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Reaper Skull Puffball

When this fungus detects prey, its tendrils writhe and exude a paralytic toxin.

Recall Knowledge - Fungus (Nature): DC 28

Elite | Normal | Weak
Proficiency without Level

Changes from being Weak are marked in red below.
NOTE: The -2 damage penalty to non-strike offensive abilities (-4 if the ability is limited, such as spells) is NOT factored in.

Weak Reaper Skull PuffballCreature 9

UncommonNLargeFungusMindless
Source Pathfinder #165: Eyes of Empty Death pg. 79
Perception +15; motion sense 60 feet, no vision
Skills Acrobatics +17, Stealth +15
Str +4, Dex +6, Con +3, Int -5, Wis +2, Cha -2
Motion Sense The puffball senses motion through vibration and air movement.
AC 23; Fort +16, Ref +19, Will +13
HP 175; Immunities bleed, fatigued, mental, poison, sleep, unconscious; Weaknesses fire 10, piercing 10
Spore Explosion When the reaper skull puffball dies, it explodes, dealing 8d8 poison damage to each creature in a 20-foot emanation (DC 26 basic Fortitude save).
Speed 10 feet, fly 20 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action tendril +19 [+14/+9] (finesse, reach 10 feet), Damage 2d12-2+8 plus paralysisParalysis (incapacitation, poison) A creature hit by the puffball's tendril must succeed a DC 26 Fortitude save or become paralyzed. The paralyzed creature can attempt a new save at the end of each of its turns.Spore Cloud Two ActionsTwo Actions (poison) The puffball releases a 30-foot cone of spores that deals 4d8 poison damage (DC 26 basic Fortitude save) to creatures in the cone. Creatures that fail this save are also exposed to skull rot.Skull Rot (poison) Saving Throw DC 26 Fortitude; Maximum Duration 6 rounds; Stage 1 1d8 poison damage plus enfeebled 2 (1 round); Stage 2 2d8 poison damage plus enfeebled 2 and drained 1 (1 round); Stage 3 3d8 poison damage plus enfeebled 2 and drained 2 (1d4 rounds)

All Monsters in "Deadly Puffball"

NameLevel
Dragon's Blood Puffball8
Reaper Skull Puffball9

Deadly Puffball

Source Pathfinder #165: Eyes of Empty Death pg. 79
Many benign puffball fungi cling to the detritus of forest floors in Darklands caverns. These fungi's giant versions are more mobile and dangerous.

Sidebar - Treasure and Rewards Valuable Spores

Alchemists, naturalists, and other collectors prize samples from unusual underground fungi. Deadly puffballs are even more valuable. The carefully harvested scraps of an exploded deadly puffball can fetch as much as 150 gp to the right buyer.