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Slithering Tracker

Medium ooze
Challenge
3 (700 XP)

STR
3
DEX
4
CON
2
INT
0
WIS
2
CHA
0

32
5d8+10
14
Fort
+2
Ref
+3
Will
+1
Damage vulnerabilities cold, fire
Damage resistances bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical attacks
Condition immunities blinded, deafened, exhausted, grappled, paralyzed, petrified, prone, restrained, unconscious

Speed 9 m., climb 9 m., swim 9 m.
Senses blindsight 35 m., passive Perception 12
Skills Stealth +7
Languages understands languages it knew in its previous form but can’t speak

Ambusher. In the first round of a combat, the slithering tracker has advantage on attack rolls against any creature it surprised.

Damage Transfer. While grappling a creature, the slithering tracker takes only haIf the damage dealt to it, and the creature it is grappling takes the other half.

False Appearance. While the slithering tracker remains motionless, it is indistinguishable from a puddle, unless an observer succeeds on a DC 18 Perception check.

Keen Tracker. The slithering tracker has advantage on Wisdom checks to track prey.

Liquid Form. The slithering tracker can enter an enemy’s space and stop there. It can also move through a space as narrow as 2.5 centimeters wide without squeezing.

Maneuvers. The slithering tracker uses maneuvers (maneuver save DC 14). It has 9 stamina dice which are d8s, a dice limit of 1, regains all expended stamina dice when it finishes a long rest and regains half its total stamina dice (rounded up) when it finishes a short rest, and knows the following maneuvers:

1 stamina die: ambush, cripple, disorient, distract, feint, gag, grievous wound, spring attack

Spider Climb. The slithering tracker can climb difficult surfaces, including upside down on ceilings, without needing to make an ability check.

Watery Stealth. While underwater, the slithering tracker has advantage on Stealth checks made to hide, and it can take the Hide action as a bonus action.

Actions

Slam. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 1.5 m. Hit: 8 (1d10 + 3) bludgeoning damage.

Life Leech. One Large or smaller creature that the slithering tracker can see within 1.5 meters of it must succeed on a DC 13 Reflex saving throw or be grappled (escape DC 13). Until this grapple ends, the target is restrained and unable to breathe unless it can breathe water. In addition, the grappled target takes 16 (3d10) necrotic damage at the start of each of its turns. The slithering tracker can grapple only one target at a time.

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