TWIG BLIGHT 5E: What Every Player Must Know

Twig Blight 5e

Twig blight 5e is a small and neutral evil awakened plant that looks like a typical woody shrub capable of pulling its roots free of the ground. The twig blight has twisted branches which bundled together to form a humanoid creature looking body with a head and limbs.

Twig blights can root in soil, which they do when living prey are scarce. While rooted, they resemble woody shrubs. When it pulls its roots free of the ground to move, a twig blight’s branches twist together to form a humanoid-looking body with a head and limbs.

Twig blights seek out campsites and watering holes, rooting there to set up ambushes for potential victims coming to drink or rest. Huddled together in groups, twig blights blend in with an area’s natural vegetation or with piles of debris or firewood.

Given how dry they are, twig blights are particularly susceptible to fire.

The attribute of Twig blight 5e 

Armor Class: 13 Natural Armor

Hit Points: 4 (1d6 + 1)

Speed: 20 ft.

6 (-2) 13 (+1 12 (+1) 4 (-3) 8 (-1) 3 (-4)

Skills: Stealth +3

Damage: Vulnerabilities Fire

Condition Immunities: Blinded, Deafened


Blindsight 60 ft. (blind beyond this radius), Passive Perception 9


 understand Common but can’t speak


 1/8 (25 XP)

Proficiency Bonus +2

False Appearance. 

While the blight remains motionless, it is indistinguishable from a dead shrub.


Now let us take a tour of the actions are carried out by Vine Blight a state in the Monster Manual for Dungeons & Dragons fifth edition


Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 3 (1d4 + 1) piercing damage.




Monster Manual for Dungeons & Dragons fifth edition

, page 32. Also found in CoS; LMoP; TftYP; GoS; RMBRE.

Characteristic of Twig  Blight 

Twig Blight 5e

There are three kinds of Blights that are under the control of the Gulthia tree they spawn, and they are the Twig, Needle, and Vine Blights. Each of them serves a different purpose and brings different types of chaos to those in their way.

Blights share some common characteristics, regardless of their type. Each Blight had blindsight, and as a result, they did not need to see or hear their prey in order to find them, instead of sensing them through vibrations.

Twig Blights can conveniently serve as sentries and scouts, Needle Blights can act as a larger roadblock attacking at the range and out of reach, and Vine Blights can keep the adventurers in place and not be able to escape the attack dam. In this sense, it would be easy to overwhelm a party, but to really make it work, you need a good reason.

Detail  Description

The twig bight is the smaller among the three notable Blight, looking like a typical humanoid shrub, it has both limb and head. The Twig blight root itself in the soil along with other twigs. It has clear distinguishable features from the regular and dead shrub.

Communities of rooted twig blights may look like piles of firewood or debris. Twig blights were very dry, which made them particularly susceptible to fire.

Roots of the Gulthias Tree.

Legends Scholars and heroes believed that the roots of blight are descendants of a legendary vampire whose name was Gulthias, the legend performs unbelievable magic and raised an abominable tower called Nightfang Spire.

Gulthias was later killed when another hero plunged a wooden stake through his heart, when the hero destroyed the vampire Gulthias, his blood infused the wooden stake that was plunged through his heart with a dreadful power.

So, as time passes by, new tendrils were sprouted from the wooden stake used by a certain hero to undone vampire Gulthias, and the tendril grows into a sapling that was infused and possessed with the evil powers of Gulthias the vampire.

So a mad druid later discovered the infused sapling and then transplants the sampling into an underground grotto where the sapling can grow safely.

From this sapling planted by the mad druid, the Gulthias tree came into existence and the seeds from which the first sets of blights were sown.

Dark Forest Conquest of Blight.

The Gulthias tree, being an evil plant can rise to infest the surrounding of any forest, that the trees or plants could have been contaminated by an evil power.

The dreaded Gulthias spreads this evil through soil and roots of other contaminated plants, and so cause them to die and transform into Blights.

This trend continues through the forest, the blight poisons and falls dawn healthy trees, and immediately replace the uprooted trees with toxic weeds and blight kind of. The infestation of the blights is capable of turning a whole, land, or forest into a completely corrupt place.

Any forest infested and contaminated with blight, the tree and plant in such forest grow supernaturally fast.

When the blight finished killing or drove away from the habitants of a forest, the whole ecosystem can disappear with few days.

How to Use Druid with Needle Blight in the Game

I believe the druids are the best to explore places with blights, Ok, I figure out the two best ways to use the druids perfectly.

Firstly, no perfect way to use them, is to have the druid is the evil one who planted the Gulthias Tree, so in this case, it’s the evil of the druid that influences the Blights, else they otherwise can control them.

 Or, let have it that a grove of a good druid has been corrupted, thus adventurers need to rescue the druid, and thereafter they can work on reversing the corruption and make them clean from the corrupt influence.

Alternatively, you can frame some cooked story as a moral dilemma,  and killing the corrupted druid would end it all instantly and potentially save lives.

However, if the corrupt druid is not killed but allows to acts as a warden against other evils you could have the party attempt to save them and fight back the Blights to maintain peace down the line.

Quick moral dilemmas like that enhance an otherwise turnkey concept and make the game more interesting.


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