Black Pudding
rating: +1+x

By Lord RasputinLord Rasputin

Note: This creature was originally published in the Monster Manual 3.5e.

A big black puddle 18 feet across and 2 feet deep.

ST: 52 HP: 52 Speed: 4.25
DX: 5 Will: 5 Move: 3
IQ: 0 Per: 5 Weight: 18,000 lbs.
HT: 12 FP: 12 SM: +3
Dodge: 7 Parry: n/a DR: 0

Slam (5): 2d crushing plus 2d corrosive; Reach C-3. A black pudding automatically starts its Constriction Attack on the next turn after it hits with a slam. Typically, a black pudding will lie in wait and make a Telegraphic All-Out Attack (Determined) to give it +8 to attack, and treat this as a grapple, giving its Size Modifier as a bonus, not a penalty!
Poison Aura: 2d-2 corrosive. This harms anyone who touches or is touched by the black pudding in close combat, as well as any other organic or metalluc materials that touch it, including wooden, cloth, leathern and metal armor and weapons.

Traits: Amphibious; Clinging; Constriction Attack (Follow-Up, Slam); Discriminatory Smell; Doesn't Breathe; Doesn't Eat or Drink; Doesn't Sleep; Fragile (Unnatural); High Pain Threshold; Immunity to Metabolic Hazards; Injury Tolerance (Diffuse; Independent Body Parts; Inflitration); Invertebrate; Night Vision 5; No Legs (Slithers); No Manipulators; Vibration Sense (Air).
Class: Slime.
Combat Effectiveness Rating: 85 (OR 15 and PR 70).
Notes: Nonsentient – can’t communicate or negotiate. Unaffected by Animal or Plant spells that don’t specifically target slimes. Cutting and impaling weapons do no damage to a black pudding, but instead split it into two identical puddings, each with half the original's current hit points (round down). A pudding with 2 HP or less cannot be further split and dies if reduced to -2 HP.

Variants

There is the white pudding, found in arctic climes, the brown pudding, found in swamps, and the dun pudding, found in deserts.

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