Baba Yaga's Mortar and Pestle (5e Equipment)

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Wondrous Item, artifact (requires attunement)

A giant's mortar and pestle enchanted by the archhag Baba Yaga to act as a flying vehicle when not in her hut and the image of her flying threw the wilderness cackling to herself was a sight to behold. Any creature besides Baba Yaga who attempts to attune to the item must first make a DC17 constitution saving throw or take 10d6 slashing damage as writhing thorn covered vines emerge from the item. When attuned you can ride in the Mortar, using the pestle as an ore, the Mortar has a flying speed of 240feet. The Pestle also counts as a +3 quarterstaff and no other weapons can be used when riding in the vehicle. When taken 100feet away from one another both items lose there magic.

Weird Sisters. When riding the Mortar and Pestle and provided that Baba Yaga's font of power is active you can use an action to summon a coven of green hags complete with there cauldron. The hags appear in a spot you chose within 100feet from you (see page 177 of the monster manual for hag covens and statistics). The Hags cauldron appears in a twirl of vines and the three hags climb out from it. The hags are under your control and obey your commands until they are killed or 24 hours have passed in ether case they return to whatever lair they came from.

Spell Turning. You advantage on saving throws against any spell. In addition, if you rolls a 20 for the save, you can use your reaction to deflect the spell with the pestle The spell has no effect on you (even if you are still in the area of effect)and instead targets the caster, using the slot level, spell save DC, attack bonus, and spell casting ability of the caster.
Random Properties. The Baba Yaga's Mortar and Pestle has the following random properties:

  • 1 minor beneficial property
  • 1 major beneficial property
  • 1 minor detrimental property
  • 1 major detrimental property



Destroying the Baba Yaga's Mortar and Pestle. Baba Yaga's pestle and mortar can't be destroyed by means other than a wish spell. However if both the pestle and Mortar are kept apart from each other for more than 100 years the magical enchantment on them fades and it becomes a non magical object that can be destroyed by normal means.


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