Fire Vine (5e Creature)

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Fire Vine[edit]

Small-Large plant, unaligned

Armor Class 18 (natural armour)
Hit Points 40 (8d10)
Speed 0 ft.

19 (+4) 13 (+1) 10 (+0) 1 (-5) 8 (-1) 1 (-5)

Damage Vulnerabilities slashing
Damage Resistances piercing
Damage Immunities fire
Senses blindsight 30 ft. (blind beyond this radius), passive Perception 8
Challenge 8 (3,900 XP)

False Appearance. While the fire vine remains motionless, it is indistinguishable from an ordinary vine. Other than its bright red color.


Vine. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d6 + 3) bludgeoning damage, and the target is grappled (escape DC 13). While the target is grappled, it is restrained, and the fire vine can't make vine attacks against other targets. A humanoid slain by this attack is infested with the vine's seeds, rising as a fire vine zombie 24 hours later, unless the humanoid's body is destroyed or it is restored to life.

Fire vines are crimson vines with bright red leaves that grow around trees. The vine slowly strangles its host tree as well as plants nearby, and so needs to survive on animals. Sometimes fire vines will take over entire forests, killing everything in them.

Predatory Plants. Fire vines are not sentient beings, rather they simply want food and to survive like any plant. Fire vine can be made by burning the seed of any vine like plant, planting it, and watering it with blood until it sprouts. Similar to flytraps, fire vines are widely considered carnivorous. When a fire vine senses a nearby animal it will "lunge" at that animal shooting out a tendril of itself. It then cocoons the animal and if it is not humanoid it absorbs it. However if the animal it snares is humanoid it will transform it. The fire vine will strip it of all magical abilities, memory, emotion, and gender. A day later the humanoid will exit the cocoon as a fire vine zombie (while called "zombie" a fire vine zombie is actually quite different from the shambling undead). Once a fire vine zombie is created the creator vine gains sentience. The original fire vine will control this fire vine zombie telepathically. If the creator fire vine were to be killed its consciousness would be transferred to the first zombie it created. The vine (now a fire vine zombie) then seeks a new tree to envelop.

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