Vampire Rose

This bush has many flowering white bulbs and petals, green stems lined with tiny thorns, and many small branches of greenish-brown.

Vampire Rose CR 3

XP 800
N Small plant
Init +0; Senses blindsight 30 ft., low-light vision; Perception +1


AC 17, touch 11, flat-footed 17 (+6 natural, +1 size)
hp 30 (4d8+12)
Fort +7, Ref +1, Will +2
Defensive Abilities camouflage; Immune plant traits


Speed 5 ft.
Melee stalk +6 (1d4+2 plus grab)
Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft. with stalk)
Special Attacks blood drain (1d4 Constitution)


A vampire rose stands motionless until its prey moves within range, when it strikes with a thorny stalk. Opponents are grabbed and drained of blood. When fully sated with blood, a vampire rose’s petals flush red.


Str 14, Dex 10, Con 16, Int –, Wis 13, Cha 8
Base Atk +3; CMB +4 (+8 grapple); CMD 16 (can’t be tripped)


Camouflage (Ex)

Since a vampire rose looks like a normal white rose bush when at rest, it takes a DC 20 Perception check to notice it before it attacks. Anyone with ranks in Survival or Knowledge (nature) can use one of those skills instead of Perception to notice the plant. Dwarves can use stonecunning to notice the subterranean version.


Environment temperate forests
Organization Solitary or patch (2-4)
Treasure none

Vampire roses look like normal white rose bushes and are often mistaken for such. The typical vampire rose bush stands about 3 feet tall.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Vampire Rose from the Tome of Horrors Complete, Copyright 2011, Necromancer Games, Inc., published and distributed by Frog God Games; Author Scott Greene, based on original material by Tom Moldvay and Jean Wells.

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