Leshy, Leaf

This little plant person is clad in a winglike leaf cloak and pinecone armor, wielding a twig as a makeshift spear.

Leaf Leshy CR 1/2

XP 200
N Small plant (leshy, shapechanger)
Init +1; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +1


AC 13, touch 12, flat-footed 12 (+1 armor, +1 Dex, +1 size)
hp 5 (1d8+1)
Fort +3, Ref +1, Will +1
Immune electricity, sonic, plant traits


Speed 20 ft., climb 10 ft., fly 10 ft. (clumsy); glide
Melee shortspear +2 (1d4-2/19-20)
Ranged seedpods +2 touch (1 plus deafen)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 2nd; concentration +3)

Constantpass without trace


Str 6, Dex 13, Con 12, Int 5, Wis 12, Cha 13
Base Atk +0; CMB -3; CMD 8
Feats Weapon Finesse
Skills Fly -1, Stealth +5 (+9 in forests and jungles), Survival +1 (+5 in forests and jungles); Racial Modifiers +4 Stealth and Survival in forests and jungles
Languages Druidic, Sylvan; plantspeech (trees)
SQ change shape (Small tree; tree shape), verdant burst


Glide (Ex)

A leaf leshy cannot use its fly speed to hover. When flying, a leaf leshy must end its movement at least 5 feet lower in elevation than it started.

Seedpods (Ex)

Leaf leshys sprout explosive acorns, pine cones, or other seedpods, and can hurl these as ranged attacks. A seedpod has a range increment of 10 feet and detonates on contact to deal 1 point of bludgeoning damage (this damage is not modified by Strength). Anyone struck by a seedpod must succeed at a DC 11 Fortitude save or be deafened for 1 round. The save DC is Constitution-based.


Environment any forest or hill
Organization solitary or grove (2-16)
Treasure standard

Leaf leshys tend to the well-being of trees, whether natural stands or cultivated orchards. In appearance, they have soft, pulpy-looking bodies and wear clothing made of dozens of leaves. Larger leaves cover their shoulders, often giving them the appearance of wearing cloaks, and most adorn their relatively featureless heads with helmets made from pine cones, nuts, or fruit rinds. This leafy layer of clothing functions as masterwork padded armor for a leafleshy, but not for any other creature.

Leaf leshys love to play at war. When not laboring on their trees, they wheedle any companions to engage in mock duels with their twig spears, resorting to private weapon drills when they must. In actual battle, they are much more cautious, sticking to cover and harrying their foes with hit-and-run tactics, as they have a strongly developed sense of self-preservation.

Growing a Leaf Leshy

Leaf leshys are usually grown under the shade of fruit or nut trees. To grow a leaf leshy, the maker plants an acorn and pine cone together, then mounds up leaves, sticks, and needles around them. When first born, a leaf leshy has no armor, leafy cape, or weapon, but can construct them from available materials given a day and left to its own devices (no Craft check required).

CL 5th; Price 1,000 gp


Knowledge (nature) 5 ranks, magic stone, plant growth, summon nature’s ally I; Skill Knowledge (nature) DC 12; Cost 500 gp

Section 15: Copyright Notice
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 3, © 2011, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors Jesse Benner, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, James Jacobs, Michael Kenway, Rob McCreary, Patrick Renie, Chris Sims, F. Wesley Schneider, James L. Sutter, and Russ Taylor, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.
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