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Ooze, Ebon



This is a jet-black, loathsome mass in a roughly spherical shape that slithers forward with a wet slurping sound.

Ebon Ooze CR 6

XP 2,400
NE Huge ooze
Init +2; Senses blindsight 60 ft.; Perception +2

DEFENSE

AC 6, touch 6, flat-footed 6 (–2 Dex, –2 size)
hp 100 (8d8+56 plus 8)
Fort +9; Ref +2; Will +4
Defensive Abilities negative energy affinity; Immune acid, disease, ooze traits, sonic

OFFENSE

Speed 20 ft., swim 20 ft.
Melee slam +12 (3d6+10 plus 2d6 acid plus grab)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks disease (slimy doom, DC 21)

STATISTICS

Str 24, Dex 7, Con 24, Int 8, Wis 14, Cha 3
Base Atk +6; CMB +15 (+19 to grapple); CMD 23 (can’t be tripped)
Feats Improved Initiative, Lightning Reflexes, Skill Focus (Stealth), ToughnessB, Weapon Focus (slam)
Skills Stealth +1

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Negative Energy Affinity (Ex)

An ebon ooze is healed by negative energy attacks, and harmed by positive energy, as if it were undead.

Slimy Doom (Ex)

Slam—injury; save Fort DC 21; onset 1 day; frequency 1 day; effect 1d4 Con damage; cure 2 consecutive saves.

ECOLOGY

Environment underground
Organization solitary
Treasure standard

The ebon ooze is a cousin of the black pudding. It has an affinity for negative energy, and tends to dwell in locations near undead and evil priests. Unlike most oozes, an ebon ooze is intelligent, and takes great pleasure in stalking and devouring living creatures. Although it is not harmed by sunlight, the ebon ooze finds it painful, and usually takes shelter in a dark, shady location if outdoors during the day.

Ebon oozes are ambush predators, using terrain to their advantage to conceal itself until prey draws near. If it feels it clearly outmatches its prey, an ebon ooze may choose to forego grabbing and killing it outright, instead stalking and toying with it. However, when facing a clearly superior opponent, the ebon ooze is not afraid to retreat, and generally tries to have some means of escape should a fight go against it, such as a deep, narrow crevice or the bottom of a deep pool.

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