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Ravenous Tumbleweed

This tangle of dry-looking vegetation has grown into a spherical ball of thorny twigs and roots.

Ravenous Tumbleweed CR 1/3

XP 135
N Tiny plant
Init +1; Senses low-light vision; Perception +0

DEFENSE

AC 14, touch 13, flat-footed 13 (+1 Dex, +1 natural, +2 size)
hp 5 (1d8+1)
Fort +3, Ref +1, Will +0
Immune plant traits

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft.
Melee slam +0 (1d4–2)
Space 2-1/2 ft.; Reach 0 ft.
Special Attacks hurtling charge

STATISTICS

Str 6, Dex 13, Con 12, Int —, Wis 11, Cha 4
Base Atk +0; CMB –1; CMD 7 (can’t be tripped)
SQ wind-borne

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Hurtling Charge (Ex)

A ravenous tumbleweed that travels at least 20 feet as part of a charge action does not provoke an attack of opportunity when it enters an opponent’s space to make a melee attack.

Wind-Borne (Ex)

While in an area of moderate wind (11–20 mph), a ravenous tumbleweed’s speed increases by 10 feet when it moves in the direction of the wind. In an area of at least strong wind (21+ mph), its speed instead increases by 20 feet when it moves in the direction of the wind, and it gains a +2 dodge bonus to its AC against attacks of opportunity on any round in which it moves in that direction.

ECOLOGY

Environment warm deserts or plains
Organization solitary, pair, or drift (3–12)
Treasure none

Unlike its harmless counterpart, a ravenous tumbleweed uproots itself when nutrients are scarce in order to hunt down live prey. These seasonally carnivorous plants gather into imposing drifts that wait for periods of high winds before overwhelming birds, rabbits, and even deer.

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