concentration, 5 minutes/mana
As two actions, plants come to life at your command. Choose three nonmagical plants within 20 meters. Medium targets count as two plants, Large targets count as three plants, and Huge targets count as five plants. You can’t animate any plant larger than Huge. Each target animates and becomes a creature under your control until the spell ends or until reduced to 0 health.
Any creature you animated with this spell acts after your turn. You can mentally command the creature if it is within 20 meters of you (if you control multiple creatures, you can command any or all of them at the same time, issuing the same command to each one). The creature(s) will generally follow any specific verbal commands that you issue to them if the likely outcome is in accordance with its desires (no action required by you). For example you may command it to guard a particular chamber or corridor, explore the room ahead, or to attack a specific creature. If you don't issue any commands, they defend themselves from hostile creatures, but otherwise take no actions.
Animated Plants Statistics
|1d4 + 2
|1d6 + 1
|2d6 + 2
|2d10 + 3
|3d10 + 4
An animated plant is a construct with Defense, Health, Strength, and Dexterity determined by its size. When it attacks, make a melee spell attack in place of its attack. Its Constitution is 0, its Intelligence and Wisdom are −4, and its Charisma is −5. Its speed is 5 meters; the plant can use half of its movement to detach its roots from the ground or root itself in the ground. It has blindsight with a radius of 5 meters and is blind beyond that distance. When the animated plant drops to 0 health, it reverts to its original plant form, and any remaining damage carries over to its original plant form.
If you command a plant to attack, it can make a single melee attack against a creature within 1 meter of it. It makes a slam attack with an attack bonus and bludgeoning damage determined by its size. The GM might rule that a specific plant inflicts slashing or piercing damage based on its form.
You can animate two additional plants for each additional mana expended.