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Black Pudding

Most often found below ground, these oozes scour caves for objects to dissolve with their corrosive secretions. This caustic acid is particularly dangerous to creatures that attack a pudding, as it can quickly damage and destroy gear.

Recall Knowledge - Ooze (Occultism): DC 23

Black PuddingCreature 7

NHugeMindlessOoze
Source Bestiary pg. 255
Perception +9; motion sense 60 feet, no vision
Skills Athletics +18
Str +7, Dex -5, Con +7, Int -5, Wis +0, Cha -5
Motion Sense A black pudding can sense nearby motion through vibration and air movement.
AC 14, Fort +18, Ref +6, Will +11
HP 165; Immunities acid, critical hits, mental, piercing, precision, slashing, unconscious, visual
Corrosive Mass A creature that hits the pudding with a metal or wooden weapon must succeed at a DC 22 Reflex save or the weapon takes 2d6 acid damage (after dealing damage to the black pudding as normal). Thrown weapons and ammunition take this damage automatically with no save.
Split When the black pudding is hit by an attack that would deal slashing or piercing damage and has 10 or more HP, it splits into two identical puddings, each with half the original’s HP. One pudding is in the same space as the original, and the other appears in an adjacent unoccupied space. If no adjacent space is unoccupied, it automatically pushes creatures and objects out of the way to fill a space (the GM decides if an object or creature is too big or sturdy to push).
Speed 20 feet, climb 20 feet; suction
Melee Single ActionSingle Action pseudopod +18 (reach 10 feet), Damage 2d8+7 bludgeoning plus 2d6 acid, corrosive touch, and GrabConstrict Single ActionSingle Action 1d8+7 bludgeoning plus 1d6 acid, DC 26Corrosive Touch When the pudding hits a creature with its pseudopod, any acid damage is dealt to the creature's armor or clothing as well as the creature.Suction The pudding can climb on ceilings and other inverted surfaces, though such surfaces are difficult terrain for it.

All Monsters in "Ooze"

NameLevel
Black Pudding7
Blood Ooze4
Gelatinous Cube3
Ochre Jelly5
Sewer Ooze1

Ooze

Source Bestiary pg. 254
Slimes, molds, and other oozes can be found in dank dungeons and shadowed forests. While not necessarily evil, some grow to enormous sizes and have insatiable appetites.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Oozing Acid

Many oozes have acidic attacks that can quickly degrade flesh, wood, and even stronger materials. Some believe that oozes are the result of alchemical or magical experimentation run amok, while others postulate that they simply emerged from the natural processes of evolution.

Sidebar - Related Creatures Other Oozes

Many varieties of these nearly mindless predators exist in the world. Some are mere variants, with different colored puddings, jellies, and oozes with little to differentiate them from those presented here other than their habitat. Others are more specialized, or even dangerously intelligent. The shoggoth is one such example, but another variety of deadly and powerful ooze is the thankfully rare blight, a creature composed of protoplasm and eyes that curses entire regions with its presence.