Melancholic Ooze Swarm

Dozens of tiny globs of slime move on their own, acting as one being, alternately clinging to each other and separating in a riot of oozing momentum.

Melancholic Ooze Swarm
CR 1

XP 400
N Tiny ooze (swarm)
Init -5; Senses blindsight 60 ft.; Perception –5


AC 7, touch 7, flat-footed 7 (-5 Dex, +2 size)
hp 17 (2d8+8)
Fort +4, Ref -5, Will -5
Immune ooze traits, swarm traits; Resist electricity 5
Weaknesses vulnerability to acid


Speed 10 ft.
Melee swarm (1 plus viscous)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 0 ft.
Special Attacks distraction(DC 15), paralyzing slime, viscous (DC 15)


Str 14, Dex 1, Con 18, Int -, Wis 1, Cha 1
Base Atk +1; CMB -6; CMD 6 (can’t be tripped)


Paralyzing Slime (Ex)

Melancholic oozes are composed of chemical depressants. Any living creature that begins its turn affected by the swarm’s viscous ability must make a DC 15 Fortitude save or be paralyzed for 1 round. This is a mind affecting effect. Creatures immune to poison are immune to this effect.

Viscous (Ex)

As described in the sanguine ooze swarm’s special abilities, except that the Reflex save DC is 15 and the patches are destroyed if the victim takes any amount of acid damage.


Environment any underground
Organization solitary, pair, or glob (3–4)
Treasure none

Formed from accumulations of runoff from arcane laboratories and regions of magical calamity, alchemical oozes are fist-sized blobs of volatile chemicals. Although composed of unpredictable compounds and toxins, these mobile oozes pose little threat individually, but in polluted quagmires and tainted sewers can collect in numbers great enough to threaten creatures many times their size.

Swarms of the slimes linger in such contaminated areas and seek new accretions of vital solutions, like those found within the bodies of higher life forms, to fuel their erratic life cycles. Found in numerous varieties with a host of differing abilities, these weird, clinging oozes have been differentiated by likening them to the humors said to compose the bodies of living beings.

Appearing at first to be a collection of tiny blobs of viscous, translucent fluid, alchemical oozes become far more terrifying once their hungry nature becomes apparent. Each swarm is composed of several hundred palm-sized balls of ooze that all scuttle along as a single unit.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder 43: Haunting of Harrowstone. Copyright 2011, Paizo Publishing, LLC, Author: Michael Kortes

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