Needle Blight • Medium plant
The Needle Blight is a monster in 5th edition described in the Monster Manual (5e).
Armor Class: 12 (natural armor)
Hit Points: 11 (2d8 + 2)
Condition Immunities: blinded, deafened
Senses: blindsight 60 ft. (blind beyond this radius), passive perception 9
Skin Color: Brown
Languages: understands Common but cant speak
Class. Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (2d4 + 1) piercing damage.
Needles. Ranged Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, range 30/60 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (2d6 + 1) piercing damage.
In the shadows of a forest, needle blights might be taken at a distance for shuffling, hunched humanoids.
Up close, these creatures reveal themselves as horrid plants whose conifer-like needles grow across their bodies in quivering clumps.
A needle blight lashes out with these needles or launches them as an aerial assault that can punch through armor and flesh.
When needle blights detect a threat, they loose a pollen that the wind carries to other needle blights throughout the forest.
Alerted to their foes’ location, needle blights converge from all sides to drench their roots in blood.