BLIGHT 5E: What Every Player Must Know

Blight 5e is a 4th level necromancy spells of Dungeon and Dragon fifth edition that bathed a creature or plant with necromantic energy.

Originally Blights were plants that had been possessed with evil power and abilities, usually dead trees and plant in tick forest when got corrupted by an evil force.

They spawn up with a striking resemblance of their dead versions of their original plants, but with evil powers to cause harm.

Historically, the first notable sets of Blights were discovered the vampire Gulthias was stabbed to death with a stake.

After the Gulthias death and decayed, the stake it was stabbed with later turned into a sapling which then grew into a tree and bear seed, so it was from these seeds that the first blight emerged.

Blight 5e

Now let us see what the DMG errata document has to say regarding Blight 5e, It says “Necromantic energy washes over a creature of your choice that you can see within range, draining moisture and vitality from it. The target must make a Constitution saving throw. The target takes 8d8 necrotic damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one. This spell does not affect Undead or Constructs.

If you target a plant creature or a magical plant, it makes the saving throw with disadvantage, and the spell deals maximum damage to it.

If you target a nonmagical plant that isn’t a creature, such as a tree or a shrub, it doesn’t make a saving throw, it simply withers and dies.”

What Happens At Higher Level of 5e Blight Spell

At Higher Levels: When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 5th Level or higher, the damage increases by 1d8 for each slot level above 4th.”

Now, What is dnd Blight?

According to the DMG handbook, the first sets of dnd blight were known to have sprung up from the released seeds of a Gulthias tree.

The Gulthias tree takes its name from a vampire called  “Gulthias “ that was stabbed to death in the Dungeon and Dragonlore.

The d&d blight and its minions got featured in the first major third edition module of D&D 3e, a citadel of sunless, which I think currently available in the Tales from the Yawning Portal fifth edition book.

Types of  Blight DnD

There are four (4) major types of blight dnd in the Monster Manual, they include the

  1. The Needle blight
  2. The Tree blight
  3. The Twig blight
  4. The Vine blight

The Needle blight

The Needle blight is a medium-sized blight that spawned from a Gulthias tree, it looks like the trunks of pine and it walks around like humans. Read more about The Needle blight

The needle blights look shuffling hunched humanoids when viewing from a distance in the dark forest. And viewing the needle blight from a close range, the creature seems to be like a horrid plant whose conifer like needles spread in shimmering clumps around their limbs.

When needle blights sense a threat, they lose the pollen that the wind brings to other needle blights in the trees. Alerted to the location of their enemies, needle blights converge on all sides to rob their roots of blood.

The Tree blight

The Tree blight species were the bigger sized blights that were spawned from a Gulthias tree

The Twig blight

The Twig blights is a punkie little bushes and bloodthirsty plant creature that was spawned from the Gulthias tree. Read more about The Twig blight 5e

The Vine blight

Vine blights were a type of blight, bloodthirsty plant creatures spawned by Gulthias trees. Among the types of blight, the vine blight seems to be the smartest and 5x more Intelligent than other blights

The Vine blights are bloodthirsty plant creatures spawned from Gulthias trees, They are kudzu’s always to kill their prey. Vine blight is the only blight that can speak. Read more about The Vine blight 5e

Effects of Blight 5e

Here some of the blight 5e spell that you may wish to know. They include but not limited to the following

The Blight 5e spell would essentially drain water and energy from a creature that would experience severe necrotic damage.

The undead and structures were resistant to blight dnd 5e spell when they just didn’t or didn’t like moisture.

The Blight plant creatures would only wither and die whether they were plant beings or a magic plant, in which case they would have the downside of resisting the spell.

The strength of the necromantic damage to the target is determined by the ability level of the spell-caster.

How do Blight 5e D&D Fight?

Blight 5e

Blights are more of zombies, less of a self-articulation creature, and more of an automaton. Frankly speaking, blights are preferable as undead instead of trees, since that’s typically what blights are: I call them dead animated plants.

The twig blights are the most punitive among the blight families, and they can only perform at their best form when they are in big numbers, in-fact a single twig blight can do little or no harm to its enemy.

The twig blight is (kinda) of camouflage bonus, combined with its false appearance feature allows the twig blight gets a drop on imperceptive enemies.

After this, they will continue to circle their enemies and claw at them before

  • The targets die or, most likely.
  •  All the twig blights are split into smaller twigs.

The only thing that will potentially drive a twig blight to escape is the presence of flames.

At this point, the twig blights may be in the path of killing by Poppa Gulthias, but they don’t want to deal with being set on fire. Or else, the twig blight will fight till smooched because that’s exactly what they’ve been told to do.

Range Attack

Next comes the ranged attacker, the needle blight. At 30/60 range, they’ll probably attack just outside of their short-range, sucking up the disadvantage, but keeping distance between themselves and melee fighters. 

More than likely, these guys won’t be alone, either, pairing up with other blights and offering assistance from afar. They too are driven by a compulsion to kill, so it’s unlikely they’ll break from a fight.


Ultimately, the vine blight is the tank carrier of the four blights. The vine blight has a higher armor class, more hit points, and its constricting forces mean that it’s probably good to tie up stronger adversaries. Plus, they’re decent to keep hidden, too, before the time is right.

 Let’s hope you can see how the four fit together to balance each other. You’ve got the vine blights to catch the hits and pin the enemies down.

In the meantime, the twig blights swoop in and start clapping everybody up while the needle blights keep their distance and smell the painful needles.

The Blight 5e Variants You May Need

The ratings for Blight Challenge are 1/8 for twigs, 1/4 for needles, and 1/2 for vines. These are first-level game, and well beyond crazy mob numbers, don’t do anything for PCs beyond the first-tier.

What’s amusing is the Curse of Strahd’s tree blight is a CR 7 baddie, worth 29 times the experience that the next hardest blight is worth.

The other blights in the Curse of Strahd adventure are either used as reinforcement or come in the big mob (one place has freakin’ twenty-four twig blights that attack!).

So, my objective here is to cross the distance a little bit. That means, if anyone needs a full-on blight campaign, that’s a lot of zombie trees they can do without any intervention from annoying humanoids or undead.


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