision 10 m.
Languages Sylvan

Magic Club. In the wood woad’s hand, its club is magical and deals 7 (3d4) extra damage (included in its attacks).

Maneuvers. The wood woad uses maneuvers (maneuver save Difficulty 15). It has 5 stamina dice which are d8s, a dice limit of 2, regains all expended stamina dice when it finishes a long rest, and regains half its total stamina dice when it finishes a short rest. It knows the following maneuvers:

1 stamina die: block blow, bonecrush, covering strike, hammer through, hammering blow, knockback, spring attack

2 stamina dice: sturdy stance

Plant Camouflage. The wood woad has advantage on Stealth checks it makes in any terrain with ample obscuring plant life.

Regeneration. The wood woad regains 10 health at the start of each of its turns if it is in contact with the ground. While the wood woad is able to regenerate, it does not become wounded or incapacitated as a result of regaining health. If the wood woad takes fire damage, this trait doesn’t function at the start of the wood woad’s next turn. The wood woad dies only if it starts its turn with 0 health and doesn’t regenerate.

Spellcasting. The wood woad uses Primal (Wis) to cast spells (spell save Difficulty 12, +3 to hit with spell attacks). It has 2 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, 6th-level spellcaster): druidcraft, thorn bola, thorn whip

1 mana: ensnare, ensnaring strike, goodberry, locate plants, protection from poison, regrowth, vine lash

Tree Stride. Once on each of its turns, the wood woad can use 2 meters of its movement to step magically into one living tree within 1 meter of it and emerge from a second living tree within 10 meters of it that it can see, appearing in an unoccupied space within 1 meter of the second tree. Both trees must be Large or bigger.

Actions (2)

Club. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit. Hit: 14 (4d4 + 4) bludgeoning damage.

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Maneuvers

As a reaction, which you use when you or a creature that you can see within 1 meter of you is hit by an attack that you can see, you can block the blow with your shield or weapon. Roll a d3 and add the result to your Defense or an adjacent ally’s Defense against the triggering attack. You can do so after the roll but before any effects of the roll occur.

As an action, make a melee weapon attack that deals bludgeoning damage to crush the creature’s skeletal structure.

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 slowed 1 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 and the slowed level by 1 for every two additional stamina die expended.

  • You can expend 1 additional stamina die so the creature is slowed 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.

1 minute/stamina die

As an action, make a weapon attack to force the creature on the defensive, buying your allies critical seconds.

On a hit, add the stamina die to the attack’s damage and the creature must succeed on a Reflex saving throw or it can’t take reactions for the duration.

On a critical hit, add twice as much damage.

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

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

Enhance

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

As an action, make a weapon attack with a melee weapon that deals bludgeoning damage and then hammer through the target. Each creature within 1 meter of the target and within your weapon’s reach must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it takes bludgeoning damage equal to the stamina die.

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.

Enhance

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

As an action, make a melee weapon attack with a melee weapon that deals bludgeoning damage to smash through armor and bone.

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.

Treat the target’s soak as being 2 less than normal.

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

  • Elder Mountain Hammer. You can expend 2 additional stamina dice to ignore damage resistances.

As an action, make a weapon attack to knock the creature back.

On a hit, add the stamina die to the attack’s damage and if the creature is your size or smaller, it must succeed on a Reflex saving throw or you push it 4 meters away from you.

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, push the creature an additional meter, and target a creature of a larger size 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.

As a reaction, which you use when you make an ability check or saving throw to avoid being pushed, knocked prone, or grappled, you can sturdily position yourself. You make the roll with advantage. You can do so after the roll but before any effects of the roll occur.

If the roll already has advantage or disadvantage, you cannot apply another instance of advantage or disadvantage and you must use this before the roll to cancel out any advantage or disadvantage.

Spells

1 minute

As an action, you whisper to the spirits of nature to create one of the following effects within 5 meters:

  • You create a tiny, harmless sensory effect that predicts what the weather will be at your location for the next 24 hours. The effect might manifest as a golden orb for clear skies, a cloud for rain, falling snowflakes for snow, and so on. This effect persists for 1 round.
  • You instantly make a flower blossom, a seed pod open, or a leaf bud bloom.
  • You create an instantaneous, harmless sensory effect, such as falling leaves, a puff of wind, the sound of a small animal, or the faint odor of skunk. The effect must fit in a 1-meter cube.
  • You instantly light or snuff out a candle, a torch, or a small campfire.

As an action, you shoot thorny vines at a creature or object within 5 meters. Make a ranged spell attack against the target.

On a hit, it takes 1d6 piercing damage and its speed is reduced by 2 meters until the end of its next turn.

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

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

At higher levels

This spell’s damage increases by 1d6 when you reach 9th level (2d6) and 17th level (3d6).

As an action, you create a long, vine-like whip covered in thorns that lashes out at a creature that you can touch or see within 5 meters. The creature must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it takes 1d6 piercing damage and is pulled 2 meters toward you if it is Medium or smaller.

On a critical failure, it takes twice as much damage and is pulled 4 meters toward you if it is Medium or smaller.

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 1d6 and it can affect a creature of a larger size when you reach 9th level (2d6; Large) and 17th level (3d6; Huge).

concentration, 1 minute/mana

As an action, you ensnare a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters with a writhing mass of thorny vines that wrap around it. The creature must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failure, it is restrained for the duration.

A creature restrained by the vines, or one that can touch the creature, can use an action to make a Brawn or Nimbleness check (its choice) against your spell save Difficulty.

On a success, the target is freed.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can expend 1 or more mana so while restrained by this spell, the creature takes 2d8 bludgeoning damage at the start of each of its turns 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 minute/mana

As an action, make a weapon attack.

On a hit, add your spellcasting ability to the attack’s damage roll and the creature must succeed on a Reflex saving throw or a writhing mass of thorny vines wraps around it as it is restrained for the duration. A Large or larger creature has advantage on this saving throw.

On a critical hit, add twice as much damage.

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

A creature restrained by the vines, or one that can touch the creature, can use an action to make a Brawn or Nimbleness check (its choice) against your spell save Difficulty.

On a success, the target is freed.

Augment

You can increase the damage by 3d6 for each additional mana expended.

As an action, a berry appears in your hand and is infused with magic. A creature can use an action to eat the berry which restores 2d8 + your spellcasting ability health and provides enough nourishment and water to sustain a creature for a day.

The berry loses its potency if it has not been consumed within 24 hours of the casting of this spell.

Augment

You can increase the healing by 3d8 for each additional mana expended.

(ritual)

As an action, describe or name a specific kind of plant. You learn the direction and distance to the closest plant of that kind within 10 kilometers, if any are present.

1 hour/mana

As an action, you have advantage on saving throws against being poisoned, and resistance to poison damage for the duration.

If you are poisoned, you neutralize the poison. If more than one poison afflicts you, you neutralize one poison that you know is present, or you neutralize one at random.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can target one additional willing creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters for each additional mana expended. The creatures must be within 5 meters of each other when you target them.

  • Immunity. You can expend 2 additional mana so you are immune to the poisoned condition and poison damage.


Dampen Poison

1

As a reaction, which you use when you take poison damage, you gain resistance to poison damage until the start of your next turn.

Augment

You can expend 1 additional mana to trigger the spell when a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters takes poison damage. The creature gains the resistance instead.

As an action, a creature that you can touch or see within 10 meters regains 1d6 + your spellcasting ability health immediately and again at the end of its next turn. This spell has no effect on constructs or undead.

Augment

You can increase the healing by 2d6 for each additional mana expended.

5 minutes/mana

As an action, vines extend from your outstretched arm. Until the spell ends, you can cause the vines to lash out on each of your turns as an action.

Creature. A creature within 20 meters of you must succeed on a Reflex saving throw or be pulled up to 5 meters toward you. A Large or larger creature has advantage on this saving throw. If the creature is willing, it can allow itself to be pulled.

Unattended Object. An unattended object within 20 meters of you is pulled up to 5 meters towards you; if this moves it into your square, you may grasp the item, although you must have a free hand to do so.

Surface. If you target an immovable object within 20 meters of you such as an object bolted to the floor, a building wall, floor, or ceiling, you can move up to 10 meters towards the target. If you end your movement at a climbable location, such as a wall or ledge, you can attempt an Athletics check to grab hold, or pull yourself over the edge in the case of a ledge. If you fail that check you begin falling. You can move yourself up to 10 meters as an action on your turn.

If you pull yourself towards a surface while being grappled, any creature that is grappling you must make a Brawn check against your spell save Difficulty.

On a success, the creature can choose to prevent you from moving or to be pulled along with you. A creature cannot be pulled along with you if it is larger than you.

On a failure, the creature must let go of the grapple.

You can cause the vines to release at any time (no action required by you). They retract instantly.

The vines are flammable. Any vines exposed to fire burn away in 1 round.

Augment
You can augment this spell with the following options, expending mana for each option.
  • You can expend 1 additional mana as a reaction, which you use when you or a creature within 10 meters of you falls. Vines lash out to a solid surface within 10 meters, or the falling creature, and lower you or the creature up to 20 meters from the point of attachment toward the ground.

  • Soaring Vines. You can expend 1 additional mana so the vines can attach themselves to your torso, leaving your arms and legs unhindered. The vines automatically attach to solid surfaces (such as a building, a wall, or a tree) or other plants at least 3 meters above you and within 10 meters of you and shift with you, growing and retracting as you move from surface to surface. If any of the vines are destroyed, a new vine immediately grows to take its place.

    For the duration, as long as you are within 10 meters of a solid surface or other plants that is at least 3 meters above you, you have a flying speed of 10 meters, which can’t be reduced by nonmagical means. Additionally, you have advantage on saving throws made against effects that would push or pull you. When the spell ends, if you are near a solid surface or other plants, the vines gently lower you to the ground as they shrivel away.